Friday, February 13, 2009

Zack the Lego Maniac

Stacey reminded me that I needed to further clarify my reference to a certain "Lego Maniac" in my last post. Thanks, Stacey!



I love legos and I always will. Here's me with my siblings and husband on New Year's Day playing with my old legos at my parents' house. Joey wanted to play with them....and you see how it ended up. We are a wild and crazy bunch. (We had a battle with our creations and I smashed the competition, by the way.)

18 comments:

katdish said...

Do you remember when I linked your blog on my SCL post saying "fellow geeky church planter"? I take that back.

On the geeky scale, I must admit: I am not worthy.

As for Stacey, I figured Huck was the geeky one, but I suppose there's no shortage of it at their house either.

♥ Kathy said...

OMG I remember that commercial!!!

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I love legos too! My kids don't know, though. They think I play with them just because I'm a nice mommy. :)

Stacey said...

Don't worry katdish. There's plenty of geek to go around at my house. :)

I'm glad you found the commercial Beth! When I mentioned it to Huck at lunch, he said "Oh I need to see if I can find that commercial!" He's a lego lover too.

Ryan B said...

When I was a kid I loved legos and had a huge collection. Let's just say I was a little heated when my mom gave all of them away to the neighbor boy this summer. My rocket ship was sooooo sweet.

Nick the Geek said...

geekdom unite. I've been trying to convince my wife to let me buy the Millennium Falcon giant lego set.

That would be awesome.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

My son and both his parents want the Millenium Falcon set.

Yaaaaaaaaaay, GEEKS!

Mare said...

I loved legos!! Well, I mostly loved playing with the little lego men that could become women by simply snapping on a little wig. Barbies...not so much; little sharp, yellow, square people...loved them!

Nick the Geek said...

speaking of legos, anyone have the lego games? We have Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga and Lego Batman and Lego Indiana Jones. 3 out of 5 video games my wife will actually play with me. Her favorite part is that Chewie rips the arms off the other characters. Very comical

katdish said...

Hmmm....my 11 year old son has all the Star Wars lego games and the Indianan Jones one, too. Speaking of my son, he just called me from a friend's house and reminded me that I promised to take him to a Yu-gi-oh dueling tournament.

So maybe I'm not a geek...I just carry the gene.

Nick the Geek said...

katdish,

It is a dominate gene so if you aren't exhibiting your full geek potential this means your children got the gene from their dad or you are repressing your geekness.

Beth said...

Haha...my husband downloaded the demo for the lego Star Wars game the other night and my kids loved it! (They mostly watched him play...) We're raising future geeks.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Lego Batman and Lego Star Wars here.

Check and check.

Glad to see we all have so much in common!

And by the way... I'm not feeling funny at all. I don't know what to do with myself. Guess maybe I should write a poem or something...

katdish said...

I've always considered myself much more of a freak than a geek. My husband is an engineer, but he's not a geek. Very quiet, but very intelligent. In high school, I never wanted to do anything the popular crowd was doing. I did have quite a large geek boy following. They would literally follow me around and laugh at my stupid jokes. Maybe because I valued their intelligence and creativity that other people never took the time to see. I've always thought I was a pretty cool person, but then, I think all of you are incredibly cool, too. So maybe all the popular kids were the ones who didn't get it...much to ponder.

Nick the Geek said...

see you mistake geek for uncool. We are like ninja with extreme skills in select areas. Some geeks focus on obvious geek areas while others are on more obscure areas but still super skills in those areas. For example you can have a WWII geek that knows pretty much everything there is to know about WWII.

I like to think of myself as a well rounded geek with random facts across the board.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I have the motherlode of legos in my basement. Lego sets from 17-28 years ago - Star Wars, "The Castle," I can't even remember the names of them. All I know is that those little plastic blocks 1) kept my boys out of my hair for hours at a time, 2) caused me to utter curse words in the middle of the night when I'd step on them, and 3) cost me literally thousands of dollars. There wasn't a set those boys didn't have, along with all the road plates and other accessories.

And can I just say that I hate being the last to jump in here? I hate working late. I miss all the fun in Legoland. By the time I get here, it's all commented out and all the snark, geek, and cool has been spent. Guess I'll go dig out the Lego battleship and have a pity party.

Beth said...

Ooooo....Lego party at Candy's house!! Who's bringing the Sunny D?

"I did have quite a large geek boy following."
Hahahaha. Katdish: Queen of the Geeks.

Nick the Geek said...

Candy, looks like not all the geek was spent. You appear to have been hoarding the geek currency of legos in your basement.