I'm a girl geek. Always have been.
I was a child of the 70's-80's. My dad was a geek too and bought us PONG when it first came out. Later we moved on to Atari and the Commodore 64 (Zork!). I'm much more of a Trekkie than a Wars fan. Voyager was my fave Trek series cause girl engineers rule! I don't care for TOS much cause Shatner creeps me out.
I played board games as a kid with my BFF. Our moms used to roll their eyes cause we made up our own house rules to Monopoly to make it more fun. Our favorites were Monopoly, Life, Mille Bournes, and Waterworks. I longed to play D&D with my brother and his friends, but they were NOT gonna allow some girl to join in. In college I played lots of some sort of multi-player interactive solitaire game. I sooo wish I could remember the rules to that.
I am an Aggie Mechanical Engineer (whoop!) and was always great at that math and science stuff that girls were supposed to suck at.
I'm pretty creative too though, so in that I'm an oddity. I'm back into the workforce now after a 15 yr hiatus to raise my kids.
I have 2 kids - 16 yr old is my gamer gal buddy. 18 yr old is off at college but occasionally plays D&D with his buddies.
I dislike wargames (I think) and abstracts (even though I'm good at them). I like lots of theme (I'm a girl after all
). Light-Medium weight and short is sadly the way it's got to be right now since I have VERY LITTLE time to game and no-one to game with but my kids. I long to play something besides "fillers". Maybe someday...