By now, you know I'm a nerd. I just don't know if you've figured out how epically nerdy I am.
If there was a nerd club, I'd be the president ... no, the emperor.
In high school, I was in a club called Academic Decathlon.
This is basically a club where kids stay after school and study 10 topics for a competition that goes all the way to the national level. Members of the team are tested, and the highest scoring teams move up to state and then national competitions.
Yup, you read that right. I stayed after school for a studying club. Granted, I was only on the support team, meaning I helped the team members instead of joining the team, but it's still geeky.
That said, this was the funnest part of high school. In general, the only worthwhile memories I have are those with my friends, but this one part was actually fun. We even went to state one year, which is a pretty big accomplishment because the competition is pretty intense in California.
At some point, I'll have to share some stories from this period, but for now, I figure the first step is just to acknowledge that they exist.