Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nerd


I just had a thought go through my head and came to the realization that I may be the biggest nerd on the planet. I've been reading a lot about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers lately, so I've been thinking about it a lot. Today the kids watched a couple Harry Potter movies. I was sitting here watching Harry Potter and I thought to myself,

“I wonder which Hogwarts houses the Sorting Hat would put the Founding Fathers in?”

Yeah, I know. Go ahead and punch me in the mouth and steal my lunch money. I would punch you and steal your lunch money if you asked me the same thing.

So anyway, this is what I think: George Washington would definitely be in Gryffindor. Oh my god, that's such an easy one! John Adams would be in Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. I'm not really sure on that one. He was pretty brave, but also pretty clever, but he was ambitious too, so maybe Slytherin? The Sorting Hat would really have its work cut out for it with old J.A.! I'm pretty sure Thomas Jefferson would be a Ravenclaw. Alexander Hamilton would be in Slytherin. James Madison would be in Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Ben Franklin would be in Ravenclaw. I can't think of any Founding Fathers that would be in Hufflepuff. The Hufflepuffs of the 1770s and 1780s were probably more behind the scenes people.

I have to go to my Na'vi study group now and then come home and do my light-saber skills exercise tape. Live long and prosper!

UPDATE:  Okay, I'm sorry to have to do this to my own sister, but she commented on this post and in the interest of diverting the attention of all the cool-kid bullies from myself to her, I'm going to put her comment right here on the post because it is so funny/nerdy that I can't stop laughing.  Here it is:


"For one of my military classes when I was in Monterey, we had to write about a great battle and disect the strategy on both sides, etc.....I did mine on the Battle for Middle Earth. Got a "B" on it, too!! Maybe we get a ticket straight to Geek City once we're over 30...."


OMG

12 comments:

  1. I think that's a perfectly reasonable question. i don't know enough about the founding fathers to really comment on your picks, though.

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  2. For one of my military classes when I was in Monterey, we had to write about a great battle and disect the strategy on both sides, etc.....I did mine on the Battle for Middle Earth. Got a "B" on it, too!! Maybe we get a ticket straight to Geek City once we're over 30....

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  3. P.S. Your link was not a news flash to those that know you....

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  4. Amy, I think your nerd revelation is WAY nerdier than mine! OMG, Mitch and I can't stop laughing! Middle EArth! HA!!!!

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  5. Great post!
    I love Nerds...

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  6. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligMay 2, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    ...almost as much as Band Geeks and Orch Dorks. OMG Sarah, you were both.

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  7. My brother in law could go battle for battle with you. He loves that stuff. You need to find antother like-minded nerd to discuss this stuff with. Perhaps a history teacher?

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  8. Man... you are nerdier than the nerds I do homework for!

    Cynthia W.

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  9. Frankly I'm concerned you know the names of these places from Harry Potter.

    I think you're really weird and well, you do wear glasses.....own your inner nerd!

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  10. This is the best idea ever. EVER.

    Although I'm not sure I agree that John Adams wouldn't be in Slytherin. Just my thought.

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  11. Okay, I'm reading a John Adams biography right now, and you are right, Suniverse, he would not be in Slytherin. He would be in Gryffindor, most likely, but there is plenty of evidence that he could be a Ravenclaw as well. We will never really know, and that's a shame.

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