Monday, March 12, 2012

Make It Up

My Mom: So your sister met this guy, he says he works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, but how do you know that's true?

Me:  Mom.  It's like lying and saying you're an FDA cow inspector.  Nobody pretends to work for NIST.

Mom:  Okay, fine, yes.  But I don't know, he's 28.  Why is he interested in a 22-year-old?

Me: Because she's really cute.

Mom:  Why isn't he married?

Me:  Because... he got a PhD in electrical engineering.  And now he works for a government office that makes sure your clock is accurate.  He's a total NERD.


  1. Among certain circles, working at NIST is totally sexy. These circles largely consist of people who wish they also worked at NIST.

  2. This is priceless! But it's sweet that your mom is so concerned.

  3. I googled him (of course) and he has a genuine NIST personnel page and all. He's cute... in a nerdy way! I told my mom that nerds age well and are more likely to take out a mid-life crisis in fast computers and fancy electronics than fast cars and fancy women.

  4. that is all really funny!

    and almost exactly the same ages we were when i met my nerd husband.

  5. I have a soft spot for nerds. They make smart babies, too :)

  6. Lisa C.7:14 PM

    that is too funny, thanks for making my day :) i love nerds!

  7. Awesome. From another nerd-lover.

  8. Pharma microbiologist3:14 AM

    Being a nerd myself, I have to agree with all of the above. And I'm laughing out loud too....

  9. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Hmmm...guess where I work? Most of the nerds at NIST are wonderful!

  10. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Hope your sis goes on the date! Im married to someone from NIST and the guys I know through my hubby are truly nice :)


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