Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Eating with Geeks

I just got back from a potluck for the computer science department here at UT. Jeremy made me go with him and it was everything I expected it to be and more. The comp sci stereotype definitely rang true - most of the students and staff were some what socially awkward and talked about geeky tech stuff a lot. I now know what it is like to be at Michigan Tech. I feel so bad for my sister, Allie, who's there. But then again,I bet she gets the honor of being the coolest person around a lot.

The event was particularly funny to me in how different it was from our social work events at Baylor. First of all, the social work potlucks were mostly all girls where as this one was nearly all guys. Also, social work students know how to cook and there is always a lot of good food at potluck type things. Comp sci guys are a little lacking in that area. Social work events always had something somewhat related to social work - guest speakers, lectures, social work paraphanelia raffles, etc. This had a geek trivia contest - everything was related to computers and technology and the prizes were little boxes of nerds. I am proud to say that I did know two of the answers (how much did google buy YouTube for and what two Steves started Apple computers). We never had trivia contests at social work events. I'm not sure what type of social work trivia there is though.

All in all it was an interesting event and I'm happy that I am involved in a discipline where people are generally sociable and not completely awkward.

10 comments:

dinkumator said...

easy. social work trivia: how many ways can you answer the question "How many social workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

second, i love how your last post ended with "It's a good thing I out grew being such a nerd." even though you know you still are...

Golda said...

Haha, I am not a nerd! At least not compared to everyone in your department... It's all relative.

And I know at least 4 different ways to answer the light bulb question!

erin said...

we always played social work trivia in one of my classes over the summer, and mebbe it was all the questions that prof found, but social work trivia is QUITE dull. info about people like mary richmond is all good and well for knowing the origins of the practice, but it doesn't really make for interesting trivia. but the social workers i know all really know how to cook, too!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're a computer geek. Thanks for helping with set up my wireless router!

shadylady said...

Socially awkward....aren't we all that at times?

Now...about this wireless router...when did you say you would be returning to Texas Golda?

Betsy! said...

I like the little boxes of NERDS - thats so funny!

Melissa said...

Oops! It was Jeremy that helped me out so much with the wireless. I meant to thank him. Thanks, Golda, for letting me talk to Jeremy. :)

Allie said...

I'm so happy that you got to experience my life for a few hours!!! but to top it off did they talk about World of Warcraft (A.K.A. WOW)? because if not then they truely aren't nerdy. That is what all the C.S. majors and other nerds talk about here. Oh by the way, I'm now an official sister of THETA CHI EPSILON!!! YAY!!!!

mujahadad said...

Complaining about free food? Always remember 2 things. 1st whats the best meal you can eat??? A free one. 2nd whats the best beer??? the one thats directly in front of you. No Worries

ggranny36 said...

Being brainy doesn't always mean one is a nerd. Just if they act like one. Do you? I don't think so. I guess we should add Allie to the brainy nerd class. It is great that she is a real sister now. I always thought she was a great sister. I guess all those other sisters are finding that out.