Probably for the best; my first project was making a set of data people could use to write software. Boring as all whatnot, but looking back I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it, and it's still my most cited paper.
I think in quantum chemistry the easy way to get a paper that's cited a lot is to run a bunch of benchmarks on different methods. Which I did last year, and it was pretty boring.
My flatmate during my internship this year kept referring to me as a particle physicist; couple that with me living with a bunch of mathematicians in NL and I am way down into the particle physics and abstract algebra now. I think tomorrow I will find a mathematician to ask random questions.
Also found another textbook to get from the library. This.