How Nerdy Are You?

Posted by Connie Reece on June 1, 2020 at 12:39 am

Attention, Roberta Rosenberg: I am nerdier than you!

I don’t know why I should feel so proud of that fact, but as you can see from the graphic on the right, I do have the credentials to back up my claim. The Copywriting Maven scored a mere 53, making the esteemed copy coach only “lightly nerdy,” while I reached “mid-rank nerd” level. Perhaps using Linux gave me a competetive edge, or the fact that I remembered the symbol for the element Manganese.

Kirsten Vangsness - Criminal MindsMy colleague Kelley Burrus has the mistaken notion that I can do absolutely anything when it comes to computers. (She grossly overestimates my capabilities, but let’s not tell her that, okay?) Kelley has even nicknamed me Garcia, after the character played by Kirsten Vangsness on the TV show Criminal Minds.

When I googled the show to find out how to spell Kirsten’s name, I discovered that she writes a blog for the CBS series’ site. No comments or trackbacks, so I can’t send the Nerd Test to her. I have no idea how the actress would score, but Penelope Garcia would ace this test, for sure.

Category: Just for Fun

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Comment by Roberta Rosenberg, The Copywriting Maven

Made June 1, 2020 at 11:14 am

Ohhh, Connie, I’m really quite jealous. Not sure about manganese because I knew the symbol, too, and without looking it up.

But Linux? Oh yeah, you had me there!

Comment by Connie Reece

Made June 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Roberta, your blog is so outstanding that I just had to find some arena where I could compete with you! Besides Linux, you know what probably boosted my score a notch? My lousy housekeeping skills. You got deductions for having a clean room. But good on ya for keeping up with blogging and client work and having a life! :-)

Comment by Annie Boccio

Made June 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

I scored 13, which underscores my belief that there’s a huge difference between nerds and geeks. On a geek test I’m sure I’d get a much higher mark!

Comment by Roberta Rosenberg, The Copywriting Maven

Made June 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Au contraire, Connie. I have no life. Tonite is SciFi Friday and yes, I’m a wee bit excited. How utterly sad is that! (Thanks for the kudos, qt.)

Comment by Connie Reece

Made June 1, 2020 at 8:17 pm

13? Annie, that’s just sad. Anybody who Twitters should have gotten a higher score than that. But I agree that we would both do better on a geek test.

Roberta, at least I went out to dinner with the family before coming home and vegging out in front of the TV. SciFi Friday is probably classier than my programming, though. I’ve been flipping channels and landed on an interview with Dog the Bounty Hunter. :-)

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