His Favorite Things

Physics and math jokes and CPU towers,

open source software, and wizards with powers,

hobbits named Bilbo who chase after rings …

these are a few of his favorite things.

Linux and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,”

that rolly-polies are landbound crustaceans,

Lannisters fighting so they can be kings …

these are a few of his favorite things.

Cool 3-D printing, Joss Whedon, and Slashdot,

all pyrotechnics and building a flash pot,

knowing the reasons a pendulum swings …

these are a few of his favorite things.

When the code fails, when the part dings,

he is not deterred …

he simply revisits his favorite things,

and carries on like … a nerd!

Lyrics ©2015 Bridget Ayres

Set to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things”

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I Heart My Geek

Thanks for being just the geek I need to save the day,

whether it’s a question of my keyboard or display,

or another program that won’t load or open files.

You will come and fix it while you flash your dazzling smiles.

It might be an installation, or a network thing,

or turn into an upgrade, like the crash last month would bring.

Thanks to you, my hard drive dying wasn’t all that bad,

crushing its effectiveness at making this girl sad.

Right away you had me up and going in a pinch

using a small doo-dad that was no more than an inch.

Running Linux from a thumb drive kept me going strong,

helping me participate in NaNo all month long.

When I got my ’puter back, she’s better than before,

lots of room to grow, with most of what I lost restored.

Having tech support on site all hours is such a plus.

You come, investigate, and fix, but never make a fuss.

I’m so glad a super-nerd comes home to me each night,

seeing to my heart and any tech-related plight.

Here’s to you, my one and only favoritest of nerds!

I aim to pay you back, immortalizing you with words.

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