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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Mommy Nerdfighter--bringing up the next generation of Nerdfighters!
About Me:
Mom, wife, Grad student, writer, crafter. Love animals, cooking, gardening, reading, singing. My family and I are waiting for our second adoptive placement. We pray our baby comes to us soon.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
The Scarlet Letter, Wicked, anything by Mercedes Lackey, Bill Bryson or Lillan Beckwith. Of course, the Harry Potter series. and many many more.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Glitter--lots of it! I like to sparkle. Pom-poms and slips are fun too!
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
My family
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?

The Bridge of Nerdfighteria

Who would cross the Bridge of Nerdfighteria must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

What . . . is your Nerdfighter Power?

What . . . is you Quest?

What . . . is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

*bits of the above shamelessly pilfered from Monty Python and the Holy Grail*

Elizabeth's Blog

Tagged by Christine/Chicke72!

5 things about me:******

1) I'm a Christmas Eve Baby.******

2) My nom de plume is Lily E. Andrews and I have a short story published under that name.*******

3) I'm terrified of general anesthetics.*******

4) I used to be a phlebotomist (the person who draws your blood in hospitals or doctor's offices) and I really loved the job.******

5) If I could visit with anyone (dead or alive, real or fictional) I would pick Abraham from the Old… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

Kids say the darndest things . . .

You know, they will walk right up to you and say things like . . . you're fat . . . you have boogers . . . Is there a baby in your tummy? . . . Did you swallow it? . . . They just say whateve pops into their heads with no concern for manners or being polite. What a blessing such candid speach can be. My son noticed a strange freckle on my father's neck. No one else noticed and we would be too polite to say "what is that wierd creepything on your neck?" We are taught not to notices those things.… Continue

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

An open letter to Hank and John

Dear Hank and John,

Thank you. Once again you have doen something wonderful for me and all the other nerdfighters. Hank, this site has your fingerprints all over it, and it is fantastic! What a brilliant job you've done here! I am in awe. I know you do computery things for your living, but some of us (read: me) pat ourselves on the back when we manage to send an email with an attachment--You'll note I haven't figured out the spacing for the blog, so even though this has… Continue

Posted on January 6, 2008 at 11:44am

Nerdfighters supporting Adoption

Do you know what's funny? So many people support adoption, but only partially. They are very supportive when they here that we are adopting, or have adopted. But when it comes to someone placing a baby for adoption, they are NOT supportive. They become judgemental and harsh. Often they feel that they somehow have the right to ask highly personal and really rude questions. It's quite shocking really.

Here's the thing, you can't support adoption if you don't supports all aspects… Continue

Posted on January 5, 2008 at 12:03pm — 12 Comments

New Year, New Goals, Thinking Green.

Green goals for the new year that every Nerdfighter can accomplish:

1) Replace old light bulbs with cool green bulbs--swirly, bright and effective! (But we've all done that, right?)

2) Read "Looking for Alaska" (I read "An Abundance of Katherines" last year--maybe I'll write a review *Watch this space*)

3) Don't bag it! Bring a cloth bag to the store with you, or, if that isn't feasible, at least say 'no thanks' when you have… Continue

Posted on January 3, 2008 at 7:43am — 5 Comments

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At 9:06pm on April 29, 2008, Me said…
How are the kitten's? hope all is well. Happy early mom's day.
At 11:35am on March 4, 2008, Me said…
Stopped by to wish you luck on mid-terms. Hope all is well with the new kitties and family.
At 10:54am on February 29, 2008, secret aunt sandi - dftya said…
happy late valentine to all nerdfighters with (3rd grade) class.

At 7:39pm on February 14, 2008, Me said…
Happy Valentines Day!!!!! I hope it was awesome!!!
At 8:35pm on February 11, 2008, Christine/chicke72 said…
Okay Elizabeth......"TAG"....sorry had to be done. Just list 5 Top Secret things about you in a blog. Then tag 5 others.......sorry
At 10:01am on January 22, 2008, Me said…
I forgot you were in school. School + kids+ new kitties=no time!! I won't wonder anymore if I don't see you for a while.

I love siemese cats
At 7:04am on January 22, 2008, Me said…
Here's hoping that your long abestice means you have a new little nerd fighter. If not now, I hope soon.
At 9:08pm on January 8, 2008, naturegeek said…
Hi! Another person just mentioned an Elder NF Project, and I thought of an idea:

I think a good elder NF project would be to make a list of our most influential books we read in our teens/twenties to recommend to the younger set, what do you think? I mean books that helped shape who you are and altered the course of your thinking, or even your life. So if we each only had one or two books that were most powerful to us, we could still compile a long list.

It was Enox66 who was interested and I suggested this to - uh, I just realized I don't know if it's he or she, but a libarian, so let's be stereotypical and assume "she" - anyway, I suggested this to her and she thought it was a good idea.
At 5:54pm on January 8, 2008, secret aunt sandi - dftya said…
"You and I have lots of nerdfighterly stuff in common! Mommy, Heroes, dark Chocolate, LDS history, Wrong-righter and Joss whedon!"
wow, yay!

i come by the lds history nerdfighterness honestly, i lived in Lorain Ohio as a youth. Something happens when you routinely walk the physical area where things happened. the church owns the Johnson farm and runs it, so once a month we'd go there and do something farmly depending on the season, and tour the Johnson home. we'd walk around... "this is where they took Joseph to tar and feather him... these are the sandstone steps where he stood the next morning for Sunday sermon, and looked out at members of the mob, and spoke on... brotherly love. this is how many mobsters repented and got baptized that day..."

i was excited that Joseph is the lesson plan for the next two years. i get to look smart.

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