About Nathan Young

Nathan Young is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and videographer who blogs at Geek Alabama. Nathan is a big Road, Weather, and News Junkie Geek and is a great person to be around who is funny and informative. Nathan is an accomplished media person who regularly covers topics on Geek Alabama and gets numerous requests to cover things from businesses, products, TV shows, movies, books, games, food, events, conventions, concerts, and other reviews. He is open to speaking, covering products or events, and representing your brand. The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD

The Evening Post: It’s 2,000 Degrees Hot In Arizona


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What happens when computer graphics fail, and you have to give the weather forecast with temps of over 2,000 degrees?  Well, Fox 10 Phoenix’s weatherman Cory McCloskey kept his composure while half of the Phoenix Metro area burst into flames.  When a weatherman tells you that it’s not good and you should evacuate the area, it’s time to panic!  But, this was some computer typos thank goodness, enjoy the video!

Enjoy A Letter To The Future From Kid President


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Kid President is back with another great video you need to see!  The  SoulPancake YouTube channel put out this video because two years ago the first Kid President pep talk video was put up on YouTube, and the rest is history!  So, In honor of Kid President’s two-year anniversary on YouTube, this video goes out to the future.  Think in the future, and what do you want to change or do differently in the future?  Get some inspiration by watching this Kid President video below!

Reflections On Snowpocalypse 2014 / Plus Pictures And Videos From The Blizzard Of 2015


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One year ago, people in Alabama thought we were only going to get just a few flurries, and everything was going to be like a normal weekday, boy was everyone wrong!  In what was a busted forecast by every meteorologist, Central Alabama experienced a crippling and somewhat life threatening event when 2-3 inches of snow fell on the region.  What made the snow worse was temps were below freezing.  And when the snow fell, all of the roads turned into a solid sheet of ice!  That mean people were not going anywhere!

I was smart, because we all know what could happen when winter storms impact Alabama, expect the unexpected!  I went down to the grocery store the day before the snow event to get supplies for the rest of the week.  And when all heck was breaking loose, I grabbed my camera and took some photos and videos.

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Yes, thousands and thousands of people were left stranded.  People had to sleep in public buildings, school kids had to sleep in school, people who had medical emergencies were left in trouble, and other people suffered.  But, the people in Alabama stepped up and helped their fellow neighbor.  In between taking those photos and videos, I helped some people push their cars, or directed traffic to not go up that mountain, and I even helped one person get their groceries into their apartment, they just made it home in time!

Sure, people in Alabama and the meteorologists will be ready for the next event like the one we saw one year ago.  People are also smarter today as well.  No, Alabama does not have the massive salt and snow removal equipment you see up north, it does not snow that often down here!  So, when snow is in the forecast, you will see people go to the store, and you see businesses and schools close down.  It’s just a safety precaution.  And if something like we saw one year ago happened again, people in Alabama would be caring and help out each other once again!  I am sure of that!

So, let’s finally talk about the Blizzard of 2015 that hammered the northeastern USA.  The northeast experienced blizzard conditions, heavy snow, heavy winds, and major flooding on the coast.  For some areas, this will go down as one of the worst winter storms in history.  While New York City only got around one foot and was spared, areas north of there got a lot more snow!  Here are the final snow totals!

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Here are a few of my favorite videos from the Blizzard of 2015.

Here are some of my favorite tweets/photos from the Blizzard of 2015 in the northeast!

Support The GeekDad Patreon Campaign Today


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For creators like people on YouTube, writers, animators, musicians, podcasters, and more.  There is a great website where you can let people donate as little as $1 a month to make sure creative people get the funding support they need to keep going!  The website is called Patreon.  Patreon lets fans support their favorite creators by becoming patrons. Unlike other fundraising services, which raises money for a single big event, Patreon is for creators who create a stream of smaller works.  So, people can donate little sums of money each month to let creative people keep working on creative things.  And one of the top geeky websites out there is on Patreon, and would like your support!

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Food Review: Polk’s Meat Products


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Over the weekend at my local Winn-Dixie, someone was giving out free food samples, I love those free food samples!  The food samples was from a meat company in Mississippi called Polk’s Meat Products.  The nice lady there was letting people try their breakfast sausage, cajun sausage, and ham steaks.  I thought the breakfast sausage and ham steaks were good, but I really liked the cajun sausage.  It had a great blend of spices, and had a really good kick to it!  So, I got one package of Polk’s Cajun Smoked Sausage, and it was already cooked and all you had to do was to grill or warm it up.

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Since I live in an apartment, I had to pan fry the sausage, and it only took about 10 minutes to get the sausage warmed up and brown on the sides!  So, it went from kind of bland.

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To looking like some really tasty sausage in no time!

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The sausage was very, very juicy!  It had plenty of juices coming out when I was cutting into it.  You can also taste and see some of the cajun spices used in this meat product.  And of course, you can also taste the smoked flavor as well!

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Wow!  Was this cajun sausage really good!  I also had some mac and cheese with the cajun sausage and it was a really good dinner!  The Polk’s Cajun Smoked Sausage cost $4.99 at Winn-Dixie, and I am glad I had a chance to try the sausage in the store before I bought it, or I would have never gotten this cajun sausage.  And by the way, the lady shown me something cool!  Instead of using toothpicks for samples, use pretzel sticks!  What a smart idea!

I would recommend trying the cajun sausage from Polk’s, or any other products they have!  To learn more about Polk’s Meat Products, go to: http://polksmeat.com/