I’m gonna start backwards from #10.
It’s just the right thing to do, according to David Letterman.
10. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Additional comments: If I have to apply an algebraic equation to dissect your advice, maybe you should opt for just saying WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO SAY.
9. It is what it is.
Additional comments: Oh, it is? Are you sure it isn’t what it is? Or perhaps, it isn’t what it isn’t? What happened to the the birds? Are they still hanging out in the bush? Or are they in my hand now?
8. The cream rises to the top.
Additional comments: So, let me just clarify -who’s da cream? From what I understand the ‘cream’ is supposed to be the better man, yes? But, in this scenario, the ‘better man’ will also lead to clogged arteries and therefore, ultimately cause a possible myocardial infarction. Please reconsider the philosophy behind this phrase. Or, just don’t say it cause it’s gross.
7. Take the bull by the horns.
Additional comments: So essentially, you’re assuming that I’m the stupidest person alive?
6. Dance like no one is watching, love like you’ve never been hurt, sing like no one is listening.
Additional comments: Quick! Someone SAVE MY EARS!! P.S. Do I have your permission to use my hairbrush as a microphone too? Cus that is about the only thing that could make this scenario more awesome.
5.When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Additional comments: Oh what a sunshiny outlook on life’s difficulties! But lets not set ourselves up for disappointment here. If all you have are a pile of questionable lemons, when you squeeze them, you’re only gonna end up with a cup of lemon juice with a bunch of pulp and seeds floating all up in it. Now, if life gives you a lemon, a pint of sugar plus a gallon of filtered water, then I’ll accept the legitimacy of this poorly thought out suggestion.
4. It takes more effort to frown that it does to smile.
Additional comments: It also takes you more effort to say that, than to not say it. Just looking out for you, chatty.
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Additional comments: Interesting theory, young Watson. But from what I’ve seen so far, absence only makes the heart grow fonder of people that it probably shouldn’t be fondling.
2. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
Additional comments: There is? What a relief! That narrows down the chances that I might have been doing it incorrectly all this time! Well, hot dog!
1. The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Additional comments: Okay. I hear what you’re saying. But somehow, I feel like you’re failing to remember all the snakes and monsters and Osmond TV specials and stuff?
Honorable mentions: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Three sheets to the wind.
Use your best judgement,