PROUD AND INTERESTING GEEKS
I am struggling to learn enough HTML and Blogger tags to modify and add features to this blog. I guess every newbie has gone through this but I wish some help was here now in person.
I am thinking of a couple of young women, who I have come to know through their blogs who mastered writing web pages at a tender age. With pride they both refer to themselves as Geeks, a negative word used in hurtful remarks in my youth. They have embraced it and given it new and interesting meaning. While these two young women have much in common, including web design skills, entrepeneural endeavours, intelligence, college studies, attractive appearance etc, they are very different.
Sara, http://blog.splashdesigngroup.com/ is a staight arrow of a person whose life revolves around family, school, her beloved Apple laptop and shopping. She, no doubt, does her conservative family proud. With her I wish she would comment more on wider world events,( letting us know she is aware of living in a chaotic pained world) and finally find the allusive boyfriend. When she was searching for a university to attend I could not resist writing her to encourage her leaving home and attending a big city school across the country. Predictable, she chose the local safe one near home. Her web site reflects her orderly life.
Stephanie, http://www.stephthegeek.com/, is a rebel who has a very expansive life. Through her creative website she celebrates her sassy self. She reminds me of Witman's "I celebrate myself! . . " in his Leaves of Grass. While she is a dedicated web design student she is also an accomplished musician currently interested in bellydancing. She is also a cam girl who celebrates herself by taking her clothes off. Her photos of her lush nubile body are more artistic that most among cam girls. As with "geek" she seems to take some pride in referring to herself as a "camwhore", among whom she is a leader of a small band of interesting women. Her website is complex and expansive reflecting her personality no doubt.
I find both of these young women fascinating in their own way. As an Internet voyeur and somewhat of a cyberstalker, I will continue to peek in on there blogs and wonder how interesting in real life these young women would be.
Some day I hope to earn the designation, Geek.