50 ways to say “you’re awesome.”


… because we ALL need to expand our praisecabularies.

1. You astonish me.

2. You’re a virtuoso.

3. Your sagacity is stunning.

4. You’re a glitterbomb of glory.

5. Your genius would be alarming, if it wasn’t so damn consistent.

6. You’re a marvel, mama.

7. You’ve blinded me with science!

8. You just revived my faith in humanity.

9. I want to orbit around your splendor like a satellite.

10. I want to clone you for nefarious purposes.

11. I want to Xerox everything you say, and fax it straight to my cortex.

12. You’re a polished opal in a pewter world.

13. You’re luminous, lady.

14. You’re a smooooth criminal.

15. You’re all that + a bag of kale chips.

16. You are FAR fucking OUT!

17. You blow my mind like a Cat 5 hurricane.

18. When did you get so wise, woman?

19. Where did you pick up those sexy mind-moves?

20. BOOM! Brilliance strikes again.

21. Color me enlightened.

22. Radiance abounds.

23. I’m honored to share even a miniscule fraction of your miraculous DNA.

24. If it wasn’t completely inappropriate + biologically impossible, I’d be having ALL your babies.

25. Your acumen is making me weak in the knees.

26. You’re like a laserbeam in the night. So bright. So right.

27. You’re more addicting that Twilight, The Hunger Games + street-grade cocaine, intertwined.

28. You’re so fantasmagoric, I almost wanna join Facebook — just to stalk you.

29. You are simply … beyond.

30. You foxy freak of nature!

31. You’re the cat’s meow, the dog’s howl, and the curmudgeon’s harrumph — all rolled into one.

32. You’re the genuine article, baby.

33. Do they sell you in bulk? And can I pre-order?

34. May I have one of you in every color?

35. Aaaaany chance you’re up for adoption?

36. You ooze ingenuity.

37. Your ebullience is infectious.

38. You’re a charmer.

39. You’re a prize.

40. You’re my personal Yoda.

41. You remind me what ‘possible’ feels like.

42. You dazzle me to the core.

43. I like the cut of your jib.

44. I hang on your every tweet.

45. One in a million? More like one a googleplex.

46. You’re a revelation.

47. You’re a machine. More, plz.

48. Your mediocre ideas are MENSA-level hotness.

49. You redefine ‘divine’.

50. You matter. Full stop.

Delightful update!

50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome is being transformed into a BOOK!

Like, a real book! The kind you buy in bookstores + stuff!

It’s gonna hit the shelves on October 1, 2013. Details? Right here. Whoo to the hoo!



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You know, it takes a certain kind of wordsmith to think up something like this. Like, someone who frolics with unicorns and sprinkles fairy dust on her cereal. :) “Glitterbomb of glory” has got to be my favourite!

Or one of my favorites: You magnificent bastard!

(use wisely, of course)

OTTI :: The phrase ‘glitterbomb’ first came into my lexicon courtesy of Dyana Valentine.
But lo! Then I discovered that it’s actually a REAL THING that LGBT activists do to anti-gay politicians. What a delight!

SETH :: Yep, always a crowd favorite.

Alexandra Franzen on Feb 25, 2012 Reply

KALE CHIPS!! Kale chips are my favorite. Do you make your own?

OLIVER DANNI :: In the oven, baby! Fresh baby kale + olive oil + sea salt + red pepper flakes. Bake till crispy.

Alexandra Franzen on Feb 25, 2012 Reply

YUM! Here’s my recipe…I use nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder, a little balsamic vinegar, a pinch of sage, salt and black pepper. http://choirqueer.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/kale-chips/

I also thought “what amazing pick-up lines some of these are!” when I read through these. Nice work! :)

Love this list! Love the site!

I LOVE THIS, Alexandra.

You are the Rumi to my poetry collection. <3

What a fabulous list! You’re the bee’s knees!

Your ooh la la-ness is MAGNIFIQUE!

Awesome, awesome list. Thanks for sharing! =)

So, you teacher you, this inspired me to write a measly, little piece of praise. And then, I got this crazy idea to share it with the master.

When things are breaking down you’re better than a flashlight in the glove box.

I would like to say that you are my personal yoda, in a less wrinkly far cuter way.

So cool to focus on the awesome-ness in us! Love this list! Shared it on Twitter!

Oh my gosh. I’ve been wanting to find a different word for awesome for ever!
But nothing really cut the feeling that awesome does.
Now this list is a glitterball of glory!

Definitely going in the bookmarks.

You’re a machine. More, plz.

Alex, just logging in to your website phyches me and inspires me to write the email/description/post. And this is coming from someone who’s English is NOT their native language.Thank you

It’s “googolplex” not “googleplex”.
But other than that, these are good!

thanx ur a beautiful lady too!

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