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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Out of the closet

Stardate 59070.1
Now I've done it. On Monday I could not find the plain brown jacket to wear to work, so I opted to wear my 5th season Star Trek TNG jacket. This, put together with the micro-machine NCC-1701 (no bloody A, B, C, or D), pewter NX-01 model, and various ship wallpapers, alerted coworkers that I am a fan. So I been getting the standard questions; Do you speak Klingon, go to conventions, wear strange costumes, etc. I think it makes some people nervous. I've never quite figured out why, but I guess it's just not what would be considered normal. I don't treat fandom as a religion, just something fun to do. Ah, well, they just have to get used to it.

Finished Teeth of the Tiger and Voyager: End Game. Started reading Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.

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4 comments:

Matt said...

No wait! What you are trying top say that a computer programmer might also be a sci-fi or Star Trek fan? Hard to believe

Danielle said...

Oh NO!!! You've been caught... your not just a computer geek, but your a STAR TREK GEEK too!! LOL

My mother-in-law said the funniest thing today... "I know what race Faye is," I said "What?" She said, "She's a Klingon" I think this came from the fact that as soon as you pick her up, she grabs a handful of shirt, hair, or whatever she can get ahold of! LOL

Carl said...

Are you time traveling again or is your Stardate wrong?

Between my TOS jacket and the Star Trek Micromachines and the Starship wallpaper, people not only know that I'm a Star Trek geek, they actually seek me out to ask questions.

TMadden said...

Wait..., it's not July 1, 2006?
I have been cutting and pasting the CSS code for the stardate. I think I might just have a page to generate it.

And Matt, one guy seemed surprised I could quote Monty Python. I always figured any programmer could do that.

Dani, of course Faye is a Klingon, how else is could she get around? I still refer to Thomas as Third of Three, and Patrick can go Ferengi on me in no time at all.