After Christmas, some of my closest high school classmates all convened in the Washington, D.C. area:
- Christina came in from Germany with her husband, her nephew and her young son
- Alex came in from Washington State
- Brian came in from Texas
- and then Stacy made the grueling trek from his new home in Chantilly, Virginia. 🙂
As for me, after Christmas I made my way to my parents house, so I can spend some time having a mini-reunion with my friends.
When I told my brother my plans, he laughed.
“Ahahaha, the Nerd Squad!” he declared.
At first, I think I was a little appalled at the term because I promptly ran to Brian to tattle on what my brother had said.
“Jay called us the nerd squad!!!!”
Brian paused thoughtfully and then said, “Yeah. That sounds about right.”
And you know what? I think we did live up to the name. Here are some of the antics the “Nerd Squad” got into.
- Watched YouTube videos (such as The Office’s The More You Know series, Man Knocks Himself Out with a Log, Prank Gone Wrong) and shared our favorite xkcd comics.
- Spent an evening troubleshooting my parent’s LinkSys router so we could have wireless.
- Test drove trikes at a local bike store.
Me (foreground) and Alex (background) riding trikes
- Spent a lot of time playing with our various electronics including Brian’s iPhone and Alex’s iPod Touch. I spent a lot of time on my LG enV, but I failed to make them jealous.
Me taking pictures for Flickr. Alex plays with my LG enV while his iPod Touch sits nearby. My laptop is in the background. It’s on the wireless network, of course.
- Spent a day at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles. I think that in itself is not too nerdy, but we did spend an awful lot of time taking pictures of an old keyboard and marveling about how a computer with 128 kb of memory could be in use into the 1990s.
Old keyboard– It doesn’t have an @ sign. The horror!
Now, we did do some things that were decidedly unnerdy. We had a delicious lunch at Siam-Classic (Christina’s Mother’s restaurant in Manassas) and Saturday evening, I did spend an evening with Christina’s family watching the Patriots win their last regular season game. Hmm… Christina seems to be the catalyst for non-nerd adventures. 🙂
Nerds or not, I very much enjoyed seeing my old classmates. I was quite sad Sunday when we all started to part ways and I had to drive home to Blacksburg. Actually, I’m still a bit sad. I had so much fun seeing everyone.