Meet the Nerds, Part I: Darrin, Chief Nerd

Darrin Piotrowski is our fearless leader.  He founded Rent-A-Nerd with $300 that he borrowed from his mom.  Since then he has tirelessly worked to grow the company into one that takes pride on giving its clients high quality IT sales and services, to home users and businesses of any size.

We’ve asked all of the Nerds to answer some fun fact questions, and here are Darrin’s responses:

When asked his favorite local restaurant, here’s his wordy response:  I have to pick one?  Patois for the gourmet in me.  Galatoire’s for old school.  Chiba when I need to satisfy my sushi craving.  Satsuma for Sunday brunch, despite the stupid seating situation!

Star Wars or Star Trek:   Hov wars qamuSHa’  (Our response, “huh?”)

Favorite Mardi Gras Krewe:  Orpheus – the prettiest floats, awesome bands, and of course I ride in it!

Dream vacation location:  Disney.  Ha!  Just kidding!  I’d love to take my wonderful wife to any of the Society Islands.  (Her response, “huh?” Apparently they are in French Polynesia.)

PlayStation or XBox:  PS3

Favorite game:  I just finished The Last of Us.  Quite possibly the best game I have ever played.

Android or iPhone:  I traded in my iPhone 4s for Android – Rooted Galaxy S4 – no turning back now!

Favorite Saints player:  For the 2013 season, my favorite offensive player would be Jimmy Graham and on the defensive end I will go with the rookie Kenny Vaccaro.

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City Park or Audubon:  City Park

Best po-boy shop:  I will stick to the Old Metairie ‘hood where Rent-A-Nerd is located and go with Radosta’s.

Favorite local music venue:  The Fairgrounds

Do you have any pets?  Three cats:  Edward Scissorpaws, Louis, and Polly.  This is Polly (and she’s a daddy’s girl).

Game of Thrones or Hunger Games:  Neither…although I have started reading Game of Thrones and will probably never finish.

Favorite phone app:   Google Currents

Microscope or Telescope:  Telescope, that is how I met my wife 😉

Favorite book:  Wool by Hugh Howey (

Bonus Fact: I make fresh pasta.