Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quiz: What Kind of Nerd Are You?

[x] You play a musical instrument.
[x] You play more than one instrument.
[x] You actually really enjoy playing your instrument.
[x] You've given your instrument a name.
[x] You've participated in an extracurricular activity for your instrument.
[x] You are known by what you play.
[x] You listen to classical music.
[ ] You are wondering whether that refers to the classical music genre or the classical music time period.
[x] You have a favorite composer.
[ ] All of your friends are from your band/orchestra class.
[x] You write music.
[x] You've had discussions with your friends about music; your favorite composers/instruments/musical time periods/key/etc...
[x] You have considered a professional career with your instrument.
[x] You are never nervous playing for other people.

[x] You like art.
[ ] You actually consider yourself an artist.
[ ] When using art supplies, the brand of them matters to you.
[ ] You have a favorite brand.
[ ] You have asked for art supplies as a Christmas/birthday gift before.
[x] You give people your drawings as gifts.
[ ] People actually ask for your drawings.
[ ] You are known as 'the art person' at your school.
[x] Instead of just "brown" or "pink", you'd be specific; it's "sienna brown" or "blush pink."
[x] You have taken an art class outside of school.
[ ] You have considered a career as an artist.
[ ] Your school papers are always covered in doodles.
[x] You have a favorite artist.
[ ] Your drawings have been framed.
[ ] You carry a sketchbook with you everywhere you go.

[x] You use the computer every day.
[x] You have an account/username on some sort of social website.
[ ] You go into random internet chatrooms.
[ ] You spend at least 2 hours a day on the computer.
[x] You use computer faces; : D XD XP D: ^_^ >.> and etc.
[x] It is hard to go a day without using the computer.
[x] You spend time in online forums.
[x] In the forum/chatroom you use, you are known there by everyone else.
[x] You have friends you have only met online.
[ ] You have/had a girlfriend/boyfriend you have only met online.
[ ] You have actually met an online friend in person.
[ ] U cn ezly rd 'txttlk.
[ ] You have said 'lol' or 'omg' in speech that is not online.
[ ] You can type really, really fast.

[ ] You watch anime.
[ ] You read manga.
[ ] You buy/collect anime DVDs or manga volumes.
[ ] You own some other form of anime/manga merchandise.
[ ] You have referred to an anime character as 'hot' before.
[ ] You have cosplayed.
[ ] You have done so in public.
[ ] You have been to an anime/manga convention.
[ ] You have created/joined a fanclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have created/joined a hateclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have squealed when you found out somebody had the same name as an anime character you knew.
[ ] You enjoy drawing anime.
[ ] People you know know you as the 'anime' person.
[ ] You know that it is pronounced 'mawnguh' and not 'manga' like it is spelled.

[x] You play video games.
[ ] You own more than 4 different video game systems.
[ ] You've had debates over which system is the greatest.
[ ] You play video games every day.
[ ] You have played a video game for over 10 hours.
[ ] You have songs from your favorite video games on your MP3.
[ ] You love to talk about video games.
[ ] You memorize the dates for when a new game is being released.
[ ] People know you as the 'gamer' person.
[ ] You spend more time on video games than you do hanging out with friends.
[ ] Your gaming system is in your room.
[ ] You have preferences when it comes to what company your game came from.
[ ] You've had debates over which company is the best.
[ ] You keep playing a game until you beat it.
[ ] It makes you angry when you found out somebody looked up cheat codes on the internet to beat their game.

[ ]You write every day, even if it’s only a sentence or two.
[x]You either laugh or get angry when you see spelling and/or grammatical errors in books.
[x]You have lots of scrap pieces of paper with single sentences or paragraphs on them.
[x]You squeal when you see a great word with an even greater definition.
[x]You ask your friends (or people you don’t even know) about how they would react in a certain situation.
[ ]When you edit yours or other peoples papers, you can’t read it anymore.
[x]You carry a pen or pencil and paper with you to write with when you get a great idea.
[x]You try to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
[ ]You edit or correct papers with a bright red pen.
[ ]You always carry a notebook or your laptop with you.
[x]You have heard of or participated in NaNoWriMo.
[x]You did NOT just look it up.
[ ]YoU hAtE iT wHeN pEoPlE tAlK lIkE tHiS!
[x]You correct people's spelling or grammar in everyday conversations.

[x]You own a home or have owned one.
[x]When looking at other homes, you notice whether the gutters need to be cleaned.
[x]You have more than ten cans of gallon-sized house paint with different color paint in them and know the difference between Eggshell finish and semi-gloss.
[ ]You regularly read a home and garden magazine or newspaper section or watch shows on a home and garden network.
[ ]The folks at the local hardware store know your name and where you live.
[x]You have replaced a faucet.
[x]You know what a snake is and have actually used one successfully.
[ ]You have replaced a broken window pane.
[ ]You have more work clothes than clothes to wear to work.
[ ]You have a toolbelt and wear it around the house even if you don't plan to do any repairs.
[x]You know how much you pay in property taxes and utilities, and how much (if any) is left on your mortgage.
[ ]You have added a new electrical outlet with its own breaker to a room.
[ ]You have added or removed at least one interior, non-weight-bearing wall.
[ ]You have built your own deck.

No surprise, here. I very nearly decided to go to a college that specializes in music. But my desire for financial security won out, and I got a practical education.


Jean Browman--Cheerful Monk said...

I'm closest to being a writing nerd, but I do spend a lot of time on the computer and playing with Photoshop.

rummuser said...

I am closer to you than I thought possible.

My first ambition was to become a doctor. I could not pursue my education in the right direction and ended up where I did. In retrospect, it has not been a bad life after all.

cardiogirl said...

I am 100% writing nerd. However, I prefer to be referred to as an artiste.

Square Peg Guy said...

Hey CG:

I think you should post this quiz on your own blog and add an Exercise or Fitness Nerd section to it. I think you'll score pretty high. You could have, "I have a gym membership," "I go to the gym at least 3x each week," "I know what THZ is" etc.

I myself added the Homeowner Nerd section to the quiz after I stole it.