all boys should be geeky

indiana jones, raiders of the lost ark

All boys should be geeky–
dry-witted and cheeky–
always stepping up to the plate.
Both in space or swamp dirt,
in a suit or red shirt,
they proudly should captain their fate.

All boys should be nerdy–
awkwardly flirty–
ready to save the day.
They should arm with sharp puns,
set phasers to stun,
and boldly enter the fray.

All boys should surprise you,
with cooking and kung-fu,
and a heart proudly sewn to their sleeve.
Because mornings are brighter,
and dark clouds are lighter,
when boys know enough to believe.

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    1. I agree, Ross. When I graduated in 1983 we didn’t even have Revenge of the Nerds, much less poems about us. 😦
      P.S. My kung fu wasn’t very effective, but I could repeat every line from Enter the Dragon including all the Bruce Lee fighting sounds–Wadda-whoo.

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        1. haha, Ross. When I was 13 my best friend got tickets to the premiere of The Empire Strikes Back. He took a different friend because he knew how much I loved Star Wars. The next day in class, they kept saying, “What? Luke’s father is Darth Vader?”
          Nothing to do with Rara’s post either, but I just needed to vent.

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          1. Ross– poems like this are in the hearts of anyone worth spending time with. πŸ˜‰ Bragging rights acknowledged– that’s supet cool! :). As a middle child of an academics-minded family, I think I have yet to be the first to see anything ever. πŸ™‚

            Kozo– Enter the Dragon is amazing, and knowing the words totally counts as kung fu. I bet your bestie of the time completely ruined his geek karma, poor guy. πŸ™‚

            Thanks to both of you for being geeks. *hugs*

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  1. Do you HAVE to know kung-fu? Can you just be somewhat adept with various oversize cutlery? (By the by, I CAN cook, but I’ve been banned by FEMA from entering another kitchen ever. They’ve already paid out WAY too much from my kitchen adventures. πŸ˜€ )

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    1. Nah, any skillset outside the bounds of “normal life” stuff counts. :). That’s one of the best things about geeks… A passion and talent for obscure or, under-recognized, skills. :). Well, John, if FEMA banned you, then we’ll definitely rely on my cooking when you come visit. :). Bring your Tums!

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      1. Do I redeem myself if I mention that, when a friend of mine decided to have a Medieval-themed wedding, I was the only one who had a full costume, including chain mail? And that I armed the entire groom’s party with swords? And that, while I stood out front as “guard”, I got my picture taken so often, the photographer told me I appeared more frequently than anyone but the bride and groom?
        Maybe someday I’ll tell you about how, with our sci-fi club in tow, I completely screwed up a Renn Faire public show. Hey, all we did was save Robin Hood – which was NOT in the script! πŸ˜€

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        1. haha! πŸ˜€ You never needed redeeming, John! πŸ™‚ Oh, chain mail is so cool– I’m envious, in a not-creepy way. πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to that RenFaire, story, I won’t forget you promised me. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Cooking and kung-fu. That’s a wonderful combination of talents for a young lad. I’m trying to imagine a mixture of Ken Hom and Bruce Lee. But would he wear his heart on his sleeve?

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    1. Your hybrid creation sounds amazing! :). And yep, his heart would definitely be on his sleeve… The mans gotta be cooking and fighting for someone, right? πŸ™‚

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  3. Hey Super Sweet Blogger! I really enjoy your blog, and wanted to pass this award along to you. Your notification is here, and you can also retrieve the award graphic here so you can place it on your blog. http://thepanamaadventure.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/super-sweet/

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    1. I loooove that story! It’s amazing! How come I never receive packages to Indiana Jones? *sighs* Thank you so much for sharing the story with me! πŸ˜€

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  4. I must pass this on to my daughter. In the midst of a dress-up party a few days ago, we realized that all the 10-12 year old boys were geeks–and oh so happy to be so.

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  5. Ra, I just stumbled upon your gem of a blog today. Thanks for brightening my day with your posts! Your easygoing and humorous style of writing makes me feel like you could be everyone’s best friend. Keep up the wonderful work!

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