But marrying a nerd has opened me up to a whole new world. Here’s a window into what life is like being married to a nerd, and a few things I’ve learned.
You get 24/7 personalized tech support
The days of calling Rogers support are gone. Now anytime our Internet is down or my laptop craps out, all I have to do is call on my husband to fix the issues. Within a couple of minutes, everything is back up and running. In my mind, he’s my technology hero. In his mind, I’m a technology disaster.
There’s so much more to TV than just the TV
Before Craig moved in, all I had was a TV and a stand. Life was simple. Now we have this complicated entertainment system with a subwoofer, amp, and speakers all over the room, with his PS3 and computer connected to everything. Plus he uses his laptop to connect to his desktop, which is then connected to the TV. (Talk about complicated!)
I can barely press the power button without getting confused.
Nerds can’t stand having any broken technology in the house
My phone has a habit of randomly rebooting on its own. I can’t be bothered to do anything about it, so I don’t. But every time it reboots, Craig says, “Just let me re-flash your phone.” And I’m like, “Yeah, yeah. Maybe later.”
Meanwhile, I’m thinking, “What does re-flash even mean?!”
A Raspberry Pi isn’t a dessert
A few months ago, he was super excited about something he bought online called a Raspberry Pi, a tiny computer he wanted to connect to our bedroom TV. Nerds will know exactly what this is. But when I heard “Raspberry Pi,” I thought he was buying me a dessert.
I know this whatever-cupcake was supposed to make our home entertainment a lot more convenient, but I gotta be honest – I still would have preferred the dessert.
Nerds will always be devoted to their superheroes
Guys in general love their superheroes. But this love is elevated in the heart of a nerd. They all have their opinions on who’s the best hero and which movie is better. Since being with Craig, I’ve become more familiar with superhero movies. Though I’m not a fan of them all, I have developed an appreciation for a handful of them.
Apparently Sailor Moon doesn’t count as anime
A few big lessons here: 1) Don’t ever mess with a nerd’s love for their anime. 2) Calling their animated action-packed movies a “cartoon” is a big no-no because “apparently” there’s a clear distinction between the two. And 3) Sailor Moon does NOT count as anime.