The majority (37 'Yes pleases' to 4 'Wots') have voted in favour of The Geek League.
For those of you who may be unsure as to whether or not you qualify for Geekery, let me enlighten you further. (Please note, these thoughts are entirely personal, not intended to cause offence and have been amassed through years of experience as 'the odd one out'!)
If you find yourself getting overexcited/obsessed about/doing any of the following you may be slightly/totally Geeky:
-bad spelling/grammar/punctuation on shop signs, in newspapers, newsletters or magazines
-finding new recycling facilities for hitherto unrecyclable rubbish(might just be me who gets excited about this one!)
-having long and animated chats with friends about the thrill of growing your own veg, keeping chickens etc
-providing fascinating links on your blog to help illustrate just why you find something soooo interesting
-being in any way married to/related to/ good friends with, other geeky folk
Do you find yourself getting strange looks from eavesdroppers?
etc etc etc....get the picture?
After days of list-writing, number crunching and brain-storming I've decided to keep things simple (maybe I'm not as geeky as I thought!).
Geek Points will be awarded on a purely arbitrary and ad-hoc basis. If I read something on your blog that I consider Geekworthy, points will be awarded. If you leave a deliciously Geeky comment on my blog...or indeed any that I read..points will be awarded. If you email me to notify me of geeky doings, points will be awarded.
Any points that you have received so far will count towards your Geek League score. They are all noted down in my un-techy but very geeky notebook :)
If you are of a competitive bent you can earn more points by posting about experiments that you have done; techy computery and camera-type stuff; any geeky hobbies you may have ( I am the daughter of birdwatchers and the sister of a coin collector...and used to collect antique glass bottles!) ; noticing things that 'normal' people might not notice e.g. a buzzard flying overhead or the fact that there seem to be soooo many silver cars on the roads these days (is that just me that notices that?).
Hopefully you get the idea....sort of!
To give you lots of chance to earn your points The Geek League will run until 31st October (see how I did that great bit of Geeky linking?)
On 1st November the results will be checked and verified by an independent adjudicator. The lucky winner will be awarded the title 'Top Geek 2008' and will, in due course, receive a suitably geeky prize.
In the meantime, here's a little something exciting that I've been doing:
Tomorrow I'm paper-making with a class of 30 pupils and needed an extra paper-making frame. So what's a geeky girl to do?
If you're very lucky I will show you in my next post how to use this fabulous piece of equipment :)
Now for some more normal doings.
The postman left me something very very lovely indeed in my postbox this week.
Some very gorgeous fabrics from my lovely bloggy buddy WMK (who earned herself 30 Geek Points this week for having an in depth discussion about snakes with her entire family)!
I love them WMK - thank you very much!! (p.s. get well soon!)
I'll be getting my sewing head on soon to make the very most of these goodies :)
p.s. the judge's decision is final.