Ha, Ha Skin,
I like your "take" on the geek theme a lot!! I DID socialise and DID The Girl THing, while I was drumming, that's why you could afford a nicer kit than I had/have!
My social "circle" shrunk quite a lot because of all the glasses I broke
on the various parties, while demonstrating my triplets on the edge of the glass with a spoon or fork.
Or dented metal ashtrays with a couple of coins put to use to hammer out a Charleston pattern.
The girls got freaked out by my continuous finger tapping on the steering wheel of my car, something I still do, to the chagrin
of my family, but my three grand children are great supporters!
What about trying 15000 sticks and settling just for those that nobody else seem to play with, just to be original.
Or sit after a gig at the bar with some fellow drummer friends and get into (at nausea) a heated debates about
: drum heads, kickpedals, etc,etc,etc, AND how frigging stupid base players are, huh, huh!!!
But would that make me a geek?
I think so!!
Cheers and happy drumming