Back in high school, a lot of people went after hip and popular, but these days geek is chic. I was ahead of my time. There was this young man, a year older than me, whom I met in my Latin class. His name was David and while he was no 25 year old Alec Baldwin, he was hilarious, fun and well…a Geek. He owned his own business, making computer software. It was the mid-1980s, it that doesn’t tell you how geeky his Geek was–computers were NEW technology. We still went to TYPING class, NOT computer lab.
At any rate, one day I arrived in class, failing to have studied for the review. Naturally, the teacher called on me to read from the Iliad. I stuttered and stumbled my way through it and then David, who sat in front of me, whispered he’d help me. I repeated what he was whispering, which was NOT what the reading text said. Busted! David laughed and I have to admit, I giggled myself.
Then he asked me out, and while he really wasn’t my idea of dreamy, I accepted. While we had a great time, our minds did not function alike. His was logical, mine creative. In a one on one setting, David was a champ. He made me laugh til my face hurt and my stomach ached. In a setting with a group. He was socially awkward.
I remember being at a party where we mingled and munched on various finger foods. At one point, I heard David crunching and asked, “What are you eating?”
He replied, “Shrimp. I don’t understand what the rage is.”
My eyes got huge and I asked, “Did you peel them first?”
He shook his head “no” while still crunching and said, “Why would I do that?”
“Because you’re suppose to–otherwise they crunch and you won’t know what the rage is.” I answered.
He was a sport as I dragged him to events and places with large crowds. I remember being out and when I introduced him, the other person extended their hand to shake his and David gave them his empty cup.
Another time, a girl who was in Latin class with us asked, “Why are you so smart?”
David: “There is no such thing as smart people, some are just oblivious.” Then he raised his eyebrows, making it look like he was referring to her.
Looking back, I loved these moments with David. He was so much fun and watching him trying to adapt to what others define as “normal” were great moments. I think truly people with “beautiful minds” are underrated in the dating scene.
One of my favorite shows is The Big Bang Theory. I can relate to the characters and love how they interact with each other. They are a geeky group of men who are too smart to understand the simplicity of human nature. Leonard seems to be the best of the bunch when it comes to social interaction. It’s his balance that allows the other characters’ inferior social skills to come to life.
Sheldon is far too logical for his own good. I love when he tries to be sarcastic and utters, “Ba-zing-a!” He misunderstands so much and yet he is so brilliant it makes it all the more hilarious.
Howard is over the top a Momma’s boy and extremely girl-crazy.
Then there’s Raj, who can’t talk to women, unless he’s had a few cocktails.
I love these guys and think they would all make great dates. They have “game”. Don’t believe me? Check out the cliff hanger at the end of Season 4, available now through Warner Brothers Shop.“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Big Bang Theory Season 4 on DVD.”