Coworker #1: Talking with you is so enlightening, Rachel!
Me: HA! If we're talking about nerdy things, then possibly.
Coworker #2: You think you're a nerd?
Me: Wait, are you serious? My dad has done everything in his power to make me his little nerd child. In a lot of ways, he was rather successful.
Coworker #2: But you don't look like a nerd!
Me: . . . I'm wearing a BLOG-RELATED T-SHIRT.
Coworker #2: Yeah, that's kinda nerdy, I guess. But I didn't know it was a blogging thing until you told me. I just thought it was hilarious.
Me: Tomorrow, I'll wear my shirt that says, "I'm blogging this."
Coworker #2: Okay, that would be nerdier. Still, you don't look the part. You know what a nerd looks like.
Me: I'm friends with a guy who carries a towel in his pocket because of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Does that count? NO WAIT. I have a pirate/ninja launcher. IN MY PURSE.
Coworker #2: You win.
We spent the rest of the day launching wee little pirates and wee little ninjas at various unsuspecting coworkers, and it was one of my favorite memories of 2008 thus far.