The other day, my mind got to wandering like it tends to do, and I got to thinking about a prior job of mine. Now mind you, I haven’t thought about this job in years. It was an okay job, as far as jobs went. The pay was decent, the co-workers were okay as well, and the general working conditions were fine. But there was one thing that was a thorn in my side about this particular job:
TJ wrote a great piece the other day, and it got me thinking. So I’m going to give my .02 on a similar subject in the same vein.
I went over to my Father’s house the other day, it was and still is, a part of my ritual with him. I go over to check on him, see how he’s been doing, make sure he’s okay, and do some catching up. It’s good for the both of us really.
I was at a car show with my Dad and his buddies the other day. It was great to get out of the house and get away from everything that has been going on in my life, even if it was just for a few hours. It was great to be able to sit down, soak in the sun, drink a few beers, crack a shit ton of jokes, and listen and tell stories.
I have to start with a couple of stories before I get to my point. I would imagine that by the time I get to my point, you, Dear Reader, will have gotten the point. Let’s get going shall we?
Back in 2004 I met a woman online. This was before “swipe apps” and dating sites were really just starting to become a thing. If my memory serves me correctly, I met this woman on MySpace.
She and I begin a dialogue, which turns to checking out each others pictures, which turns into both of us sending each other more recent pictures, which turns into flirty texting, which turns into phone calls, which turns into Skype calls, which turns into both of us deciding to meet in Vegas for a weekend getaway.
(I originally posted this at RobSays.net and I feel that the message is important enough that it needs to be shared here as well. Rob)
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the latest from Gillette, PETA, and the American Psychological Association. I still stand behind that post. It was valid then and is still valid now. However, I’ve had some time to think about it, and now I want to revisit it if you will.
Hey all you fellow Geeks, Gamers, Nerds, and Masculine Men, masculinity is under attack again.
Just this last week Masculinity has really come under attack. The American Psychological Association has come out and said that “traditional” masculinity is harmful to men and boys and have all but said that “traditional” masculinity is a mental disorder.
What is a Masculine Geek? A Masculine Geek is a Man who can play video games with the best of them as well as go out, pick up women, ride motorcycles, drink scotch, and smoke cigars, just to name a few things that he can do.
A Masculine Geek is a Well Rounded Man. He’s the Man that is comfortable in most, if not all social situations, he’s comfortable being surrounded by women, and he’s also comfortable at the gaming table playing the latest, or sometimes, the oldest role playing game that is out there.
A Masculine Geek can be comfortable with live action role playing as well as having an educated discussion about current politics and current events.
A Masculine Geek is the Man who knows how to program a computer, put together an app, and also knows what style of clothes fits him and makes him look his best.
A Masculine Geek is the Man who takes care of his body and his hygiene, but isn’t necessarily obsessed with how “ripped” he can get. He’s also the Man who has a bit of fashion sense, but doesn’t get hung up on it, or always follows the trends.
In the past Masculine and Geek were a dichotomy. The two didn’t go together and even seemed mutually exclusive. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to be just Masculine. You don’t just have to be a Geek.
The two can work together in perfect harmony, if you are willing to take the steps and the time to integrate the two.
So whether you’re a Geek who wants to become more Masculine, or you are a Masculine Man who either hides his Geek side, or is curious to know more about it, welcome! There will be plenty of information that we will be going over here and on our podcasts that will help you understand that you too, can be a Masculine Geek.