I don't think you would look at me and say 'Now she looks like a real threat!' I am not the most competitive person, well, not in the conventional way.
Uncoordinated,and nonathletic, in school I was always the last girl to be picked for team sports. Introverted, I spend most of the summer holidays in the local library or with my best friend, Ruth, who was just as much a nerd as I. I tell you this, not to appeal to your sympathy, we nerds have our moments.
When there was a math relay, spelling bee, or a sentence to be diagrammed, we were the FIRST to be picked. When the teacher announced that we would be having a 'pop quiz', other students would groan and hold their heads in their hands. 'Oh goodie', Ruth and I would exclaim, rubbing our hands together with glee. We had read a chapter ahead .... horrible little swats!
I had the same response, 'Oh goodie', when my friend Eilean invited me to the Quiz Night. We have a pretty nifty team, if I say so myself:
- Eilean; attended university in Edinburgh and knows her stuff, excellent with languages, literature, classical music-opera, knows the Latin names of plants and so much more!
- Leslie; Eilean's husband, Cambridge educated, brilliant all-rounder, great with word puzzles, theatre and sports, amazing encyclopedic scope and a passion for the game!
- Andy; my husband, excellent with movies, music, all things computer, modern history, and science- an avid reader with a huge range of knowledge. Brains are sexy!
- and.... ME!
I have to go now. I am off to do some revising for the quiz.
I know... I am still a NERD!