I thought they were silly.
"I'm a writer," I thought. "I'm going to use real words."
I was young and so foolish.
Now I am old and tired of typing out words.
There is so much more depth and sophistication to emoticons now than just a smiley face. I can convey nearly every emotion. If I could type this email using emoticons I definitely would.
Now I mostly communicate using emoticons.
Both in writing and speaking.
My wife asks me a question. I arrange my face for the appropriate response.
We go on with our day.