15 Liz Lemon Quotes To Either Get You Through Finals, Or Distract You From Bombing Them

15 Liz Lemon Quotes To Either Get You Through Finals, Or Distract You From Bombing Them

"I'm gonna go talk to some food about this."

On the hilarious "30 Rock," Tina Fey portrays Liz Lemon, the often pessimistic, witty creator and writer for "The Girly Show." Her attitude towards the constant chaotic and zany happenings of the 30 Rock set and NBC's cast of characters makes her the perfect representation of many students' opinions of their classes, school, professors, and most importantly, their finals, going into the last few weeks of the semester.

There are enough relatable Liz Lemon quotes within a binge-watching session of 30 Rock to distract a student for the entirety of finals week, but here are some of my favorites:

1. On food:

We all need some snacks to get us through the horrors of studying and finals.

2. On tea bags:

Tea Bag

When you know you the right thing to do is studying, even when it's the worst thing you'll ever have to do.

3. On eating:

When you still haven't learned any self-control and eat a snack for every hour of studying you do (or maybe every 10 minutes...).

4. On bedtime

When you've officially become the grandma of the group and can't imagine making any late night plans when you have tests in the morning.

5. On the real victories

When you have to reward yourself for the little things during such a stressful time.

6. On a strong "no"

When your professor makes your professor cumulative and you remember absolutely nothing from the majority of the semester.

7. On warmth

When you're wrapped up in a blanket in a library and are getting stared at by the entirety of the library.

8. On word counts

When you're desperately putting together a final paper and you're grasping at straws for relatable quotes.

9. On consolation

When you're trying to comfort a friend crying about their tests but you have your own tests to worry about too.

10. On your current state

When you don't have enough time or energy to actually cry from stress so you just have to pretend.

11. On English-ing

When you're trying to get food delivered but you're completely delirious from studying and not sleeping for 48 hours.

12. On being hangry

When you finally coherently order food and it's taken over an hour to get there.

13. On realism

When you walk into your most dreaded final knowing that it will not go well.

14. On desperation

When you have to call on the powers-that-be to recall that random piece of information your professor put on your final.

15. On being DONE.

When you finally walk out of your last exam and are completely post-verbal and don't even have the motivation to speak.

Now that you have a little Liz Lemon inspiration, go out and kick those finals' butts!

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50 Things to Do When You're Bored and Completely Alone


For people like me, spring break is a time where you come home and have absolutely nothing to do. You're parents work all day and you're either sibling-less or your siblings have already moved out. Most of your friends are on the semester system, so your breaks don't line up. You're bored and completely alone.

Although while being alone sounds boring, sometimes it's nice to just hang out with yourself. There is a plethora of unique and creative things you can do. Netflix marathon? That's overdone. Doing something productive or worthwhile? You do enough of that in school anyway. Whatever the reason is for you being alone, I have assembled a list of unique things to do to cure your boredom.

SEE ALSO: 50 Things To Do Instead of Finishing Your Homework

  1. Have a solo dance party.
  2. Teach yourself how to do an Australian accent (or any accent for that matter).
  3. Learn how to play harmonica (or any instrument for that matter).
  4. Buy an at home workout DVD.
  5. Bake a cake (and eat the whole thing for yourself).
  6. Take a rollaway chair and ride it down the driveway.
  7. Paint a self-portrait.
  8. Plant some flowers in your backyard.
  9. Become a master at air-guitar.
  10. Perform a concert (just for yourself).
  11. Write a novel.
  12. Become an expert on quantum mechanics.
  13. Give yourself a new hairdo.
  14. Knit a sweater (if you don't know how, learn).
  15. Make a bunch of origami paper cranes and decorate your house with them.
  16. Make homemade popsicles.
  17. Reorganize your entire closet.
  18. Put together a funky new outfit.
  19. Make a short film.
  20. Try to hold a handstand for as long as possible.
  21. Memorize the lyrics to all of your favorite songs.
  22. Create a website.
  23. Go on Club Penguin and troll a bunch of children.
  24. Become your favorite fictional character.
  25. Become your favorite animal.
  26. Practice your autograph for when you become famous.
  27. Create a magical potion.
  28. Learn a few spells.
  29. Learn how to become a Jedi.
  30. Put the TV on mute and overdub it with your own voice.
  31. Make paper hats with old newspapers.
  32. Become a master at jump roping tricks.
  33. Create music playlists based on random things, like colors.
  34. Find a chunk of wood and carve something out of it.
  35. Find something that doesn't have a Wikipedia page and create one for it.
  36. Create a full course meal based on whatever's in your kitchen.
  37. Teach your pet a new trick.
  38. Take a bunch of artsy photographs.
  39. Make a scrapbook.
  40. Learn a bunch of new words and incorporate them into your speech.
  41. Try to draw the most perfect circle without using a compass.
  42. Make your own board game.
  43. Memorize some poetry well enough so you can recite it.
  44. Build a fleet of sailboats and float them in your bathtub/pool.
  45. Write a song.
  46. Practice picking locks.
  47. Make a drum kit out of random household items and play it.
  48. Draw a tattoo on yourself.
  49. Give yourself a new piercing.
  50. Figure out the meaning of life.
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Things I Miss Now That I'm Home From College Again

There are so many reasons to be glad that the school year is over, but if you've done it right... there are a lot of reasons to miss it too.


So, school is over now and I've come home. As expected I was so relieved at first. No more showering with flip-flops, no more listening to screaming girls running up and down the hall, and a space that is mine and mine alone. But after a week or so of being back, there are a few things I've already started to miss.

I know that not every single person has the ideal roommate but I got really lucky with mine. Coming home I was excited to have my own space, but now when I'm doing my midnight scrolling, I'm realizing that I miss being able to talk to her about the funny things I see in that very moment. Tagging, DMing, and texting her doesn't feel the same as a long night of giggles spent together.

Also, while seeing old friends when you get home is amazing, and there is always a lot to catch up on, you do start to miss your other friends too. Being in college means that your friends are going through similar things as you are all the time. You have tests together, clubs together, and sometimes you spend way too much time procrastinating together. The bond you begin to form is one you definitely begin to miss - especially when you guys don't live close off of campus.

Coming home also means you don't have a set schedule or at least not immediately. You may come back to a previous job and that puts something on your calendar, but the free time you still have during the week can be a little too much. I know I've spent way too much time obsessing over the Tati/James drama than I ever would have at school. The routine I had at school kept me busy and entertained, and I'm honestly missing it a lot right now.

There are a lot of other things to miss too - even things you thought you wouldn't. You miss the classes, the teachers, and sometimes the food. I know I miss the environment. It isn't a perfect one, but it's full of people just trying to find their way. We are all working through the roller coaster of life and we are all stuck on one beautiful campus together while we figure it all out. I miss meeting new people at the bus stops or running into old classmates and catching up.

I guess the bonus for me is that I just finished sophomore year which means I have more time to spend at school. Come senior year, I guess I'll have to learn quickly how to deal without the things I miss - and also create a schedule so I can travel to see all of my friends, but those are all problems for future me.

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