I'm an enigma of sorts, but not really the mysterious sexy kind. I love nature, camping, wildlife, and outdoor sciences. It brings me great joy teaching kids about the outdoors. I'm big on the Transcendentalism (the Emerson kind, Thoreau was a narcissist) and believe that life is only worth living when you're living at least a fair share of it surrounded by the natural world.
At the same time... I'm a big geek. Tech, tv, movies, and video games are my world. I'm an active Browncoat (fan of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity), Google fanboy, CNET adict, and overpriced gadget collector. I love the connectivity that technology like Google+ bring to my life.
So how do I balance the nature nerd with the tech geek? Still working on that... but when the tech world starts to make me feel empty I can always make a run for the zoo. When the outdoors starts to give me a sunburn, there's always my Chromebook. It works.
Geek (n, v, adj): Someone who focuses their attention on pop culture subjects. For instance, a geek is a person who takes more than a passing interest in television shows, movies, music, comic books, scifi/fantasy literature, costuming, internet memes, technology, etc. Geeks can, and frequently do to varying degrees, overlap with Nerds. Example: Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day are geek royalty thanks to their involvement in popular fiction and new media work.
Nerd (n, v, adj): Someone whose interests lie in scientific or academic endeavors. For instance, nerds are interested in research, math, fine arts, literature, programming, etc. There is a distinction to be made between traditional nerds and modern nerds. Traditional nerds can best be described today as "dweebs" as they were defined by their thick rimmed glasses, calculators, and pocket protectors. Modern nerds are more trendy and harder to spot, but strive toward intellectualism.
Fanboy (n, adj): Geeks with an excessive interest in a specific subject, spending a potentially unhealthy amount of time discussing the subject, and occasionally such that they feel their love of that subject supersedes the right of others to have interest in opposing subjects. Example: Apple Fanboys vs Windows or Android Fanboys , XBox Fanboys vs Nintendo and Sony Fanboys, Twilight Fangirls.
Dork (n): Someone who believes him/herself to be a proper geek or nerd, frequently shares characteristics with fanboys, but ultimately does not possess the knowledge to accurately back their arguments. Example: "It was lame that Leia and Han got together at the end of Star Wars. Luke and Leia were a much better couple.", "I thought it was better back when it was Mystery Science Theater 2000." or "Sisko was easily the best captain of the Enterprise!"