Hi hi hi! I’m Jen. Not the Jen, more like Jen2. Or Jenn. I’m not going to lie, I’m psyched out of my friggin mind to be sharing my love with you. While I am a huge nerdwad, I’m a different breed. I’m not into technology. I’m not a total technotard, but I’m less than impressive. I can do Facebook! Win? Maybe. Twitter? That would be a pretty much not so much at this point. I have a solid 17 followers. I know, I’m a pretty big deal. I’m also not a gamer, a sports nerd, a social media genius, a straight-up pocket protector toter, or an Urkel reincarnate.
Here’s what I am. I’m a science nerd. Nature, specifically. My mind just melts into puddles of love over words like caprophagy (the act of eating poop) and stereotypic behaviors (the unnatural things animals do in captivity), and don’t even get me started on why hippos are the awesomest land mammals. I love me some life, and not in the way others do. It’s not living life and experiencing junk that gets me hot, it’s actual life. Birth, breath, and death. Species, rainforests, weird shit. I’m all about the organic, but organic in the traditional sense – anything of, relating to, or arising from a living organism. Uuuuuuggggghh *big shivers*. Yummy brain matter.
Here’s my second angle – I’m a mom. Of three. Yeah, no joke, three blossoming nerd children. I know I’m not the only nerdy mom out there, right? My biggest goal with my kids (after the regular junk – teaching them to be respectful, make choices for themselves, blah blah) is to raise them to be as nerdy as their parents. A nerd to be isn’t someone that is socially inept or in serious need of a wedgie. A nerd is someone that has an intense passion for something, and has the confidence and self-knowledge to explore and express that passion at every opportunity. Who wouldn’t want a kid like that? Well, my dad, but we’ll save that for another session…
I guess now that I’m done selling myself to you I’ll leave you with a photo of one of my favorite doods. It’s a decorator crab – they pick up debris from their surroundings and sew it to themselves in order to blend in. Nice try, sir, you need to own it, not fade into the crowd!
Um, and I suppose you could follow me on Twitter (you may be lucky enough to be one of my first 20): @JenSwedhin