Sunday, October 14, 2012

You Know You're a History Nerd When...

You Know You're a History Nerd When:

-You have a favorite historical figure 
            -Mine being Queen Elizabeth I
- You name your car after a wise patriot  
              -My Toyota is named after Ben Franklin
-You have a favorite war  

-You equate moments/conversations in your life with historical events 
             -My friend said that hopefully one day, he and I would meet in the 
              middle on a certain issue. Right away I thought, "Oh ya, like Promontory Point."
             * Promontory Point is the site where the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined 
their rails in 1869. One company started laying down tracks going east from 
Sacramento, Ca and the other, westward from Omaha, Nebraska.

- Your trainer at the gym encourages you to add "more weight," to what you're already lifting and those two simple words provide an instant thought of Giles Corey.

                        * Giles Corey was accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Hysteria. Instead of being 
                      hanged, he was pressed to death. Instead of confessing to witchcraft, Corey, with
         his last words requested more weight to be added.

-You think the very name of "The History Channel," is false advertising considering the sincere lack of shows with historical content on that station
                        * Ice Road Truckers is not historical. American Restoration and Counting Cars, is not historical. You're pushing it Pawn Stars.
-You challenge yourself to memorize things like the Gettysburg Address or the chronological order of the presidents
-You name your computer after one of your favorite English characters/monarchs
             - King Arthur

-You get upset that you can't crack the code to the puzzle in your Smithsonian Magazine
-You have a subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine
-Your favorite genre of literature is historical fiction

-If you were given a super power, you'd choose the ability to time travel, and you already have a short list of events you'd like to visit.
         - A taping of I Love Lucy, Boston Tea Party, Watch Leonardo DaVinci paint...
- You quote John Wilkes Booth's famous latin phrase of "Sic Semper Tyrannus,"  when you're upset with the higher ups at work. 
              - Better to repeat the phrase in your head as I do, than say it directly to a supervisor!
              * Sic Semper Tyrannis translates to "Thus always the tyrants."


  1. Love it! :-D P.s. SO true about The History channel, but I do love "Pawn Stars!" Lol!

  2. "Sic Semper Tyrannus" is one of my favorite lines but I don't Booth uttered it first....didn't they say it to Caesar????

  3. Yes, they did. JWB also shouted it after he shot Lincoln and jumped from the balcony.