I hope you’ve had a great week! I can’t believe we only have a few more days until Christmas; I’m so excited!! 🎄❄️ Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, and I’m not gonna lie – I’m also really looking forward to having a break from university 😅
Let me tell you: This week, the workload really hit me in full force. I mean, it was my own fault, I guess. I wasted an entire day last week reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (not that I regret it 😁), and on Sunday, my best friend and I went on a hike that she had given me as a birthday present. It was only supposed to last four and a half hours, but let’s just say that the path that our map and my phone (when we ended up distrusting the map) swore was there certainly wasn’t! At least I highly doubt we were supposed to wade through a swamp of mud that went up past our ankles. And also, by the end of the hike, it had gotten so foggy that we had absolutely no clue where we were in relation to our surroundings. Oh, and then there’s the fact that we’re little children at heart and had to climb literally every rock we could find [see picture for evidence]… So yeah, instead of those four and a half hours, it took us more than six 😂 Oops… But since Germany has just gone back under lockdown, I guess it’s a good thing that we made the most of being able to see each other while we still could. The only downside is that I’m now EXTREMELY behind on homework, so if you’re wondering why I have read and commented on a lot fewer of your posts than usual, you now know the reason 🙈 I’ll catch up next week, I promise!
Anyway, since my insane workload has prevented me from writing the Addie LaRue review I originally wanted to post today, I thought we would go with a tag instead! Or actually, two of them! Nehal over at Books and Words and Tiction at Fictionally Crazy both tagged me to do the Memez Tag, and what’s more, they even came up with their own original tag, the GIF-y Love Tag, which they also tagged me for. Honestly, guys, I am honored to be one of the first ever taggees in an original tag 🤗 And I absolutely love memes and GIFs (which is pronounced /dʒɪf/, just so you know), so these are right up my alley!
The Memez Tag
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Add the tag photo.
- Add a meme for all the topics given.
- Nominate at least 5 bloggers.
- Add the link of the creator (Aaliya’s Nook)
- And don’t forget to put the following tags: #thememeztag, #amemeforeverything
A HARRY POTTER MEME
Need I say more? I think you all know how I feel about the adaptations of my favorite books by now 🙈 And this meme encapsulates just one of the many reasons why…
A BOOKISH MEME
Why is this sooo relatable?? This is exactly why I still haven’t read The Empire of Gold and The Dragon Republic yet 😂 “Just one more chapter” never goes as planned where I am concerned, and I just know these books are going to give me huge amounts of sleep deprivation! Because once I’ve started, it’s not like I’d be able to sleep without knowing how the story ended, either – I’d be up all night thinking about it! So obviously, pulling an all-nighter is basically the only reasonable option 😉
A COVID-RELATED MEME
Hahaha 🤣 – unfortunately, there’s definitely some truth to this one, too. And not just because of the toilet paper shortage. Grocery shopping is making me even more uncomfortable now than in used to. You know back in pre-pandemic times, when some people would just block a whole aisle with their cart and then you’d get all flustered because you couldn’t decide on whether to just squeeze past or figure out a way to best interrupt and say you needed to pass? So then you ended up walking around half the store to go into the aisle from the other side, only to find that the cart had now been moved to block that? No? I guess it’s just me, then 🙈
But anyway, the pandemic has increased my fear of people a hundred-fold… Why do all of them suddenly feel the need to stand so freaking close to me?! And to show off their noses for the entire world to see?! Because I can’t think of any other reason why those shouldn’t be covered by masks. Grocery shopping has truly become life-threatening!
Why does this meme-maker know me so well? 😅 Honestly, I struggle with the simplest adult tasks. I’d rather walk an extra 10 minutes than parallel park anywhere, especially on hills. I hate calling the dentist to make my own appointments. I am absolutely clueless when it comes to taxes, so I just do what everyone around me tells me to. When I think about the fact that my parents were already married when they were about my age and had me a few years later, I’m really starting to think their adulting genes must have skipped me somehow…
I’m not sure whether this meme counts as being spooky, but I just had to go with it! It basically describes my sense of humor in a nutshell 😁 If you’ve read some of my more sarcastic posts, you probably already know I have a really weird sense of humor, but trust me – it’s way worse in real life.
Gosh, how I wish this weren’t so accurate… One of my friends once said that she always has a “motivation problem” until she gets a “time problem”, and let’s just say she probably isn’t the only one 😅
Obviously, I couldn’t just go with one meme here, I had to pick one for both of my subjects!
Math, of course, is the best subject to ever have graced humanity 😇 And it is so wonderfully logical that I just can’t fathom how so many people can make this mistake! At least when working with real numbers. Because Regina is quite wrong – in fields of characteristic 2, this equation holds! But my none of my Algebra students ever seem to be able to remember this, either, so I guess something about binomial formulas is just inherently difficult for people to grasp 🙄
And the English meme – I hope that one is self-explanatory 😂 Thank god I’m really good at remembering visual things, or I’d never be able to spell properly.
Remember how I told you I had a weird sense of humor?
C’mon, people! I just don’t get how you can NOT do this. They never give you enough paper during exams!!! Forget one extra sheet, I usually end up needing about ten! At least during English exams. (I mean, have you seen the length of my blog posts? 😅)
One of my American friends showed this to me, but look – this meme is obviously being a bit harsh here. There’s no way you can mix these verbs up! The first one is stressed on the “um” and the second one on “fahr”. And if you put them in a sentence, they have to be split differently, for example:
Ich fahre den Weihnachtsbaum um. (I run the Christmas tree over.)
Ich fahre um den Weihnachtsbaum. (I drive around the Christmas tree.)
And the past tense forms are different, too:
Ich habe den Weihnachtsbaum umgefahren. (I ran the Christmas tree over.)
Ich habe den Weihnachtsbaum umfahren. (I drove around the Christmas tree.)
See? Totally different. German is such an easy language, I don’t see what people are complaining about 😉
And now, onto tag #2…
The GIF-y Love Tag
- Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
- Mention the creators (Tiction and Nehal).
- Make a post, do list the rules.
- Use the tag #gif-y-love and choose a GIF you love for each of the provided prompts.
- Tag at least 5 people.
- That’s it! Make sure you laugh a lot in the process, too.
I’m Bored 😪
You know what? I’d actually love to be bored right now, because being bored requires having free time!! I’m so busy right now, I don’t think I’ve been bored in years 🤣 (Unless you count certain lectures… Gosh, that HTML programming one was a nightmare 🙄 – I am perfectly capable of reading a script to myself, I don’t need to attend a course to have someone else do it for me!)
Current Mood 😶
😍😍😍 I love my bed. **Sighs dreamily** Christmas break is going to be so fantastic! I swear I’m not getting up any sooner than 9 a.m., like, ever.
Wrong. Books are way better than a TV in your head! Everything is so much more vivid! 🤗
Sometimes, I do feel a little sorry for those people who, like Commander Data, will never truly understand the true art that is sarcasm. Obviously, if you’re doing it right, you have to explicitly tell other people when you’re using sarcasm to make sure that they get it, and really exaggerate the inflection of your voice. Or, if you’re writing, make sure you’re using a disclaimer on all of your posts to make sure people understand it’s supposed to be sarcastic. Though of course, sarcasm is overrated anyway. I have certainly never written any sarcastic posts on this blog.
Now that Germany is back under full lockdown and all my university classes are online again, I truly relate to Patrick in this one. Though speaking of Spongebob – I recently learned that Squidward is not called “Squidward” in German, but “Thaddäus Tentakel”. I mean, WHAT?! And because I didn’t know this, I ended up narrowly missing first place in a Skribbl game against my friends. Seriously?! I am even more offended because thanks to my best friend in Florida, who took pity on my family not having a TV, I actually have quite the extensive Spongebob knowledge from watching endless episodes over at her place.
The thing is, whenever I’m angry, I’m kind of like this cat 😅 My anger is completely pointless, because most of the time, people don’t even notice I’m mad at them. I mean, does this cat look like a raging tiger to you? No, of course not. And I’m the same way, minus the cuteness. I might be simmering on the inside, but I’ll appear perfectly cordial on the outside. Which might be why no one ever takes my complaints seriously. 😕
This is me whenever I watch a horror movie. Or any movie where something remotely creepy happens, for that matter. My friends and sister now refuse to watch these types of movies with me because they say I’m a danger to their eardrums… But that’s totally exaggerated – after all, my brothers don’t mind watching scary stuff with me, and they have eardrums, too. (But then again, my brothers, like me, have a much lower tolerance level when it comes to scariness than my sister and my friends do…)
Remember that weird sense of humor I mentioned? Well, often, it leads to me laughing hysterically at stuff, and then I look around and realize no one else thinks it’s funny. So then I very quickly have to compose myself in order to appear at least somewhat normal… This GIF actually describes conversations with me quite accurately 😁
So yeah – that was it for today! I know both of these tags said to tag five people, but thanks to my humongous behindness concerning tags, I’ve been tagging so many people lately that I thought I’d take it a bit easier this time. So instead of tagging five people for each tag, I’m going to tag five people in total, and you can pick whether you’d like to do both of these tags, just your favorite, or none of them 😉
Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds (She’s pretty new to blogging, but somehow already a pro? Seriously, Ahaana, how did you get this good so fast? Also, I know you’ve already been tagged in this, but since I don’t think you’ve done it yet (Correct me if I’m wrong! 😅), I thought I’d add to the pressure 😁 I’d love to see your take on this!)
Alissa @ Alissa’s Booktopia (I only just discovered her blog, but she made quite the impression on me with this post on how the book community has influenced her reading habits – it seriously got me thinking!)
Klaus @ Klaus Videnz (Klaus, I know you’re not really one for tags, but I thought I’d mention you here so people can go and find your amazing book reviews 😉 So while you’re free to ignore that I tagged you, I’d say my followers definitely shouldn’t!)
Nefeli @ BiblioNebula (Since I’m very behind on things you’ve tagged me in, Nefeli, I thought it’d only be fair to return the favor 😉 And besides, guys – Nefeli’s blog is one of my absolute favorites! 😊 She writes some of the most creative posts out there, such as this one about all her criminal bookish ways, so just trust me and go read them!)
Pilar @ The Bookworm Shelf (She’s currently doing blogmas and somehow manages to write an amazing post every day, while I’m sitting over here across the globe struggling to write a mediocre one weekly 😅 Honestly, Pilar, you have no idea how impressed I am!!)
So overall: In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I highly recommend you check all of these blogs out!
Also – I’d love to know what you thought of my answers! Which meme was your favorite? Which one did you relate to the most? I would love to know!