July 22nd, 2014 by Calvero

So it was about this day 7 years ago that I was visiting one of my favorite sites, YouTube, and on their front page were featured videos, for that day and the few previous days.  And I saw one that had a young guy with glasses on and the video was titled: “July 18: Accio Deathly Hallows (no spoilers)

Now, I wasn’t a huge Harry Potter fan. I did like the movies, and a I had a few of the books and (I think) began reading “Sorcerer’s Stone”, but not much beyond that. But the video title intrigued me and so I clicked on it….

…. little knowing what kind of magic door I was about to step through

I had landed in NerdFighteria!

Hank Green’s video is now legendary in the land of Nerdfghtearia, and it’s hard to say how many ripples it has cast.

I don’t remember if I watched any of their other videos that night, but the first one of his brother John’s I first watched–

July 25: Brotherhood 2.0’s Youtube Comments Are Answered!

or
July 27: How Nerdfighters Drop Insults

Not sure. If I knew where my TARDIS is, I would take a step back in time, but I don’t have one handy :/ But it turned out to be a very helpful, and in some ways therapeutic, discovery. A couple days after I first watched Accio, I discovered that my then-husband was having an affair. John’s Shakespearean insults was a humorous way of my dealing with my intense anger and bitterness I had at that time (“carcass fit for hounds” (Julius Caesar Act 2, Scene 1)…. bwahaha!).

Back then I was working a late shift, ending at midnight, and what I would look forward to was watching Hank or John’s video from that day (Back then, they did one every weekday, alternating days). And that was a great help, one of several during that time in my life. I have always liked how they balanced their subjects of their videos varying from humrous vlogs, to educating their audience about world events/issues, sharing their traveling adeventures, whatever came up was well worth watching for me.

Since then I have met John, participated in some way in the Project for Awesome charity fundraising every year (here’s some highlights from last year. I have yet to make a video for that!), enjoyed their Crash Course (fun educational videos), playing video games ( I blame Hank for becoming addicted to Assassin’s Creed), love watching John and his once camera shy wife Sarah (nicknamed the Yeti) in The Art Assignment, bought stuff from their store (a rock group playing songs about Doctor Who? What is this madness?) and of course their regular channel.

Oh, and I’ve read John’s books 😉

Here’s to (at least) 7 more awesome years! DFTBA!

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November 8th, 2009 by Calvero
  • planning on taking Kristi to see This Is It as a reward for a great report card 🙂 #
  • @insidethemagic cool! I’ll listen when I get the chance. Looking forward to the Haunted Mansion recording 🙂 in reply to insidethemagic #
  • Krsiti & I liked This Is It. I <3 Startin’ Something & Smooth Criminal w/ classic Bogart & Robinson. Kristi’s was Beat It. Both <3 Thriller #
  • taking on NaNoWriMo challenge. Who knows where this may lead? http://ping.fm/kmqpc #
  • good morning! #
  • RT @Liturgy: You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Emerson☜ #
  • Moonfruit goes global. Win a pair of flights every day this week, you choose where! #flymeto New York? http://bit.ly/flymeto #
  • only had about 15 minutes yesterday for #nanowrimo . Wrote 112 words. Total so far is 334. I have off today, so aiming for over 1000 🙂 #
  • going to heat up pancakes and grab some orange juice to break my fast #
  • @scoopie77 thanks for the support! Yes, I’m staying positive. If I had all day long to write & only did 334 words I’d be bummed, lol in reply to scoopie77 #
  • Someone is slow on the newswire 😀 RT @poshmama: Apple to put TV Shows on iTunes – I thought this was already being done. LOL #
  • That is funny. I would consider voting for him! 🙂 RT @philcrissman: “is awesome” … That is inspired. Brilliant. http://twitpic.com/o4nrn #
  • hanging out in @FatherRoderick ‘s chatroom waiting for Daily Breakfast podcast to start http://ping.fm/Fc9qx #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Nanowrimo in 3 Minutes http://bit.ly/22w3f6 #
  • taking a break from writing to do laundry while watching Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight #
  • searching for a potato bread recipe #
  • found this recipe http://ping.fm/9de5T (typing with flour dusted hands) #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — NaNoWriMo!!! http://bit.ly/28UtpJ #
  • #nanowrimo is being taken up by @realjohngreen Yay! What will a pub’d author do w/ it? Hmm… http://ping.fm/aqNoA #
  • @scoopie77 wow, they look good! Charles aka Jim barely looks a day older. Loved Murphy Brown! in reply to scoopie77 #
  • listening to Travel w/ Rick Steves podcast “1000 Places to See Before You Die; Haunted Europe” while cooking http://ping.fm/zd6Ql #
  • Hurray! I met my personal #NaNoWriMo goal! At 1386 words, though OpenOffice says it’s 1438. Good either way. Was aiming for 1000 😀 #
  • Added #nanowrimo badge to blog http://ping.fm/WKahe . Now going to bed. Night! #
  • wrote just a little bit for #nanowrimo . Up to 1447 #
  • good night! 🙂 #
  • gooood morning! #
  • going to spend some time outside. Such a beautiful day! Sunny and 66F #
  • I am back. Enjoyed my little outing 🙂 #
  • writing bits on #nanowrimo Darn thing is slowly turning into a Sherlock Holmes fanfic LOL. Nothing @mary_russell needs to be jealous of 😉 #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — OBAMA DOES THRILLER http://bit.ly/bBZcQ #
  • watching the new recording of Star Wars podcast by @FatherRoderick http://ping.fm/xGBOP #
  • Star Wars podcast is finally under way 🙂 http://ping.fm/Tareq #
  • my #nanowrimo is up to 1718 words. Still seems to be heading in a Sherlock Holmes fanfic direction. Heading to bed now. Good night! #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Dawn-Nobody’s Perfect http://bit.ly/yCL0j #
  • forgot to say “Good morning!” 🙂 #
  • home from work. Now to write a little on my #nanowrimo #
  • watching @uncultured ‘s video “What is the Uncultured Project?” http://bit.ly/4DZTVQ #
  • hooray! Made it past 2000 words on #nanowrimo ! 2,042! #
  • good morning! getting kids ready for church #

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October 11th, 2009 by Calvero
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — NERD ALERT: Presidential Last Words http://bit.ly/1Xxei3 #
  • thanks for putting whole shows online! 🙂 RT @PBS: @jdcoffman good thing you can watch it online here: http://tr.im/ARmg #PBS ^LS #
  • reading Mark Shea’s “The Conservative Bible Project:
    Wingnut ideologues just keep bringin’ the crazy” http://is.gd/40w3i This is *funny* XD #
  • listening to @truckertom ‘s podcast #1177 “Bloggers To Be Regulated” http://www.truckertompodcast.com/?p=1320 #
  • @factory_worker doesn’t look like you can do it within Gmail. Looks like it has to be done on Google Accounts page http://is.gd/41lXs in reply to factory_worker #
  • good night world! #
  • kewl 🙂 RT @TechCrunch: Google Maps Crams In More Info, Wants To Tap Your Inner Lewis And Clark http://bit.ly/14sZX1 by @leenarao #
  • interesting Google logo for today. It’s a barcode #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Martin and Lewis – Dancing Lessons part 1/2 http://bit.ly/5zIIU #
  • Kristi is lovin’ the Mythbusters Marathon on Discovery Channel 🙂 #
  • that’s just… so wrong. RT @MichelleSolomon: Wow. A McDonald’s is being installed in the Louvre. No words. #
  • @hankgreen very cool … Woody-Guthrie-esque kind of way 🙂 in reply to hankgreen #
  • RT @whitehouse: Ask an Astronaut: Quiz Sally Ride, 1st American woman in space. Questions now, Live @ 7pmET http://bit.ly/41Tt9N @NASA #
  • “It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.” – unknown #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — ABC phonics song/sounds of the letters – American version http://bit.ly/qkcmb #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Baby Sign Language/ Signing baby http://bit.ly/2IUXWb #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Nerdfighteria Island http://bit.ly/UEJSw #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Bumpersticker Man Goes to Church http://bit.ly/3y2L2E #
  • RT @PBS: NOVA’s This Emotional Life (early ’10) focuses on PTSD, depression, happiness and more. Check out the new site http://tr.im/BezO #

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September 27th, 2009 by Calvero
  • good afternoon! #
  • working on Comedy Classics Ning – Updating Feedburner feeds for Twitterfeeds.http://ping.fm/m3JMv . So far, so good! 😀 #
  • RT @DFTBArecords: FREE MP3! Follow @dftbarecords & then RT this msg & we’ll DM you a link to Hank Green’s “Demolition Derby” studio version! #
  • RT @jdcoffman: Yo Neil Patrick Harris, I’m real happy for you & I’mma let you finish but #pbs had the best shows of the year, of all yea … #
  • @poshmama LOL. I send my sympathies 🙂 #
  • came home bout 8, & stayed busy reading to Kate, eating dinner & folding clothes while watching Antiques Road Show & History Detectives #pbs #
  • saved store $500+ when I caught 1 of my customers trying to sneak out with electronics. He didn’t know who he was messing with 😉 #
  • ok, well, I was on the computer long enough (:lol). Time to go to bed! good night 🙂 #
  • back from work. Eating late dinner. Watching #HouseMD http://ping.fm/2QFiX #
  • got a lot of pats on the back & “good job!”s today when everyone found out about me catching the guy from almost stealing $500+ yesterday. #
  • I feel better now! stomach full and thirst quenched. Now to working on my sites #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Smile – Ideas Remain http://bit.ly/2MZnWF #
  • time for bed… good night everyone 🙂 #
  • and here we go again! good morning! #
  • about to watch Special Agent OSO with Katie #disney #
  • went downtown to buy Kristi a recorder for her school music class, $3! 🙂 Nice one too. Easy instrument to maintain for a 10 yr old. #
  • also bought dinner. Sweet & Sour chicken with sugar snap peas stir fry. will be starting to cook that in an hour or so. And with Cuban bread #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Health Care Reform: The Hank Factor http://bit.ly/goLAG #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Paper Towns in Paperback: A How-to Guide http://bit.ly/raUvM #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Where’s Margo! A Nerdfighter Event! http://bit.ly/2zJCc8 #
  • morning! #
  • haning out for a bit in @FatherRoderick ‘s live chat while getting Katie ready for school. Cam’s on, but no one is home http://ping.fm/ICyaC #
  • watching @FatherRoderick at http://ping.fm/AZQMa work on Biggest Loser podcast (joint podcast with @gspn ) #
  • heading out the door for a little me time. #
  • #PlayhouseDisney ‘s site http://ping.fm/0TBZf has faulty link. “Watch Episodes” redirects to Disney UK. Now I have a sad 2 yr old 🙁 #
  • RT @FatherRoderick: Excited about the launch of the ‘Biggest Loser Fan Podcast’ with Cliff & Fr. Roderick! http://www.biggestloserpodcast.com #pabl #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes – The Body Language http://bit.ly/XlGki #
  • watching “‘We’re Just Too White’ The Amazing Pink Things on Arsenio Hall”. 1 thing-they had guts http://bit.ly/2FabDf #
  • just ate a sandwhich on whole wheat bread #pabl . Now eating a moonpie, which is not exactly pabl, lol #
  • RT @GSPN: Biggest Loser Podcast w/ @FatherRoderick is going live right now. Come join us at http://gspn.tv/live #
  • RT @johntesh: Podiatrists say FLIP FLOPS are responsible for MORE health problems than any other type of shoes. http://bit.ly/FbSX2 #
  • testing settings. #
  • @Toddly00: don’t remember 1st DVD I saw, but 1st dvd with commentary was “In the Company of Men” #
  • I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — Surprising language in the Constitution http://bit.ly/RXRBb #

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