Marriage has turned me into an Uber Nerd. The fact that I’m using the word uber is proof in itself. My transformation began right at the start of my journey into marital bliss. For example, the first year of marriage my husband and I became addicted to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Who would have thought that during my first year of marriage to an intelligent, spiritual, and gorgeous man I would kind of have a crush on an old, bald guy with a cool accent? I think we saw EVERY episode on a busted out, rabbit-eared television.
When I had my first baby she wanted to nurse constantly. I was a human pacifier. We didn’t have cable television yet and we had to rely on three local channels for our TV entertainment. One of the channels ran reruns of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and I’m not proud to say this but I think I’ve seen every episode of that show too.
When I complained to my husband of my boredom he suggested that I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I was dubious. I’m not much of a fantasy literature fan, it tends to drive me crazy after a bit. He reassured me numerous times that they were excellent books and he was sure I would love them. You know what? He was right, I did! Now, I’m the proud owner of the extended (5 hours each) DVD collection of all the trilogy movies that have been released so far. Oh yeah, I was also Galadriel for Halloween a couple of years ago.
Another uber nerdy thing that we’ve enjoyed recently is the movie, Serenity. I am sad to say that I didn’t really watch the show Firefly when it was on TV but I hear that I can now catch it on the Sci-Fi channel so all is not lost.
Finally, our latest lapse into the world of the Uber Nerds is BattleStar Galactica. We’ve been watching season 2 and since we missed season 1 we’ve been renting it on DVD when we’ve had the chance. In fact, we watched a few episodes for our weekly date night a few days ago. It was very romantic.
I will admit that my husband has also introduced me to some very cool things too. Through him I’ve been exposed to reggae and ska. We’ve learn to appreciate sushi together and he’s taught me a little about skate boarding (I’m not very good at it). We lived in San Diego for many years and that is one cool place to live. My young daughters have already spent time on surfboards and as soon as my son is strong enough he’ll have his chance in the surf too.
You know when I look at all of the new things that I’ve been exposed to through my association with my husband I’d have to say that both the nerdy and cool things have been enriching to my life.
I must say that I’m glad we never got hook on Xena: Warrior Princess, I would have had to put my foot down on that one.