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Shift In Power; The Rise of the Nerd

It’s time for the nerd girls of the world to rise up and take control of the spotlight – sit down party girls, your glitter has faded and your pantyhose have a run in them.

Every few years its time to dethrone the reigning source of power in the pecking order and make way for a new, fresh approach at life. That time is now, and that power is me and my nerdy kinfolk alike.

We are the nerds, dorks, weirdos and oddballs. The girls who would rather learn new baking techniques, master the art of a good whiskey cocktail (or like my Friday nights – watch “Say Yes To The Dress in pajama’s) then parade around a dirty bar in hopes of finding our male counterpart in the sticky bar dance floor.

Now, don’t be mistaken, I love to dance like the rest of you, but I’d rather dance in the light of my bathroom whilst singing into my hairbrush or into the back of my best friends head when she’s not looking. (I want to say this is a just a joke, but it’s not… Sorry Lindsay!)

So I say it’s time to break out our battle gear, (grandma sweaters, party dresses, glasses, books and record collections) and prepare for battle. We can outshine them with our witty repartee, our love for trilogies and our mean hostess skills.

It’s time for the sweet ones to be in the spotlight. The ones who understand that glitter is best used minimal and that Reese Witherspoon didn’t write the songs for Walk The Line.

It’s time for dinner parties around a big table with the gentle sounds of music softly playing under the conversation among friends.

It’s time for cocktail nights in, movie marathons, bathroom dance parties, kitchen dance parties, to ride our bikes and forgetting to fake a feeling to get a desired result.

It’s time for us. It’s our time to shine (glitter-free of course).

You can read more from Carly Richardson on her blog or follow her on Twitter.

  • Crystal Lacey

    I love this so much! <3

  • Muhammad Tri Muchsin Nasution

    the tittle should’ve been ‘the nerd invasion’

  • Susie Hughes

    I think “The Rise of the Nerd” is actually a perfect title. and YES! drinks up to Nerds, Geeks, Dorks [and whatever name that we have acquired =]

  • Charlotte Scott

    This kind of stuff isn’t really nerd behaviour, though… nerdiness is pretty much defined as an intelligent person who has an obsession with a non-social hobby.

    There’s nothing wrong with not going out every night of the week, I just think it’s silly to say that that behaviour classifies you as a nerd.

  • Alycia Lourim

    yayy this makes me so happy because im the girl who stays in on the weekends because i enjoy that rather then going to a club and all of thee above. it is our turn to shine 😀

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  • Brenna Laginess

    This is an article about how being one kind of female is right and being a different kind of female from that is wrong, and I don’t support it.

  • Natalia Ailatan

    hahaha i love this…

  • Brittney Valenzano

    Glitter is a terrible terrible thing. This post is great! Now following you on Twitter :)

  • Kati Ber

    I like glitter 😛

  • Eden Carter

    People think that Reese Witherspoon wrote the songs for “Walk the Line?” Seriously? Wow. Why is it that America just keeps failing. My generation sometimes makes me sad. Your post, however, made me very happy.

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