My dad and I have been fighting about who won the War of 1812 since I was in high school. I know that America lost the war, and he falsely believes that America "scraped by."
I hope you can see what side I’m on. My dad and I can go on and on about it for hours if you let us. At this point, I just think he knows that I’m right and is trying to raise my blood pressure.
My first year of college, I made an entire PowerPoint presentation pointing out exactly why my dad was wrong. I spent hours researching, pulling quotes and giving examples as to why the U.S. never stood a chance in the first place. I presented it to him at Thanksgiving (Happy Holidays!) and instead of listening to how I was right, he just YELLED at me that I was wrong.
In hindsight, it was the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done. Good thing I’ve found solace in Nerd Nite, which will be this Wednesday at 7 p.m., at PIT comedy theater.