You guys I’m a total nerd but here’s the thing being a history major has made me feel like less of a nerd because most history majors seem incapable of day to day conversations and like…dressing themselves. Yet when I find myself surrounded by my non nerdy counterparts I realize what a socially awkward geek I am…so I compiled a list of things history majors are good at (from my first hand perspective). I believe I embody some of the described items but certainly not all of them. I’m definitely and anomaly in the history department.
1. Making random drawn out analogies regarding historical situations.
2. Reading in candle lit libraries.
3. Wearing Earth tones.
4. Having Beards.
5. Referring to Galileo as “sassy”.
6. Pretentious word choice in everyday conversation.
7. Evading and redirecting the question “What are you doing after graduation?”
8. Ruining TV shows like “Reign” for their friends.
9. Applying quotes from Plato and Aristotle to everyday life.
10. Detecting biases in anything.
11. Helping people to realize the founding fathers were sort of jerks.
12. Yet tearing up as they recite portions of the constitution.
13. Feeling straight up giddy when the French Revolution is brought up in conversation.
14. Throwing around cool latin phrases like its NBD.
15. Always taking the most thorough notes in class.
16. Trivial Pursuit
17. Arguing over minute details of the past that couldn’t possibly matter.
18.Referring to themselves as the “Bourgeois”.
19. Chicago Manual format (like a boss).
20. Justifying atrocious world events of the past.
21. Owning books that actually do require the use of a magnifying glass.
22. Compiling a 20 page capstone research paper in less than 24 hours.
23. Pronouncing obscure names such as “Sacagawea” correctly.
24. Thinking the idea of using a quill actually sounds sort of cool…
25. Planning vacations based on museums instead of relaxation.
26. Scoffing at textbooks because like everyone knows they are biased anyways.
27. Overusing the word “esoteric”.
28. Thinking a museum seems like the perfect first date idea…not getting a second date.
29. Spending Friday night reenacting your own version of Drunk History.
30. A little light reading includes “The Prince” and “The Feminine Mystique”.
31. Medieval Festivals.
32. Era Themed dinners.
33. Taking courses on the history of everything…even the history of how we study history.
This is clearly nerd life at its finest. Judge as you see fit.