One of the pleasures of growing up in Nebraska in the 60's: the freedom to be an absolute dweeb, and still blend in somewhat. It was a nerdy time.
Although I think I surpassed "nerd" and "dweeb" and went straight into "dork."
Some things never change. I still love all things science fiction. Still build things every chance I get, from props to bicycles. Still have the poster you see behind me in my room on my office wall.
I'm amused when I see guys trying to look hip, in 2003, by choosing to wear thick black glasses frames like these. Maybe in 1969 I was really cool and didn't know it!