On the 14th I'll be 42. When I turned forty I thought "Meh, no biggie. After all, 42 is the number that counts." But now 42 is coming, and I feel like I should have some major bit of geekitude to show for it. But instead I keep thinking about how Douglas Adams died while in the middle of a workout, trying to get fit and lose weight, which is more or less what I'm doing every day right now.
Minus the heart attack.
(I mean...I'm a huge fan and all, but there are limits.)
Anyway, my life is infused with totems of nerdery. I thought about being counter-intuitive, putting down the Charles Stross and the Rudy Rucker, and picking up Jane Austen or Emily Bronte instead. But even then I can't escape the nerdery because of the zombies. Even if I read the books pre-zombie, the zombies are now forever there in the meta-text, or something.
So...what's a nerd to do?
The Electric Smack Shack
If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.
- Swiftly Approacheth the Day