Day Five of the 30 Day Geek Out Challenge is one of dark revelations. It asks me to share the geekiest thing I’ve ever done.
Do I really have to do this publicly? Oh my, ok. My gut answer on this is probably as a kid filling a notebook with the specs and roster of an imaginary Star Wars fleet, We’re talking ship names, armaments, speed, starfighter squadrons, you name it. Yeah, I was really into Star Wars and kind of just ran with what I got out of playing the X-Wing computer game, reading EU books, and supplemented it all with information contained within a book called The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. If I had access to Excel at the time I probably could have made it all into one epic spreadsheet (or at least learned something applicable later on in life). I suppose access to a game like Sins of a Solar Empire would have been nice too. Both options would probably have saved a tree, or at least given one a slightly more glorious send off.
The only runner up answer to this that can even come close is the time college a small group of friends and I realized we’d spent upwards of an hour discussing Babylon 5 and that for some reason our group had cleared out of the room. They obviously missed out.