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20 April 2015 @ 04:09 pm
The Only Way They Could Be Bigger Nerds...  
So on Saturday we had a little house party with my sister's coworkers. We had burritos and played Geek Out - (the game where you have to bid against the other team as to who can name the most in a category, ie movies where a child is kidnapped into another realm, educational science tv shows, etc). See, my sister's co-workers are all a bunch of geeks and nerds. Once they got in trouble at work for spending too much time talking about The Avengers and actually scheduled a 'lunch meeting' for them to talk about The Avengers. I mean, they are Electronic Records Managers, they could only be bigger nerds if they were accountants.

I couldn't decide what to wear; a blouse that shows off my tattoo, my retro Spidey shirt (which was dirty) or my Browncoats shirt (which is a little tight). My sister was like, "Let me wash your Spidey shirt, it's a geek party!" and threw that in the wash. First guy that comes bring his kids and starts taking out the snacks he brought them - from his original 1980s Return of the Jedi tin lunchbox! I geeked out and dragged him to my room to show him all of my original Star Wars action figure stuff. He also liked my original BSG Starbuck and Apollo and my Green Arrow pillowcase! The next guy was wearing my exact Browncoat shirt that I had almost worn that day. Third guy was married to my sister's work-wife and claimed he was just there for the beer, but he was wearing a Waldorf & Statler 'Haters Gonna Hate' shirt, so I think he was bluffing on not being geeky enough.

There were 8 of us and to divide teams, we used character tokens from our Buffy board game, good vs evil. I drew The Mayor! My team consisted of Browncoat, WaldorfNStatler and Work Wife. We had to pick team leaders and I offered but Browncoat was like, "Oh hell no, I've heard stories about how you play games!" I yelled, "Go big or go home!" and he was like, "My point exactly." So Browncoat was our team leader. The other team's leader was freaky stoic about it. When it was their bid, she would just calmly and quickly say, "We can do 12." Literally not even blinking. No hesitation. It made us nervous,. She seemed so confident that they could do it that we always tried to out bid them, even if we didn't think we could do it ourselves. She had excellent poker-face. And then Browncoat's wife is this cute little doctor who was viscous about the game. She and I were constantly challenging each other. At one point someone suggested we go outside and settle it that way. (after the game, we shook hands and then I recced her a bunch of shows to watch, including Lost Girl). Also, WaldorfNStatler got really into the bidding. When the other team would say, "We can do 7," he would shout, "We can do 13!". Eventually we started yelling, "He's not the leader, don't listen to him," and he was like, "Omg, this is my nightmare." And at one point, Lunchbox and I got into it about which Justice League characters actually got de-aged that one time. At first my team was down like to 5 to 0, but we came back and it ended up being a one point game, though we lost.

I woke up not feeling that great - waking up and getting going takes me a couple hours these days - and I wasn't sure I could do the party at all. It was super important to my sister and I knew everyone wanted to meet me, but I felt so awful and I made myself so anxious about having a lightheaded spell during the party, like 'what if'...but I did it and I am so glad. I was sweating and having hot flashes through the whole thing - and the next day started my Awesome Time of Month so that explains that - but I am super glad and proud I did it. It was wicked fun and I can't wait for them to come back this summer for a Geek out cookout!
Shireboundshirebound on April 20th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a tremendous amount of fun.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on April 29th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
There is nothing so awesome as a dinner party full of geeks!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 20th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds frickin' AWESOME! (How much do I love that they scheduled an Avengers lunch meeting? SO MUCH!)
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on April 29th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
They schedule 'lunch meetings' more often now, since their performance reviews all said, 'Stop standing around talking about geek stuff so much'. Like 'Who saw the mid season break of Arrow? Lunch meeting at the diner today!' This job is the only time I've been jealous of my sister having to go to work when I get to stay home.

A couple of her coworkers are coming over for dinner tonight, to see the kitten, so we may play again this evening.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 29th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
Too. Much. Fun. :D

Also,THANK YOU for my birthday card!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on April 21st, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
It sounds as if you had fun.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on April 29th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
We had a blast! Hanging out with other fan nerds - there's nothing like it!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on April 21st, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
Sounds really fun -- I finally put that game in my Amazon shopping basket. I hope I have the opportunity to play it, though I think it might have to wait until I am together with some of my nerd friends at an SPN con.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on April 29th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
Geek Out is the PERFECT game to play at a con! It can also work over IM or Skype too. You'd just have to read the cards, but since there are no answers on the back of the card, you can still bid and stuff. My sister and I plan on playing it on our next road trip - I'll read the cards since she is driving and we'll just try to outbid each other.
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on April 21st, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a huge amount of fun. I love being able to find people who are fellow geeks.

I'm sorry you're still not feeling great.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on April 29th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
J always tells me that I find my people everywhere I go, like after I was geeking out about Orange Is The New Black with the woman doing my vision test, lol. But now she has found her people and she gets to work with them everyday and bring them home sometimes too! It was loads of fun!

Thanks, babe. I see my specialist on the 13th and I am going to discuss the possibility that I have chronic fatigue with her because I just can't seem to shake this drugged up feeling - and not the good kind of drugged up feeling, lol - and something's gotta give.