No, this post is not about Congress…

 

I recently recalled a conversation I had with my friend Diandra a while ago about non-nerds. She was sleeping over at my house and we had just spent numerous hours on my couch watching anime. I don’t remember who brought it up first, but we began to wonder what normal people do at sleepovers (this is a completely innocent conversation, so I don’t want to see any dirty comments about what you wish you could do with your friends at “sleepovers”). I honestly cannot remember the last time I went to a sleepover and didn’t do something geeky. We  have ventured a little from anime and gravitated toward video games—always doing something nerd-related. After we finally decide to go to bed, we stay up even later talking about plans for future gaming or our opinions on the latest Rooster Teeth video.

 

Non-nerds probably make up for the lack of something interesting to discuss by going to the theater or bowling. But when they’re at home, and they’ve already watched their gag-inducing chick-flick or repetitive football game, just what do they do for the rest of the night? Talk about whose boyfriend said what for hours and hours? That must be awful! Just how much is there to say, anyway?! There’s got to be more they do with their time! Or have I put too much faith in the human race?

 

Maybe this is why I have trouble talking to people. I don’t know how to start a conversation without, “So did you hear about that new Dead Island trailer?”

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