As most know, last week was thanksgiving(didn't you get the memo?(Batman Begins quotes ftw!(can you put parentheses in parentheses?))). Grammar anomalies aside, I spent this thanksgiving in Chicago with my girlfriend Erin. During this time, I thought about what effect having a girlfriend had an my nerdiness, and I recently concluded it has made me nerdier. I began dating Erin shortly before becoming increasingly interested in comics and Pokemon and those interests have done nothing but increase in the past 14 months. I am required to say that my girlfriend does not share the same amount of fandom I do, but she has always been supportive of my interests. In fact, I consider it a blessing that she has different interests because being with her becomes an escape from nerdiness when I need it. Being with her also helps me circumvent the lonely nerd stereotype that often plagues ignorant minds. Anyway, I wish to extend my gratitude to my lovely girlfriend and to all significant others of nerds out there. P.S. nerd halloween is a lot better with a counterpart.