Dear Men...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So yesterday, I was at a friend's house for a mini get together. While in the midst of small talk (which I miserably fail at) one of my friend's friend decided jump in on the conversation I was having with another person. We were discussing watches, Microsoft's latest acquisition and eventually came down to PC gaming vs consoles. Since gaming is one of my favorites, I had a lot to say. I was interrupted by this person and he, quite skeptically asked me, "Oh, you play games? Which one?". He was so sure I'm not a gamer and possess zero knowledge on gaming. I mean, girls and PC games don't go together right? Wrong. Let me just say my 'a-slap-on-his-face' response to him ended with a "What games do you play? My Little Pony?"

It annoys me when people assume things just because I have mascara on my lashes and wear heels. I'm a gamer. I've been a gamer ever since I was little. My all time fav game is Warcraft followed by the Need for Speed series, Diablo 2 & 3, GTA, Quake series, Unreal Tournament, Halo, Devil May Cry series, the Tomb Raider series etc.  When I play, I play to win. I've been a GameSpot member ever since I can remember. I follow the E3 closely every year and attending the BlizzCon is on my wishlist. If you don't know what those are, Google it and gasp. I beat my brother and a male friend at a car racing game once. While playing a game, my heart beats louder when I come across an area that has a LOT of ammo available or when the lights in the frame begin to flicker.
I also love cars. I hate it when some girls say, "Oh, I love cars". Ask them which is their favorite and they respond, "Fast cars". Major facepalm. How about you talk horsepower, engine size, rims, miles et all and then I'll believe you're a fan of cars. Do you know what a run flat tire is? Yea, that's the kind of car talk I talk about. I'm not an an expert but I do know my car basics. I admit though, I do not know how to change a flat tire.

I'm a huge comic books geek. I love DC Comics' characters/superheroes more than Marvel Comics. I own two limited edition Marvel Comics books (the irony of it all) that I will never part with, ever. I love Batman and I think he's 10 times better than Iron Man (or any other superhero). If I had access to a comic books store in Dubai, you would definitely find me *living* in that place. Dubai needs a place like this- I'm not the only comics geek here. Sure, we have a Marvel Comics theme park due to open 2013, but a comics book store beats it- anytime, any day.

The Large Hadron Collider is something that piques my interest at all times. I read about CERN and their developments regularly, whether there's news or no news about the Higgs boson particle. I dislike the fact that I don't know people whom I can discuss/ share such info with and get their opinions on the same. I'm obsessed with ancient history. I study about relics, artifacts and historical monuments; they fascinate me to the core. I love the mountains and the surrounding areas more than beaches. In fact, I hate beaches. I love libraries. The bookstore at Dubai Mall is the closest I can get to doing something good with my time. I find a session at the Autodrome more exciting than a candlelight dinner. I'm a WWE fan and watched them live in Abu Dhabi (Raw World Tour). I think that The Rock is lame (save your argument for another day). I also feel that they should rethink about bringing that wrecking machine known as Brock Lesnar for Summer Slam- what, no other superstars available? I cannot stand movies that fall within the romantic genre. I find them boring and slow (yaaaawn- falls asleep)...did I mention boring? I will sprint out of the theater should I be forced to watch such. I hate 3D movies because I develop a headache 15mins into the first scene. I feel more for animals than I do for people. While watching a movie, I feel bad and at times cry when a horse goes through a bad time vs. the person who just fell off the horse and died. I love camping but am afraid of all the lurking bugs (yes, big scardy cat here). 
 I love to shop for watches and shoes more than clothes or makeup. I lament over a broken nail and love unconventional snow globes. I watch cartoons while having dinner and laugh till my stomach hurts while viewing The Big Bang Theory. I get awfully lazy at times and am scared to try a red lipstick (I'm pretty sure I can't carry it off). I have always wanted to color my hair a cobalt blue color. 

So, the next time you meet a girl with all the above interests- don't assume she knows nothing about video games. You'll get pwned. 

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