I get my sarcasm from my brother, or at least that's what I tell everybody to sound less sassy.
He called yesterday to chat about his new car that he's insanely excited about (note the horrible spelling of energi that I can't even recreate here without throwing up in my mouth a little) when he stopped being polite and started getting real: apparently my "y'all" usage has passed the point of sweet and moved into the annoying stage.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is an entire list of things I should probably staaahp saying for my own good:
I think it's charming but then again, I'm not Texan (but I am starting my seventh year in Texas...insert crying here). In fact, I didn't adopt y'all until my fourth year here, so it should be easy to stop saying, right? I'm gonna need to cut this out ASAP.
I'm pretty sure I say this (either out loud or via text) at least 10 times a day, and that's probably an underestimation. Not everything can be adorable, Sar. Change it up.
I should really start saying, "I'm not really laughing out loud, but 'haha' sounds ridiculous because what you said wasn't really that funny but I don't know how else to say that." but that's a long run-on sentence.
I am not sure why this is my favorite adjective (in conjunction with adorable, of course), but I tend to call anything beautiful "stunning." It just sounds better.
I have no idea where this came from, but I think it was a boss who was adamant that we don't say um ever in a presentation. I got used to withholding the ums but my brain needed something to say, thus so became the word of choice. Usually beginning a sentence such as, "So here's what I did today!," my use of so is unnecessarily excessive.
6: First off... / Secondly...
Blame this one on academic writing, but I can't just write an email without trying to tell a story.
7: easy peasy
Keeping this in my vocabulary probably makes me sound more like a 6yo than a 28yo, but what can I say? It makes my favorite 6yo laugh.
That's all I can think of for now (err, not true, I use grateful or thankful a ton, but I think that's a pretty darn good habit to have), but it's clear that I have some work.