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An Unlikely Life

The social extremes my life goes through produce combinations of experiences and interests which really have no business going together in the same person, to my almost constant delight.

Take this week so far as an example. Saturday night was, by any definition, kinky. I participated in BDSM, D/s, voyeurism, and exhibitionism, and felt completely in my element. It was a fantastic night.

Sunday I had group sex with three other people, an event so common in my life that I hardly ever mention it in LJ.

By contrast, today I couldn't wait to get home from work! Not because I was looking forward to some deviant sexual adventure, but because I was looking forward to a quiet dinner at home with femetal, followed by an exciting date with a breadboard, a soldering iron, and some electronics components. I don't recall if I've mentioned this in other posts, but I've finally gotten off my duff and started to teach myself electronics, and while I'm just starting out I'm having a blast! My current self-assigned project is to build the simplest computational device I could think of- one that can add 2 bits and give a binary representation of the result in a pair of LEDs, using no integrated circuits. (The army of killer robots will come soon enough. I want to get a firm grounding in the basics first.) It's harder than you'd think (or at least harder than I originally thought, having zero background in component electronics), but I made some real progress tonight. I worked out a design, taught myself how to solder (first time!), and built it. It doesn't work right, but I think my basic approach is sound. It was enormous fun, and I'm learning a lot.

Can you get any nerdier than that? I think not.

I'd say that I'm well-balanced, but we all know better than that. I spend almost no time in the middle. It's always one extreme or the other, and I adore both ends of the spectrum.

Is it a matter of societal perception being skewed, or is my experience really that unusual? I know of at least one other person who is likely in the same situation (I'm looking at you, tacit), so at the very least it's not unique.

I really love my life.

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siren_sings
Feb. 8th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
fritzcat66 took electronics at tech school for two years back when we were in highschool. He is a really good teacher for the basics. You might call him and see if he can suggest some reading or assignments for you. :-)
datan0de
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
If I run into any hitches he'll be on the short list of people to call for help. As far as books and assignments go I've got no shortage. I've got a very good basic electronics book as well as two other instructional books that focus more on robots, and a copy of "Robot Building for Dummies". :-)
siren_sings
Feb. 8th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
another thought...
They rarely show this in the movies, but the truth of life is that nerds get laid a LOT more often and are more likely to be involved in kink, have group sex, sometimes with actual bisexual women, and all those other straight-guy fantasies. Those guys in sales who drive a nice car, never watch sci-fi, and have the cute little size-2 trophy wife? Turns out she's a frigid bitch who only has sex to procreate. He wishes he was you.
datan0de
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: another thought...
You've been talking with my co-workers? ;-) This is part of why I'm less open at work than I used to be, and more willing to let them think that things like sci-fi conventions are nothing more than geekfests.
ucertola
Feb. 8th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
Intelligence is HOT. All of my life I have been attracted to the "nerd" and just to let you know, they are never disappointing.

"Are all nerds as good as you?"
bonedaddybruce
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
Loved that movie!!!

Can't say much for the sequel...
datan0de
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
Intelligence is HOT.
Preachin' to the choir, my dear! I've been known to goad Kim into saying things like "inductively-coupled plasma" during sex. (That's funnier when you realize that I'm not kidding.) :-)

Ever hear the song "Brainsbodyboth" by George Hrab?

"Are all nerds as good as you?"
"Yeah. 'Cuz all jocks think about is sports. All nerds think about is sex."
(Well, that and anything that you'd read about on Slashdot.)
ucertola
Feb. 10th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
No, I have never heard of "Brainsbodyboth". You will have to play it for me some time.

kisses and then some
kismet76
Feb. 10th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
too true
Funny, but I can actually see her doing that or rather saying that...or picture the whole thing in my mind...probably not a good image to have at work though...

And I have never dated jocks in my life...the few who have come close didn't measure up to the others at all...must be true...

Why do you think I am going to Dragon Con this year...?
bonedaddybruce
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
I have been more of an "in the middle" kinda guy with extremes thrown in here and there. I have not been as lucky as you to find like minded people to share my love and life with....

Although, You'll have to meet my new... um... friend..... I'm hoping she will join us at DragonCon... Think she will fit in just fine! :)

BTW!!! I'M GOING TO DRAGONCON THIS YEAR!!!
datan0de
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
Stellar! That's great news!

So are you going as a vendor or is it strictly pleasure?
bonedaddybruce
Feb. 8th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
Strictly....Pleaaaassssure!!!!

So I'll need hotel info so I can join you guys.
ucertola
Feb. 10th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
I love your icons and the name. My computer is called BoneDaddy
bonedaddybruce
Feb. 20th, 2006 09:04 am (UTC)
My first two laptops where Jack and Bonedaddy. My new one is Zero ('cause it's small, lightweight and white.)
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