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July 2009 Blog Posts (373)

For the Love of Nerd 4: Pancake Making

It took me till my late teen years to discover this glorious activity, but ever since, it has become my pride and joy. I work at a restaurant that serves breakfast all day (yay for Perkins), but my pancakes are better (I think) than the Buttermilk Five. I realize that is a gutsy boast, but I don't feel any pressure to prove it because making good pancakes is not exactly something challenged by anyone who eats pancakes. I suppose if you like pancakes… Continue

Added by Ellice Ohl on July 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

A Summer of These Nights

[This is weird for me to be blogging here twice in one week*]



My brother, Johnny, is one of my best friends. Sometimes I find myself forgetting that he is my older brother, part of the family that I generally resent. We share the same gene pool, the same brown eyes, and the same childhood. Johnny was born only 13 months before I appeared on the scene. We were close enough in age to be put in the same grade for kindergarten but split up when I was sent to pre-first and Johnny went… Continue

Added by Pippa on July 29, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Trailer

Well, I know a lot of you have read and enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and well there's another one coming out 'Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters' and it has a trailer.







I have not read the first book but I found this video as it was posted by Ransom Riggs who made the amazing video Be Amazing! which… Continue

Added by Jake The Pirate on July 29, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Two Parts

First of all, I've set up a new blog on blogspot.com where I will be reviewing books that I read. You may ask yourself, why is this any different from any other book reviwer? I will tell you why. I'm not a fancy nerdfighter, just a regular nerd fighter who likes to read and wants to share my normal, ordinary, opinion. Please check it out as you get time to and as I add more things to the blog.

Blue Collar Book… Continue

Added by Curtis on July 29, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

I am now on NerdFighters!!!

Hey Everyone!!

Just a blog saying I am here! I am looking forward to using this site (just stumbled across it last week!)

I am on twitter twitter.com/soccahchic if you want to follow me (or send me your profile and I will follow you)

Hope everyone is well and I'm pumped to get to know Fellow NerdFighters!! :)

Amanda

Added by Amanda Sanders on July 29, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Jab

I got my Tetris jab today. I don't actually know what it's called but I do know that it sounds like Tetris so i'm gonna call it that. It didn't really hurt that much but according to my friends it's gonna kill my arm tommorow. My mother bought me some winegums afterwards so that was good =].

Added by Chloe Payne on July 29, 2009 at 8:07am — No Comments

20 Questions does it Again.

John Green 20Qs

Added by Laurel Barrett on July 29, 2009 at 3:20am — No Comments

Blog #2

One thing I adore about reading is finding thought-provoking lines that either address a problem I’m dealing with, or inspire me to reflect on various aspects of life. However, 90% of the time I simply underline the passage and move on to the rest of the story, without really giving it ample consideration.



This afternoon I started rereading Looking for Alaska while my family went shopping at the mall. There were certain phrases that caught my eye while I read: “the Great… Continue

Added by Ashley on July 29, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Relationship and Romance Advice



In which John answers real questions about love, relationships, like-liking, first kisses, the fear of rejection, boyfriends, girlfriends, and… Continue

Added by John Green on July 28, 2009 at 9:05pm — 17 Comments

I love Nerdfighters



I love Nerdfighters because we don't deify imbecility. I love the ning because it's so full of thoughtful forums. I can't think of anywhere else I could find such well-phrased, civilized discussions about tricky topics. Nerdfighteria is like a release from discussions where one person begins with a ridiculous claim, the other person negates it thoughtfully, and the first person gets flustered, gives up, and insults the other person for disagreeing. I love that… Continue

Added by Leanne on July 28, 2009 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Octonerdian - Gangbang

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Added by Dome on July 28, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Not to be stupid. But.

When talking about B2.0 or Nerdfighters, I always refrain from saying "It's changed my life." Every time.



But it's true. I feel like I matter. I feel like a part of something. Every time I drop the most causal "That's really jokes" or intend to start up a conversation about WorldSuck, I feel like people care enough to let me in on their inside jokes. I feel...special.



Nerdfighters is one of the best things that's happened to me. The only thing that has ever made me feel… Continue

Added by Mercy Johnson on July 28, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Meowkins gathering- London, 25/07/2009

On the 25th of July, we attended Mike Lee's Meowkin gathering. It was an awesome day and has given us the gathering bug! I just want to describe the day to anyone interested =)



Okay, so as we live the otherside of the country to London we had some problems with transport...the train is pretty pricey so we decided to take the bus instead which was about £20-30 cheaper. It was all good, we went to the correct bus stop as put on the map by the bus company...it was a bit late so we did… Continue

Added by JamesfromTA on July 28, 2009 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

Hello!

Hi, I am very new to this website so I haven't done a blog yet...well this will be the first one then!

Basically, my name is James and as I already stated, I am 19 studying Psychology at Exeter University. I have just finished my first year and I start second year in September/ October...where the grades actually count so its going to be scary stuff! haha! =P



Anyway, so far my summer has been spent doing absolutely nothing productive or work related...it pretty much sucks… Continue

Added by JamesfromTA on July 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Good Omens

by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett



The subject here is the Apocalypse and the coming of the Anti-Christ...or more importantly, Aziraphale (angel, rare book collector, on the side of Good since the Garden of Eden) and his counterpart, Crowley (who scares his plants into growing beautifully, drives a 1926 black Bentley, played the part of the serpent in the Garden of Eden), and their quest to keep the ineffable plan on track. Told mostly over the course of only a few days, and… Continue

Added by Anna on July 28, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

knowing when to quit

yes i am a quiter-

you know why?

time

its all about time my friend

do i really want to waste it?

no.

so i started this book

i found a first addition book

the miracle of right thought-marden

so the first few pages blew me away

then i kept reading- yea ok

1910 self help thing

i then did a quick speed read

through the book

good tid bits

but a full, whole hearted read

no- i quit

but man when i am in need

those… Continue

Added by lisamichelle gaebelein on July 28, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

028 Jake finishes a Challenge



In which Jake says farewell to the Mondays, completes a challenge and rambles... again.



Songs used:

Intro: Dan Fonseca - If You Wanna; http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/39942

Time lapse: Vincent Bernay - Ereimul al a erbmo'l ed; http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/7155

All of these songs and this video are licensed under Creative Commons… Continue

Added by Jake The Pirate on July 28, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Last night I dreamt that...

I was with Hayley G Hoover (www.youtube.com/hayleyghoover), Kristina Horner (www.youtube.com/italktosnakes), some girl who knew Kristina and Hayley, and a guy who knew the three other girls well. We were all at a huge boarding school, and we all selled cigarettes. They charged $2 per cigarette most of the time, but at some special point in the day, they charged $10 per cigarette. I charged $1 normally, and $2 at that one time where cigarettes were more expensive. There was a concession stand at… Continue

Added by Mercy Johnson on July 28, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

Book Review: Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones, 1986)

Disclaimer: I think it's fair to mention that I saw the Studio Ghibli production long before I read this book. That fact has had a significant influence on how I understood this novel and the events and characters therein.



Howl's Moving Castle is, to the best of my knowledge, the first book by Diana Wynne Jones that I've ever read. If I had to pick one word to describe her writing, I would probably go… Continue

Added by Super Dave on July 28, 2009 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Just Another Nerdfighter making videos.

What?! Another Nerdfighter making videos, how cliche. No you see we are supposed to be decreasing suck so it is all good. So yes. I am making videos now. My user name on Youtube is 'arubberduckiedied.' Such a weird username I understand. My videos are not the best out there and they are not very good but at least I try. This is also my first blog post. Uber! Hi fellow Nerdfighters. 8]

Other than making videos lately I have joined a Historical Sword fighting class and I have also returned… Continue

Added by Megan Westcott on July 28, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

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