Dear Nerd Lunch: Jeeg

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Dear Nerd Lunch: Jeeg

Dear Nerd Lunch,

 

dearnerdlunchHas it really been 5 years already?  I know I don’t write as much as I should these days, so let me apologize.  I am devoting a lot of attention your little brother, Podcast, and Twitter can be a hell of a distraction, but you’re still just as important as ever.

 

In the summer of 2007 I was in the process of moving to Chicago and CT had been in Florida for a couple years already.  The opportunities for me, CT, and PLee to nerd out together were effectively coming to an end.  We had talked about doing a blog mostly to preserve the witticisms we were exchanging daily via e-mail, but you became the place for our musings that used to be exchanged over gyros, Quizno’s sammiches, or the D&D game table.  And in that regard you’ve been more successful than I could have imagined.

 

This place provides a long distance connection like what grandparents and grandkids now get using video chat, except we’re middle aged men whose bonds are strengthened through reviews of The Goonies or bacon sundaes.  It’s obvious that without you, Nerd Lunch, I wouldn’t have had the occasion to get to know Pax, The Atomic Geeks, our superfan Jack, or all the great bloggers we’ve crossed paths with the last 5 years.  What might not be so clear are the other benefits you’ve afforded me.  It would have been very easy for me to be consumed by the “real life” stuff that has happened during these years and I honestly don’t know if I would have kept up on my nerd interests or stayed as close with CT and PLee. 

 

So thank you, Nerd Lunch.  Thanks for what you’ve brought into my life, but more importantly what you’ve kept in it.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeeg

By | 2017-03-17T02:58:48+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , |3 Comments

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  1. Jeeg February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I have to admit, I felt like Chief Iron Eyes Cody after writing this post.

  2. Paxton February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Nice, Jeeg. Very nice.

    Pardon me, it seems I've got something in my eye…..

  3. Jack February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is not the approach I expected for your 5th year celebration, and almost might have missed it after that spectacular 500th post graphic, but thanks to you all for providing this site, with all its warts, blemishes, and most of all, antics.

    For those who don't know, I'm in my 60's. A couple of years ago, I lost a friend I made in middle school with whom I used to sit up all night discussing every kind of mindless crap that a dedicated nerd could dream up. I didn't realize what a void that left until I blundered into you guys (thanks, "Next Blog" button!) doing the very same thing. It has been very fulfilling being an eavesdropper and occasional participant.

    And me, a superfan? Now, that's an honor that I will long treasure. I had no idea you saw me that way. Sometimes it seems like all I have to do to bring a thread to a crashing halt is to log on. I sincerely hope that doesn't happen in this case. As much fun as it looks like you're having with this, as a fellow blogger, I'm well aware of the hard work that underpins the circus tent, and just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you've put into this over those years, and hope there's at least that many more… Then all I have to do is make sure I'm around to enjoy them!

    So, thanks for everything, Nerd Lunch. Sites like this come and go on a daily basis. I'm glad this one has evaded that fate. Apparently there is still a place for quality in the modern age!

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