All about the cute. Or snarky.

September 27, 2015

I wander around a lot and when I do, I’m always on the lookout for Cute Shi t.

Well, ok, sometimes it’s not so much cute as SNARKY.  But snarky is ok. Snarky can be funny.

I mean, half the fun in life is having the snarky take on this.  After all, we’re not fu king unicorns.
be unicorn

It kind of makes me laugh when people expect bloggers to always blog “positive” things or be sweetness and light all the time.  This is the real world. Unicorns do not exist. Be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Since you can’t be a unicorn because they don’t exist, be yourself.

In this post, I am being myself.

In that vein, have you ever wanted to flash this at someone?

stop talking

Yeah, me, too.

Then again, some things can be sweetness and light. Like candy. I saw this candy store the other day and it was cute.  Candy. Not good for us. But. Presentation is everything, never doubt it. Otherwise, why would these candies sell so well?
Actually, these tiny candy boxes are prettily packaged so they really do make a cute gift. Good merchandising.

Speaking of merchandising, I saw this in the San Jose airport.

Benefit truck sjc

Clever presentation. Benefit Cosmetics.

Now that you’ve had your ration of sweetness and light, let’s get back to the snark.

The facts of life, 21st century style:


Or as my husband says: “Whiskey Foxtrot Tango?”  Or, as I am now saying:  “Wednesday-Thursday-Friday.”

Ok, I don’t say that. I say “What the F…”


Just saying.

Now, I’ve given this some thought:

2015-09-11 14.11.12

and I’ve concluded that she wasn’t. Not about everything. Not even about most things.

But that’s ok.

When I ran across this, well, I could see just what great advice it was:


An interesting scenario.

wc foe;dsLeave it to W.C. Fields.

Here is a daunting thought: what if your guests got to rate your guest bathroom?
guest bk
I saw it in Z Gallerie and had to open it.  Oh so clever! How would your bathroom rate?



Wouldn’t it be great to have this kit? My mother could have used it.

worry no more

Any married person knows this scenario:

antelope cartooI love New Yorker cartoons.

Yes, Virginia. In this Sonoma restaurant, all the rest rooms are unisex. Just like at home.

barbsDeal with it.  (Why do people get so freaked out by unisex bathrooms? So many restaurants have them today.)

I know you’ve seen this, right?


And talk about great book titles:

dance nakedI didn’t buy it though, so how great could it be?

Had it with snark for the day? Yeah, me, too.  I think that’s it for now. See you next time!


Smoking bearHurry back, ya hear?

23 comments on “All about the cute. Or snarky.
  1. PatU says:

    WTF? I thought it meant Welcome to Florida! 😉

  2. Elena Peters says:

    love your snarkiness! Who wants to be a unicorn anyway, paparazzi stalking you, trying to get a pic to prove your existence, more than likely when you’ve just nipped out in pj’s to pick up a quart of milk. No thank you. Now I must go clean my bathroom because even I wouldn’t even give it a passing grade.

  3. Laura Ehlers says:

    Thank you! I am so tired of serious and sad posts. I mean, really, with all those medications and wine out there how depressed can a person be?!

  4. Janice Wald says:

    You know, I’ve heard of that “unicorn” comment before but never understood it until you explained it to me in this post.
    Thank you.
    This must have taken you some time with all the photos.

  5. I love your sense of humor, your funny (-; I have often wondered if my mother knew what “WTF” means.
    I could use one of those worry no more kits, even though my girls are grown. Thanks for the laugh!

  6. Chelsea says:

    Haha I love all of these, especially the snarks! That Sugarfina boutique is my fave tho… their candies are so pretty haha.

  7. Some friends of mine totally do have that bathroom rating book in their house! (I’m envious, too, because their bathroom is kind of amazingly gorgeous and I want to know how the heck they keep it that clean & pretty.) Sometimes I get so distracted reading previous entries that I forget to write my own, haha.

  8. Davina says:

    Hey Carol,

    Loved your post..The snark was quite refreshing 🙂 And thanks for the pictures, took your post to a whole new level.

  9. WTF do you mean by ‘unicorns do not exist’?

  10. Thanks for all the laughs, Carol! With regard to unisex bathrooms, I tend to notice a lot of pee all over the floor that I don’t see when it’s just a women’s bathroom. Cheers to snark (I’m all about it!)

  11. Olga says:

    Let Snarkiness reign! While I do write about ways to stay positive, I absolutely love snarkiness. Life can’t be all unicorns and rainbow’s, it has to be a balance including thigh boosting cupcakes, mind gutter inducing reads, and my personal favorite funny ass cards that have no other intention than to make a person laugh. Cheer to you Carol and snark on.

  12. Katie says:

    Ha, love so many of these. The bathroom guest book would be so funny!! Thanks for a weekend laugh!

  13. I kept trying to hit the “Like” button! These items are great…want that bathroom rating book. And long live snark…it’s so therapeutic!

  14. Melanie says:

    Snarkiness makes life more fun. But I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable with unisex bathrooms. I get bad enough stage fright in the woman’s bathroom if someone else is in there. I can’t handle having a man hear me go too. Lol!

  15. Karen Austin says:

    Where on earth did you find so many silly things? I must be surfing the boring corner of the Internet. Thanks for a look at the lighter side of life!

  16. Ahhh these are great! Love the WC Fields one. Cheers! I need to get that bathroom guestbook for my bathroom.

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