Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Deep thoughts: Emphatically speaking

We had a great Easter weekend. It included colouring Easter eggs, an egg hunt and plenty of chocolate not to mention plenty of chaotic fun with the cousins. I didn’t get any great pictures though so you’ll have to take my word for it.

Today, though is not about Easter. No, it’s another one of my deep thought posts. I am so deep that sometimes it hurts. And I don’t mean in a wow, I am such a philosophical bad self, no, it actually physically pains me that I am such a complete nerd. But I yam who I yam (and if that doesn’t scream dork, I don’t know what does).

On to the deep thought…..

Have you ever noticed my liberal use of exclamation marks?

Oh I like to use them! A lot! Because, if you add an exclamation mark, well, it just emphasizes it so much more! Don’t you think?!

I think I do this far more in comments I leave on other blogs than I do in my posts. For some reason I feel the need to be overly emphatic in my comments. It’s just because I love you all so much. What says I love you more than an overload of exclamation points?

But lately it’s occurred to me that, well, maybe it’s a bit annoying!!!!!

Some people have a lead foot when driving. I have a far more serious problem. I have lead fingers. They are drawn to striking the shift and #1 key simultaneously!


I need shift-one detox!

It’s out of control!!!!!!

I see exclamation points when I close my eyes. They are calling out to me.

“Kami! You know you want to! C’mon, shift-one, shift-one, shift-onnnnnneeeeeeeeee…..”

It’s reached epic proportions. Why can’t I quit you exclamation point?

And that concludes this week's installment of Deeeeep Thoughts by Kami. Not to be confused with the Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy of SNL fame. Because let's face it, I ain't no Jack Handy.


Misty said...

Keep those exclamation points a coming.......

I really didn't even notice. Promise.


I really didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JeniBeans said...

Exclamation marks are people er uh, punctuation too! They need love too, just like all the other punctuation marks, right? RIGHT! ;-)

mamatucci said...

HA thats so funny. I was thinking the same thing about myself,I always do that when I am emailing or writing a comment on facebook. And now here too! I think its fine,some things just need that extra kick!!!!!!

Lori said...

I think that all the time... I try to limit the amount of exclamation points I use in a reply... I know I'm a dork too!

Elaine A. said...

This is so funny - I am SO guilty of this too! (see?)

I am also addicted to this ; ) which I do on comments ALL. THE. TIME. and I was just thinking about that this morning how I use ; ) too much... hmmm... we must be on the same wavelength or something.

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, you and I are SO similar. It's amazing! I could have written this exact post. I feel like I used too many exclamation points as well, and especially in my comments on other blogs (I guess because I write them fast and don't "edit" them like I do on my own blog). I also wondered if it annoyed people. But you know what? I didn't actually notice that YOU use them heaps, so it can't have been annoying me. That proves that it probably doesn't annoy others. I hope ...

Sometimes you just need a liberal sprinkling of EMPHASIS!!!!!!!!!!!

Angella said...

It is HARD to get tone of voice across in the written world.

I use ! a lot, as well as :)

You? Crack me up!



The Foulds said...

Too funny!
I use a lot of exclamation points too. I like them!

teeni said...

LOL - I know what you mean about the exclamation points to really stress how emphatically you are feeling things - I do the same thing with those smilies and my LOLs. But like you, I only do it because I love you all so much. :) LOL

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Ha, ha, I love you!
I am the same way and often go back and delete a few because I would otherwise put one after every sentence.
For me it is the emphasis on the voice thing...if you could only hear me!

Don Mills Diva said...

I am the same way! Especially when I comment! I can't help myself!

KATE said...

I am a complete exclamation whore too!!!!
I love them!!!
Woo Hoo!!!

Ashley said...

I too am with you on the excessive! need! for exclamation marks!! I'm a happy person, I love life and I tend to get excited about EVERYTHING so they seem appropriate! I say keep 'em coming at least we know you're interested. It'd be way worse if you never capitalized anything and forgot the periods, no punctuation is way worse than too much!

Alex Elliot said...

I do the same thing!!!

Stacie said...


you are hilarious...exclamation point my comments anyday. groal!!!!

Anonymous said...

So you like to emphasize things, I think an exclamation marks is way more fun than a boring old dot!


Natalie said...

I LOVE your comments!!!

Natalie said...

hey, i get to leave this comment one year later right beside the comment i left last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!

i love the explanation point too girl! you can leave as many as you want over at my place!!!!

Elaine A. said...

Are you still doing this? I use them all the time these days. You're right, it's like an addiction!