SparkPeople Geeks and Nerds Team Messageboard We have known our whole lives how powerful it truly is to be a geek or geekette. Now it is time to show the world! Join this superpowered team so we can spark the world with our awesomeness! SparkPeople Geeks and Nerds Team Messageboard Emoticon How You Are Feeling Today <em>104</em> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:22:55 EST New Here Hi! I am new to the Team as well as to the site! I am HUGE Geek and love to let that flag fly. I look forward to meeting some new friends! Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:37:38 EST New to they Team and just saying Hi Hi everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself <BR> As you can tell by my name I'm a huge DC fan although I love anything comic related. I Cosplay semi-professionally and need to get into shape for costumes. And Health of course. <BR> Love Star Wars and Trek, Supernatural and Sherlock....actually to many to name. <BR> I'm a hairstylist by trade and a bit of a goof ball. <BR> Any way nice to meet to meet you! <BR> Wed, 24 May 2017 22:50:15 EST Nerdy wardrobe choices So, I went on a visit to a technology company in San Francisco. <BR> Had to let my geek flag fly while I was there. <BR> <BR> The dress is by a company called Svaha, and the code is JavaScript. Everyone was convinced I must've had it custom made, and I'm like, nope! There's a company that does stuff this awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:56:53 EST Favorite Superhero I really enjoyed the last random question I asked, so I thought I would do another one... <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite Superhero? <BR> <BR> My daughter had someone named Zero the Hero visit her class yesterday for the 100th day of school. We are not really superhero people, so last night at dinner she asked who all of our favorite superheroes were. None of them are really your standard superheroes... <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:23:29 EST Contemplating Space Last weekend my 8-year-old and I went on a date that included a visit to the movie theater to see Passenger. This film came up during dinner last night, as did many of our other "space themed" favorites - The Martian, Interstellar, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. It was fun listening to my family dream about what it will look like when the human race begins exploring and colonizing space. It also seemed like a topic of conversation that might be enjoyed by my fellow Geeks and Nerds. =) <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:53:06 EST New to the team Hi everyone! I am new to the team and SparkPeople... although I did have an account back in 2008. For the last several years I have been trying to get healthier, but have not had much success. I am taking a different approach to it this time by trying to incorporate some of my nerdy-obsessions and create quests for myself. I guess we'll see how that works, but I am looking forward to creating friendships while using SparkPeople's tools to finally get myself in order. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:35:23 EST Hi Y'all! I'm Terri, I'm from Memphis and I'm one of the officers for the Memphis Chapter of Geek Girl Brunch. Any other Brunchettes in the group? <link><BR>tates/southeast/memphis-tennessee/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am a costumer and cosplayer and a theater tech who acts occasionally. I love Dr Who, Star Trek, Star Wars (why should I have to choose?!) and the web comic Girl Genius. <BR> <BR> I'm a 10 year member of SparkPeople and while I'm not the poster child fo... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 19:40:27 EST I guess I am the newest n00b... Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm a nerd for all seaons! I love Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, Disney and a myriad of other things that bring me joy. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know the team! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:26:13 EST Do you colour? Anyone colour out there? <BR> <BR> If so, have you seen this geeky colouring book? <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 09:31:54 EST Captain America: Civil War Hello all! <BR> <BR> Has anyone else seen Civil War? (I'm guessing you have...) Thoughts? Feels? Theories? Mon, 16 May 2016 11:17:11 EST Hi there I'm looking for a group that shares my interests and this looks like it. I'm a comic book nerd (DC more than Marvel), Neil Gaiman fan, fantasy lover and a gamer (my husband and I met playing AD&amp;D). I've done Spark for a year and lost a quarter of the weight I need to lose. Hoping to continue my journey here. Sun, 8 May 2016 10:47:45 EST Hi everyone Just found your team and I hope I'll fit right in. :) I geek out about a lot of stuff, some may say too much, but pfft on them! <BR> <BR> --The Whedonverse will always be my first love. <BR> --I like the shows and movies that have spawned from comics but I don't really read the comics themselves, I just prefer other methods of storytelling. I do love the art though. <BR> --Also love books in the sci-fi/fantasy genre and shows like Game of Thrones and Outlander. <BR> --I knit and cross-stitc... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:14:57 EST Empire, not Rebellion Hi! I'm a 30-something nerd girl, with a wide variety of nerdy interests. <BR> <BR> Gaming - I prefer JRPGs, though I got my start on MUDs back in the day. I spend most of my gaming time on FFXIV, anymore, and yes, I'm the cliche female white mage. I used to feel bad about it, but not anymore. I love D&amp;D and pencil-and-paper role-playing games, though I haven't gotten to really enjoy them since my regular DM moved away. I live in a small town, and finding a good group isn't easy. I also... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:01:33 EST The Force Awakens Anyone seen it yet? I saw it opening weekend and loved it. Not without it's issues, but I loved it. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:22:11 EST Hello, everybody. I'm a 41 year old man from Minnesota. Happily married with two adult step-daughters and three young children; a 9 year old son and two daughters that are 7 and 5. <BR> <BR> I am of course into sci-fi and fantasy as well as horror. I love to read, watch movies and television shows mainly in those genres. As you can imagine, I love Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead, the Lord of the Rings, etc., etc. When I'm on the treadmill I watch Dark Shadows. When I'm at my son's tae kwon do class I'm rea... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 01:32:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:10:47 EST Greetings to all! I'm new to this group but not to Spark. I'm a huge nerd and dark geek. I love TV and movies about superheroes, scifi, horror, and fantasy. I'm actually sad that at 44 I no longer have a D&D group to play with. I'm hoping that's enough greek cred. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty much an open book but I'm really bad at intros - I have no idea what anyone would be interested in about me. So if you want to know - just ask me. <BR> <BR> I try hard to have fun within healthy boundaries. I was down to ... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:17:20 EST I haven't posted much lately However, things are going well. <BR> <BR> I am having gastric sleeve weight loss surgery on 8/12, so I have been doing all the things to get ready for that. I did well on the pre-op diet, so I am looking forward to continued success! It is all very time consuming though, what with managing my food, diet, and exercise. I haven't even had time to play much World of Warcraft! /gasp <BR> <BR> I'll be off from work for six weeks after surgery so hopefully I can be more active during that time. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 19:06:40 EST Greetings to all My name is Shanna. I'm 29 and I've had enough of being overweight. I like supernatural fiction, sci-fi and fantasy. I'm a fan of star trek, star wars, lord of the rings, and Harry Potter. I plan to go to a convention and cosplay as a reward for reaching my ideal, healthy weight. <BR> <BR> Live long and prosper Sat, 11 Jul 2015 03:37:14 EST What are you proud of? So, I've been busy working on getting ready to have weight loss surgery. The most important thing to me about weight loss is not the numbers on the scale or on the tag in my clothing. It's all about what I can do and how I feel - what some call 'non-scale victories". <BR> <BR> I'm really happy that I feel better since I am eating better. I'm really happy that my skin looks a heck of a lot better since I don't drink sweet drinks or caffeine. I'm happy that I can move better because I weigh l... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 15:55:16 EST July MID-YEAR REBOOT 30-day Challenge Here we go! Hope you'll join me and RIHENVENT on our 1-month challenge :) If you made a New Years Resolution to be healthier, use this month to give yourself a boost! Kick-start the summer with a 30 day challenge :) <BR> <BR> If you have trouble reading the posters below, you can always do a google search to find them - or just post here and I will get the links. <BR> <BR> CARDIO, ABS & SQUATS, AND TRICEPS DIPS! :) <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:48:20 EST What are you geeking out about this week? For me it's Orphan Black, which I just discovered this week!! My friends have been recommending it for ages and now I finally understand! My husband and I binge watched the first season last week, and this week we're spending our date night watching a bunch of season 2. <BR> <BR> I'm also super excited about Sense8, the new Netflix series by the Wachowskis (who did The Matrix, among other things). That'll surely be our next show. <BR> <BR> Are you geeking out about anything in TV, movies,... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 14:40:37 EST Hello! Greetings, everyone! My name is Tonya and I currently reside in VA. This is my second attempt at being an active member of this site, and hopefully I'll have a little more success this time! <BR> <BR> There were a couple of teams that were automatically picked for me when I signed up, but I've always felt more at home when I'm surrounded by my fellow geeks and nerds, so I thought this team would be a great first choice. :) <BR> <BR> I'm a big fan of just about anything related to sci-fi a... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:08:49 EST Back from the Con I am back and in recovery from ConCarolinas this weekend. I did alllll the geeky things, but had particular fun with filking with my friends. Any other filkers around here? <BR> <BR> I did fairly well with healthy eating for the weekend, but I sure saw A LOT of unhealthy eating! The majority of folks at the Con were overweight and many had disabilities related to obesity. It made me think about why geeky folks tend to be over weight. We tend to be too sedentary for one thing. <BR> <BR> On ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 18:06:46 EST Bonjour (Shh...I don't speak French) Hello, I’m ZJ. I have been using Sparkpeople for months now, but I never really noticed the community stuff because…grad school. Well, I got sick this weekend and started looking around the site a bit more to earn points. Points motivate me. It’s like I’m playing the Sims but the Sim I’m playing is…me. Anyway, I joined some teams that looked interesting and joined goals based on what I was already doing. Hopefully I am using the site correctly, but if not, I’m cool with it. <BR> <BR> Let’s ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:49:28 EST Post Daily Challenge Goals Met Okay, I tried to log in on my fitness tracker but I thought that maybe we could have one here on the website. <BR> <BR> DAY 1 --push ups/plank/wall sit --- DONE! <BR> <BR> Them push ups were killer. <BR> <BR> Wall sit...not too bad. <BR> <BR> Plank...My baseline is 12.3 secs/ and they didn't kill me. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ps. Oops started early! <em>198</em> <B... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:59:51 EST June 30 Day Challenge! STARTS MONDAY JUNE 1ST! <BR> <BR> Pick 1, 2, or all 3! Boost your STR Stats! <BR> <BR> There are modifications for these if you prefer - you can go to your knees for plank and pushups; widen the arms for pushups to make it a bit easier; don't go to a 90 degree angle on the wall sit, etc. <BR> <BR> These are the ones we were looking at, but if you want a higher or lower starting and/or finishing point, let me know and we'll find a different one. Or just google "30 day [insert exercise her... Fri, 29 May 2015 04:07:22 EST Here. Just joined this team as it showed up as an option, and I'm a nerd/geek. I guess. My son tells me I'm just like a female version of Sheldon (Big Bang Theory), but I don't see it. <BR> <BR> Not into Dr. Who - but totally into super-heroes. Eager to see the new Super-Girl show this summer on network TV as the previews remind me of Smallville. <BR> <BR> Am a die-hard Supernatural fan (for all ten seasons) and can hardly stand the wait for next season. Orphan Black is another favorite - and I... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:08:54 EST um...hello Hello all, I'm new, or at least new-ish. <BR> Starting over on Sparkpeople after an absence of several years, starting that long climb up to get back on track after losing a lot of progress I'd made. <BR> Finding community always seems like a huge challenge to me because I've got that chip on my shoulder that I don't fit in anywhere but then I have to remind myself that's just my defensive BS excuse for not wanting to put in the effort. So I'm looking around for "my" people and relieved to f... Sun, 17 May 2015 13:22:11 EST Hi all! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Alice and I'm new to Sparkpeople. I'm into tabletop gaming, WoW, LARP'ing, the list goes on and on! :) I have a lot of weight to lose and it looks like I may have found my people. <em>213</em> Feel free to friend me! <BR> <BR> Alice Mon, 11 May 2015 12:09:25 EST Greetings! I am glad to have found my people. <BR> I am Kira - gaming geek, book geek, cosplay geek. movie geek, filk geek, and so on. So much geekery, so little time! I am a member of a geek meetup group in my area - we actually leave the home and socialize. I know, shocking isn't it? <BR> I am working on becoming more fit and (hopefully) having gastric sleeve surgery in late summer (after the Con session, before the Ren Faire season). <BR> I game online in World of Warcraft (primarily). I run an ver... Fri, 8 May 2015 11:00:05 EST Motivations from Pop Culture/ eek-outs I love finding motivation from my games and shows. <BR> <BR> One huge one for me was from Walking Dead. After being thrown from a horse down into a ravine, attacked by Walkers, and with a crossbow bolt through his side, as he's dragging himself back up out of the ravine, Daryl Dixon pushes himself on by telling himself, "c'mon now, ya done half. Stop being such a p****" <BR> <BR> video clip: <link><BR>CHWIi7c </link> <BR> <BR> I cracked up, but use t... Tue, 5 May 2015 03:17:27 EST What are you reading? I read a lot of urban fantasy and paranormal books. I just finished the second book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, "Shadow of Night", which was *fantastic*! I just moved on to the second Dresden Files book "Fool Moon". Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series is my favorite fantasy series that I've read and I'm *finally* getting around to Dresden. So far I'm liking this one more than the first Dresden book, which is following with what friends have said, that it keeps getting better. I'm exc... Sun, 3 May 2015 20:34:34 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Anthony and at the current moment, my stats are 194 lbs/5'7. I'm an avid Runescape player (because avid is a better word than addict =p), enjoy anime, and at the same time am aiming to build a better body. Starting at 240 lbs I've made progress, but am still looking for more friends to continue this better body journey haha. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:26:23 EST Getting Back on Track Hey everyone! I've been a member of SP for almost 6 years now. When I first started out, I had the time, energy, and motivation to lose 50lbs. I managed to maintain for about a year also. Then I was faced with losing my job and I decided to go back to graduate school. <BR> <BR> 4 years and 2 Master's degrees later, the weight crept back on and I'm 2 pounds heavier than my previous all time high. I know what to do though, and when I graduate in 3 weeks, I'll have the time to commit to i... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:29:29 EST Hello there! Live in South Dakota! I am an EMT student and I like to play games, sci-fi, computers, science. you know all that stuff. :) Now I need to lose this weight! <em>334</em> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:52:08 EST Hello! Hey everyone! <BR> My name is Alyssa and I recently joined the group :) <BR> I am looking for people who are into gaming, anime, and other geeky things who also care about fitness and nutrition. I love both aspects of my life and I would love to share any tips I can with others. <BR> <BR> I mainly play Pokemon, Fallout 3, and I love first person shooter games. There are many facets to my personality and the things I like to do. I am very eclectic to say the least! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I hope ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:05:30 EST Geek spark buddy Hey all, <BR> <BR> Long time Spark user here never really committed to losing the weight. For some reason I just have it in my head that I can't do it alone and I've always been doing it alone. In the past when I've found a SparkBuddy we've talked a lot the first couple of weeks and then communication falls off to just check ups on working out. I greatly believe that was because we didn't have much in common. <BR> <BR> I'm a 30 yr geekette with 100 lbs to lose. I love most things geeky. If ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:29:25 EST <! insert introduction-y type topic here !> I joined a bit ago, but just now posting. Getting back on the wagon with 200+ lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have my fingers in just about everything these days. I run a D&D campaign on Friday nights (3.5 ed). I love tabletop in general and would love to get into another shadow run game. I play Magic the Gathering (I'm a tribal freak). Hand me a table top game and I'll play it. If I don't know the rules, I'll figure it out. <BR> <BR> At 30 I'm finally pursuing a degree in programmi... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:31:44 EST Hello fellow nerds Female engineer mathematician looking to get my health back. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 06:39:39 EST Hiya- horror games & scary movie geek Hi everyone, my name is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 50-60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160 <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:31:02 EST Greetings from The Planet Anna Hi, I'm Anna, a single 25 year old from upstate NY. I am in love with music in all it's forms and play a little piano and guitar but love singing the most. I am rather nerdy and love Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, LOTR, Sherlock, The Hunger Games, and much more! <BR> <BR> I want nothing more than to be healthy and feel good about the decisions I'm making for my body- no "diet" for me! It's all about a lifestyle change. I'm finishing up making a very in-depth plan to keep myself on track and... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:11:57 EST Fitbit anyone? Just bought a fit bit. It has these challenges you can set up with a group but I don't know anyone else who has one. So I wanted to see if anyone else has a fit bit? Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:16:26 EST Hello I'm Sarah. I'm definitely a nerd. I'm a huge TV/movie buff. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:22:06 EST What is your game? I am a fan of all sorts of gaming! I have been playing table top Rpg's since Ad&d 2nd edition and have played each edition since. I am a nut when it comes to tcg's Mtg is probably my favorite. I have been playing that since Alpha. I haven't played recently (in the last year or so) but I enjoy it.I have been playing a miniature game called Heroclix and that is where my heart is right now lol I love that game little tiny figurines that fight each other tactically lol. There are a lot of table t... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:24:23 EST buddy? Hey there! I'm new to this team and a returner to Spark. Anybody interested in being virtual spark buddies? I know it's kind of cheesy, but I believe that having somebody to be accountable to can really be a great motivator to reach your goals. I'm looking for somebody who wants to set a quantitative goal (whether nutrition, fitness or weight loss) by a preset date. We would message each other about challenges as wanted, but minimum once a week to report progress towards goals. <BR> <BR> I'... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 20:14:11 EST Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Nybor and I'm 45 and I'm a GEEK! <BR> <BR> ::hi Nybor!:: <BR> <BR> I am such a geek that I met my husband through a BTVS message board and moved to Belfast from California to marry him. Joss is our God. <BR> <BR> I am, obviously, in the UK. I have a son, who is 5 and also turning into a Geek, one Avengers/Spiderman/Transformer at a time. Our favourite game is to be Transformers and transform and roll out! It's a great way to start a somersault! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to get t... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:44:35 EST Hi, I'm Angie! Hello all! I saw this team featured in a sparkmail I got and decided to join. I've been a geek AND a nerd my entire life so this team should be great for me!! Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:31:13 EST Hi there! Hi, I am new to this forum. The whole idea of a place for geeks and nerds is so awesome! I am nurse and do homecare with pediatric patients. I love to learn new things and love to read. Currently I am reading the Robin Hobb's books again. I am also reading "A Brief History of The Universe." I hope to have lots of reading on this forum. So far it is awesome. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 22:28:28 EST Salutations to all Greetings! <BR> <BR> My name is Tia, i'm 31 and looking to shed a bit of weight. I was excited to see this team existed and eager to join. It does seam a bit dead in the forums but who knows, that may change..right? Well here is a little rundown about me <BR> <BR> I am a mother, a girlfriend, and a medical professional. I am also a gamer with a passion for learning anything and everything I can. I have a wonderful son and an amazing boyfriend who are a big part of my life and I owe it to th... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:55:15 EST Ultimate Nerdiness on a Weekly Basis <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> So, I know all of you in this group are nerds like me. Which means, y'all probably love to learn just as much as I do. I wanted to take a moment to make a shameless plug for one of my favorite learning opportunities: Science Friday. <BR> <BR> Every Friday, this show is broadcast on public radio in the US. They discuss technology, science fiction, and nature among other subjects that are science-related. I think... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:31:09 EST Themed Workouts and More - Neila Rey I stumbled across this site this evening. It has 150+ workout posters, each themed to a different video game or part of nerd culture. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> There also seem to be some program routines and diet plans. I cannot vouch for the wholesome properties of these workouts, but it does add a bit of fun to your workout! <BR> <BR> Sior Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:22:59 EST Hello all! I'm a returning sparkpeople member, so I thought maybe this time I should be more active in the groups as a way of keeping me on track. I have lots of weight to lose, so I should be around for a while! <BR> <BR> Now my geek cred. And can I just point out that the fact that I'm concerned with geek cred should count as cred all on it's own. <BR> <BR> I love most things sci fi. I love Doctor Who, it's my very favorite show to watch with my daughter. She's my little Whovian. My favorite Docto... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:47:25 EST Greetings! I guess I'm kind of a Neek (or would that be Gerd). I am a total Sci-Fi geek, WoW geek (although I haven't played in a couple years), and I was in band in high school (hence the nickname "band geek" when I walked down the halls some 20+ years ago....affectionately, of course). I'm also married to a geek and have two geek dogs named Roger and Sammi. <BR> <BR> My nerd side is that I hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, a MBA in Marketing (yes, Marketing), and I am a ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:08:51 EST Geek/Nerd Holidays After a comment in the team chat, I thought we could compile our favourite geek/nerd holidays here! Here is what we have so far. <BR> <BR> January 25-31 – Winter-een-mas (Ctrl+Alt+Del) <BR> February 22 – World Thinking Day <BR> March 14 – Pi Day <BR> 1st Saturday in May – Free Comic Book Day <BR> May 4 – May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars Day) <BR> May 25 – Geek Pride Day / Towel Day <BR> July 10 – Silence Day (Doctor Who) <BR> September 19 – International Talk Like a Pirate Day <BR> Sept... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:34:21 EST Who wants to be an Elven Ranger? This guy! Name: Sior <BR> Age: 27 <BR> Race: Elf (read: human, tall and lanky) <BR> Class: Commoner (Cook) <BR> Weight: 130 lbs on a very good day <BR> <BR> I am tired of being a rank commoner, ability score of 10 at best. <BR> <BR> It's time to level up and start adventuring! <BR> <BR> GOAL <BR> Name: Sior <BR> Age: 28 <BR> Race: Elf <BR> Class: Scout <BR> Weight: 150-160 lbs <BR> <BR> METHOD <BR> Train Strength: Bodyweight work outs, progressing to freeweights. <BR> Train Dexterity... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:44:14 EST Game of Thrones I love to read as does my family, but I have been utterly confounded in my attempts to convince anyone in my family to read the Game of Thrones books. This has left me with all sorts of lovely theories that I am just itching to discuss/propose/have debunked, but no one with whom to discuss them. Anyone game? I've watched the first three (not four) seasons of the HBO version on DVD, and would be willing to *try* to be unspoilerific. At least a little. :) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:41:54 EST 1337 n00b pwnd lulz Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Rusty, I'm a fatty, and I'm a geek. Except I'm looking to change one of those, so i'm here on SP! <BR> <BR> My geekdoms / nerddoms are pretty basic: Science, sci-fi, fantasy, video games, RPG's, tabletop games, CCG's, Doctor Who, Comics (Marvel moreso than DC), etc. <BR> <BR> I wear my geek stripes proudly, i'm an engineering student about to graduate with my AA, hoping to transfer to a university in the next year and start towards my BA. I work full ti... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:47:02 EST Dr. Who Watched an old Dr. Who episode on NetFlix today while on the treadmill. It's a great way to keep myself distracted while I exercise! It happened to be one of the Christmas episodes, and thus a bit longer--59 minutes instead of the usual 45 or so. End result: I ran that much longer. Thanks for the extra calorie burn Doctor! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 18:29:16 EST Halo Ola, I'm Jenn. New here and just learning my way around and really just getting lost. ugh. But i look forward to getting to know you all! Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:50:21 EST Salvete! (that's "greetings" plural in Latin) I'm a Classics (Greek and Latin) nerd and a sci-fi/fantasy (and RPGs like D&D, Pathfinder, and Dungeon Crawl Classics) geek - so I get to be both! Glad to be part of the team! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:28:03 EST Hello! Hi! <BR> My name is Brandi. So glad to have found a Geek team. :) Hope to be a regular participant. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:00:38 EST Hey! Listen! (The Great Deku Tree has summoned you. So let's get going, right now!) <BR> <BR> Haha, hey everybody. I'm Sarah. <BR> <BR> It's great to meet some people of the same cloth here on SP. I'm SO ready to start leveling up! Can't wait to get started! <BR> <BR> ...Right after I complete a couple of side quests on Fallout.... <BR> <BR> That game has consumed my life lately. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:51:11 EST I went to a festival with friends this weekend... ...and as we entered the festival grounds the sounds of the carnival rides filled the air. My friend's seven year old daughter heard them and came to a sudden stop. "Wait!" she cried. "Is that a sonic screwdriver? I hear a sonic screwdriver! The Doctor must be here!" <BR> <BR> I love my geek buddies. <em>224</em> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:57:19 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:58 EST Newbie! Hi everyone! My name is Cheryl and I'm a lover of all things nerdy. Table top gaming, computer games, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Star Trek, LOTR, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, that sort of stuff. <BR> I'm in my 30s, married with a son who is 10. We are a whole family of nerds! I'm trying to lose weight so me and the hubby can try for baby #2. <BR> I'd really like to meet some "friends" on here with similar interests! <em>334</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:54:41 EST Hey there! I denied the geek/nerd part of me for the longest time, and have recently realized that .. .I don't care what anyone thinks of me anymore. I'm a 34 year old nerdy geek/smart girl. My name is Becky, and I'm from the great state of New Hampshire, although I currently live just over the border in Maine. <BR> <BR> I love reading-- currently working my way through Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. <BR> I love Doctor Who and Sherlock ( I ship Johnlock!) <BR> I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Ga... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:11:44 EST Hello I'm pretty giant geek, mostly BBC shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood (Big John Barrowman fan), and then also things like Star Trek and Firefly. Scifi, I think is what we're going to go with here. But I always enjoy meeting other geeky peoples and I hoping this will help me with losing the weight I've gained sitting on my couch. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:06:35 EST Greetings from a Green Haired Geek Hi-Hi fellow geeks. My name is Chrissy. I joined SparkPeople ages ago ... when I was in my 20's and had only had two children. I got really busy when I decided to go back to school in 2007 and forgot all about this site. So, surprise me when I got an e-mail (sent en mass to one of the SparkTeams I was in) and I remembered all about SparkPeople. Whoops! Now, I'm married and just had my 3rd child, whom turned a year old Jan 24th. I've begun actively working on loosing the weight and I have some... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:35:28 EST Hello There! Hello! My name is Kelly and I am from South Carolina but currently in Missouri. I am so glad to have found a group that embraces being a geek. My husband and I are both avid gamers and love Dungeons and Dragons. We have 6 children between the 2 of us and met about 8 years ago on a little game called City of Heroes. <BR> <BR> I have tried SparkPeople before and it does work, I just have a hard time staying motivated. I am currently 300 lbs and am scared that if I don't lose it soon, I m... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:48:17 EST Hello! Looks like a quiet group...I've been a member of SP before (a few years ago; they've definitely improved) and I did very well. Now I've let me weight creep up to the heaviest I've ever been, and my strength and overall fitness have gone way, way, down. <BR> <BR> I'm an Army vet, so it's frustrating to be where I am now. Time to get back to it! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:46:28 EST Hey I joined this group today, I figured since I was a computer geek I could join a sight with other geeks. You can read my sparkpage to learn about me. Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:52:24 EST weightloss from FanExpo Hey, just thought I'd share that I attended FanExpo in Toronto over the weekend, all four days thurs-sun. I managed to not only resist the junk food there (mostly pizza and hotdogs) by bringing my own snacks of nuts and fruit-bars, but also got a ridiculous amount of walking done. And in doing so I apparently lost 4 pounds over the weekend which turned a hugely fun weekend (and a potentially very unhealthy weekend if I was eating the food there) into a hugely productive one as well! Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:51:11 EST hello :) I joined sparkpeople at the beginning of 2013, but then more or less sort of fell out of it. But I am happy to get back, and excited to be a part of this sparkteam!!! It makes me happy to have a team like this, it makes me feel comfortable and at home to know there are other geeks like me on here with common goals and interests :) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:24:01 EST Doom, doom, doom! Hey there! I'm a web designer/developer and general-purpose geek. I like the standard stuff: Firefly, Dr. Who, Warehouse 13, Star Wars, Star Trek, and so on, with a preference for anything with good female characters. I do some tabletop RPGs (though I don't have a regular game right now) and have, in the past, done White Wolf LARPs. My only LARPing now is in the form of one-shots - check out <link> </link> for examples. Honestly, it's hard to get my friends to play a... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:49:09 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! My name is Deanna but all my friends call me Dean. I have a passion for reading, foreign TV shows with angsty characters, and Star Trek. I've lived as a blob for far too long and I'm certainly through with not living my life to the fullest. I've joined SparkPeople so I can make sure that I will live long and prosper. <BR> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:28:39 EST Brand Spankin' New SparkPeople, at least. Been on and off MFP for a while. <BR> <BR> Hello fellow nerds/geeks/awesome people! I'm Layla, a work-at-home digital library and instructional designer, trainer, and general software geek. I'm a sci-fi/fantasy-er, Whovian, Star Wars geek, Trekkie, Stargater, real-life stargazer, linguaphile, gamer, booknerd, Marvel Girl, custom PC builder, collector of nerdy things like magic wands that control your TV, animal lover/advocate, columnist... uhh... oh, and aspirin... Thu, 30 May 2013 10:02:11 EST Setting the example Glad to steer my life in the Right direction and be an excellent Example for My children on 4/20/2013! Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:45:51 EST Higgs boson <link><BR>hysicists-confident-new-particle-is-lo<BR>ng-sought-higgs-boson/ </link> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:18:09 EST Pi Day Pi Day always makes me happy, it's so silly and fun. And I'm glad I have a place to confess this without head tilts and strange looks! <em>30</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:16:41 EST Outing Myself Outing Myself <BR> <BR> As I mentioned before, I have 43 years of experience with computers, electronics and software. And, believe me, it was love at first sight (site, and cite ;-)). <BR> <BR> However, I am the only computer jock I have "met" in those 43 years that detests scifi. To illustrate, the only "scifi" vehicles I've ever enjoyed are "Galaxy Quest", and the "Back to the Future Series", all of which I take are spoofs of the genre. <BR> <BR> It's not that I don't like tech culture,... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:25:48 EST Hi Hello! I joined SparkPeople a few weeks ago but didn't join any teams. I figured I should try this feature. This group sounded like a good fit for me. I enjoy trading card games, video games (mostly RPGs), and sci-fi and fantasy novels. I am a musician (trumpet) and have been working on writing a novel, based upon characters I developed through roleplaying with some friends. So...I guess that's me. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:17:07 EST LEB Config Mgmt Man-Power Estimates Canonical List of Cross-Industry, LEB*, <BR> Configuration Management, Person-Power Requirements <BR> Last updated: 2011-06-03, 12:42:38 <BR> * LEB -- light-emitting bulb <BR> -- <BR> Q: How many Lisp programmers does it take to change a light <BR> bulb? <BR> A: (((H)mmm,) (I'm ((not) sure, better))) (find (out))... <BR> -- <BR> Q: How many of Charley Rose's guests does it take to screw in a light <BR> bulb? <BR> A: It depends on whether they try to talk while they're... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:06:53 EST Hello! Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:37:30 EST Omnibus Welcome <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> #!/bin/bash <BR> <BR> while [[ NewMember ]] ; do <BR> print 'Hello!' <BR> print "$OldMember" <BR> done <BR> <BR> # Enjoy! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:31:27 EST MST3K Last night our local movie theater had a one-night-only showing of the MST3K guys riffing Plan 9 from Outer Space. I couldn't convince anyone in my family to go, but I got my nerve up and went by myself. Glad I did, everyone there had a blast! I'd forgotten how truly awful that movie was! <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:01:38 EST Movie remakes. . Yay or Nay It seems like movie producers are running out of ideas so a lot of movies are being remade. . <BR> Judge Dredd, Robocop, Neverending Story, Evil Dead. . <BR> <BR> Whats your thoughts on this? Do you welcome an upgraded view to classics or do you think some movies don't need to be remade? <BR> <BR> I don't know if this is true or not but we may see a new version of The Goonies. . <BR> <BR> I hope they don't get rid of the Truffle Shuffle. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 19:03:18 EST I love retro video games! Yes, I'm a retro gamer. I love playing old school NES and SNES games. My favorite NES games are Shadowgate and Maniac Mansion. Right now I'm rediscovering Super Mario World. <BR> When I'm not playing video games, I love watching old school cartoons with my kids. I'm talking the 80s classics like He Man, She Ra, and Rainbow Bright. <BR> Don't get my wrong, I'm not completely vintage. I love Harry Potter books and movies, Marvel and DC comics and movies. Right now I have a huge crush ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:56:26 EST Hi! I'm new. Well I wanted to say hi to to my fellow geeks and I'm glad that there are some people on this website that will more likely in the know when I mention "42", quote "Bow ties are cool." or "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries." <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:36:09 EST The Hobbit I can't wait to see the movie in December! I've be patiently waiting for a long time now. Last night my teen daughter mentions that her book club will be seeing it on opening night, in IMAX. IMAX! I soooo wish I could go with them. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:08:45 EST Hello lovelies! Ahhh, I think I have found my people! Hello, all! I hope to be joining you in all manners of geekery around SP! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:05:02 EST Disney and Lucusfilms It's been days, and I still haven't decided what I think about it. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:59:09 EST D&D, WoW and Star Trek, oh MYYYYYYYYYY! OK, that was a horrible George Takei impression, but he just rocks anyways. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I'm Jane, spent a lot of time living in the Northeast and the Midwest, now living in Tennessee and LOVING it. Although I don't indulge in some of my geekier indulgences like I used to (no clue where all my multi-sided dice are and got rid of the WoW account), I still consider myself geeky and embrace that part of my personality...I've just turned into an healthy living geek. :) <BR> <BR> I started... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:42:47 EST Go Sparkpeople! Check it out, another article proclaiming Sparkpeople's Awesomeness! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dable-ways-lose-weight-183700110.html </link> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:08:18 EST A Geeky gamer girl from England into LARP Greetings my fellow geeks. <BR> <BR> I'm a open out of the closet Nerd. Built my own computer, spends my autumn doing FPS lan parties with army boys, my winters curled up reading naughty fanfictions, my spring convincing myself to grow up and my summers running around the forest doing LARP with my fantasy friends. <BR> <BR> In-between gaming I love making RPG style art: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> As for LARP, I've been in the scene for 10 odd years, and know as we... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:40:52 EST I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition Just kidding! I've been on Sparkpeople about a month, and recently found this team. Now maybe someone will understand some of my jokes. <em>211</em> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:40:16 EST Hello fellow Geeks! I've been on the site for a little over 2 months now. Happy to find a geeky team here! Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:29:59 EST New geek here! Hello fellow geeks. <BR> I'm Christina, I am 32 and I'm proud of my geek status. <BR> I already posted why I think I'm a geek in the thread about what makes you a geek. <BR> I'm currently on a journey to healthy, not just for how I look, but for how I feel and how I want to feel in the future. <BR> Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to all of you! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:30:34 EST Why, hello there! Dontcha just love it when you see a team that just calls your name? This one did! OMG! A team for a geekette like me, really? Love it! <BR> <BR> A bit about me...... <BR> <BR> I am a bit of a geek I suppose. I love technology, Star Wars, my android, Star Wars, super heroes, Star Wars, anything zombies, Star Wars, movies, Star Wars, indie flicks... oh and did I mention Star Wars? I am certainly not new to Spark, I've been here for over four years and am working to lose baby weight with... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:21:34 EST Hello Everybody! Hello. I'm Vinia from Michigan. I'm 31, I've never been married, but currently have a boyfriend, and I have no kids. I've been overweight since I was 8 years old and i'm just looking to change that. My highest weight was back in 2006 when I was at 283. I think my last weight in was 209. So i'm just hoping to find support and maybe speed up the process a little. I'm really looking forward being 130 lbs. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:47:03 EST Hello! Hi everyone, glad to be here :) <BR> <BR> Hmm my nerdy accomplishments: MMOs, urban fantasy/paranormal reading, geeky husband. Nerdy hobbies including postcard and smashed penny collecting. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> April Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:30:31 EST Media Nerd Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a media nerd. I love music, movies, tv, literature, etc. My main media passions are anything involving Felicia Day, Joss Whedon, and/or Jane Austen. I am not an expert on these topics, but I have an innate respect for their beauty and wit. Now, I really sound like a nerd. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:25:26 EST Smart Phones...I need help!!! Android or iPhone? Hello fellow geeks and nerds. I know this isn't a weight related topic, but I need help. As of now I am stuck between an iPhone or an Android. I have looked up countless reviews, and I am still not sure. I was hoping to get some help from ya'll, because I figured that most of all ya'll have either one. I would really appreciate ya'lls opinion. So lcan I get some help? <BR> Sun, 27 May 2012 13:34:33 EST Hello All Hi everyone. I have finally found a team where I can celebrate my geekiness. Thank goodness. Okay so I earned my geek status as a young child. I am a stereotypical type of geek some people like to say. I am love to read, I do really well in school, I love to write, I love all movies geeky, and I am just over all misunderstood. Hence why I am in the boat I am in now. <BR> <BR> I am twenty-one years old. This fall I will be entering my last year of undergrad. I am an English Major with a conce... Sun, 27 May 2012 13:22:35 EST Fitocracy and Slimkicker Hey there, <BR> <BR> I'm also on Fitocracy and Slimkicker and was wondering if anybody else on here is on either site. They're both game oriented except Fitocracy is only about exercise and Slimkicker has both exercise and eating habits. Also, the leaderboards are a bit different and Slimkicker encourages not just virtual rewards but also tangible rewards one gives one's self when leveling up. The Fitocracy leaderboards look like they're inclusive of all members whereas the Slimkicker one... Sun, 20 May 2012 18:30:13 EST Hello all! Hello everybody! <BR> I'm Rachel, I'm 28 and happy to be single. I love reading, specially high fantasy and SCI Fi, I write bad short stories, and I'm cazy about languages. One of my goals is to speak at least 7, I still have 4 to go but I have plenty of time. I'm very greedy when it comes to doing things, so at this point of my life I'm writting my thesis, teaching creative dance, working as a freelance translator, trainting to run a 5k and training my body back to dance profesionally. I'm ... Sun, 20 May 2012 15:50:45 EST Spark Hangout Idea. So, I am a big fan of the Google products. I also am in a D&D group that recently had 2 members relocate out of the area. I decided to bring that D&D group to Google+ Hangouts and it has been a SMASHING success. <BR> <BR> Then, a few days ago, I was thinking about other ways to stay motivated in a diet/exercise program and it hit me.....Hangouts! <BR> <BR> My first post was to Google+. I put out a call for folks that want to lose weight. After a few days of no response (partly due to the l... Wed, 9 May 2012 13:18:52 EST Here to Make Changes I really want to find something I can stick with and see results. I am so tired of the same old excuses and I'm tired of hating myself. I really want to be happy again. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for friends who can understand where I'm coming from, and people who have had success that I can learn from. I hope to be able to help others too. Tue, 8 May 2012 14:01:13 EST Geek Friends! So, I'm not as geeky as some, but I have some sociology books related to Star Trek on my bookshelf, which I'm fairly sure puts me somewhere on the geek continuum. <BR> <BR> I've tried the sparkpeople thing before, but I need friends to help me keep motivated and happy! So here I am. <BR> <BR> Just saying hi! :) Thu, 8 Mar 2012 16:18:46 EST Phenomenal Health Articles and More..... If anyone has any great health/medical articles they would like to share, load em up! <BR> I'll start. This is a link to the Mayo Clinic Website. Here is their Healthy Weight Loss Pyramid Tool. It's definitely a very basic calculator, but I find it's always good to have multiple resources and crosscheck in case one plan isn't working, you can try another. <link><BR>ss/NU00595 </link> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:18:50 EST Workout Music??? What kind of workout music do you like and how do you like to listen to it? <BR> <BR> When I do yoga at home I love the Cool Jazz station on Pandora via my laptop. <BR> When I walk the dog, I use my own MP3 mix on my phone using Google Music. I love Google Music because you can access your selection from anywhere and they give you a ton of freebies too:) <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:08:07 EST Geek of the Week.... Who should be this Week's Geek of the Week? Any thoughts, ideas? Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:36:07 EST Our Minds are Both Our Greatest Enemy and Asset. I thought that this would be a great forum to start up. Ways that we can really utilize the full power of our minds and post resources, quotes, tips, tricks, formulas, etc.....and fire up those neurons. <BR> <BR> So, my first posting is a link to a book I just purchased on my Nook Color. This woman used to be a minister at my church, and what I like about her is that she really thinks outside the box, she doesn't limit herself, and applied numerous principles to weight loss to really engag... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:12:39 EST hello I have been on the site for a little while now, and thought it was time to introduce my self on this team. I am 24 and will be 25 next march. I have a goal to lose 99 pounds by Christmas time, I know its going be a challenge but I seem to do good when I challenge my self. But anyways some of my interests is shooting for my colleges shooting team where we took 10th in nation for shooting against other colleges. We hope to do even better next year. I do like to drink from time to time. My drink... Sun, 29 May 2011 22:20:57 EST Ba weep gra na weep nini bong Mad props to anyone who's old enough to remember my subject line's source. I assure you, I most definitely am not. That doesn't stop me from owning it on VHS, however. <BR> <BR> Hi. I'm a young nerdy professional... well, if you call being a substitute teacher professional. I love video games, roleplaying games, writing, and gadgetry. I also love science fiction of all kinds, movies and books. Particular favorite bits of sci-fi of mine: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Doctor Who,... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:42:33 EST Hi I'm Birdy! I come in peace. ;) Hey everyone I'm Birdy and I'm sick of being overweight. I have finally gotten the gumption to go on a diet and stick to it! I have already lost 3 pounds! :D <BR> <BR> I was born and raised In Illinois near(I live in the country)a town called Streator. I am however attending College at Iowa Western Community College. I'm currently going for a business degree, but I'm thinking about changing my major. My college is in Council bluffs Iowa, which is right near the border of Nebraska so I have ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:28:52 EST What apps do you use? Do you use any diet or fitness apps on your iPhone or other smart phone? Woulld you recommend it to others? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:33:36 EST New Year's Resolutions: Do they help you? Have you made any resolutions for 2011 you care to share? <BR> <BR> In the past have they motivated you? <BR> <BR> Whenever this topic comes up this time of the year I think of an old joke: <BR> How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one but the lightbulb has to want to change! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:30:02 EST New Geekette to the group My names Angela-Rose, I'm 26 years old, married to amazing man Jesse (who is very much a geek in his own right), and we have a house full of adorable little animals, all rescues, and all spoiled rotten. We have a Lab Mix Jake, 2 Cats Bella and Liberty, two very old chinchillas Mitzie and Hoon, 2 young Chinchillas Bandit and Gypsy, an old hamster Lord Nibbler, 2 Gerbils Betty and Veronica, a Hedgehog Quill, a Whydah Finch Remmington, a Cornsnake Pumpkin, a Lobster Zoidburg, 3 Clownfish in our ... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:43:47 EST Geeky Gifts What type of geeky gifts are you giving for the holidays? (Or what would you like to get?) Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:22:13 EST ignore.. multiple post n/a Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:24:24 EST December-New Years Challenge- --whatever you're doin hey howdy--whatever comes to mind, have fun doing it--let us know what you're working on this month and post how its going each saturday. you can do anything! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:23:01 EST December-New Years Challenge- --Ideas??? Hello there! <BR> <BR> I was trying to think of challenge ideas for this team, as this is a very trying month for anybody in general, and worth a go. I'm looking for your ideas on what you want to accomplish (reasonably, of course--hee hee) or try to do by new years day, things that you want accountability to try and do, or whatever else you feel. I'm bad at team challenges myself because i forget to check my e-mail once in a while and by the time I find a challenge i've been too late to si... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:56:41 EST Let me introduce myself... Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Zaftigirl. I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I have been inactive lately. I have gained a lot of weight over the past few years. I am going back to school for web design, which doesn't help that. I spend a lot of time on the computer. I am a fan of comics, graphic novels, knitting, music, and the internet. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:47:40 EST Thanksgiving How do you get through it without over eating? Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:18:25 EST geek your ride...if you could do anything to it... Hey howdy! <BR> <BR> I saw something totally cute online that i wish like hell i had--a couple in Canada stripped down an old Mazda truck and made a Radio Flyer wagon out of it--its an actual, street legal car. <BR> <BR> wow--i so want one. Is there a way you'd totally make your car/truck/ride express you or be something unique that you like. <BR> <BR> I like the Radio Flyer myself, but I also saw when I was a kid Bill Nye the Science Guy--he was driving a car with grass growing all over ... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:35:52 EST suggestion box... Hey howdy there! <BR> <BR> We're having a heckuva busy time this year, i bet (something about october-january just boggles the mind, and body!), but i'm curious if there're any challenges anybody on this team could think of that they'd like to try and do, or maybe any goals to work for as a team. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post your suggestion or idea--i'd love to read 'em! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:28:01 EST Social networking sites--what's the big deal? I'm likely not the most sociable person around (sparkpeople, school, and my few errands are about as sociable as I generally get), but I just can't bring myself to get into the facebook or twitter thing like everybody else seems to. Sparkpeople I understand because we're all here for a shared purpose; general SN sites I can't wrap my brain around. <BR> <BR> Every day there's grumbling from students about not being able to get into their facebook pages or whatever, and the weird need to just... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:24:24 EST HP#60 ink--know a good refill system/ink seller? I knew the cartridges would be a bit smaller (i had to get a new PSC a couple months ago--deskjet F4480), but I didn't think i'd run out of ink so quickly. I put one cartridge in last night to do some printing/copying here and there and i had to replace it again this morning! i mean, that's an awful lot of replacing, especially when i get good and busy. <BR> <BR> I see different refill systems or refurbished cartridges online--has anybody tried using any of them? i can't afford new cartri... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 18:50:21 EST Movies too see Somehow, I missed the whole summer movie season. Which movies should I be looking out for when they come out o n DVD? Mon, 4 Oct 2010 10:24:27 EST how are you a "rebel"? are you one? I guess as far as my generation's concerned, i have few of the same interests, especially in technology. I don't have a facebook page and i never text (quite anathema to my non-geek friends) Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:53:38 EST FYI: Ladies Create a Virtual Weight Loss Model I used this website<BR>.aspx?endpoint=personalize <BR> <BR> To make my model: <BR> I entered all the relevant information and began with my starting weight, <BR> <BR> then I saved that image to my photos, <BR> <BR> then I updated it at my current weight (about halfway to goal) and saved that image separately, <BR> <BR> then I made my model at my goal weight and saved that image. <BR> <BR> From there I opened paint and created a new project. ... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:37:12 EST Any High School Teachers? New Team... Hey howdy there! <BR> <BR> I was looking around for more high school teacher support and decided to create a new place for us. Its called the "High School Teachers Surviving and Thriving" team. Current, former, and teachers-to-be are definitely welcome, as well as other high school staff and high school substitutes (after all, we are all in this together <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> Feel free to join in and we can build this place together--i left more detail in the introduction sticky threa... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 18:04:21 EST You know someone's a geek/nerd when... the geek/geekette ALWAYS gets the girl/boy away from the stereotypically attractive characters in their fanfiction. Sun, 26 Sep 2010 13:42:39 EST New to the team and looking for friends... :) Hey there. <BR> <BR> My name is Bre and I just joined a few more communities including this one. :) I have been a member since early July and well, I don't have any SparkFriends yet! I tend to be quiet and shy even online but I would love to make some new friends here to support and cheer on that will do the same for me. <BR> <BR> I spend a lot of my free time on my computer but I manage to pull myself out of the chair 5 days a week for workouts and try to get walking in on my rest days, ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:59:20 EST Looking for buddies... ...and this seems to be just the team for me! lol <BR> <BR> help me stick with it. And I promise to help you too! <BR> Check out my page if you want to be pals. I look forward to getting to know you! <BR> <BR> hideelee Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:13:29 EST Hello There Good afternoon from California. I'm a geek girl who just restarted the workout process. Urgh... <BR> <BR> Nice to see a place for people of my geekness level. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 16:03:43 EST Hello from upstate NY Hey everyone. I am currently working my way through P90X and this site is great for tracking my calories and mileage on the track. It is also refreshing to find a geek haven in here. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:59:43 EST podcasting Just wondering if anyone's given it a try or is still doing it. I'm considering doing it myself. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:41:45 EST website creation- -complete beginner--HELP!!! Hey there, peoples, especially the computer geek crowd. I'm going to be making short documentaries about my city soon (getting started by this weekend), and eventually when i have enough of them and they're edited (at least 3 to start), i want to put them on the web and create an educational website, the focal point largely being these videos, which at their max length would be 20 minutes (aiming for 15 tops each). <BR> <BR> the main things would be my videos. unfortunately, nobody i know ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:36:45 EST Hacked by CompUSA! News at 10:00pm tonight CST. My story, as told by Pam Zekman. (See inset box.) <BR> <BR> "You take your computer in for repairs, and when you get it back, all your information has been erased from the hard drive. Even worse, it's been transferred to a stranger's computer. How do you protect yourself? Pam Zekman has the answers." <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:34:54 EST Hello fellow programs! Hi everybody! Glad to have found this team! I too am a out and proud Geek! New to Spark and I am looking to lose about 25 to 30 pounds and hope to do it with everyones help! I am here for you so don't be afraid to say hello and let me know what I can do to help you too! Sat, 3 Apr 2010 10:04:35 EST playing iTunes flicks on dvd player--HELP!!! Okay, i've wasted many weeks trying to remove the DRM protections from my iTunes flicks (didn't realize this had to happen til after i'd bought several t.v. episodes and history specials and couldn't burn them to dvd). I have DRM removal software, but its so confusing because of all the options you have to turn the video into. <BR> <BR> the big problem is that the video is really choppy when its been DRM removed. i'm wondering if there's something i need to do on my computer to get rid of ... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 08:47:28 EST whoo hoo, i have found those of my species! yo there and glad to be here. i'm a film lover and a half, love music, but love getting creative too. i'm trying to do things with my computer, like make a website (eventually) and make documentary films (still reading up on my camcorder). <BR> <BR> I'm a geek through and through, and have always had a thing for the dorkier guys (unfortunately, i have yet to meet the "adorkables" or "sexy geeks"--they're only on t.v., dang it). I aspire to be a geek, and am about to read "The geek's guide... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:40:11 EST Hi everyone I had been apart of this site before, but my goals were set to "maintain" and so I never got many results because my diet was still much higher in calories. At the time, of course, I wasn't too interested in losing weight. Now I have a new account for "losing" even though I don't wish to lose much. I mainly want to lose some body fat, tone up and strengthen my muscles, and just have better cardiovascular health. For exercise, I enjoy Zumba (my favorite), yoga, running, swimming, elliptical, f... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:59:49 EST New Team Goal: 20mins a day without your tech tool Okay Exception: ipods or tv while you are working out. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this topic each day and tell us how you used that 20mins? Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:33:47 EST New here I am laughing at just how lazy we are our topics are 1-3 generic Okay I am new and I am a geek and I am very lazy! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:43:29 EST Looking for a buddy Does anyone with similar goals want to be my buddy? I'm 19, starting college, and I want to lose about ten pounds. MSG gives me migraines. I want to live healthier, get fit and look good! <BR> <BR> A little about me. I like to play video games and science is interesting to me. My favorite music genre is trance. I loves technology. Geekiest possession I own: a Segway. Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:54:53 EST Geeks UNITE!!! Ok, so I am proud to be a geek. I have a Master's Degree in Physics, and I am a Senior Development Engineer for a precision molding company of high density fiber optic connectors. I enjoy geeking out with my coworkers on anything from deriving a general formula for connector endface geometry to motion sensor controlled power controls to lego-man laser etching. Unfortunately, my time spent thinking hasn't been done running mile after mile on the road or hiking over a mountain. No, I stuffed my... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:41:07 EST WEBCAM ADVICE I need to buy a webcam for my laptop running XP Pro and my desktop running Vista. <BR> <BR> Any advice? Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:43:43 EST New Thought I'd introduce myself, <BR> <BR> I'm a Computer Nerd, though I don't fit the 'stereotype' <BR> <BR> I've had a computer in my room since I was twelve, and used it excessively ever since. <BR> <BR> I like all aspects of computers, built my computer myself (hardware), and I've tried 4 different operating systems since, Windows 7 being my favorite. Really big into Computer Security, plan on making a career out of it. <BR> <BR> Used to game alot, but recently quit and switched my prior... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:36:26 EST Greetings fellow Geeks and Nerds Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople on April 2nd, but I'm just getting around to introduce myself and join groups. I just wanted to say hi. so,....hi! <BR> <BR> I created a SparkPeople page and already added a few blogs and my first mission (Mission 1 - Fit Into My Purple Shirt). Check it out! Wed, 8 Apr 2009 23:02:35 EST How do you stay on track during conventions? I have a really bad habit of taking a break from exercise and healthy eating when I'm at cons. The cheesey puffs and chocolate come out. I stay up all night (whether at parties or gaming) and then it's all over. <BR> <BR> Any great suggestions for how to stay on track? I've made a start for Worldcon this year by booking a hotel room with a fridge. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:51:01 EST I feel at home here 14 years in Avionics (Aviation electronics) <BR> 10 years in electronic systems engineering <BR> 4 years as a MCSE (Paid better than electronics) <BR> 10 years working as a CCNA (Paid better than a MCSE) <BR> Tested <BR> 57 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 13% Dork <BR> Pure Nerd <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 18:34:16 EST Hi Folks-Besides Trying to Lose Some Wt.and Become Hi Fellow Members, <BR> <BR> Besides try to lose some weight and become healthier,by using this site-hoping to meet other people,and make new friends. <BR> My reason for accessing this particular site today-is in the hopes of finding someone who is a real Computer knowledgeable person,especially with Windows XP Pro;I am having difficulty with getting Windows Internet Explorer back in my System? I've tried to download it again-seemingly it is being downloaded,but when I try to open it up-it d... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:25:49 EST Greetings and Salutations... are you a heather? ... anyways, I am in the IT field (it's a nice field. It has a couple of shrubberies with a nice two level effect with a little path running down the middle...) and enjoy it very much. A+, working on my CCNA... tough stuff ... well there is a little taste. Hope to make some friends. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:22:09 EST Wake up Nerds and Geeks Get Involved.... Lets make this a good group. All you have to do is post once a day and build a relationship with other members.. I am here and I will respond back..Looking forward to people getting involved. <BR> <BR> Robert <em>104</em> <em>243</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:04:44 EST Introduction to... myself I am Chance and I am a new member. <BR> <BR> Let the partying commence. <BR> <BR> I'm a filmmaker and major geek. I'm into... lots of things... which I'm sure you will discover. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I am looking forward to kicking the crap out of fat cells with everyone... <BR> <BR> Now I'm going to the gym. Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:52:46 EST Nintendo DS game recommen dations? So, I just got a coral pink DS Lite and I need to figure out what games to get! <BR> <BR> I have already ordered a flash cart or whatev' it's called so I can play homebrew games (I already plan on primarily using the DS as a digital sketchbook with "Colors!"). I have Sims 2, but so far I don't care much for it. I am less into the game play and more into the creating part of it - making buildings, setting up towns, etc. If anyone knows of a Sim-type game like that, that'd be great. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 22:26:18 EST Newest of the new(b)s. I'm geeky and nerdy about all sorts of things, but mostly about comic books (someday I'll be a professional creator - just watch!). I'm also (in?)famous for researching stuff for fun, anything from mythology to history to operas from the 1700s. Mozart had a great sense of humor, and I'm not saying that just because of the movie Amadeus. <BR> <BR> Aside simply being a geeknerd, I'm also seeking fellow geeknerd friends here on SparkPeople. Anyone who wants a new SparkFriend is encouraged to dr... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:16:59 EST Team Member Pat Collins Passed away To the Friends of Pat: <BR> <BR> I was honored to receive a telephone call from Pat's mother this evening who sadly called to inform me of his sudden death August 3 from an apparent heart attack. Pat's mother told me that she knows how much he cared for his Spark friends and how much they meant to him.. It was in her grief and sorrow, that **she** was reaching out to **me** -- to all of us -- concerned that we would worry about Pat. What an incredible woman!!! And just like Pat, I felt like ... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:30:49 EST geekette @ Ohio Hi guys, glad to be part of the community. Looking for a buddy or two. . . feel free to sparkmail me. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:55:39 EST A Cool T-Shirt Saw this on a t-shirt while out shopping: <BR> <BR> "There are 10 types of people on he world. <BR> Those who understand binary, and those that don't" <BR> <BR> Thought that this group would appreciate it. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 18:01:29 EST Really nerdy topic The little misses and I just got the X-men trilogy (hadn't seen it till then). <BR> <BR> Just wondering if you could be a Super hero what would your powers be (either create your own of latch on to an established character). <BR> <BR> My pick would be Night Crawler. Fri, 9 May 2008 21:40:21 EST Whats in your ear? I started this thread to find out what our fellow team members are listening to so we can expand our workout playlists. So what song are you rocking out to right now? <BR> <BR> Red - "Already Over" <BR> <BR> link to video: <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 8 May 2008 16:33:44 EST Wii Sports I was on today and ran across an artical on Wii Sports. I remember someone asking how many calories would you burn playing Wii Sports. Check out this link for the artical. <BR><BR>-calories.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:03:10 EST Anybody Using Twitter? Find me at: <link> </link> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 13:19:11 EST Fitness gadgets: Heart Rate Monitor? I may soon be able to spend a very nice little amount of money on a fitness gadget for myself. I am thinking a heart rate monitor would really help me track and measure the amount of calories I burn on exercising. I love playing in the water, so if I am going to buy a heart rate monitor, it is absolutely vital that it can withstand an hour of water aerobics, preferably longer. I need to have margins. <BR> <BR> Since everyone knows that geeks and nerds are the true gadget experts in any field... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:14:48 EST moblie computing Anyone else disappointed that Palm has not released any new handhelds since the TX? <BR> <BR> I would love to see Palm release a PDA with dual screens and at least 1 gig storage. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite handheld? <BR> Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:07:59 EST Lone Wolf comes to the DS?!?!? This made me really, really happy. I loved the Lone Wolf adventure books as a kid, and after checking out Project Aon's website where you can download and play them on your computer, I came to the conclusion that they have aged surprisingly well. Lone Wolf is still a bad ass hero, the villains are as evil as ever, and the Helghast's are still scary. <BR> <BR> Now, someone has ported the first book to the Nintendo DS. And yes, it is perfectly legal. Checkout his FAQ. <BR> <link>www.projecta... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 13:04:26 EST I met my partial weight loss goal! I'm very excited. I'm only supposed to weigh in and log the weight on Saturday mornings, but for some reason I couldn't resist weighing this morning as well. Maybe because I was only half a pound away from my first little partial goal when I weighed last weekend? <BR> <BR> Anyway, up on the scale I go... and wohoo! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am more than half a pound below my partial goal weight of 155 lbs. This means I get to buy myself a present now. There will be DS Lite accessories. And... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 09:04:07 EST Video Game Tought Question 2 Ok...I have to admit I am not an avid gammer so maybe I'm biased. (I like RP games much better -- paper, dice, online MUD, etc.) So I feel I should refer to those that are. I just may be overly sinsitive. <BR> <BR> Ok...What everyone's take on these truely violent games or games that seem to celebrate a trend in our society that traditionally hasn't been positive: Bully, Postal 2, Grand Theft Auto, etc. <BR> <BR> Steven King just spoke out against the upcomming Massachussets bill. Not ... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:05:11 EST Geeky and Proud Baby! Hey there, my fellow geeks, nerds, dorks, dweebs and other such terms of endearment! Great to find a group that celebrates those of us who aren't quite inside the mainstream. I'm a hardcore gamer girl - married a member of my EverQuest guild. But I also earn my geek cred by dropping out of not one, but two Ph.D programs and being a member of Mensa. More of a history/art/pop culture nerd than math/science, but always up for discussing the almighty and powerful Monty Python. Geek p0wah! <BR> <... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 14:43:03 EST Hello Everyone! I'm a nerdy girl from CA and new to SparkPeople. I want to whip my ass in shape and right now about the only exercise I get involves my Nintendo Wii. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>221</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2008 00:44:32 EST Video Game Tough Question What is your fav video game of all time? this is a tough question with all the different types of games out there. After thinking about this long and hard I have decided mine is Final Fantasy 7. Wed, 2 Apr 2008 10:26:23 EST Newbie here...saying hi! I just joined SP yesterday and found this team this morning. I'm a tech coordinator for a small school district and so this seemed to be a good fit. Besides, everyone seemed very helpful and friendly when I was looking through the past posts and blogs. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:39:36 EST What's your favourite fitness gadget? Princhessa posted in the huddle this morning that "technology makes these challenges more fun". I agree, and think we have probably all noticed that at some point. From running with an mp3-player, walking with a pedometer, to taking work-out DVDs with you on the laptop when you travel, technology is no longer a fitness enemy by tempting us with movies and video games, it can actually help us. <BR> <BR> So I am starting an inofficial survey: What is your favourite fitness gadget? <BR> <BR> F... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:55:39 EST I was (and still am) a just over a teenage cyborg! According to the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <BR> <BR> Cyborgs <BR> <BR> A cyborg is a cybernetic organism (i.e., an organism that is a self-regulating integration of artificial and natural systems). The term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space.[1] D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction by Manfred Clynes, who wrote of a "new ... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:05:04 EST I was a teenage PDP-8 programmer.... OK: time to REALLY age myself. I got started writing system software for altair 8080 boxes, which had been 'sold' for pennies on a dollar (by companies going under). First machine I REALLY sunk my teeth into was a PEP-8E during my first two years of college (Cornell '77-'01). Over the years I've worked in/on DEC PDP-8, BTOS/CTOS (a thoth (message passing) derivitive), DOS, windows, NT, server '03/'08 (beta), XP, vista, and lots of other fun things (solaris, HPUX, AIX, DEC OSF/1 AXP, and t... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:31:58 EST Newbie here...sort of Hi, I've apparently been a part of this site since...august 2007, but I guess I forgot about it. I recently became more interested in my health after a recent...tailbone complication that made it difficult and painful for me to move even the slightest bit. Of course, you only realize how badly you want to run around when you can't. <BR> <BR> I'm not interested in losing weight, but I am very unhealthy so my goal is just to exercise more and eat well. Huh...I'm still figuring this website out... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 02:49:40 EST The every-day sabotageof trying to start over.... One of my co-workers made a cake and brought in today. I can see the cake every time I get up from my desk. <BR> <BR> Why!?!? <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Quick, someone stop me! Stop me from tasting the huge, big, chocolate covered fluffy, sweet, wonderful cake! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:07:27 EST My absence. I know I haven't been logged in or present on this board a lot lately, and since I'm supposed to be the team leader, I feel like I owe the team an apology. <BR> <BR> Work has been restructuring badly, and all my energy has been spent on doing a better job than my co-workers, so I won't be among the ones that are cut when the quarter ends. It did this Thursday, and I made it. I still have a job! That makes me very happy, and it will hopefully get enough stress out of my life that my metabolis... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 13:50:12 EST new laptop hi everyone I'm not sure if i'm out of place here but i was looking for information about buying and using a laptop. Don't know the first thing about them could someone tell me what i need to use one lol not kidding i'm illiterate when it comes to them Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:11:33 EST Hi All Hi there, my name is Reed and I am living in Niles, MI...which is about 5 miles from South Bend, Indiana. <BR> I'm an old school computer nerd from wayyyy back. I was in the IT business for about 7 years until my job went overseas. I am now back in school getting another degree, and more training. I'm glad I found a group like this <BR> <BR> Take it easy, <BR> Reed Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:04:26 EST Hello everyone! I'm new to the group, just wanted to say a quick hello! How's everyone's week going so far? Short for me, had Monday off and I am taking tomorrow off because I'm going to a concert tonight. On other fronts, I'm vacillating on birthday dinner plans for this weekend. What I really want (something I don't have very often) is not the most healthy thing in the world, but I figure it's my birthday, so I'm allowed a treat. Probably not the right attitude to have, but whatever. :) Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:31:49 EST Level of Detail When someone asks you a question, do you ever start answering and then realize that the questioner is looking confused, so you stop and ask "how much detail do you want?" <BR> <BR> I ask because I get asked stuff often and then answer and realize I am losing the questioner. <BR> <BR> Toby Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:23:05 EST Using Science For Mundane Applications Okay, last year, I was teaching a Microbiology class and one of the better students asked me after class if I use science everyday. I was shocked, I couldn't understand how someone could not use science daily, then I realized that only a nerd would think enough to know when they are using science in mundane applications. <BR> <BR> So I thought a thread on petty applications where brainiacs use science. <BR> <BR> So what are your best mundane applications for science? <BR> <BR> I will start... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:14:42 EST Fifth time's the charm? After several months of lurking here and slacking off on my exercise, and of completely ignoring everything I know about nutrition, I have been forced to accept that I not so much fell off the wagon as jumped off it. And then I dove in under the wheels, probably in an attempt to eat the KFC jumbo meal I saw under there. <BR> <BR> Here's what happened: I can no longer zip up my wedding dress. (And my wedding was less than six months ago!!) <BR> <BR> I'm now doing my best to climb back onto t... Mon, 24 Dec 2007 17:07:46 EST Christmas Wish List Alright you Geeks/Nerds out there, I have a delema; my wife wants to know what I want for Christmas but I am not sure what to tell her. <BR> <BR> There is so much available... Please let me know what are good candidates for under $100.00 <BR> <BR> TheZmann <BR> <em>36</em> Thu, 6 Dec 2007 00:20:57 EST New here, with a question Hi, <BR> I'm Wayne, and yes I am a geek. <BR> <BR> I saw some of the posts about what kinds of tech toys people have and I thought of an alternate question. How many dead computers do you have lying around because you might revive them someday? For the record, I'm at 4 plus 2 old but working CRT monitors. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:11:44 EST Geeks Vs. Nerds - Is there a difference? The gauntlet has been dropped... thrown... Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:55:34 EST hello all! I'm a roleplay nerd. I sit around all day and roleplay online, and write....Peer to peer downloading, bittorrent...Also I'm into old games, emulators, Atari/NES/SNES/64 etc...Well I USED to sit around all day. Now I'm working out 45 minutes a day 4 days a week, and I'm a waitress so lots of exercise there. And where do I find workouts? YOUTUBE! SparkPeople even has some tonong workouts on Youtube, it's fantastic. My fiance is the biggest nerd I've ever met...He adores me, scratch that-he wors... Sun, 7 Oct 2007 16:46:19 EST Hello Hello all Wed, 26 Sep 2007 20:55:31 EST New from Indiana.. Hi everyone, I just joined the team and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Heather and I'm 28 years old living in Northern Indiana. I work as a computer systems stuff. There are a million reasons I'm a nerd/geek/dork. The job is probably one of them. :) Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:14:13 EST The Strange SparkThings We Do Last night I shoved the leftovers of a frosted chocolate cake down the garbage disposal, piece by piece, to keep it from tempting me further. <BR> <BR> It was surprisingly satisfying. I may have to do that again some day <BR> <BR> -Chili Wed, 5 Sep 2007 12:55:33 EST Back onn the Wagon! Want an Instant messenger bud Hey there, <BR> <BR> I'm re-joining after success with spark and I'm looking for a daily 'buddy' perhaps someone on IM that focuses me in times of wanting to bail from this wagon. <BR> <BR> What happened this last time is that I had to file a sexual harassment lawsuit with my boss, and i was medicated with anti-depressants to make going in still possible. <BR> <BR> Either from the meds or other places... i put the weight back on. My fiance' says it's about maintenance... damn! never been a... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 08:05:34 EST Geek Girls in SF Bay Area Read This! <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:06:59 EST Dabs says, "Hello"! Hello everyone! ~smile~ Sat, 11 Aug 2007 17:52:12 EST Hay, a group where I might fit in! I'm a geek and proud of it. Now, if only a was a thiner geek ;P Mon, 6 Aug 2007 15:10:55 EST Geek from Virginia Tech Hey everyone! I'm new to the Geeks and Nerds group, and proud to join it! Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:01:44 EST Happy 4th of July! It's Independence Day! I celebrated in true geek form, by going to see Transformers with my fiance. I highly recommend anyone with an inkling of geek in them to watch that movie. The robots are impressive and awe-inspiring beyond words. <BR> <BR> The movie successfully captures the wonder of the unknown, the realization that there is so much more to this universe than what we have discovered so far. <BR> <BR> And it nailed Optimus Prime. He was perfect. He was also voiced by the very same v... Thu, 5 Jul 2007 01:36:33 EST Geek Satisfaction ... When you're able to buy a t-shirt one size smaller that says "Geek Is Sexy" and feel good wearing it. :) <BR> <BR> I found that ThinkGeek ( has some great t-shirts; the next one on my list is "Obey Gravity--It's the Law!" with a retro cop on it. That, or the shirt with the chocolate molecule on it. Tue, 22 May 2007 21:56:15 EST Kingdom of Loathing anybody? Hey guys, I just wanted to throw a shout out to one of the other sites i visit daily: Its a hilarious web based RPG that I have been playing off and on for the past year or so. The creator has an amazing sense of humor and its actually a pretty fun game. Its probably nothing like what you are expecting in your head so give it a look. Its good for a laugh and some entertainment if you have some daily down time at work or school. <BR> <BR> If there are al... Fri, 18 May 2007 13:59:32 EST Looking for buddies? Hi everyone, I'm new to this team. Feel free to add me to your friend list if you want someone supportive to talk to. <BR> <em>174</em> <BR> I'm a software developer living near Philly. I signed up for this site a few weeks ago ... I'm trying to improve my fitness level, improve my eating habits, listen better to my body, etc. (I could probably stand to lose a few pounds in addition to that, but I'm trying to just focus on the habits, not the numbers.) Tue, 15 May 2007 17:56:32 EST Embarrassing, highly geekish, injury I think I may need some moral support here. Earlier today I bought and brought home for fun and play, DDR Universe for my 360. It's a blast, or at least it was for the first ten minutes. That's how long it took me to slip, misstep, and twist my left ankle. <BR> <BR> I haven't been this embarrassed since that time when I had to confess to my doctor that my chronic back pain came from playing far too much Everquest in a bad chair... <BR> <BR> ...and I spent a lot of money on DDR Universe and... Mon, 5 Mar 2007 01:04:03 EST lego's Do I have any lego fanatics here? I really love the technics that they used to make. I have several of the more older advanced sets (motocycle with working engine, submarine with pnumatic powered arm) and would love the robotic's sets. they seem REALLY cool. with a high price point to match, unfortunatly. Tue, 20 Feb 2007 09:06:13 EST machine builders (not at all Spark releated) Any computer builder's here? I have built 3 or 4 machines and am geeky enough that I was at Compusa for the midnight release of Vista (for my brothers computer) I dont even have a computer at my house. I am too cheap for the hardware and software purchases. Plus I refuse to do business with Cox communications the only ISP in the area. <BR> <BR> Sorry, off topic there. <BR> <BR> Back to the original topic: Do i have any builders here? if so what are the current specs on your most rece... Tue, 20 Feb 2007 03:02:49 EST New to spark - and a question Hi all. I'm a 33yo female from Dublin, OH. I work in an office, have a mostly sedentary lifestyle (I am a geek, after all!). <BR> <BR> What steps are folks in this group taking to break the sedentary lifestyle of being a geek? Sun, 7 Jan 2007 19:16:33 EST Road trip! It is 5:48 here right now. I am up, awake and fully dressed, and waiting for my in-laws' car to pull into the driveway. When it does, I will go back into the bedroom, wake up the guy sleeping in there and we'll trudge out, into the car, and the whole bunch of us will drive for the next 12 hours or so, until we reach the family we're visiting for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> What are you doing for the holiday? <BR> <BR> -Chili Wed, 22 Nov 2006 07:49:10 EST WoW happened. So yeah... I started playing World of Warcraft and I am now basically the laziest and nerdiest person I know, haha. <BR> <BR> I played a lot of videogames before this one, but this one is pretty addictive. If my boyfriend didn't play as well, I don't know what I'd do. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:35:03 EST Ftw. (Or: "May I have your attention please?") Hello, Geek Forum! <BR> <BR> I need, or at least I would like, a second opinion on this piece of writing that I am very badly tempted to post in the blog SP provides. I'm not entirely sure it would be appreciated by everyone who might stumble across it though, so I thought I'd ask for a second opinion. To post or not to post? That's the question. <BR> <BR> And yes, I have been a bit frustrated lately. :-) <BR> <BR> -Chili <BR> <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> They told me i... Mon, 13 Nov 2006 01:27:40 EST What are your goals? Since this little team is built around a lifestyle (mindset?) that doesn't clearly articulate our goals, I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread for them. In the "lose 20 lbs before Christmas"-team, everyone has roughly the same goal, and thus the same challenges and triumphs that they can share with each other. We don't, but it seems logical to assume that we have other things in common, things that can be just as supportive, helpful, and encouraging, if we only let them. <BR> <B... Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:41:40 EST Team logo Since I'm in an active mood this evening, I have decided to upload a team logo. However, I have run into an unfortunate problem. I have no idea what to upload. I'm thinking of Yoda, because I like him, but there are all sorts of geeks, and not all of them are in to Star Wars. So I'm thinking we need a vote, or at least suggestions from other team members. <BR> <BR> Who or what should be our team logo? <BR> <BR> -Chili Mon, 2 Oct 2006 23:15:00 EST Hello and welcome Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> As you've probably noticed, I've become the new team leader. Kekadu was generous and let gave me admin abilities of this little forum when I asked her if she would mind if I tried to get the Geeks and Nerds team active again. <BR> <BR> As you probably can imagine, I really appreciate the gesture. <BR> <BR> I'd like to make the team active, as active as can be, with everyone having jobs, school, family, and so on. <BR> <BR> So let's start be active and healthy geeks... Mon, 2 Oct 2006 22:45:24 EST So what makes you a geek/nerd? Are you a computer whiz? 4r3 j00 9r347 47 r34din9 4nd wri7in9 1337? Can you quote all of Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Do you LARP or dice chuck? Can you tell the difference between Rosencrantz and Guildenstern based on the lines alone? Is Chewie your copilot? Did you cry when Aeris died? <BR> <BR> Just what is it that you do or what you know or who you are that makes you embrace your inner nerd-geekness? <BR> <BR> I'm a dice chucking, Shakespeare reading, Renfest going, Serenity fangi... Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:56:11 EST Geeks and Nerds Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Geeks and Nerds" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Geeks and nerds have historically been notoriously lazy and out of shape- let's break that stereotype! Chat, share successes and help each other overcome setbacks. Thu, 4 May 2006 22:59:17 EST