Happy Friday, everyone!
After a thoroughly chaotic work week, I’m not really on top of anything right now, so randomness it is! Who doesn’t love a bit of chaos every once in a while?
(Let’s just quietly ignore that I said I would give you my final Realm of the Elderlings review today 🙃 That unedited mess of a conclusionless draft does not deserve to see the light of day yet, and since I am currently very sleep-deprived, I don’t trust myself to whip it into coherence. You’ll get it once I feel less zombie-like, I promise!)
So yeah, to give my overtaxed brain a bit of a break, I figured I might as well write something fun and quick while simultaneously chipping away at my embarrassingly large backlog of tags. (Seriously, you don’t even want to know how many there are at this point 😅) And The Randomness Tag, which was created by Evin, Arwa, Maggie, and Maya @ Out in the Randomness… and which I was tagged for by Devangi @ Just Penning Down My Thoughts, seemed perfect for the occasion!
- Link to the original post!
- Thank the person who nominated you!
- Pingback to the person who nominated you!
- Ask YOURSELF five questions to answer!
- Nominate as many people as you want!
Which I suppose means I still have some thanking to do: Devangi, I hereby declare myself eternally grateful for the nomination! Especially since lazy-ass me decided to take a page out of your book and generate the questions for this tag using an online random question generator.
(I need my brain cells to create lessons for my students, okay?! Why come up with questions when my computer can do the work for me? 😎)
Although, just so I can say I put a bit of effort into this, I’ve also added my own spin by pairing each question with the first song I randomly associated with it. So have fun listening and getting insights into my brain’s weird association processes!
The best way to eat bananas is to completely peel them first, throw away the peel, and then take only the inside of the banana with you. That way, you can devour it in peace, knowing you won’t have to walk all the way back to the trash can to throw the peel away!
Why is it so hard for other people to accept the superiority of this method?? 😩🍌
Apparently, shortly before I turned two, my mom needed to get something from the hardware store, and, since my dad was still at work, she decided to take me with her. The thing is, though, I was kind of obsessed with tights at the time. Like, massively obsessed. I loved the ones with colorful patterns or animals on them and thought it was a travesty to wear anything over the tights that would cover up their beauty!
However, since it was pretty cold out and my mom, who was still a fairly new parent at the time, didn’t want everyone at the hardware store staring judgily at her because she hadn’t properly dressed her kid, I was forced to put on proper pants – or trousers, for you Brits out there 😜 – over my truly glamorous tights. A travesty!! I obviously fought tooth and nail against the pants, utterly exhausting my mom, but after half an hour, I was too tired out by struggling to put up much of a fight. Or so my mom thought…
I might have been angelically well-behaved in the car, but as soon as my mom entered the hardware store, she got her come-uppance. Her toddler started screaming “ICH WILL KEINE HOSE AUF’M BAUMARKT HABEN!” (I DON’T WANT TO WEAR PANTS AT THE HARDWARE STORE!) at the top of her lungs and didn’t stop for the entire duration of the trip. And since my mom badly needed something for the house my parents were building at the time and couldn’t very well leave, that duration was rather long.
Suffice it to say – if my mom had been worried about getting stares for letting me go to the hardware store in tights, it was nothing compared to what dragging a furiously yelling toddler trying to take off her pants in public brought down upon her… My parents let me wear just tights whenever I pleased from that day forth 😇
Academic achievements are overrated. Happiness is way more important than people thinking you’re smart and successful, so when given the chance, you should live in the moment rather than working towards your insanely perfectionistic, overachieving goals that ultimately won’t make you happy anyway.
Math. Or proofreading. Or relationship stuff.
(Although I really don’t know why people think I’m qualified for that last one! 😅)
I’m afraid I have nothing even remotely interesting to tell you here; if you want exciting scar stories, you’ll have to turn to Harry and Dumbledore. I do have plenty of unexciting scar stories, though, because I am clumsy as hell and constantly getting them! 😂 So if you desperately want an answer to this question, here you go, I guess:
- There’s a huge scar on my right knee from the time I tripped over my dad’s lawn mower cable when I was two and split said knee open on a rock. (Yes, lawn mower cables were still a thing in the 90s 🏡)
- There’s a huge scar on my left knee from the time I accidentally ran into our fireplace while playing tag with my siblings when I was nine. (I was beyond thrilled to get this scar because it meant that my knees were finally symmetrical again! 🤗)
- Also dating back to the age of about nine, there’s a bite-shaped scar on my stomach from the time one of my brothers decided to take revenge on me by pretending to be a shark when I refused to let him into the deepest part of our hot tub. (At the time, I was very angry that my mom wouldn’t believe my brother was solely at fault here 😤)
- There’s a faint but noticeable scar on the bridge of my nose from the time I tried to open a door a bit too enthusiastically when I was ten. (The whole door ended up falling out of its frame and onto my face, which was every bit as painful as it sounds 😭)
I think you get the picture… Although I can proudly announce that I haven’t gotten any major scars since I became a teenager!
Anyone reading this post on a Sunday. This tag is supposed to be random, right? So it only seems fair to tag you guys randomly, too! 🤷♀️😜🤷♀️
And that was it for today! On a scale from -42 to π, how nuts do you think I am for posting this? What did you think of my answers and my song choices? And how would you have answered some of the random question generator’s questions? I would love to know!