So, I have never done an SPT before (and alas, I am at work eating lunch, and do not actually *have* a picture with me, but I will add one later), but I just couldn't resist sharing the geek/nerd in me.
I am pretty much an all around geek, with an emphasis in video games.
Besides a C+ 6th grade in Handwriting, I didn't get a B on a report card until I went to BYU. So I am definitely a school geek. Haha...I graduated from BYU in 2006, and I'm STILL working on a research project I started my last year of school! I go in once a week. It's coming to a close this August though, when I go with my group to present our posters at the American Psychological Association's Convention. I'm honestly glad, and impressed with myself that I stuck with it! I also hope to go for a Master's Degree in the not too distant future.
A lot of my interests are also very geeky/nerdy. I like to watch Anime (Japanese animation), I do like some sci-fi/fantasy books (So excited for The Golden Compass
movie coming out this Winter!!), my husband and I play Dungeons and Dragons every other week with a group. And like I mentioned, I really like to play video games.
I first started playing video games when I was little, when my sister and I got an NES to share for Christmas. We both enjoyed it, but it was just the beginning for me. Since then, I have gotten a Super Nintendo, a Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance SP, Playstation 2, a Nintendo DS (I just got a pink one!), and together with my husband, throw in a Sega Dreamcast, a Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo Wii, XBOX, and just recently, Playstation 3. Not to mention that we have a few duplicates of these, from the years before Mark and I were married. I only spend a little bit of time playing games on the computer.
Needless to say, one of my major hobbies is playing video games. It is so much fun to me, and so relaxing. And, it's a lot of fun getting to share that Mark. In all honesty, if it wasn't for video games, I likely would not be married to Mark.
Mark and I both went to the same high school, and our Junior Year, we both were "Student assistants" for the same teacher. Mark came in one day with a not yet released in the US Game Boy Advance. Well, given my geekiness, I thought that was pretty cool, so I asked Mark if I could try it out. He said sure, and just requested nicely that I don't save over his game (he had no idea that I was a gamer, because well, girl gamers seem to be "rare" - though we now make up a pretty significant percentage!). That was just the very beginning of a very close friendship we developed, which obviously developed into even more. ;) We would often get together and play games. Mark and I even shared our first kiss while playing a round of Mario Party. So needless to say, our common "geekiness" played a big part in bringing us together.
Anyways, this is probably getting boring for most of you, but, as you can tell...geekiness is something I'm pretty passionate about. It's a way of life! ;)