Five years ago on this night, I went to my first Nerdfighter meetup and met John & Hank Green for the first time.  It was 08-08-08 and Amy Krouse Rosenthal called a gathering for “The Beckoning of Lovely” at the Bean in Millennium Park of Chicago. 

On this night, I was also in the vicinity of Monica & Chellie of the Shortsisters756.  We didn’t know each other then, but we are great friends today.  Additionally, I met Kristina Horner, Lauren Fairweather & Kayley Hyde of the FiveAwesomeGirls. 

This night secured itself in my mind of when I truly became a Nerdfighter.  Can I just say how much younger we all looked?