geek dads are in…

March 23, 2007

i can always count on jorge to keep me up on trends. he’s kinda like madonna, he can see them a mile away or invents them himself. he is also a little bit of everything so he has at least a little cool in him at all times. he casually told me forever ago that geek is in…

“really? huh…” i said.

fine by me, most geeks love me. i’m not crazy smart but i’m happy to listen to whatever you are into and ask semi-intelligent responsive, engaging questions. i’ll go home and google later too, just so we’ll have something to talk about the next time i see you.

so in true jorge fashion, we find ourselves at new york deli the other night for ipod night and to support this awesome and very cool do-gooding project. have you ever walked into someplace and were immediately aware that everyone there is like 10 times cooler than you?

The soundtrack in my own inner monologue was goin‘ back to some sesame street days-
one of these things is not like the other…that and there were crickets.

but it wasn’t just geek- there were girls with black, short hair and tattoos up their arms and skinny guys in tight t-shirts and beards wearing black horned rimmed glasses. these are geeks, artists, bloggers, cool underground bike people, zine makers, very socially aware and conscious, all the cool shit rolled into one… did i mention i was the homecoming queen? totally embarrassing yet true.

and there was jorge, schmoozing with the best of them. i love, love, love all of this…even if i was overly cheery and never got a second look from anyone in the bar. being the eternal poser that i am-i listened to the music, i took note of the fashion, i felt the vibe.

i still chalked the coolness factor to the youth of the night until i hit the park the next day. not long ago it was dad’s in northface fleeces pushing kids on swings and this spring it’s dad’s playing IN the sand discussing how the human connection and science interconnect. my brother in law would have been in heaven. there were even more horned rimmed glasses and cool throwback tennis shoes. i just smiled and eavesdropped on all the interesting conversations around me, it beats poop conversations and stroller reviews any day of the week.

2 Responses to “geek dads are in…”

  1. Chris Says:

    how can you beat a poop conversation? Jill and I think you are cool and a geek if that makes you feel any better!

  2. patience Says:

    thanks…coming from a techie/computer geek i’ll take that as a HUGE compliment! šŸ™‚

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