I was observing an English class at a local high school a few months ago, and the lesson plan was to write down stereotypes about different groups (gangstas, emo kids, jocks, geeks, preps, etc.) One kid asked me which group I was in...so I sat and thought for a minute and then said, "Uh, I think I'm a geek!" He laughed. The fact that it was my own admission and that I can still pass for a high school student saved my pride.
I am a geek because my favorite books include Geek Love and Eats, Shoots and Leaves.