Whenever I tell people that I’m married to a geek, there’s this awkward pause of laughter, as if I’m poking fun at him. The truth is my husband loves his geek identity and wears it proudly! Loving a geek has taught me so many new things and over the years I’ve gained a sincere appreciation for geek culture.
These are a few fun and quirky things I have learned since I found my real life Steve Urkel (minus the suspenders)!
- LEGOS are serious business. Seriously.
- The SyFy channel is the number one cable destination for B grade zombie movies.
- Virtually any show with zombies, vampires, or aliens is going to be watched in our home. Repeatedly.
- Bacon is the every meat. It’s like meat candy.
- Superman, Batman, and Ironman, are all “the man” depending on who directs the film.
- The Legends of Korra is compelling television.
- Comic book stores to geeks are what IKEA is to women: a wonderland.
- Every person should know how to do a hard reset on their phone or computer.
- The Twilight Zone marathon that comes on during Christmas time is a must watch.
- Being a gamer isn’t just about sitting around and playing games all day. It’s a way to build community and friendships with people all over the world.
- I get to have a 24-hour on-call IT guy at home. No PC viruses over here!
- There’s a love and appreciation for Science that he instills in our daughter.
- The Walking Dead is less about zombies than it is about the totality of the human experience.
- Black men have a variety of interests. Mainstream stereotypes would have us believe that most Black men are only interested in sports or rap; but the reality is they are also interested in art, writing poetry, volunteer work, fixing computers, studying science fiction, and a whole host of other things!
- The greatest lesson my husband has taught me is the importance of being comfortable with who I am and never think twice about what people think of me. I am grateful to him for that gift!
Although I may not “get” everything he’s into, I am thankful to my husband for all of the new things he’s exposed me to since we’ve been together. We let our differences serve as the building block to creating a marriage that is interesting and fun. I accept my husband for who he is, in all his geeky glory, just as he loves me for me and my low-grade obsession with Instagram, shopping, and girl talk.
BMWK: Are you married to a geek? Show them love in the comments below!