03/13/2014 05:18 pm ET Updated May 13, 2014

The Magic Mirror's Recipe for Laughing at Yourself

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The Magic Mirror's Recipe for Laughing at Yourself

Platinum-era Daniel Powter couldn't have written this one better: Your landlord just kicked you to the curb (Lease? What lease?), the song that plays when your crush thinks of you is whatever sound never makes and you lost a deal on a product you literally invented... all in the same day. Obviously, on a scale of 1 to checking in with your trusted mirror-advisor of 40-ish years and hearing that you just got owned by a baby, this is pretty mild as far as bad days go... but you still feel a bit like the wicked queen. Here's how to take that magic mirror and use it to your own advantage.

Recipe Yield: 1-2 servings levity


1 mirror


Recipe Procedure:

Stand with back to mirror. Think about your pain. What happened? How do you feel? Dismissed? Rejected? Publicly humiliated? Is it more than you can bear?

Turn around. Take in the full view: sour expression, wilted posture, general wet kitten-like appearance, etc.

Now ask yourself the single most relevant question in the world: "Who's the fairest of them all?"

Demand an answer. Be serious. This is important, damn it. Focus. Lives are at stake. Whatttt... are you doing? Stop that! Stop. Cracking. Up.

When sh*t hits the fan, it can feel unfair and brutal and sometimes the only thing you can do to fight back is to keep smiling. Luckily, sad stuff makes great ammunition for ridiculousness, so yeah... how do you like them (poison) apples?