At any rate, I already had glasses and was socially awkward (still kind of am), did I really need to add a science degree to that?
Nope. Much cooler to geek out over Sweden's role in the Thirty Years' War, how Grimm's Law shows the creation of the Germanic languages from Latin/Greek, and how Goethe's Faust is a bit of a dick. (Wil Wheaton would not like Faust.)
Still, when the science lover and history lover in me can combine in a mutual love it's a beautiful, geeky thing of wonder!
I am going to be such an embarrassment to my future children and it's going to be AWESOME!
*The irony is that I ended up having a spare block during Calculus 12. My friends in the class convinced me to sit in one day because the teacher wouldn't mind. He totally didn't. I loved the class and would ask questions and work on the problems. (In short, I was a better student than some of the actual students.) When I knew the words to a children's poem that no one else knew, he went to the office to list me as his Teacher's Assistance for that class and then gave me an A.