The firm added a lawyer a short time ago, and yesterday, during the course of a brief conversation on our way out, she said I was scary, then said I was approaching geekdom, then said I'd gone way over the line and was definitely a geek.
All because I like pens. Or, at least, I think I like pens. She thinks I have an unhealthy obsession with them. Just because I can look at pens (in a store or online) for hours, spend a lot of time reading pen-and-paper blogs, and plan on going to the Los Angeles International Pen Show over Presidents' Day weekend (and take my Waterman Expert with me to perhaps drop it off for nib adjustment), she thinks I'm a geek. Imagine that!
The irony of this is that the whole reason we started talking was because I noticed a new notebook on her desk and asked about it. Turns out she's addicted to notebooks. Can't go to Staples for anything without stopping by the notebook aisle. Hard to imagine that someone who is such a notebook junkie would find a pen interest/obsession/addiction "geeky."
A technophile lawyer rediscovers the joys of pen and paper