Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Geek vs. nerd

I think between my Blogger readers and my Facebook friends we should be able to figure this out. I remember Laura telling me once that her friends at UofT together figured out what the difference is between a nerd and a geek. I think one had to do with having a high intelligence/knowing lots of stuff whereas the other had to do with having a lot of technical know-how, but I don't remember if that was indeed the distinction or which was which. I'm pretty sure it doesn't even matter when it comes to defining me, because I'm pretty sure I have a good smattering of both, lol (c'mon, my favourite university courses were the ones in quantum chemistry/physics and I play D&D...'nuff said). So...can anyone (Laura? Mira?) remind me what the distinction was, or make up a reasonable facsimile of the original definition? Don't ask me why I want to know, lest I have to explain the random ways in which my brain works when I have too much time on my hands :P. Oh, and yes, I know that the word "geek" originally had to do with a circus freak who would bite the heads off of chickens and such, but somehow I don't think that is in any way relevant to this discussion.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Officially certified :)

If you go to and use the "Find a Teacher" link, you will now be able to pull up my name as a fully certified teacher :).  I haven't got the fancy piece of paper in the mail yet (and I don't have a job yet, either), but I am finally certified, woohoo!