I refered to myself as a professional geek one time and a girl in the group was embarrased that I would say such a thing about myself. When I proceeded to tell her that being a geek was a good thing she sheepishly said "if you say so" and then ignored me the rest of the night. I'M A GEEK AND I'M PROUD OF IT! And I make probably twice what she does and I spend most of my day reading web forums. And get paid for it. It's good to be a geek.