don't forget the tape on the glasses
True story of nerds in physics stereotypes:
I arrived on campus a couple days early when I went to grad school (physics).
I knocked on the dept chair's office and asked if I could fill out any registration forms early.
He took one look at me and very slowly said ;
" This is physics, the football players are down at the field house."
I smiled and put my letter from the dept on his desk .
" I'm Howard, the guy you awarded the graduate fellowship."
He was very surprised and embarrassed .
He ended up being on my grad research committee and we often laughed about our first meeting.