A Survival Guide to Sarcasm; 6 Killer Comments You’ll Want to Live Without

Happiness Depends 6 Killer Comments

I come from a long line of sarcastic people. From my 92 year old grandmother right down to my 12 and 4 year old girls. We all have a quick wit, sharp tongues and the comments for better or worse, fly. What I’ve noticed, though, is that while sarcasm is part of our genetic make up, comments that we all make can be annoying, uncalled for and hardly ever positive.

Here is a helpful guide and a little insight into some different types comments:

1. Under-the-breath comment – Probably the most frustrating and comes usually from my 12 year old. It’s typically followed by me yelling, “What did you just say?!” and gets the usually snotty reply “Nothing!” What’s most annoying is that if you took the time to say it, SPEAK UP!

2. Last Word comment – “It’s going to rain today.”, “No it’s not”, “Yes it is”, “We’ll see”, “Yeah we will”, and so on and so on. Need I say more?!

3. Piss You Off comment– These can be fun when you are the instigator but not when your on the receiving end. Similar to the last word, they are the extra dings a person gives that really are unnecessary. A great example is when my grandmother told my husband that she thought he was actually much older! Ouch.

4. Know It All comment – We all know that person who has done it all, had it worse and knows more about that subject than anyone. The best way I can describe that is my husbands description of a friend who falls into this category. He says that if he said his balls hurts she would tell him hers hurts more. Enough said.

5. F-U comment (aka the quick hit)– Probably the most short and sweet of the list. The F-U comment it great to get your point across and knock ‘me to their knees. It’s often combined with the Piss You Off comment.

6. Complimentary comment– This is the most elusive and least used. These stand out because they are few and far between which probably makes them so special. They are a needed addition especially with the ongoing barrage of the other types of comments.

Every one of the aforementioned comments have their own place and are all needed at one time or another. However I recommend that you use them wisely because they can be deadly – especially if the person on the receiving end is as sarcastic as you are!

Tell us which comment you love or loathe the most.


Shampoo to Perfume – How many beauty products does it take to make us beautiful?

I was getting ready one morning when it dawned I me just how many beauty products I use while getting ready each day. So I decided to count them.  Hair products, skin care, makeup and perfume.  I never quantified the sheer number of items I used each day. Now I know  why the ladies at the  beauty counter see me coming from a mile away.

I used a grand total of 19 products in all.

Here is my list:

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  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • soap
  • body wash
  • face wash
  • shaving cream
  • deodorant
  • skin toner
  • face moisturizer
  • eye cream
  • foundation
  • blush
  • shimmer cream
  • eye shadow
  • eye pencil
  • mascara
  • lip gloss
  • hair spray
  • perfume

So go ahead …experiment and let me know how many you use.

“Sometimes making memories is more important than the act itself” – Happiness Depends

I make it a point to do things with my kids for them to remember when they are older. For better or for worse, I want to be etched into their little heads forever.

The Lost Days – Tuesday and Thursday

As I was driving in to work today, I was thinking about the days of the week and how most days have a specific meaning to me except for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays are, well “Mondays”. Wednesday is hump day. Friday is the start of the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are obviously the weekend. So where the heck do the other two days fit in?

I decided to look into to these days and find out a little more about them. It turns out thatTuesday and Thursday are two of the most interesting and fiercest in meaning. Who knew?

Ares  - God of War

Ares – God of War

Tuesday – Tiu’s day

The meaning is related to Ares – God of war. Ares is the only son of the Zeus. He is fearless, impulsive and raring for a fight regardless of the consequences.

This sounds like my husband before his first cup of coffee.

Thursday — Thor’s day

Thor - God of Thunder

Thor – God of Thunder

The meaning is related to Thor – God of Thunder. Thor is famous for his hammer and belt of strength. He has a goat-driven chariot that created the noise of the thunder when rolling across the sky. The lightning bolts were caused by the hurling of his hammer.

I immediately related to Thor and envisioned shooting bolts of lightning to get my kids to listen.

I now have a new found respect for these two lost days.

Tell me what your favorite days are?