Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So I Married a Nerd

Angry Husband always like to remind me that I could have it much worse. He could be spending all his money on beer and strippers. Ya, not in my house. But alas, he's a nerd. Angry Husband would rather play games on the computer, watch movie previews on AppleTV, or hang out with his best friend, Eric. Eric has been around in our life since very early in our marriage. Angry Toddler calls him "Uncle Eric".

Angry Husband and Eric are mentoring Angry Toddler in all things nerd..oh yes!! Angry Toddler knows all of the Star Wars characters. He watches "How It's Made, Myth Busters, and Future Weapons". Angry Toddler would much rather hang out with them than watch cartoons.

Last week, Angry Husband put a movie called "Fan Boys" on our AppleTV. I was bored and decided to watch it. I was busting up, because really I could see Angry Husband and Eric being actors in this movie. They would fit right in.

This is what the movie is about:

It's the Halloween party they've all been waiting for, to have fun with friends and hang out with fellow Star Wars fans and partners in crime. However, events take a turn when one of their bunch who long ago outgrew his old gang and took on adult responsibilities is suddenly in their midst again. Reconnecting is not easy. But soon, Eric, Windows, Hutch and Zoe realize that Linus will not live long enough to experience what's been on their minds for ages: The long-awaited theatrical release of Star Wars - Episode I, which is still several months away. Linus once again suggests to his friends what he's been scheming since fifth grade: Breaking into Skywalker Ranch, this time to steal a print of the movie. Crazy, right? But it might be the only way for Linus to see the movie before he dies. So as insane as it sounds, they take Hutch's van and embark on a mission to drive across half the country to the Ranch.

I've gone through a lot with Angry Husband and Eric. They always have some kind of hobby that they are into; remote controlled cars, remote controlled helicopters, paintball, computer games, and Warhammer 40K. Angry Husband and Eric had ventured into the land of Warhammer 40K twice. I shall call it "hobby of summer 2009", until something else comes along. This is all they talk about.

What is Warhammer 40K?

Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K or just 40K) is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a science fantasy universe. Warhammer 40,000 was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as the futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle, sharing many game mechanics. Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 are released from time to time, often to facilitate a certain sort of game, such as Cities of Death, Planet Strike and Apocalypse, which give rules for urban, planatary siege and large-scale combat, respectively. The game is currently in its fifth edition.

Angry Husband and Eric were setting up their "game table" last week in our house. I had to "roll my eyes". I of course, grabbed my camera. Eric made some comment about asking his permission to take/post pictures. I told him that he needs to read the disclaimer. Anytime, you enter the Angry House, you are subject to being photographed and/or your conversations might end up on the blog. So of course, I started taking pictures, to show what true "nerds" they are.

But do they know they are "nerds"? YES. Eric actually texted me this: I prefer nerd, it implies intelligence. A nerd is technically the guy who does well in school and builds girl robots. A geek dresses up like a storm trooper. Eric went back to school recently and is studying engineering, go figure.

There's one thing for sure, they have never been WOW player aka World of Warcraft. It's not their thing. But, Angry Husband did send me this video the other day. I giggled because we had some issues a few years ago when he played Everquest. He told me that he was never as bad as this kid. That's up for discussion.

oh, and I told Eric about this post. He told me that I have to include this video also.


  1. Okay, so I thought I married a nerd...all the Apple TV, gadgety things, etc. Buuuuuut, this Warhammer table top game just changed my definition of nerd status!! Too, too funny! Most definitely blog worthy.

  2. OMG...our husbands could so hang out. I swear my husband goes through atleast 4-5 hobbies a year. Last year it was airsoft, WoW, robots, & building stuff.

    This year it's still ALL that but he's added Warhammer 40K (Orks). And, when he's not rotating through any of those hobbies he's playing on his computer or watching G4 & the Discovery Channel. I too, married a Nerd.

  3. Um, you left out the fact that he left you like five minutes after your c-section to go see Star Wars, Episode 3. You also left out that not only has 40K been a hobby before but the actual 40K is the estimated amount of money your husband would like to spend a year on his hand painted figurines. Oh yes, Uncle Eric and Angry Husband paint each detail. The previous run of 40K also wound up in them constructing a different table that is still used at the "official geek store" and that your husband and Eric are geek demi-gods to the 40K-ers. LOL

    Also, I really do like Angry Husband and Eric...they are just easy to make fun of and my husband isn't far behind :)

  4. My hubby is a geek/nerd too! He isn't into the 40K stuff, but he is always playing WoW, watching G4 and MythBusters (which is kinda neat sometimes). But, I love him. I knew he was a nerd before we got married, so I guess I knew what i was getting into, huh!

  5. HAHA. This made me laugh!

    Mr. Newlywed is a pseudo-nerd. I say pseudo because he played football in college. However, he loves Star Wars!

  6. I LOVE Triumph! We have a CD of his bits. That star wars only always make me laugh.

    My husband can get a little involved with computer video games but his true obsession is cars. He would honestly spend major bucks if we had it. He loves fixing them up and getting new things for them. It drives me crazy sometimes.

  7. ha ha oh nerds unite. I almost think that we are all nerds with our wonderful blogging obsession!

  8. Bwahahaha... Tabletop games are nerd-tastic. And the fact that I just typed "nerd-tastic" probably makes me one as well, huh? Darnit.

  9. I love the 'I prefer nerd, it implies intelligence.' LOL!

  10. I love that "I prefer nerd" thing. Frickin' hilarious!! Do you ever watch that show on CBS? The Big Bang Theory? I love that show. Nerds at their best. :)

  11. Julie,

    I about pee'd my pants reading this. Awesome post!

  12. OMG...our husbands would be great friends! My husband proudly wears the label of "nerd"! I just laugh....oh and that WOW video was hilarious! Thankfully, no WOW in this family!

  13. So funny. Who knew Nerd was so much better? Only a Nerd I guess.


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