January 16, 2015

Life Lately as Told by Emojis

As an unashamed book cover judger, it'd be pretty pointless for me to deny that in some cases, I don't do a whole lot of research before jumping to a conclusion. I mean, why read a couple hundred pages (or even a table of contents) when you already know how good the book will be by its cover design, you know?

... Just kidding, of course.

But there's something to be said about just going with your first gut reaction about something rather than giving your brain a chance to change your mind. Sometimes, your first cursory impression tells you more than 157 pages of reading into it ever could.

Take, for example, your current state of being. Or, as bloggers like to call it, your "Life Lately" post material.

You could sit in your bedroom for 15 minutes with the lights dimmed, silently reflecting on how your emotional person has felt for past week. Or you could just do what I do and look at your iPhone's "recently used" emojis. Because in a world where 95% of the communication is 140 characters or less, 98 of them being emojis, is there really a better indicator of how your life is going lately?

Not on my blog, there's not.

So how have I been doing lately? Well, let me tell you.

Now, really, I should be able to just stop this post here because I think it's pretty clear what this says about my last week or so. But for the sake of overkill, I'll just go over briefly a few highlights and lowlights.

Not that it's necessary of course, but I've always been a fan of redundancy.

There's never a dull morning when you take the DC metro to work because you never know what you're going to get. Ten minutes late? Thirty minutes late? On time.... JK, GOTCHA. It's actually time to break down in the middle of the tunnel.

Exhilarating, suspenseful, and always a ton of fun, just like a colonoscopy.

I've never been one to use x's and o's so thank God for the kissing emojis. Just a tap of the iPhone and you're instantly a sweet girlfriend. And unlike real life, you don't even have to brush your teeth first.

Someone said something that pleased me and I wanted to let them know. The rosy cheeks probably weren't necessary but the regular smiley guy just really creeps me out.

I mean, look at him.
Definitely looks like someone who hangs out at the playground. And I bet he gives out raisins on Halloween.

This is not the emoji I wanted to use but my hands don't work anymore.

I was giving my thoughts on the game out loud to my mom but she had to leave because I was apparently creating a hostile environment.

Seriously, I dare you to try giving me a situation where I couldn't make the dancing Salsa lady work.

Hope your weekend is the