I think nerds are awesome, by the way, so it's not that I'm denying nerdiness because I think I'm better than that. It's the opposite of that. I feel like I might be on the road to Nerd, but that I'm not quite there yet. I have a Yellow Belt in Nerd.
Okay, I know what you're thinking. Saying "I have a Yellow Belt in Nerd" automatically moves me up a belt. I wish it worked that way.
I'm serious when I say I want to be a Nerd (legitimately), but I'm also serious when I say that I don't appreciate my husband calling me a nerd when I read the plot summaries for Lost Season 2. I kind of wish he had waited until I started reading analysis of themes for Lost Season 2, because now I fear I will jump from mere nerd to just straight-up pathetic. You just don't jump the gun like that. Also, it's maybe the second or third unsexiest thing you could possibly say to your wife.
So, to summarize, I'm not quite a nerd, because I don't know everything I think nerds know, but I want to know those things, so I am deeming myself a prospective nerd. Nerd-In-Training. Eric may sound the Nerd Alert, but all that does is confirm that he is a Black Belt Dork, which everyone knows, is just a Nerd without the redeeming smarts to make it all okay.