There is a fine line between being a Geek’s Wife and being an actual Geek.
Last night…I crossed over.
I attended my first ever LAN party.
LAN stands for Local Area Network, and “LAN party” is geek shorthand for hooking a bunch of computers together at the same site, allowing the geek owners of said computers to play computer games together over the network into the wee, wee hours of the morning.
So last night, Paul and I packed up our computers, spare network cables, and assorted snacks, and set out for the home of our friends, Ryan and Regina, fellow World of Warcraft addicts and all around fun people. We brought movies and sleeping bags for the kids, who camped out in the next room while we crossed the plains and mountains of Azeroth, completing quests and fighting the Horde.
Now here I sit, the Morning After: stringy hair, yesterday’s clothes, jalapeno chip breath, and a Diet Coke hangover (there won’t be any pictures on this post, by the way.) I’m exhausted, rumpled, and grubby, and all I can think about is how cool it is that I got 146,000 xp (experience points, to the uninitiated) in one night and conquered six of the eight Maraudon bosses in a single run.
If that doesn’t make me a bona fide Geek, I don’t know what will.