Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Plight of a Lifelong Nerd

Ten Reasons why I will never be "cool":
1.  I grew up in South Dakota
2.  I have worn glasses since I was in oh, like 4th grade.  Despite the transition to contact lenses, I always have an image of myself: skinny & short, with braces and glasses.  Un-cool.
3.  I don't watch TV, but I have been known to spend hours watching the wild creatures outside our windows.  Jackrabbits, quail, cottontails, lizards, and even the occasional roadrunner or coyote.  That, for me, is entertainment.
4.  I don't like the city.  Traffic, noise, crowds...uck.
5.  If given the choice, I would take a night at home alone over a night out at a party, pretty much anytime.
6.  I don't really like the Beatles.
7.  Abstract Art.  My favorite.
8.  Hours of my time are spent with books.  Not Kindle.
9.  Apple, MacIntosh, IPhones, ITunes.  I don't really see the draw.  Is it some kind of cult?
10.  I am in love with the idea of dressing up to travel or go out in public, and I'm not talking about just putting on a clean t-shirt here.  Hats, gloves, heels, lipstick.  You see?  Decidedly un-cool.

Don't worry.  I am not upset about it.

Here I am, back in Joshua Tree, waiting for it to be 100 degrees.  I know of at least two other people who like the hot summers as much as I do.  (Pono is not one of the aforementioned people.  Even if he WAS a person, instead of a dog.)  Lovers of the heat, we must wait.  It's been cool and windy.  We'll get one day of hot weather, and then the wind comes and blows it all away.  I haven't even switched my bed out of flannel sheets yet!  But I am a notorious wimp, when it comes to the cold.  So don't mind me.  Much.

I swear, I am trying to be a better blogger. 


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Not uncool.

Beautifully authentic.

Thank goodness, because you are much more interesting as yourself than a replica!!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

your ten reasons made me smile:)...especially the South Dakota part...I didn´t know that people actually live up there. Beautiful flower shots and I think Pono should move to Germany where it is much cooler than in JT...he´d enjoy himself romping through the Alps.

Patty said...

Karine, you are the coolest nerd ever.