Geek Flair Giveaway

JennT trying to work in homemade diorientation goggles

I’m fortunate to work for a company that not only embraces geeks but encourages it. A perk of working in a hands-on science museum is that I can, at any point in my work day, decide that I need a break and go rewire a children’s toy, light something on fire, or puzzle out a chemical formula until my mind unravels itself out of the knot I managed to put it in. Now Science Museum Oklahoma is allowing us to express just how big a geek we can be with one of my favorite bits of matter, flair.

Whether or not I want to, I still like flair. In middle school I was one of those kids with tiny little buttons all over everything. I would have rocked at TGIFriday’s had I ever worked there. (Thankfully for them and me, I didn’t.) I had buttons that I found funny, buttons that had more attitude then my mom probably liked, and buttons that I didn’t even understand, but they were tiny and equipped with pins so I put them on my stuff. My backpack, purse, and school lanyard each weighed about twice what they should have thanks to flair. When the MySpace trend took hold I was elated to see I could bedeck my page with Pieces of Flair. Thus I dumped hours of my life scrolling through pages of user created images pasted onto the digital flair.

As I grew older I learned that not everything was made better with flair. But I still like the cute little buttons. I don’t wear them much anymore (a button might sneak its way onto my messenger bag from time to time) but I still keep a collection to which I regularly add. I recently acquired six more from my work and they instantly rocketed to a place of honor in my collection. Why? Because they are pieces of Geek-flair. Yes, Geek-flair; tiny little buttons that scream out “I’m a geek and if you giggled, you are one too!”

Photo by JennT

For those of you who, like me, may be a touch monitor challenged (nothing shows up normal on a 10.2″ monitor), I’ll translate the wonderfulness from Top Left.

  • Club Otto
  • Rock-it-Science
  • Black Holes Suck
  • Pretty in #ee3d85
  • Deeply & Creatively weird
  • Team Isaac

Feel you can’t live without these now? No worries, Science Museum Oklahoma gifted me with three extra sets that I’m going to give away. Leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to have put on a piece of geek-flair. I’ll draw three names from the entries and post the winners’ names and their suggestions for a piece of geek-flair.

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