Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Admitting You Have a Problem is the First Step

Hi. I'm Denise and I'm addicted to emoticons.

It all started innocently enough. A smiley face here :-) or there. :)

Then to convey sarcasm. The wink: ;)

Surprisingly (or not), I use that one a lot. ;)

The I moved onto to the angry face: x-)

And surprise: O.O

Then one of my favorites, the spit face: ;-P"""

Why, yes, I'm a bad influence on my children. Why do you ask?

The next thing I knew, I couldn't send a tweet or write a Facebook status update/comment without one.

I was addicted.

But it's annoying with all those unclosed parentheses floating all over the place with carelessly attached semi-colons and colons. I need to stop and admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, right? So I vow to stop using emoticons as much as possible. Even if it's really hard. O.O Oh wait. x-( This might be a little harder than I thought.

Still, some things are sacred.

They'll have to pull the LOL out of my cold dead fingers.


Eisley Jacobs said...

I won't ever stop! It's in my blood... like coffee and blueberry muffins. ;)

Patty Blount said...

I'm fond of :) and <3 and of course, the LOL.

What we really need is the "screw you" emoticon. Maybe something like .|.

Just thinking out loud :)

Denise Grover Swank said...

Patty, you are BRILLIANT!!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Haha! I use them too much, too. This has become a major problem for me. ;)