Why yes, I am a Nerd Girl

Michael: Well if you used a different charger for your phone, you might have destroyed the battery. Did you check the amps/voltage?
Me: Oh. Right. Hm, didn’t think of that.
Michael: You might’ve blasted your battery! You gave it too much charge and destroyed the flux capacitor!
Me: Now that is just silly. You can’t destroy the flux capacitor by giving it too much charge, as soon as you hit 88mph you’re already traveling through time. There is no going faster than 88mph. You need a better metaphor.
Michael: That’s a good point.
Jesse: …You guys are blowing my mind. You know the exact miles per hour it takes to time travel??
Me: Well sure. It’s not that fast.

“Date a Girl Who Reads” by Rosemarie Urquico

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does….

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series….

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

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