I forgot to tell you all, I got made fun of this weekend by my work friends because someone brought up the War of 1812 (long story), and I happen to mention that it put the final nail in the coffin of the Federalist party and ushered in the Era of Good Feelings. Somehow this makes me a "nerd" or something. Even though everybody who knows history knows that. Unfortunately, I was outvoted like 10 to 1 in this argument. However, I will admit nothing (as has been my habit since undergrad, because for some reason the phrase "history nerd" follows me around).
UPDATE: Ok, maybe I should have explained why I'm NOT a history nerd. It's because history is cool, so you can't be a nerd about it. Take surfing for example--surfing is cool, so someone into surfing isn't called a "surfing nerd." It just doesn't work that way. Ergo, I cannot be a history nerd. I'm merely a history enthusiast.