Discover Your Inner Geek With Our Fabulous Geeks Guide

13th Jul 2013 / By Guest Contributor

July 13th is Embrace Your Geek Day! Thanks to our continued devotion to obscure holidays (holiday geek?), we are celebrating. A “geek” is defined as a person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest. Do you qualify for geek status in fashion, technology, food, music or science? Scan through our Fabulous Geeks Guide and find out for yourself. 


Fashion Geek

You Might Be A Fashion Geek If You: Follow designers, fashion editors and bloggers for daily updates, wish you could start your own fashion line, and love to shop.
How To Celebrate Geek Day: Fashion movie marathon! Devil Wears Prada, Coco Before Chanel, Sex and the City (1 and 2), The September Issue, and guilty pleasure Clueless.
Geek Idol: Anna Wintour, editorix and boss lady at Vogue. She has been obsessed with fashion since a young, age. Her affluent childhood gave her access to top designers, luxurious garments, and taste for fashion, that has yet to be matched.

Anna Wintour at Donna Karan Collection Show

Fashion Geek, Anna Wintour at Donna Karan Collection Show | Photo Credit: Donna Karan

Food Geek

You Might Be A Food Geek If You: Dream of having a gourmet kitchen, filled with fresh produce from the local farmers market. You scour Groupon for deals to exciting new restaurants, and your favorite show is Best Thing I Ate on the Food Network.
How To Celebrate Geek Day: Foodie crawl through your favorite neighborhood! Grab appetizers at location 1, main course plus side dishes at location 2, dessert at location 3, and end the night with drinks at location 4.
Geek Idol: Aarti Sequeira, winner of The Next Food Network Star. Just a food blogger with a culinary degree, she beat out fellow foodie contestants to take home the title in the 6th season. Her show Aarti Party focuses on sharing easy ways to enhance American favorite dishes with simple but unique Indian influences. She is currently working on two new shows for the Cooking Channel.


The Next Food Network Star’s Aarti Sequeira | Photo Credit: La Times

Math & Science Geek

You Might Be A M & S Geek If You: Had a huge crush on Fox Mulder from X-Files, and you still “want to believe”. There is no greater joy than being able to solve a puzzle, whether it be a math problem, riddle, or how to make a potato into a battery.
How To Celebrate Geek Day: Take a solo or group trip to your local planetarium or science center. The IMAX theater is not just fun for kids, fly through the arctic, go to outer space, and see our natural wonders from a bird’s eye view.
Geek Idol: Danica McKellar, Ms. Winnie Cooper (from The Wonder Years) graduated summa cum laude from UCLA she then co-authored the Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem (although don’t expect me to explain it) and published three best selling books entitled Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss and Hot X: Algebra Exposed!

Danica McKellar Photo Credit:

Math Geek Icon Danica McKellar Photo Credit: Danica McKeller

Music Geek

You Might Be A Music Geek If You: Dream of having a vinyl collection. Scour magazines and blogs to stay on top of producer- artist collaboration, festival line ups, and what your favorite musicians are currently working on.
How To Celebrate Geek Day: Since you believe your friends should listen to good music, make a “mixtape” or Spotify playlist of the up and coming artists they should support, right now. Invite everyone over for a listening party, and give them a CD mix to take home.
Geek Idol: Ester Dean, she has amassed a catalog of songs she has written or co-written for other artists, such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Monica, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mary J. Blige, among others. Just check out this list of songs written by Dean.


Ester Dean: American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer | Photo Credit: Ester Dean

Technology Geek

You Might Be A Technology Geek If You: Are willing to wait in line to be the first to have the latest edition of your favorite tech toy.
How To Celebrate Geek Day:  Host a “Lan Party”! A party where people bring their own computers, hook them up, and game all night long with each other. Don’t forget the caffeine and junk food.
Geek Idol: Justine Ezarik, eye candy for tech geeks everywhere, she is best known as iJustine, a lifecaster who communicated directly with her thousands of viewers on her channel, She reports on gaming, technology, and her love of Apple products.


Photo Credit: iJustine


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