On Friday, I took part in the two mainstream nerd events in NYC. At 6pm, I waited in line for Tiger at the Apple Store. There were about 500 other geeks in line waiting to get in and the line kept growing after I entered. Although I didn't win anything from the scratch card they handed me, I did walk away with a shiny, new copy of Tiger.*

From there, I walked to a showing of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It was a ton of fun and I'll have a proper review soon.

The combination of these two made me feel like a proud nerd, even though I got a little ribbing from my girlfriend, which was probably deserved. That being said, I am not ashamed of my nerdery. I embrace it, and I suggest you embrace your inner-nerd as well. You'll thank me for it some day.

* On Saturday, I spent half of the day installing Tiger. It's pretty sweet so far. Spotlight is definitely making life better and Dashboard will awesome in a month or two, after people develop some more widgets.