It's a well-known fact that the geeks are the ones getting the girls nowadays. I'd like to think that it was John Cusack who really started the trend and perhaps Zach Braff who is keeping it alive and well. But let's be realistic: what are the chances that the lovable and sensitive nerd that sits two cubicles over will have a swinging bachelor's pad, void of empty potato chip bags and Gatorade bottles, and/or a dry erase board listing all the cheats for Tony Hawk's Underground.
Apparently, the chances these days are pretty good. While I was digging around for inspiration, I found a really old issue of InStyle magazine and they showcased...wait for it...Eric Szmanda's house. Now you might be thinking, "Who the HELL is THAT?" Answer: He plays the nerdy-yet-nervy tech geek in the OG CSI. After looking at this little taste of his house, I realized 1) he is geek chic epitomized, and it is awesome (I covet that Pac-Man pillow. And that Johnny Rotten print); 2) I want to feature his house for an ATLA tour; and 3) I'd like to lounge in his mod-pod chair while we listen to Weezer's Pinkerton. Eric, if you read ATLA, call me. And if anyone knows where I can get that needlepoint Pac Man pillow, I'll give you--hey, wait a minute! Those Tony Hawk cheat codes should count for something! -Grace
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