Now after reading a yeast pitching guide from mrmalty.com, I didnt boil the yeast nutrient... I added a pinch to the yeast in the cup after 15 min activation, then added a half cup wort, stirred, and in 5 minutes had lots of foam..
Then I added 5 tsp to the yeast cup, poured into my wort, and shook for 1 min or so on my knees.
Is not boiling the nutrient a big deal? Think it got mixed enough to get used?