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babyblue
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Icon 5 posted March 26, 2008 14:34      Profile for babyblue   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My three best girl friends and I are all single at the same time for the first time ever...and the one thing we can all agree on is that we adore geeks. The problem is that we don't know where to find them...

Any advice?

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Well you've come to the right place.

Sorry this geek falls below the age/2 +7 rule.

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Hop on the Clipper, show up in Victoria, Naked with beer...


Just kidding. Don't hesitate to look to your northern neighbors for what you seek. We hve geeks here tooo. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted March 26, 2008 19:54      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Finding geeks in Seattle is like finding sand in a desert. Seriously. It's not that hard.

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I gotta side with macmcseboy on this one... [crazy]

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A jaded dragon* wonders, though...you 'adore' geeks...but do you actually like them? Geeks aren't just playthings...they're real people, with real interests, and it isn't cool to just treat them like house pets. [Smile] Isn't there some 'university bookstore' or something in Seattle? I can't help but think there'd be a few geeks there...seemed like a nice place.

*Pun not /really/ intended...green really isn't my color.

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dragonman97 wrote:
Geeks aren't just playthings...they're real people, with real interests, and it isn't cool to just treat them like house pets. [Smile]

Yeah! 'cause being taken care of, cleaned up after, played with, provided with food, water, and shelter while never being expected to do anything other than cuddle every now and then is tantamount to cruel and unusu... umm...

I need to buy a dog costume.

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What about Redmond? I'm pretty sure you're not searching hard enough.

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quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
What about Redmond? I'm pretty sure you're not searching hard enough.

Or maybe she has high standards.
Microsoft geeks? *shudder*.

Now if she lived in Cupertino...

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
I need to buy a dog costume.

Steen old chap:

You really ARE a furry, aren't you?

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
A jaded dragon* wonders, though...you 'adore' geeks...but do you actually like them? Geeks aren't just playthings...they're real people, with real interests, and it isn't cool to just treat them like house pets. [Smile] Isn't there some 'university bookstore' or something in Seattle? I can't help but think there'd be a few geeks there...seemed like a nice place.

*Pun not /really/ intended...green really isn't my color.

There's also a Wizards of the Coast outlet down the street from said bookstore. And an assortment of comic book shops, used book stores, and other random geekish spots. Ever heard of The Ave, babyblue? [Wink]

You can also try the coffeshops. They come in ridiculous numbers, if you haven't noticed. I like Fremont, myself, but Greenlake and Ravenna are pretty cool too. Ballard has an Archie McPhee's and a cupcake shop.

Just things to think about.

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Geeks? Geeks! You want geeks?

No problemo.

Just hang out down at Pike's Place Market.

Real Geeks just adore fish - you know, them being so bland and all that...  -

YMMV

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
There's also a Wizards of the Coast outlet down the street from said bookstore. And an assortment of comic book shops, used book stores, and other random geekish spots.

Did someone say Comic Shop ?

Computer game shops are another place to find some Good Geek Lovin'.

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I think finding Geeks is hard no matter where you are. I feel fortunate that here, in RURAL Southern Ohio, I work at a place with a LOT of geeky folks to bond with, because we are primarily known for our "rednecks". I wore my Mac Geek tee shirt to a local festival, and one old guy thought it meant I was homosexual.

Additionally, I think you have to be on the lookout for DORKS, who often masquerade as Geeks, but will expose their true leanings very quickly! ROFL

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
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Originally posted by Steen:
I need to buy a dog costume.

Steen old chap:

You really ARE a furry, aren't you?

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No, but I had a girlfriend at one time who owned a teddy bear costume in my size...

I think I'll just stop there. [Eek!]

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grrrr... i h8 furries.... bad, evil and messed up....

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macmcseboy:
Even though I don't participate in that scene, I know a few furries. I'm curious... what is it about them that you consider so bad, evil and messed up?

Oh and um... hi babyblue. Sorry for the tangent that I'm probably going to drag your topic through. Maybe it should be a different topic. Oh well.

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quote:
Originally posted by macmcseboy:
grrrr... i h8 furries....

Trying lightly sauteeing them in a bit of garlic butter...
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
A jaded dragon* wonders, though...you 'adore' geeks...but do you actually like them? Geeks aren't just playthings...they're real people, with real interests, and it isn't cool to just treat them like house pets. [Smile]

Yeah, geeks are for life, not just for Christmas. When you're bored with them, you can't just drive them out in the car to somewhere and let them go. They'll come back, they have GPS. [Smile]
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Or a bad-ass sense of direction.

My boyfriend bought a GPS for his car. Then he discovered that I'm better. [Razz]

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