Learning to laugh at myself

Confession: Ryan and I kinda like despair.com.

You would think that I, of all people, would not find despair funny, but this version often is. The best kind of pessimist is one who’s an optimist at heart. (I’m actually pretty happy with life, and everything’s going to be okay in the end, which is why I think it’s funny to talk dark.) That would be my husband.

Much of their humor is sarcastic, some harsh, so be prepared to take a lot in stride.

If your husband or significant other has a sense of humor to match Ryan’s, this is a great place to shop for gifts. We like their pessimist’s mug (“This glass is now half-empty”), their de-motivational posters or mouse pads (“Perseverance: The courage to ignore the obvious wisdom of turning back”), and their funny T-shirts. Here’s one we found this morning…

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11 years ago

Hey. I’m an optimist but I know better.

One of my favorite lines from despair.com: Blogging–Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.

Well, I read your blog. And I’ve heard someone else does, too. Most of it, anyway. But you are heard. Really. Believe me.

LaDonna Nice
11 years ago

lol love it!

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