Looking back, what were some of the first signs that you weren't like all the other kids? Obviously we're all trekkies so you can share stories of watching Trek early on. But it can be other things too, since we're all different sorts of nerds.
I think one of the first signs for me was the fact that I chose to sit around and read all the encyclopedias. But then that wasn't enough, and I would assign myself a subject and write up a report on it in my notebook. I remember a nice summer day where my sister complained "She's inside reading the encyclopedia again
!" I made my way through all of the books in the house, whether they were age-appropriate or not. For weeks once I pondered why my parents had a book about killing mockingbirds. Eventually my curiosity got the better of me and I finally opened the book and read it, only to discover that it wasn't about killing birds at all!
What's some of the early evidence that you were a nerd?