I hate emojis.
Do you know what I hate even more about emojis? I hate that I actually use them in my day to day. It is my biggest cross to bear, the greatest oxymoron of my little life. For one who prides herself on her love of words, this is where I bow my head in shame and admit that sometimes it’s easier to add a smiley face instead of actually saying “That’s great”.
Lazy I tell you. Lazy. I’m taking the easy way out.
I also know that I am not going to break the emoji addiction. That’s how they get you , you know…One day you’re just texting- using whole words and writing in complete. grammatical sentences.
Then, before you’re very eyes, you notice that you are writing
R U here
because those pesky vowels and sometimes y are just too much to thumb out.
It’s a very short hop to LOL.
Then, the gateway-
I mean- who knew that a colon and a parenthesis could lead one down the road to literary ruin…
I’m LA. I used to be a word girl. Now I’m addicted to emojis. I know I should stop but I can’t. I love my pink hearts, my crying laughing and the ubiquitous thumbs up.
There. I said it. 😉