Recipe: A Pinch of Geekiness.

Following The Weekly Writing Challenge: A Pinch of You prompt –

How does the old saying go — girls are “sugar and spice and everything nice,” and boys are “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”?

Aside from not knowing what a “snip” is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs. This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy). We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you.


For the cupcakes:

168g introversion
140g geekiness
112g bookworminess
224g creativity
125ml supernatural TV shows
2 large cups of love
1/2 teaspoon movie trivia

For the buttercream:

60g cardigans
50g dresses
2 tsp dark eyeliner
115g brogues or boots (note: interchangeable)
2 tbsp femme attitude

Combine ingredients with a Lush bathbomb and Twilight shower-gel, preferably in the shower. Add a dash of kindness and a streak of zany humour. Don’t forget to omit misogyny, homophobia, racism and body-hating, not to mention disablism – they will cause the mixture to foam and explode. Serve with plenty of chocolate and cups of tea, if desired. Don’t forget to chill out.


The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. – Carl Jung

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