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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
the yoga doing, haiku writing, beginner vlogger kind
About Me:
I do things like biking, yoga, socializing, photography, blogs, church, a part-time job, etc. not necessarily liked or tended in that order.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Divisadero (Michael Ondaatje)
Natural Born Charmer (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)
She Got Up Off the Couch (Haven Kimmel)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golding)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
On Photography (Susan Sontag)
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
a beaded lamp shade that makes me look like an alien belly dancer
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Queen Elizabeth I
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2008

Kate's Blog

Haikus

Sometimes I write haikus. Here a few recent ones.



Loneliness creeps in.

I seek a cure for this ache,

as it bites and tears.



Cluttered spaces and

dusty corners witness my

struggles to begin.



I fear the noise and

the light, yet I cling to my

merciless shadows.



I can’t ask for keys,

since I am my own keeper,

yet doors are hidden.



Guilt and shame have ruled

irreverent of my need

to repair… Continue

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Accio, Boyfriend Mine

My boyfriend was gone all summer and towards the end, I got frustrated and found a productive way of channeling it (miraculously). I figured out that it worked really well to switch the lyrics of Hank's Harry Potter song and make it about my summer. So here it is. (also, camera cord is missing, so videos are pending)



I’m gettin’ kinda tired of this

long time promised reunited bliss



you’ve got my entire mind under your spell

don’t you know that I’ve really… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 8:17pm

Kate's Cooking Challenge

For a long time, I've needed to learn to cook, and I need an interesting way of doing that cuz otherwise I just stick to things like bagels and oatmeal.



I am hear to tell you that is not a healthy way to live. So for the sake of my own health and decreasing world suck by decreasing my own suck, I am going to attempt cooking. Once a week, I will be attempting a new recipe and video the process and post it for passerbys to criticize (which I'm sure will be happening a lot since I can't… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

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At 8:54am on September 24, 2009, Charles Perigord said…
Hey! Sorry for the reeeealy long gap but I've been revising hard for prelims! Had a slightly embarrasing epiphany; I don't really know average American cuisine:@. Is it sort of what we eat in Britain??? If it isn't then I'll try and send a few particularly brittish dished to add some variety=] ps do you have any allergies? M
At 7:41pm on September 8, 2009, Lenora Johnson said…
I mainly have stuff I've drawn and photos that I've edited on photoshop on there. Since I don't have a tablet, I can't do any of the digital art I want to, so for now I'm stuck with a pencil and colored pencils.
At 7:08pm on September 8, 2009, Lenora Johnson said…
Well, I kind of blame twilight for it. There is this user on deviantArt that I watch, and one day she made some Nerdfighters fan art, and so I was curious. Then I started watching all of the videos for the very beginning (and I'm still not all the way up to date) and so, that's pretty much how I came to be here.
At 1:47am on September 7, 2009, Lenora Johnson said…
hi
I'm actually pretty new here myself
I joined last thursday..
At 7:07am on September 5, 2009, Fifi said…
Macaroni and Cheese... Soup :)

- 1 cup of macaroni, uncooked
- 1/4 cup of butteror margarine
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped carrots
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 cups of milk
- 1 (1lb) pack of Velveeta cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1/2 teaspoons of white pepper, black can be used instead :)
- 2 tablespoons of corn starch, dissolved in 1/4 cup of cold water
- 1/2cupfrozen baby peas
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1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt.
2. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
3. Set aside.
4. Melt butter or margarine in Dutch oven over medium heat; add celery, carrot, onion and garlic.
5. Cook for a few minutes until vegetables are almost tender.
6. Remove from heat; add milk, cheese and bouillon cubes.
7. Return to medium heat; cook until cheese melts and bouillon cubes are dissolved, stirring often.
8. Add pepper.
9. Stir cornstarch mixture, add to milk mixture.
10. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and comes to a boil.
11. Add peas, bring back to boil, lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
12. Add macaroni and cook over low heat until heated through.
13. Adjust seasonings, if desired.

Hahaha, love this stuff ^^
Have fun =D
At 3:11am on September 5, 2009, Charles Perigord said…
Hey! Sorry for the long gap; I've been ridiculously busy with tests at school! How are you? Do you only want to learn main courses or would soups and puddings be fine too?
At 11:26pm on September 4, 2009, Ashley Mullinax said…
okay! I'm excited!
I searched classykate1 on YouTube and nothing came up but I'll look again when you add a video or two and maybe that'll work. :D
At 8:31pm on September 4, 2009, Ashley Mullinax said…
Guacamole
Ingredients:
- 3 to 4 small avocadoes or 2 to 3 large avocadoes
- 1 small carton of cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 2 or 3 garlic cloves
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- ¼ tsp. salt and pepper

1. Remove the pits from the avocadoes and the flesh from the skin, place in medium bowl.
*If the avocadoes aren’t quite ripe, it’s easier to mash if you chop them first.
2. Chop the onion, garlic, cherry or grape tomatoes, cilantro, and salt and pepper.
*You want equal amounts of avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and onion.
3. Mix in a food processor, with a hand mixer, or potato masher.
4. Cover and refrigerate.
*If you put the pits back into the guacamole, it will keep fresh longer.
For Pico de Gallo, skip the avocadoes and add more tomatoes.
I hope this is what you wanted!
P.S. What's your YouTube account so I can see the videos? ...that is if you're posting them on YouTube...?
At 2:36am on September 1, 2009, Nephtys80 said…
Hey Kate! Sorry, this is a really late response to your cooking challenge message, this is one of my own, hope you like it!!

Vegetarian Chili - "Chili sin Carne" :-)

K, I'm sorry, this is metric insofar as there are measurements in it at all as it was developed through experimentation and I don't really usually measure any of it....
It serves about 4, and is a vegetarian main course (though the level of vegetarian-ness depends on the grated cheese you use for topping)

Ingredients

- 2-3 large onions, coarsely chopped
- 2 cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed (1 can is 400 grams here)
- 2 cans of chopped tomatoes (ditto, 400 grams per can)
- fresh garlic to taste, finely chopped - I like my garlic so usually use 4-5 cloves
- small dried chili peppers to taste, finely crushed - I tend to use 4-5 1 inch chilies
- small lump of butter
- vegetable cooking oil (e.g. sunflower or olive)
- salt & pepper to taste

to serve:
- flour tortillas
- sour cream
- guacamole (preferably fresh & home-made)
- grated cheese
- fresh coriander/cilantro
- basmati rice, cooked according to packet instructions
- side salad


Preparation:
1) Saute the onions in cooking oil over medium heat until they turn glassy, around 5-10 mins
2) add garlic and saute for 1-2 more minutes
3) Add canned tomatoes and kidney beans
4) Add butter and crushed chili peppers, stir, and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes (you can use this time to cook the rice if you are serving rice)
5) taste for seasoning, I usually add a fair bit of salt and pepper

my favourite construction is: Take a flour tortilla, put on a layer of rice, then chili mix, then cheese, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, mix it all together, roll up, and nom :-)
At 9:37pm on August 27, 2009, Roxana said…
Hey this is for your cooking challenge. One of my personal favorites. Let me know how it turns out.

STRAWBERRIES IN BRULEED MARSHMALLOW CRÈME (for about 6 to 8 servings)

* 2 egg whites
* 1/2 cup sugar
* Pinch cream of tartar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* Pinch salt
* 1 pound strawberries, rinsed and dried

Procedure:
1. Add egg whites and sugar to the stainless steel mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Using whisk attachment, whisk on medium-high speed until sugar is incorporated and whites form soft peaks, about 3 to 4 minutes.
2. Add in cream of tartar, vanilla and salt. Whisk on high speed for about a minute or so. Crème is done when it’s glossy and holding stiff peaks.
3. Dip and swirl a strawberry into crème. Using a blowtorch (or gas burner, if you are using skewers), brown crème as desired. Place on serving plate (or in mouth!) and serve immediately.

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