We have all been there. Someone you know is on the adventure of their lifetime, but instead of keeping a written journal, it comes to you electronically. You get pings, on your phone, your laptop sends push notifications, and your voicemail has messages telling you how beautiful everything is with photos to prove it.
You are happy for them, but you are beginning to run out of adjectives to express your excitement (or boredom) for them, with added pressure to come up with something original while ten other people on the thread are also running out of words.
Instead of postcards that say, “Wish You Were Here,” we now get bombarded with pings from a foreign time zone.
Here’s an alphabetical listing of responses to jump start your creativity when you can’t come up with something original or superlative to say.
A: Awesome (adorable, amazing, angelic…)
B: Beautiful (brilliant, breathtaking)
C: Carefree (compelling, classic, captivating…and crazy)
D: Damn! (delightful, debonair, decadent, distinguished, dazzling…and oh, so dynamic!)
E: Excellent photography (elegant, edgy, enchanting, exceptional and extraordinary)
F: Fantastic (formidable, fabulous, and festive)
G: Gorgeous (graceful, glowing, glamourous)
H: Holy Cow! (for something harrowing or hilarious)
I: Indescribable (inspiring, insightful and inspirational)
K: Knock-out gorgeous!
M: Magical (masterful and memorable)
N: No Way! (nice! number-one, nifty)
O: OMG! (outstanding, original)
P: Please take me there! (precious, phenomenal, powerful, and photogenic)
Q: Quintessential America (quirky, quaint, quotable)
R: Really?? (radiant, ravishing, regal, remarkable…rare)
S: Surreal (significant, suave, safe and savory)
T: Terrific (tactful, talented, transformative, tender-hearted)
U: Unbelievable (unforgettable, unique, uber-anything :P)
V: Vivid (vibrant, vivid, vivacious)
W: Wow (warmhearted, well-deserved…crafted…earned…well-written)
X: Xhilarating Scenery!
Z: Zany Weather! (that’s so Zen)