And I've never been ashamed of my love for Doctor Who. I've always admitted to it, hardly ever been able to explain it, but never really managed to pass the love on to anybody else. Denise was prepared to watch the show when David Tennant was the Doctor, but Matt Smith's head was too much in the shape of a potato (she said, though in my heart of hearts I knew that only Sontarans really have heads shaped like a potato) and I don't think she sees much future for Peter Capaldi.
And these days, the internet seems to think that there is such a thing as geek chic and/or that nerds are cool. But given that a lot of this arises from within the internet which is inhabited by nerds and geeks, I sometimes have to call their impartiality into question.
But even now that geeks are a la mode, I unfortunately conform so much to the stereotype of a proper geeky nerd - fat, balding, sweaty, socially inept - that I have felt, for at least twenty years, that I can't bring myself to indulge too much in geeky, nerdy pastimes.
Because, unfortunately, this is essentially my nerd self-image.
Sometimes, late at night, I sometimes wonder if I actually am a nerd!
(I'm sure Denise will be happy to confirm genuine nerdishness to anyone who asks)