As of now I have sworn off the smiley face and all that its cute little visage symbolizes.
No more will it grace my comments.
No more will you know instantly that I am happy.
No more will you know when I’m being sarcastic, taking the piss out of you, being playfully facetious, or dead serious.
No more! No more! No More!
My reliance on emoticons has ended. I will endeavour to be as verbose and witty as Falstaff or as minimalist as Butthead on my comments. I will hone my wordsmith skills instead of pushing the “colon” and “right parenthesis” buttons.
I am a lowercase blogger from this day forth. (except at the beginning of sentences, proper pronouns, and regular punctuation)
I have chosen this lonely path in the hope that in some small way I can be an example for others who have been too afraid to escape the lure and convenience of our happy friend.
There are dark days ahead with no yellow round thing with 2 dots and a curved line to light the way, but this is the path I will walk.
Goodbye smiley face. You will be missed but will always have a special place in my tool bar, although I will not use you.
This is a very emotional moment for me, but I can not really express how I feel.
note: To quote James Taylor, “Whenever I see your smiley face, I have to smile myself because I love you”.
triple note: I will definitely be increasing my “haha!” usage.