Okay, I don't really blog...so here goes....I just wanna say I'm so syched to finnaly get to be a part of the Nerdfighter community! My best friend's a Nerdfighter...and (I'm being totally honest with you) I used to sort of tease her (if she happens to say, "That's the understatment of the year," ignore her!). I feel really bad about that now, and I sort of thing I don't really deserve this awesome welcome I've had already. I've always been a nerd and I didn't ridicule my friend because she was… Continue
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
[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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
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
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
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 —
yes i am a quiter-
you know why?
its all about time my friend
do i really want to waste it?
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
In which Jake says farewell to the Mondays, completes a challenge and rambles... again.
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
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
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