I did my Parenting for the evening--I brought my 13 year old geek son upstairs to make him watch this video. Because I never want him to think a girl can't be just as much a geek as him (which I don't think he thinks, but it's good to re-enforce it, especially since his current D. and D. club has only boys in it....).
I am a geek, and have been one for decades. Patrick O'Sullivan and I wrote each other letters in Elvish when I was 12. And I went to my first Star Trek convention back in 1982. I played D. and D. before ten sided dice were in general use....and I still have mine.
And now I blog about kids' fantasy and sci fi--yay geeky fun! And have geeky etymological conversations with my husband (not Patrick O'Sullivan, but he also was writing in Elvish at about the same age) just about every day, and make up bad element puns (which element is most like a pirate with laryngitis? Arrr gone) and make sure the boys watch Star Trek, and I go to Discworld conventions with my geeky friends...
And I work as an archaeologist (geeky)...and get pissed off when male visitors see me in the front office, assume I'm a secretary, and ask me to do their xeroxing. (I don't like it when they ask the secretary to do their xeroxing, either. Note to self--make sure my boys know how to make their own darn copies).
Anyway, the video made me a little teary-eyed, and I wanted to share it.