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Wired's List of the Most Annoying Habits of Geeky Spouses

Wired Calls Out the Most Annoying Habits of Geeky Spouses

Hmmm. . . am I the annoying one, or the annoyed one? Wired has a list of the most annoying habits of geeky spouses, and the very familiar list has me shaking my head in recognition. A lot of recognition.

We're both guilty of #2, using "frak" in place of real curse words, #4, dissecting movies (him being an ace at Final Cut Pro), #6, requiring extra room in the house for geeky things in gadgets (which forces me to recall the afternoon we each had a meltdown over the TiVo and the cable box not fitting inside our new credenza), and #9, needing to watch certain shows ASAP to avoid spoilers (and avoiding Twitter when those shows are on).

The one that's hands-down the most annoying, which we both do — and I know for a fact annoys our friends — but the ultimate geek habit: #8, looking up information while an argument is in progress. I mean, I paid good money for my iPhone, why shouldn't I use it to prove that River Phoenix was in fact, in Stand By Me? Some things cannot be helped.

Anything you can think of that didn't make the list?

Photo courtesy of CBS

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sparklestar sparklestar 6 years
We do most of these things together... so what?! I don't find them to be annoying habits but I'm sure some of our friends might. Or maybe just the "normals" who insist on trying to make lists about us like we're some undiscovered species. :p
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
My hubby and I don't watch BSG, so we don't use frak, but we both have been known to overuse blargh, from 30 Rock. I frequently use that in place of swearing. And why wouldn't you use the internet to solve all your arguments? I mean, if you can answer the question at hand easily, why continue the argument??
kia kia 6 years
wow, we are both guilty of a lot of that list.
OkLasLoca OkLasLoca 6 years
We are both total geeks. Especially #5 and #8.The T-shirt thing? Don't knock it til you tried it. ;) Geeks unite!!!
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
I have to watch The Office after its on so I can skip through the commercials and enjoy it :)
neko neko 6 years
that last comment didn't go through. I meant to say I love Marshall and Lily.
neko neko 6 years
I just want to say, <3 Marshall and Lily.
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years
1. If I were wittier I'd be punnier. 2. Praise Jeebus, I'm not guilty of pseudo-swearing. I do it fuckin' right. 3. Nothing says good times like throwing cosplay into poker night and birthdays. 4. I will not watch anything with a helicopter in it. And I have a hard time with shitty special effects makeup. 5. Not so much, but I'd rock the dorky tees if I were a dude. 6. Sigh. We outgrew our place the day after we moved in. 7. I've bought that rabbit of Caennerbog (sp?) for others because I don't have room for it myself and like to see it. Does that count? 8. How did I survive without internets on my phone and a full keyboard? 9. I seek out the spoilers before the show/movie is out. 10. I've been alphabetizing my Magic cards since last October. Shut up. :woohoo: oversharing!
whispernaut whispernaut 6 years
The only thing I can think of that is missing is out-quoting each other or worse yet correcting others who are quoting movies.
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
awesome face I have on for example. But yes, I'm guilty of 6 8 and 9 haha. I freak the hell out when someone starts talking about an episode I have yet to see.
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
Excuse me loveaffair I happen to have one (or ten) of these "stupid" shirts. :( That <--awesome face for example. But haha guilty of 6 (we've decided we're getting a gadget/game/everything geeky room someday!), 8 (except everyone I know will get on Google so no one's really getting annoyed lol) and 9. I freak the hell out when someone starts talking about an episode I have yet to see. Fun stuff. :)
Chim Chim 6 years
OMG! its as if they wrote this list with a dedication to meee!!!! along with 7 out the 10, i am soo number 8..i am thee BIGGEST fan of #8. and becuz of which..i win most of my arguments..
StefaPie StefaPie 6 years
I totally agree with #8, checking facts during an argument. There's no reason to be uninformed or misinformed these days, and if you know you're right, then why be mad that they're checking? It may be my favorite thing about technology....
amloveaffair amloveaffair 6 years
I love that you used a picture of Marshall :) #2: I'm usually the one guilty of using 'Frak' (BSG is my obsession and the last ep airs on my birthday!! SO sad) and I also say 'Gods' instead of 'God'. #3. We do this too but I think I'm guilty of it more! Like in Watchmen the wigs were horrible and I kept saying it in the theatre. #5. This isn't Geeky, it's just stupid. #6. Yes, lots and lots and lots! #8. Yes!! I heavily rely on IMDB and chat logs so I can look stuff up. #9. This is more me than him. I watch 19 television shows during the week and I'm pretty much obsessed. I don't Twitter though. #10. We have so many of these kinds of projects going on I finally broke down and started a binder for them. Nothing goes to waste in our home!
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