Tuesday, November 1, 2011

F you, ;)

I rarely use emoticons. I find the overuse of them appalling. I understand the occasional :) or :(. In fact, I used one yesterday, right here on this very blog. I used it and I meant it! What can I say about a hoarder that saves her son from crib death and from that he has physical and mental handicaps? I can't comment on that! So, :(. It's all I could say.

The most annoying of all emoticons for me? The freaking winky face. It usually follows something sort of assy. It tells me, "I don't have the courage to stand behind my assy statement, so let's pretend it was all a joke with an emoticon! We still cool?" (No, we're not.) Or it's used as an inane method of flirting. (If you're doing this you need to step up your flirting game. Light someone's cig for them or something. I don't know. Get creative, lame-o.)

You know, maybe I'm reading too much into the winky face. That could very well be the case. If you feel that most things you say would be followed by a wink, by all means, continue and I'll continue to judge you.


14 comments:

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Hahahahaha you are awesome Kasey. I have to admit I am one of those lame-o's that love all that junk, and junk it is....lol lol lol..! I think it's because I am way to silly, and way too happy a person..lol lol lol.....and Lord knows I don't have too much to be happy about, lol I even see that as funny...lol lol

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

Maureen, you're FAR from a lame-o!

JenB37 said...

Equally assy: when some one follows a comment with "JK". Bullshit. You are so not jk-ing when you type that.

But I have to say I do enjoy using winky once in a while, but in a non-assy way. For example: "I have no idea what happened to all of the 3 Musketeers bars on Jon's Halloween bucket ;)"

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

That right there is the perfect usage of the ;). Why? Cuz you'd wink in real life! You're joking and it's totally appropriate.

Good call on the JK. I'll add to that, "lol". Nope. Then if you call them out on it, "I was just joking! Get a sense of humor!" Yeah, I have a sense of humor, that's why I didn't LOL and was rightfully annoyed.

JenB37 said...

Oh, hey? Is it ok to say "BS" on here? My gutter mouth flows so eloquently through my fingertips that I forget sometimes that, even though I'm not saying it out loud, it's still swearing. Sorry to trash up your blog, pal.

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

Fuck yes it's okay. (Said for emphasis on how okay it is.)

Knight said...

I want to send you a gif of me actually winking now. It would be the sassiest wink of all time. Just go ahead and imagine that for me right here ;)

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

You need to make that gif, Knight. I think it would be an internet sensation!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

stinky winky!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

btw, the reason I throw around a lot of :) is because somebody once got mad at an email I sent, a joke, which they misunderstood, not getting the joke....so now I throw them all over the goddamn place....

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Hahaha Gary, I agree. It's like when I do pottery for special orders, I just put everything I can think of on it, and more....less is more, but more is better! hahahah Some Artist eh...

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

I just want everyone to know I'm not posting this about general happy times emoticons. Those are a-okay with me. Go crazy with them!

Some people use the winky face to be shitty to people and pretend it's a joke. If you want to be shitty, be shitty, but don't hide your shitty behavior behind a wink.

miss.e.motional said...

OMG! THIS IS WHY I AM SINGLE! I use the winky face in online flirting situations, and probably unintentionally in bar situations after several glasses of red wine. If I stop winking maybe I will finally get the guy.

;)

Kasey Baker-VerMulm said...

My mom used to unintentionally wink. She'd do it all the time. She sort of punctuated her sentences with winks. She didn't notice it until some people started winking back to her. She's more mindful of her winking these days.

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