Ok, I confess, I’m a Nerk!
For those wondering, a Nerk is a cross between a geek and a nerd.
A geek is obsessed with something, usually technology, sci-fi television, movies, etc.
A nerd is a loner who pursues purely intellectual pursuits or has one particular area of interest.
The cross produces someone like me. I love my sci-fi, love technology and I am obsessed with something, doing the Appalachian Trail and raising as much money as I can for my charities.
As a consequence I am constantly looking for new ways to let people know about my little walk. I am sure I am now annoying every single person who knows me with my constant chat about what I need for the walk and what kind of technology is out there that I could use.
At the moment I am having to blog, tweet and facebook about my walk in the local coffee shop because I don’t have a laptop. I am trying to get the Gadget Show to get interested in being my official gadget sponsor, cause let’s face it if a gadget can last with me for six months on the trail – it can survive anything.
Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz took no gadgets with them on the trail, but I’m taking as much as I can. Here is the little list of things I am hoping to take.
Digital Video Camera
GPS (with tracker that you can watch on the net)
Digital Camera (By the way the credit for the amazing photo on my home page goes to my Dad!)
Blackberry (or equivalent, a girl got to blog, download video, etc.)
Ipod – For music but also audio books. I’m hoping to take the complete works of Bill with me.
And I am sure there are things I haven’t thought of yet. Suggestions please.
All of this is because the more people who know about what I’m doing, the more money will go to my charities. In case you haven’t checked them out, click the links on the homepage.