01 April 2010

Chatty Cathy...

I've become one of THOSE people.

Those people who type things like "OMG" and "LOL" and use those annoying and very perky smiley-face emoticons.

OMG, how did this happen to me?

I always made fun of those people and now I'm one of them!



It's this f@#$ing flood.

We haven't really been able to leave the house much since we've had to man the pumps. We have no television and didn't have our landline for a few days. Cell service here is sketchy at best so couldn't really talk to family or friends. Texting was OK. Luckily we've had access to e-mail and the web thanks to Chris' cell card and now because our WiFi is back up and running. (All hail the gods of WiFi technology!!) So I've been on Facebook kind of non-stop reporting out about the various water levels in the basement, our freaked out cat, my new tattoo, etc. and I've been "chatting" with whoever has been online. Just desperate for contact with the outside world.

Discovering that I LOVE chatting online.

However, as I've been chatting suddenly I'm finding my chats peppered with OMGs and LOLs and those damn smiley faces.

I guess it was bound to happen at some point that my fingers would just get tired of typing out "Omigod." That my fingers would automatically realize that "LOL" is just easier to type out than constantly typing things like, "that was so funny" or "I know, I laughed about that."

And that when you type out a " :-) " in FB chat, FB very kindly and automatically transforms your simple :-) into a cheerful yellow smiley emoticon.

Who knew?

And so now here I am. An OMG person.



  1. I love chatting! It's perfect for someone like me who hates the telephone. And you can do other things while you chat and no one knows. Heh.

    I've so far managed to restrain myself from LOL and OMG, but could not go on without my faithful friends WTH and WTF.

    You know Twitter is next, right?

  2. I think between Facebook and the blog I've about maxxed out on online communications. I will not be getting on "the Twitter" (as my beloved Craig Ferguson refers to it.)

    Like, OMG.

  3. I've tried Twitter, and I can't keep up with it. It's also hard to have a "conversation" because there's no direct way to connect a response to the original comment. I subscribe to kid craft people on Twitter, and kid literacy, because they tend to provide links to interesting resources. That's all I can find a use for. I rarely tweet myself anymore.

  4. Kathryn-

    My husband had the same experience on Twitter. Following someone who is amusing (say - Craig Ferguson) is kind of fun, but I agree with you. On the blog and Facebook there's a chance to rally interact and have dialogue. Twitter is all output. Where's the fun in that?