I’m turning 30 this year. I can’t say I’m exciting about it, but I do have an exciting birthday lined up.
And by exciting I mean I’ll be attending a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that is followed by a lecture by a Shakespearean on my actual birthday, which falls on a Friday.
This is me:
This is what I do for fun:
This is why I call myself a Shakespeare nerd.
Actually, there’s more. Readers of this blog will also know that I have a Shakespeare tattoo on my back, that I search for Shakespeare in other countries and collect sonnet books, that I watch Shakespeare films for enjoyment, and that I do research projects in my free time generally centered around Shakespeare pedagogy (or the teaching of Shakespeare).
Heck, one of the most used tags in this blog is Shakespeare. Even without my birthday celebration being at a Shakespeare play, I’d say I can still retain my status as a Shakespeare enthusiast.
If anyone needs further proof of my Shakespeare nerd status, check out my birthday list:
Do you still want further proof? Check out what I’ve been reading on Goodreads:
So, I’m a Shakespeare nerd and I’m proud of it. This is all fun for me and, while I do like to do other things like video games, cooking, reading non Shakespeare books, and sleeping (never underestimate the fun of sleep), Shakespeare will always fascinate me and for that reason, I will never deny my nerd status.
For my birthday I am giving myself +1,000 nerd points for attending a Shakespeare play and I think it is a well deserved present.
– Amanda Riggle