Monday, June 21, 2010

#ISTE10 Irrational Fears

I was tweeting with @amandacdykes and @tgwynn yesterday about irrational #ISTE10 Fears and I thought it would be fun to follow up with a post on some very silly fears for #ISTE10. Here are some of mine and please feel free to post your in the comment box. I can't wait to see all of you in Denver.

What if my avatar is better looking than I am in person?
What if people cannot handle "the way I roll"?
What if someone follows me on Twitter but will not be my Facebook friend?
What if my witty Detroit t-shirts are not as witty as I think they are?
What if I am not as nerdy as I claim to be? Will I need to forfeit my URL?
What if I'm too funny to hang around?
What if my knowledge of obscure movie and tv trivia intimidates people?
What if I'm not as tall as people had hoped?
What if I forget to not capitalize the "I" while typing about an Apple product?
What if I'm asked about Ghost Busters and I quote a line from Ghost Busters II?
What if glasses are not nearly as nerdy as I claimed them to be?
What if people cannot understand my Midwest accent?
What if my knowledge of old Muppet Babies episodes does not come in handy at the conference? (Editors Note: Not likely!)
What if there's no room left at the cool table? Do I make room for others?
What if people do not like my deodorant?
What if people want to only give me a five on the flip side?
What if my thumb war skills are not needed after months of training?
What if I bring my collection of Zebra Gum wrappers and nobody else wants to share their collection?
What if nobody wants to talk about their favorite Indian Cricket players? (Editors Note: Praveen Kumar is my favorite!)
What if my years of Beer Pong is put to the test and I lose to a Canadian, or worse, an Avs fan?
What if I'm asked to solve a Rubik's Cube and I do it I 15 seconds instead of 13 seconds?
What if everybody assumed I was left handed but they find out I'm actually right handed?
What if everyone finds out my favorite color is actually blue and not green?
What if I do not get a chair when we play musical chairs and I'm the first one out? (There's musical chairs at #ISTE10 right?)
What if there is no musical chairs?
What if I'm asked to speak to someone face to face?
What if I use the wrong emoticons when sharing my feelings with the world? :-/
What if people think I'm really good looking instead of reallyreally good looking?
What if someone does not think that Dumb and Dumber is the funniest movie set in Colorado? Should they be kicked out of the state?

Those are just a few of my #ISTE10 fears. What are yours?

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. This is hilarious Nick. Nicely done!

    Thinking: "What if my comment on Nick's post is thought of as shallow and not sincere?"

  2. Brilliant. My favorite has to be forgetting to not capitalize the "i" in Apple products. Can't wait to meet you in Colorado, and yes, Dumb and Dumber was the funniest movie set in the state. Cheers.

  3. I don't think you need to worry about #5: (What if I am not as nerdy as I claim to be? Will I need to forfeit my URL?) - this post should justify your right to the URL :)

  4. LOL! Which character would you be from the show "Big Bang Theory"? These are hilarious!

  5. You mean this conference is face-to-face and not exclusively on Twitter??? Oh crap! I better shave!

  6. I believe it is really, really, ridiculously good looking.
    What if people find out I have an obnoxious speaking voice and they prefer my comments in writing ( I'll bring my iPad to all conversations just in case that is the case). :)

  7. What if I have to wear a great big newbie sign?!

  8. What if people discover that I'm painfully shy and unable to speak in groups of more than 3 people? These, of course, are the traits that make me such an awesome teacher.

  9. Can I get this on a t-shirt by Friday? Or how about buttons that say, "I read Nick's List!" What an awesome collection of fears! Thanks for the laugh. When I wander in the crowds on Monday, I will use it as my mantra.

  10. What if I meet people from my Twitter network and we find we need that platform to communicate with each other?


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