I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a nerd.

I’m a nerd.

It’s true. I mean, come on! I like to talk about grammar and wax eloquent on things like why impact shouldn’t be used as a verb unless it’s about two things crashing together. The other day, when a friend and I saw a bumper sticker that read something to the effect of “I’m proud of my grand-dogs’s,” my response was “There is so many things wrong with that bumper sticker. Let’s start with the apostrophe.” I like to read and learn—and have blogged about my love of the podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class” a lot. I like museums. I enjoy asking my science professor friend questions about science-related things. I even asked her last week if I could dissect a shark. (I’m that weird kid who really liked that part of biology in high school because I like seeing how things work.)

And in today’s world, liking learning and all of that kind of stuff sometimes makes you a nerd. And I’m just fine with admitting that I am one.

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So, now that we all hold this truth to be self-evident, let’s discuss my newest nerdy obsession: The Travel Channel’s show “Mysteries at the Museum.” It comes on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. (and reruns come on a lot. I first got start watching it at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings when I was prepping for long runs during our half marathon training.) The premise is simple: the host takes you to museums around the country, picks out some weird item and lets the experts tell you the strange story behind it. So there have been segments on D.B. Cooper, Amelia Earhart, Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death, and other lesser known mysteries. The part of me that loves both mysteries and and history gets insanely excited about this show.

So, “Mysteries at the Museum” gets the Mandy seal of approval. And please, someone start watching it! I need to be able to talk about the segments with someone!


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