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I'm looking into getting a new camcorder so I can get vlogging. Before I go out shopping, I'd like to hear what you guys are using and what you think of them.Continue

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Jayde replied to Emily Chapman's discussion OH THE GOOD OLD HOCKEY GAME! in the group Canadian Eh?
"We're out of the running so badly it hurts. Sometimes I feel like I'm supporting the Chudley Cannons instead of the Oilers."
Mar 30, 2011
Jayde replied to Tom's discussion Any Albertan Nerdfighters? in the group Canadian Eh?
"From what I heard at teacher's convention, this may actually be a good thing. Apparently they are really good at luring new teachers from out of town (especially from other provinces) into the city to teach for them on temporary contracts, but…"
Mar 18, 2011
Jayde replied to Tom's discussion Any Albertan Nerdfighters? in the group Canadian Eh?
"Nope, they didn't say why. All they told me was that they were "unable to offer spring contract work." I am not amused."
Mar 17, 2011
Nia D replied to Jayde's discussion Project Get Jayde To Calgary in the group Canadian Eh?
"That really sucks that they've cancelled it. It would be so cool if you could make it for the gathering! Really, it was our pleasure to help (I'm sure Lindsey would say the same thing XP). We must always assist our fellow Nerdighters in…"
Mar 17, 2011
Jayde left a comment for Todd Spencer
"Todd, I could really use one of those encouraging emails you send right about now. The schoolboard who hired me for May just cancelled the program they hired me under. Kinda sorta superduper depressed at the moment."
Mar 16, 2011
Jayde replied to Jayde's discussion Project Get Jayde To Calgary in the group Canadian Eh?
"Sorry I haven't been replying recently, my student teaching has been keeping me super busy! Thank you guys for all of your help, it's been great to meet you all. Unfortunately, the program that CBE was hiring me under has been cut, so I…"
Mar 16, 2011
Jayde replied to Tom's discussion Any Albertan Nerdfighters? in the group Canadian Eh?
"So CBE has decided to cancel the cohort program they were hiring me under. I am still put down as a "probably" for temporary contracts but I am no longer moving to Calgary for May. I estimate the depression resulting from this actually…"
Mar 16, 2011
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Mar 2, 2011
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"I think I actually shrieked in glee a touch. :D"
Mar 1, 2011
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Jayde replied to ZoëwiththefancyE's discussion The Alphebetical Game, Harry Potter style! in the group Harry Potter Nerds
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Jayde replied to ZoëwiththefancyE's discussion The Alphebetical Game, Harry Potter style! in the group Harry Potter Nerds
"Viktor Krum"
Feb 24, 2011
Jayde replied to Tom's discussion Any Albertan Nerdfighters? in the group Canadian Eh?
"Um, we have the Canadian Finals Rodeo, so we have what we need in that department thank you~ Plus we have Capital X which is just like the midway/rides/concerts part of the stampede. Plus we have Galaxy Land at West Edmonton Mall, so we can have our…"
Feb 23, 2011
Jayde commented on Haley Aldape's blog post FAIL
"I was just thinking you could have taken public transit or something, lol. I was more worried about this being a repeat occurrence because that is a sign of depression. I wasn't thinking she didn't care. Parents generally do the best they…"
Feb 23, 2011
Jayde replied to Mauricio's discussion 20 and over Nerdfighters!
"Well I sat there feeling old and then it hit me, John has at least a decade on me. I instantly felt better. To be honest, I think we can connect with them a little more strongly because we are facing the same life challenges that they are. They…"
Feb 22, 2011

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
I am a nerd who lives and breathes creativity, whether it is my own creations or marvelling at the works of others.
About Me:
I'm a nerfighter of many shades. I am constantly amazed by the creative power of the human mind and I take my time to enjoy it. Of course, this comes in many forms. I love to read and write, and I am a music addict. I'm also a theatre nut. I love to create art (drawing isn't quite enough to describe what I do) and to take in the beauty of other's works.

I'm also a bit of a hippie. I believe that protecting our environments is one of the most important ways that we can decrease world suck. Now, this can be fun as well. For example, buying from the local farmers market is as much about having an adventure as it is about decrease your carbon footprint by purchasing locally. I love the creativity that comes from cooking my own food and cleaning house is actually a meditative exercise for me. I'm absolutely addicted to yoga, I can't get through a day without at least ten minutes of it.

While I don't make my own Youtube videos I am an avid supporter of vloggers. You guys and gals have nothing but respect from me. It's an entirely new kind of creativity and community and you are all brilliant.

My current big obsessions outside of my creative endeavours and Nerdfighting are: Doctor Who, Glee, and Harry Potter.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Lewis Carroll's "Alice In Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's "Good Omens"
John Green's "Looking for Alaska" and "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"
Mercedes Lackey's "Bedlam's Bard" series
Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels
Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" Series
JK Rowling's "Harry Potter" series
JRR Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and "The Hobbit"

The 5th Element
Across the Universe
Battle Royale
Ever After
He's Just Not That Into You
How to Train Your Dragon
Howl's Moving Castle
Kingdom of Heaven
the Lord of the Rings trilogy
My Sister's Keeper
the Toy Story trilogy
V for Vendetta

Alex Day
Barenaked Ladies
Breaking Benjamin
Chameleon Circuit
Charlie McDonnell
Depeche Mode
Great Big Sea
Hank Green
Lady Gaga
Ministry of Magic
Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls
Our Lady Peace
Sarah McLachlan
Sons of Admirals

TV Shows:
Big Bang Theory
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Corner Gas
Criminal Minds
Doctor Who
How I Met Your Mother
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
At work we have this hot pink, sequinned top hat, which I wear so the staff can tell me apart from the kids. Yeah.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Emma Watson, because I know how difficult it can be to be a role model to little girls.
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
April, 2010
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Deities forsaken then beloved again.

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Long post is long... In defence of the Ning and Nerdfighter friendships

There has been a lot of rumblings throughout Nerdfighteria about the nature of online community and how perhaps Nerdfighteria is not everything it strives to be. For instance, it can be quite cliquey and difficult to navigate. These things contribute to it being difficult to make any truly lasting friendships. I've even noticed that a few people are starting to wonder if we can really hold up the ideals that we strive for as Nerdfighters. If we are encountering things like social exclusion…


Posted on February 11, 2011 at 12:54pm — 6 Comments


H'okay, so I kind of have a confession. My first and only final exam is next Monday afternoon in a 400 level educational psychology course, which is Introduction to Counselling for those who are curious. That's not the problem. I absolutely love this course, I adore it. When I eventually go back to do my masters degree after teaching for a few years I think it will be in counselling psychology. That won't happen if I don't do well on this test, which I haven't started studying for. Hell I…


Posted on December 15, 2010 at 9:13am — 4 Comments

Escaping the Tornado in My Mind

Thank goodness I have yoga tonight or I don't know how I would make it through the day. I just got a huge metaphorical punch to the face in terms of my student loans and I am beginning to wonder how the hell I am going to pay for everything and make it to next semester. I still don't know if my boyfriend and I are going to have a room mate for the new year or if we are going to get a one bedroom or possibly even move in with my father. Everyone is asking me questions about how we are dealing…


Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Going to the Vampire Food Bank

Alright, not really. But I can't be the only one that thinks the blood bags at the donation clinic look like the juice bags that some companies use. I'm looking at you Kool-Aid! *stink-eye*

So in less than two hours I am going to the blood donor clinic to give them a pint of the good stuff. Personally, I think that donating blood is an awesome option for fighting world suck because it doesn't take much to do. You don't need to be educated in the green movement, you don't need…


Posted on August 16, 2010 at 2:20pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:08pm on February 13, 2011, Nia D said…

No worries! 

You'll be totally fine, you're a nerdfighter! And nerdfighters are made of awesome, therefore, you will be awesome!

That's a pretty good age to be teaching! Good luck!

At 6:45pm on February 8, 2011, Brooke said…

hey there! 

I miss live chats like stickaid and p4a so i can tweet excessively again :(

At 6:11pm on December 30, 2010, Tristan Morris-Patrick Lewis said…
Holy damn, hi!

GREAT to hear from someone else from Edmonton. Frak, it's hard being in this city and not knowing a gosh dern soul. Uhmn, if you have MSN pm me? Or just pm me and we can possibly arrange some meeting in a starbucks or somethin'? If you wouldn't mind; I'm just excited that someone around Eddie is finally around. :P
At 1:27am on November 30, 2010, Tristan Morris-Patrick Lewis said…
HEY. I noticed you're from Edmonton. I just did a search to see who lives in Eddie, and I'm kinda new so want to meet more people. How are you (I also noticed you're possibly involved with NerdRamblings/NerdCollabBook which is amazing)?
At 11:52pm on November 21, 2010, AlexTheNerdyOne said…
Hi, I saw on the (un)official nanowrimo thread that you are a writer. Whether or not you have almost succesfully completed nano we are always looking for nerdfighter writers to submit pieces to you never know, you might end up getting published. Please check us out if you are interested. DFTBA
At 7:12pm on November 14, 2010, Tracy said…
Holy cow, it's the person who invited me here! D8

......Hi Jayde. XD
At 2:18pm on November 1, 2010, Michelle (Books Admin) said…
A very good luck to you for NaNoWriMo! Honestly, I don't know how you guys do it.

Also, you brought up a good point about storytelling, how much it changes and reshapes itself. I think you'd like Here Lies Arthur!
At 4:24pm on August 22, 2010, Sam O said…
That is weird! Pretty great though :) Did you ever get that last private message I sent?
At 5:22pm on August 21, 2010, Sam O said…
Hi! :) How are you?
At 1:39am on August 13, 2010, Brittany said…
I should probably add those too! I love to write and have an expansive collection of music. Records can be easily found in my room lol I'm glad to befriend another fellow writer =]

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