10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse

Geek ShirtsI came across this article in Wired Magazine talking about the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

  1. Punning
  2. Using “frak,” or Klingon, or both, instead of regular swear words
  3. Weird or over-the-top ways of celebrating mainstream holidays
  4. Disecting movies
  5. Wearing obscurely geeky T-shirts to “normal” places
  6. Requiring extra room in the house for geeky things
  7. Geeky toys and decorations can be hard to explain to kids
  8. Looking up information while a discussion/argument is still in progress
  9. Needing to watch certain TV shows ASAP to avoid spoilers
  10. Geeky projects that take over the house and whole weekends

While I was glad I am only guilty of seven habits and not all ten, I thought I would share as suggested conversation at your next Nerd Dinner. As a side note, I would venture a guess that items one, two, and three may be the difference between having a spouse (or significant other) and not unless of course you are both geeks and then who cares about the list.