Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Busy, Nerdy, or Both?

I am running on adrenaline at work.

Imagine just learning to juggle and finally getting to the place where you can keep three tennis balls in the air. You're thinking, "I can do this, this is going to be possible," when someone throws in a bowling ball. Hmm... can I do THAT? "Yes, I'll adapt. I'll adjust."

Then another bowling ball is added...

and another.

Wow... am I doing this? I think I am...

Just think about one thing at a time as it comes... don't worry about the other four spheres in the air, all different sizes and velocities but each one requiring the same amount of mattention.

Suddenly, a chainsaw enters the mix...

Anyway, so maybe you've guessed I'm a bit busy. However, not so busy that at 6:30am that a little icon on someone's web page proclaiming their "Nerd Score" can't distract me.

I am nerdier than 10% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Distracted I was, the test I took. (That sentence sounds pretty funny if you read it aloud with a Yoda voice.)

With total honesty I answered the questions. I was sure I'd be told that yes, I was a nerd, but one of those cool ones like Steve Jobs. Not the poindexter pocket protecter kind of nerd, but the one who is smart, makes good money, and can still get the girl because he's a great cross between nerd and cool.

The test was tabulated, the score provided.

And I was disappointed.

"Not nerd."

I think they just didn't ask the right questions, maybe.

The computer's conclusion was: 90% scored higher (more nerdy), and 10% scored lower (less nerdy). What does this mean? Your nerdiness is "Not nerdy, but then again maybe not all that cool either."

A great way to start the day. Not nerdy, but not cool. Not Steve Jobs.

Yeah, maybe not, but at least I'm gonna be BUSY for the rest of the day...

Note: By the way, if you want to take the Nerd Test yourself, just click on the icon with my nerd score.