Study Shows Video Game Addicts are NOT Shy Nerds
I think we have two separate studies here. You don't have to be shy to be a nerd; you can be a nerd without being shy.
Let's just say...I have a certain "inept" (though he may be expert by now! It's been a few days.) Dance Dance Revolution!! player in mind here. Not shy (he posted his DDR moves on his blog!): definitely a nerd (he posted his DDR moves on his blog!) I'd like to add a "serious guts" category (he posted his DDR moves on his blog!)
Then there's this kid who's not shy, more of a jerk than a nerd, and could probably be categorized under several chapters of the DSM IV-TR (warning: swearing in the translation, though I was only able to watch about 15 seconds anyway - the kid is so toxic my stress level rose about 75 points almost immediately. Come to think of it, i don't know why I posted this other than it falls so totally under the heading of: "..Whoa.").
Though looking at that video now, I imagine it's not far off from how I felt behind the wheel during rush hour last night. OMG, were any of you driving southeast last night from 4:30 on?? WHAT WAS GOING ON?!?! It took me 2 and a half HOURS to get home. From NORTHBROOK. 13 MILES. AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! And me with no iPod. Oh, sure, the replacement PodFreq had arrived before I left work, but I'd forgotten my iPod at home. Oh! Did I mention? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!