...................you see, my very good bloggy friend decided to issue a challenge with prizes for the best contestants and everything which I'm all in favour of in principle.
My problem comes from the fact that I am a scientific dunce with not one shred of scientific geekery to be seen.
How could such a very good bloggy friend have a competition where I was so obviously going to fail?
Was she really such a very good bloggy friend after all?
But then I realised..............................
you can still be a geek even if you are not scientifically-minded!
There's hope for me yet!
Here are some rather useful definitions of "geek"
"Geek is a common term for someone who is obsessed by their computer"
yup - I think I can relate to that one
"Geeks tend to spend every possible waking minute glued to their computer. ..."
hmmm, that one's true too...............
"eccentric: a person with an unusual or odd personality "
well this one is just perfect!
And if you look at this part of one of the definitions "Normally wears a tanktop, thick rimmed glasses and a bow-tie" then I score quite well - my glasses are very thick rimmed (but I'm not trendy enough to carry them off)
and I've just celebrated my nearly-mended-wrist by knitting this rather fetching little tank-top (you'll find out who it is for on Monday)
so I just need to find myself a bow-tie which I'm sure won't be too hard. I could always crochet one.............................
I reckon I could earn some extra geekerage points for the table I've just made for Dot's homework projects
or for the fact that I ALWAYS use Excel Spreadsheets when I organise a blog-swap
and what about my obsessive need to make things that match - for example, Dot's bag, pencil case, wallet and soon to be created pencil roll and P.E. bag. She has a really lovely pencil-roll already but it bugs me that it doesn't match the rest of her stuff;
and then there's the fact that I love theme-ing all the children's birthday presents - i.e dinosaurs (Fred's 6th), horses (Daisy's 8th) etc.
And I'm really, really obsessively messy - that should get me loads of bonus points I reckon.