The Vengeful Polyglot

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You get hassled less at Fry’s if your hair is messy and you’re wearing a WoW tshirt and glasses (maybe not if you wear them exactly like that, though).

Otherwise, I get a lot of “But what color are you looking for (because the criterion women base hardware purchases on)?” and “Don’t you want the one with the Genius Button? It’s better (for reasons I could never supply to you if asked)!”

How many of the sales associates at Fry’s do you think know the only difference between the regular Android search key and the “Genius Button” is that the voice recognition is by Nuance instead of Google? I’m guessing not many. I can tell you for a fact, though, that all of them will assume you don’t.

It’s pretty funny to mess with them, though. Too bad when I look like a nerd none of them will come play with me. 😛

(Also, I got my new Bluetooth headset $15 off because I was able to make them price match to Amazon using my phone. Bazinga! I win the internets.)

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Having finished Bossypants in just over a day, I’m finally ready to select Tiny Fey as my official celebrity idol. I don’t think she intentionally set out to be the role model for disenfranchised twenty-something girl gamer nerds, but neither do I think she would reject it, so there you go.

My personal fascination probably started with 30 Rock. I was originally in the unfortunate situation of never having fully understood that 30 Rock and 3rd Rock from the Sun were different shows. My mom would invite me to watch with her, and I would give her this vaguely puzzled look like “Why are you watching that, of all things?” I wasn’t too familiar with Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live, so I had no context to make me think that, yeah, the shows were probably different, but eventually she got me to sit down and try it out. It was at that point I found my other half. I finally realized what I wanted to be when I grew up. The answer was so simple. I wanted to be Liz Lemon.

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