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“No one chooses to be a geek”

There was no such thing as ‘geek chic’ in my day. There were no fashion spreads featuring models in tweed jackets and glasses. Now hipsters buy specs with clear glass in them as fashion accessories, made by Tom Ford or Yves Saint Laurent.

Stephen Merchant (and others) on the awkward years of adolescence. If you’ve heard Merchant on the Ricky Gervais podcasts (or the earlier XFM radio shows) then some of his anecdotes about life as a ‘teenage geek’ will be familiar to you. As they also might if you’ve ever made the mistake of pretending to be something you’re not.

My micro life: 10:27pm, 7 February 2010

Today I unwittingly took both glass and alcohol to a glass- and alcohol-free event.

My micro life: 5:28pm, 4 December 2009

I just broke a deckchair. And, I suspect, my anus.

My micro life: 1:06pm, 11 September 2009

Managed to flick a vibrant yellow stripe of poo onto myself. Not my own, if that makes it any better.

My micro life: 9:21am, 30 July 2009

When delivery men bring me parcels I am invariably in my dressing gown. I can’t help feeling bad about that.

My micro life: 11:36am, 17 April 2009

Comments I’d rephrase for clarity if I had my time again (#14): “Daddy’s just going to wipe his bottom and make you a sandwich.”

My micro life: 1:00pm, 24 February 2009

Two things I forgot today: removal of underpants from bathroom, and the fact that we had a house inspection.

My micro life: 5:27pm, 16 October 2008

Accusing look from bathrobed woman doing tai chi in her courtyard makes me wonder if the windows at the office really are tinted.