Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #26: My Geeky Confessions

Gamerwife is hosting a linkup of geeky confessions and I wanted to share mine! Now, I'm a super geek about nerdy things. You have been warned!
In a random order:

When my husband and I moved into our house in 2009 I mourned the loss of MeLCat access in our local libraries. MeLCat is a library system that covers the entire state of Michigan, including universities! So, that marine mammal veterinary book I read on my 22nd birthday - yep, from MeLCat.

I've always been terrible at platformers. The Lion King on Sega Genesis? I couldn't get past level 2 with the giraffes. I can't jump to save my life. I'm so bad that my husband said that he'd pay to watch me play Portal.

I've adored psychology ever since I took a class in high school. I have my Bachelor degree in it. One day, I received a postcard in the mail stating that the school I went to now has a PhD program for psychology! I took a look at the coursework required and fell in love. Lack of funds and daytime classes keep me from this degree. I'd never use it but I wants it precious!

 My love for science started as soon as I could read. I poured over books in the non-fiction section of the library; graphic pictures and all. I started with pregnancy, birth and, human development first (Gross, I know, but if you really look at what it takes for pregnancy to happen it really is a miracle!). In high school I was the weirdo that didn't use gloves during dissections in my Anatomy and Physiology class. In college I was less terrified about math and dabbled in physics a bit. Now I love all science and sometimes find myself reading journal articles for fun. They Might Be Giants has a Here Comes Science album has songs that make me smile; including "Solid Liquid Gas", "The Bloodmobile" and, "Roy G. Biv"! That album, with some of their song from Here Come the ABCs, are on my Spotify playlist.

Now, if you've made it this far (I'm glad I haven't scared you off yet!) you might be thankful for a more "normal" geeky confession. I read The Sword of Shannara series before The Lord of the Rings. Looking back, I'm glad I did as I don't handle the classic genre very well. If I had started with The Lord of the Rings first I probably wouldn't have explored other fantasy novels. Yes, I know The Sword of Shannara and other Shannara books are The Lord of the Rings wanna-bes but it was the prefect series for a fantasy n00b like me to get my feet wet.

That's it! I hope you head over to Gamerwife's blog and read the rest of the linkup posts!