Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Nerd Girls Rule
Mr. Wonderful IMed me yesterday to tell me Newsweek ran this story about chic female nerds. Apparently the media is now recognizing that it’s hot to be brainy. I love this not only because I admire intelligence (and wit, of course) more than anything in a person, but also because I am a nerd girl. I was on the yearbook staff in high school. I work for a tech company where we play Scrabble at lunch. And I’m psyched my eyes are starting to go bad because it may mean I’ll finally be able to get a pair of hip little plastic-framed glasses. Rock on dorkette sisters.
What else made me happy today?
That The Today Show ran a segment about Richard Louv’s new book on Nature Deficit Disorder. Being an avid outdoorswoman, I’ve long found it sad that kids today aren’t getting outside and experiencing the joys of hiking, camping, and simply being in nature. I would love to see Louv’s book, and the growing awareness of this issue, help facilitate change among our youth—and maybe more importantly, their parents.
And finally, I am twitterpated over the fact that The Dark Knight opens this weekend.
Last week, I bought tickets for Saturday afternoon for Mr. W and I. (The Friday night shows at the ArcLight were completely sold out!) I’m kind of surprised by how much hype there is around the movie, but I’m sure it’s all for good reason. Like the batsuit, that’s a good reason. And Christian Bale—who, by the way, I watched last night in Empire of the Sun and he was fantastic. And the dearly departed and phenomenal Heath Ledger. I’m sure it’ll be sad watching his last performance on the big screen. But I don’t think I’ll shed too many tears when I have that sculpted rubber suit counterbalancing my dismay.
I wonder if Mr. W is prepared for the sighs and “gimme some o’that”s I’ll be muttering throughout the movie. Or the fact that when we get home I’m going to ask him to paint his face with shoe polish, drape a black bed sheet around his neck and bust in through a window to attackingly save me from the evil villains of Gotham City. Of course, I will be so startled I will fall unconscious and require bat-to-mouth resuscitation.