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Are you really a nerd?

Last night and early into the morning I participated in a non-nerdy event.

Bar Hopping (v): to traverse from bar to bar and become progressively more intoxicated.

Example: “On his 21st birthday, John went bar hopping with Joe and was later admitted to the hospital to be treated for alcohol poisoning.”

You see, when I was younger I was a classic example of someone getting wasted before they are “legal” just because it is taboo and naughty. As I grew older that grew lackluster. So it’s been a looong time since I’ve done the trendy bar hopping thang.

However, last night was one of my girlfriends’ birthdays and this was her activity of choice, so we went out on the town.

Direct quote from friend last night:

“Stop being such a nerd, Nixie!”

Would you consider yourself a “nerd”? If so, can you turn it off or is it in your blood?

Official Announcement follows:

You may have been asking yourself, where has all the erudite, borderline brilliant writings of this strange yet symbolically compelling chick that likes to make very long sentences but with words that have little to no meaning?

I’ve been beating around the bush, but it’s finally official – I’m a GameGirl! People make a big deal about “girl gamers,” but I’m not too keen on the whole “girl” prefix before my gamer status. I am keen on checking out, err hanging out with an entourage of estrogen from time to time.

But how do I know this gig is for “realz”?

– Asks random guy whom I made up for my convenience.

I’ve even wrote some articles here and am prepping a video for them, and don’t worry.. I’ll keep you all abreast on our breasts along with continuing my own blog updates, so still please check here if you want to know what’s up in the bizarre world of Nixie.

p.s – ilu.


  1. Just want to say your video rocks.
    Me and my friends always bar hop on the weekend is cool when our lady friends birthday the bartender always give us a free drink.Too bad if it was me or my male friends we get no free drinks on our birthday:(..LOL. I speaking for me I’m a nerd 100%

    Well anyway Keep up the good work.

  2. Jank Hank says:

    No, I don’t consider myself a nerd. Actually, a geek and yes I can turn it off, but only in dire situations. I find it actually helps being a geek; I get a nice +3 bonus to my charisma. Really helps me “take 20” on the girls, y’know? =P

  3. cyberpr says:

    o my gosh i saw u for the first time today i think u ar so coooll i like you style jeje u got messenger or something like that plsss jeje πŸ™‚ <3

  4. astyguy says:

    nixie just be yourself if you wanna wear transformers then wear transformers … you are probably are a robot in disguise anyway. Dont follow fashion .. when you can lead !

    Normal people are just catching the geeks up .. I mean normal people are now into mp3’s and apples where the geeks where into that in the late 90s and have moved onto vodcasts and linux

  5. Stonedrunk says:

    Not only would I have gotten your jokes, I would have laughed at them, putting me in the same awkward situation. I tend to hide my inner-nerd well when trying to get laid though. πŸ™‚

  6. Nick says:

    I am a total nerd who wouldn’t know how to turn it off if I wanted to. Your nerdiness is part of what makes you awesome. Never turn it off.

  7. Bruno says:

    Lol@your videos! They really are so funny and at the same time imba! Love that you found some space in your life for linux and love that you try to teach “illiterate” ppl how to dance around.

    Yeah, I would have gotten your jokes and laughed a lot out of them πŸ˜‰ No I am not a nerd even tough most ppl will find me super duper when im trying to do some programing and be amazed at my abilities to create simple “Hello World” program in several languages (lame :().

    I can really turn it a bit off but not totally cause it makes me feel uncomfortable around “normal” ppl and I have no boobies πŸ˜›

    So plz dont turn it off ever it makes you really approachable and “diferent” and I hope that you find someone to fix your… ahhhhhh, pffff, ahhhhh… you know… the get laid… thing πŸ˜€

  8. as a proud geek/nerd, i would never want to “turn it off” in fact, i enjoy showing it off.

  9. Gazz says:

    Is that +5 Diplomacy per boob or for dual wielding? Maybe the transformers light armour would have compounded the geek bluff checks…

    No I wouldn’t have got your jokes… What are you talking about geek :p

  10. or says:

    your really awesome-your my fav linux gal –
    but what’s with the hair do?
    woman you got to change it ..lose the pony
    really , you scare the kids

  11. Sammy says:

    Yay for nerds. Boo for normal people. Normalcy is boring anyway. >_>

    Never turn your nerdiness off. Always keep it on and at full blasts.

  12. Poppinfresh says:

    Personally i dont think theres anything hotter than a girl in a transformers t-shirt.

    Dont listen to the normals, they cant be trusted and will almost certainly be the first zombies that need killing come the apocalypse.

  13. Jesus says:

    Wow I just stumbled upon your little nerd sphere of win. Thank you. I laughed, I cried, a hot girl spewed nerdspeak like it was her job! I can die happy now.

  14. Zyphane says:

    I had a professor who once wore a Transformers shirt to class. And had a Megatron figure attached to her bag. And found an excuse to screen a few minutes of Transformers in class. Red vs. Blue, too, but the non-geek segment of the class didn’t seem to appreciate it much.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take the being herself Transformers T, purple shades wearing, nerd jargon spewing Nixie over the poorly accessorized (by her own standards of course <3), loud black and white patterned blouse wearing Ms. Pixel any day or night of the week.

  16. LinX says:

    Can’t say I could ever hide my inner geek/nerd. I don’t play D&D or games as much as I used to .. but I still sometimes play. I once picked up a girl by being really witty and funny in a nerdy way… It is possible. If I didn’t live a world away and wasn’t already taken.. I’d happily buy you a drink and talk nerd with you, transformers shirt, D&D witisisms included!!. So just be yourself !!!

  17. Trish says:

    I’m not exactly sure what I am really. I guess I’m both a nerd and a geek and lately it becoming harder and harder to turn them both off. I’m married to a gamer geek and thats really all we talk about so when I’m around other people I’m not really sure what to say….lol. Awkward silences are my life now, well in RL anyways.

  18. frenzy says:

    HA HA HA this is awesome

    i yelled at my friends the other day for no knowing what stardate was

    fuck yeah d&d

  19. Michael says:

    Yes, I am a huge nerd, and no, I can’t turn it off. Not sure if I want to either…Great vid though and I am curious as to whether or not you rolled successfully to enter the mysterious tavern with the +5 (along with the obviously high charisma score). Cheers!

  20. DeeV says:

    Oh yes, I am a mega nerd. I can’t/don’t want to turn it off though. In my case, saying stuff like that in a crowd of people I don’t know leads to two options:

    1. Nobody gets it and everyone continues ignoring me.

    2. A few people get it and I instantly make new friends.

    It’s like being in an underground club.

  21. Cecil says:

    LOL.. that was hilarious. You remind me of my girl, she can be a bit socially awkward (we both are, though i can turn it off when i want) but it’s great fun, totally honest and completely adorable.

  22. Gagarin says:

    Awsome. I also have this nerd thing when I drink. It usualy end up with kernel panic or at least sleaping on a couch with my dog or sidewinder πŸ˜€

  23. 1hhatt says:

    haha, that 5+ diplomacy was funny πŸ™‚
    wow, i totaly sound retareded saying that in my head. anyways.Its weird how some pepole have several peronalities, im also a nerd, when the time and place is right and also sometimes have to alter the reality or something in that way to not say something nerdish infrontof my frinds, wich mostly are girls,who dontplay videogames and know i play videogames or at least most of em doesnt, but when im with some of the guys im 100% nerd XD thank god my girlfriend knows my nerdy side
    nerds are like illegal immigrants or something XD

  24. THE (tm) uber geek says:

    Wow, there are geeks with real-lives?! That’s uh /really/ geeky. πŸ˜›

    I guess, there’d be lots for me to learn (social-wise) in order to compete with any of you. πŸ˜€

    Can somebody recommend a good book for geeks on that topic? …or at least a few tips to “hide” the inner nerdyness (in real-life)? Thank you! πŸ™‚

  25. Anonymous says:

    I have to admit i’m a nerd to πŸ™‚ but nerds rule

  26. Lazocar says:

    I have always bean special but other people see me diferent and i neveg did categorize my self but it is just like you say “nerd” i’m not american or even english speaking guy so i dont now what means nerd (and i dont wana look for it in dictionery) bit i no what geek is an i’m more geek then those normall people around me.

    P.S. We are not different we are special and we whill never bee normal it is in our blood,so i gues we need to be born like this … i now i am πŸ™‚

  27. Lazocar says:

    I have always bean special but other people see me diferent and i never did categorize my self but it is just like you say “nerd” i’m not american or even english speaking guy so i dont now what means nerd (and i dont want to look for it in dictionary) bit i no what geek is an i’m more geek then those normall people around me.

    P.S. We are not different we are special and we whill never bee normal it is in our blood,so i gues we need to be born like this … i now i am πŸ™‚

  28. Joseph Krieger says:

    … Lets put it this way…
    $sudo apt-get update nerd-and-geekness-v9.04.tar.gz
    $sudo apt-get — purge remove normality-v.5
    $sudo apt-get — purge remove normal-light-v.2
    $sudo apt-get install mtdew-v.4

  29. The Adambomb says:

    Well, I must admit, I did LOL on the +5 diplomacy points comment…

    Yeah, I’m a huge nerd, and getting good and tipsy also weakens any attempt I make at assimilating with “normal” people. Best trick I’ve found is to just go with it, no need to fight it! Works for me!

    *Disclaimer…yes, indeed, it is 4:30 am central time, I should be asleep, but the internets call me, and in true character to the calling of this post, I am responding to this post in a slightly non-sober state….FWIW

  30. massok says:

    sudo -s #you don’t wanna be putting sudo everytime
    # apt-get update #don’t need anymore arguments plus tar.gz is not .deb dude
    # apt-get install there aren’t packages ( the debian way) with v5 they are more kinda gtk2.0 or gtk2.0-dev if at all
    a true nerd should have put
    while [ “$nixishowbazongas” != “TRUE” ]; do echo “NIXI SHOW BOOBAS FOR THE NERD PPL”; done
    but no i’m not one of those ;P

  31. massok says:

    sorry of course you’ll need to setup the variable nixishowbazongas = “FALSE” first πŸ™

  32. Major Guz says:

    You’re absolutely great, my dreamgirl. Why are you not my girlfriend? We would be a perfect team together πŸ˜‰ The + 5 diplomacy is kinda like my line. I always say things like “I have a +25% morale modifier” (Alpha Centauri Unit Upgrade) Mostly it kicks in when I come into our office and start doing nerdy things and silly dances. People are always looking weird then…
    And don’t worry about the getting laid thing, one day you will meet the right guy, just hang in there girl!! I also am waiting for the right girl and sometimes feel like that, wishing I was a little bit more like others…

  33. Alexandru says:

    was watching the video and was skipping the comments since i can just think that most of the guys will give out comments maybe to make you feel good about the situation , or compliments to the video, or some things like that.
    Answering to the question if I`m a nerd or normal , I`m normal in that what I do, there is no lvl of nerdiness(not a proper word I think) and no lvl of normal.In my opinion , +5 diplomacy would be a good joke and would have understood it (i got your back). a wow player is always far from beeing normal (talking about myself ofcourse)

  34. Saladin says:

    Gamer girls are rare. D&D girls are rarer. Must be hard.

    My friends would find those jokes hilarious if it came out of the blue.

  35. francisco says:

    quiero dejar el siguiente comentario, la señorita que sale en este video es muy hermosa, yo no se nada de ingles pero se ve muy bien ella en el video..

  36. Grom says:

    hey πŸ™‚

    hehe.. ^_^ awsome jokes.. πŸ™‚ to bad most girls are not like you.. :-/ but you are to good to be true.. πŸ˜‰ or at least so good i’m not gona find more like you.. ^_^ and ye.. only reason i am singel is that i have problems comunecating with “normal” ppl.. aka i have to many nerdy jokes and comments.. XD

    Lets transform and roll out! bb

  37. Jasper says:

    I guess im both, I mean me and my friends have a normal side… but when it comes down to it all were gaming partying awesome weirdos who stay up all night partying, playing games and looking at free porn (WOOT). And we all get most of your jokes.

  38. Drake Steele says:

    I am not just a little nerdy… I am an uber-geek. I’ve been a nerd since I was 11 and learned to use a Commodore PET and Radio Shack COCO and a TI 99/4A all in the same year that I learned to play Dungeons and Dragons with pen, paper, and dice.

    Me and my friend Chris are the type to say things much like you did. Things like… “Aw shit, you failed your saving throw there, dude.”

    And hun, your boobs are at least a +10 to diplomacy … your Comeliness attribute has got to be at least a 17 with an INT to match! Rock on! lol

    Dig the vids and the stories.

    Your latest fan,

    • Drake Steele says:

      10 PRINT “Does Nixie rock? (Y/N): “;
      20 GET ANSWER$
      30 IF ANSWER$=”y” OR ANSWER$=”Y” THEN GOTO 50
      40 IF ANSWER$=”n” OR ANSWER$=”N” THEN PRINT “You’re wrong and you SUCK.” : END : ELSE GOTO 20
      60 CMD “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe http:\\”
      70 END

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