Friday, May 15, 2009

Marry a Nerd

When it came to love and dating, my dad had one piece of advice for his daughters.
He used to always say:

"When you grow up girls, marry a nerd."
When we asked why, he would say:
"Because. Nerds make the best husbands."
Last week, Jack came home with an anniversary card from the campus bookstore.
Inside, in his neat handwriting, was this bit of hot romance:


.Set: r(t) = 6*cos(6*t)
#Points = 250
Click Plot

Then Set: r(t) = 6*(1-sin(t))
# Points = 250
Click Plot

with instructions to visit the Polar Equations Applet at:


Confused, I typed in the address,
set my function (?),
entered my points (??),
and activated the polar plotter (???).

The result was this:


and this:



He was so proud.

Then suddenly panicked, because I actually started to cry. He thought I was crying because it was nerdy.

I was.


Emmers said...

HAHAHA! I love it!!!!!!!!!! I was so lost...I am so glad YOU set all the functions and what not.

Taylor and Jodi said...

that's too great. When Taylor and I were dating, one day I found in my purse a small bar of ceramic created in the lab that had written on it "I'm thinking about you everyday, even at work!"...Nerdy? definitely. I still keep it on my nightstand.

Susan said...

Love this! I also love that Jack fixed the sleeves on your dress so that you could wear it!

Svancara Family said...

what a cute idea!

Chris and Erin said...

He's always been a nerd... I'm glad he found the girl who would love his nerdiness :) Love you two!

Lorie said...

What a sweet guy!

Jeannie said...

I agree. And I love my nerd, too.

Your stories about your dad touch my heart.

Aileen said...

This post gave me a HUGE smile. But really, Katie, I heeded dad's advice better than you did. Case in point? Richard's new glasses. I need to do a post on them. I will! I will!

Katie and Jeff said...

Katie, you two are perfect for each other! I have the same hope for my daughter!

Holbrook Girls said...

What a cute idea!!!

Rileigh Anne said...

Ben thought this was great. I totally understand.

Vivian said...

hooray for nerds! nice going Jack. haha. That reminds me about when Jerry gave me flowers on the 100th day of marriage, because he told me "100 is a very important number in the metric system".

Daneille said...

That is so precious, I'm crying too.

Dawn said...

That is so cute! How come my husband doesn't do things like that for me?

Your dad never gave me that advice. But in a sense, he did. When I was dating Jeff, I had a one-on-one conversation with Jim. He told me, "Dawn, Jeff's a nerd." Later on in the conversation he told me "You don't want to date Jeff, he's too ugly."


Maryann said...

Katie, I love your posts. Always so cute and this is no exception!!! I LOVE it!

Allen and Amy Waples said...

That is Great! Pretty clever Jack...I mean pretty nerdy!

Leslie said...

My husband needs to take a lesson. While we've made some progress, we're still working on appropriate gifts and expressions of love/gratitude.

Our first Valentines Day after we got married he got me a bag of Swedish fish, which he thoughtfully presented in a grocery bag (no card). He then proceeded to eat said fish, leaving none for me.

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