if you don't follow me on twitter you may not know that i'm currently in the middle of getting my butt kicked by a bad ass flu.
thankfully my blog knight in shining armor peter dewolf sent me a very funny email yesterday in response to a post i wrote last week about men using emoticons that is pure gold and needed to be shared.
hopefully i'll be back to my normal awesome self very soon.
normally when we chat or e-mail or i comment (or guest post) on your blog i am all about the love and the niceness and the "hiiiiiiii muffin"ness, but not this time. no no no.
this time it is real.
this time it is serious.
i'm even eschewing capital letters, because i know they frighten and confuse you. (like clothing with colour.)
you recently posted about hating emoticons.
you said that "9 out of 10 time" it irks you when a man uses them. now even though i assume you are counting me in that other 10% (because i am explosively awesome on a variety of levels), i still must disagree.
sometimes, because i say 435 ridiculous things a day, i need to use emoticons to show that i really don't mean those things. well, that i don't mean most of them.
"and then i banged your sister. ; )"
without the ; ). you might think that i actually "banged" your sister.
when obviously i did not.
it was your cousin.
also i tell people 50 times a day "i'm adorable. : )"
without the : ) i seem like a jerk. i don't want that.
especially since i am really just so adorable.
see what i did there?
you also said, "for whatever reason i think it makes the typer of said emoticon immediately less masculine..."
chuck norris models his masculinity on me.
as does rosie o'donnell.
in closing, i think it was henry wadsworth longfellow who said, "use fucking emoticons it you want."
so i do.