I often get a funny look when I tell someone I'm studying history. The looks get funnier when I tell them I'm going to grad school
My mom -- God bless her -- is particularly baffled by all this. She tries
to look happy and interested, but deep down inside I can tell she's tilting her head a little to one side, like a puppy, and trying to figure out why I'm wasting my time. She's proud of my good grades, proud of me getting published, presenting research, and all...