Do You Emoji?

My Monday did not start out the way a person's should.

I had to visit the yearly lady doctor (she said in a whisper).


Sometimes is it absolutely no fun being responsible.

I have no clue how to transition from the above into my new paragraph so make up your own segue and let me know what it is.

And chop.

That's my segue.  CHOP!


Do you use emoticons?

Kerry (my twin, in case you didn't know) does.  She's an expert at using them.  She cracks me up.  She sent this text to me last night.  My words are in blue and hers are in white for those of you non-iPhone users.

Love the little thumbs up.  I have no idea where to find that on my emoticon keyboard, by the way.  Then I felt compelled to tell her that I ate her ice cream.  Plus, I know where that icon is on the keyboard.

Let me explain.

Texas doesn't have Rite-Aids (formerly known as Thrifty's).  But California does.  And Rite-Aid is a drug store with an old fashioned ice cream counter inside.  Except that it's not cute like on Happy Days or whatever.  But it's cheap and good and that's all that matters.

Kerry loves loves LOVES their Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream.  I do, too.  A LOT.  And, for whatever reason, I only eat it when she visits even though I could eat it every day if I so chose.  When Kerry visits, we get a carton (or two or three) and eat it every day.  Except for this visit.  We took too long to get it, (even though every day we said we were going to go get some) and then we only had one bowl before she had to leave.  It was our dinner, as a matter of fact.

But it's still here at my house.  In my freezer.  Staring at me.  Calling me.  Beckoning me in its deliciousness.

I couldn't help myself.

So I had to confess.

That shocked emoji followed by the tears cracked me up.  The hubby wanted to know what the heck was wrong with me (I was overcome with hysteria and shaking the whole couch) so I showed it to him and, somehow, it wasn't as funny to him.  

I'm laughing now.  I can't decide if it's because of the emoji or if it's because Kerry makes me laugh on a regular basis (remember the astro pop?)

This got me thinking.  I thought I should dig through my archives and find a texting convo between both my sisters and me when the hubby and I were in Monterey for our little Christmas vacation.

Yes.  I have texting archives.  I save my texts.  I have a friend who deletes hers everyday.  GASP.  How could she?  What if her significant other says one thing even though he actually said something else and so you have to go back through one or four or six months of texts to prove that you are right, as always?  What does she do then?

I am practically the opposite of a hoarder and throw things away like I'm a professional waste management person . . . so much so that when hubs says, "Have you seen the such and such?" I get a pit in my stomach because I think, Ooops.  I hope I didn't throw that away . . . but I always answer, "I'm sure it's around here somewhere!"

But throw away, aka DELETE, my texts?  NEVER!  

And, lucky for you, I don't.

Because here's a fun group text showing off Kerry's emoji skills for your viewing pleasure:

The convo ended like this:

Awww.  Tho thweet!

So I just recently figured out that anyone with an iPhone can get the emoticons by going into your settings.  Who knew??

So now I'm playing around with them and using them whenever possible.

Do you emoji?

Did these texts crack you up or do you have to know my sisters?  :)


  1. I love emojis!! My one good friend and I will experiment with all the different ones when we text back and forth. I have even used the horse like donkey and a pair of lips when I am mad at my husband...kiss my a@@! He cracked up when he got it!!! As always you make me laugh with your posts!!


  2. Love it...I cracked myself up all over again! :)

    1. Hi Kerry! Loved every belly rolling minute! :) (sorry, best i could do)

  3. Oh my word. I emoji all the time. I may just do a post on this tomorrow...with you as my inspiration. You'll have to see a few of the texts I sent! ;-) Ha...although, some are not blog appropriate! I LOVE this app! It's my fave (only next to TpT of course)!

  4. I use emojis with my friends all the time. Sometimes we try to write whole texts using just emojis. We crack ourselves up. I'm sure our husbands think we belong back in middle school. ;)

    Have you used the emoji-like sticker things in Facebook Messenger yet? They can be fun too.

    Read With Me ABC

  5. unfortunately, I know all about emojis...I have a soon-to-be sixth-grade boy. Did you know there is an emoji that looks like a smiling pile of poo? And if you have Siri read that emoji to you, she will say those exact words! "smiling pile of poo"...I hear that all day long at my house...it was slightly funny the first time, but has since worn on me;)
    Look it up; you just might be able to best your funny sister!

  6. OMG! I don't know how to do emoticons either! I've been meaning to go to good ole' Google and teach myself how. Thanks for the settings tip!
    My First Love

  7. My bff and I text emoji's all the time. She sent me one before our vacation to Disney last year and my immediate response was "First of all, tell me where you got those awesome pictures!" We have a special one for when one of us is getting a pedicure. I'll let you figure that one out :) I have a response to last night's Big Brother on my blog today. You should check it out!

    Go Fourth! With Mrs. Owens

  8. These have always been such a mystery to me . . . my mouth is hanging open in wonderment!! I need to get me some new mad texting skills. Big hugs friend!

  9. I can't decide if I need emoticon training or a sister. Probably both...ya'll are too funny!

  10. My belly hurts from laughing!!! I NEED an iPhone now. ( insert hubby mad face emotion)

  11. Haha! Jessica Stanford is amazing at using them too!!

  12. I'm so glad you figured out how to get the emoticons...���� they are on the iPads too. ��☀but I'm not sure if they will show up here once I push post... We'll see.

    1. Mop they didn't stay... Only some boxes remain...darn!

  13. I just saw this term emoji. Thank you for your post so ht I can sty one up on my students. If that is possible..... I wanted to say thank you for giving a shout-out to thriftys ice cream in California! I grew up on that! Chic malted crunch has to be he best.....that should be chocolate. Darn Siri! I always liked mint chocolate chip best! Best ice cream in the world! Thank you for the trip down memory lane! I remember when it was 10cents a scoop! :)

  14. I love, love emoji!!!! I use them all the time :) you and your sisters are silly!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  15. I LOVE your blog SO MUCH. You crack me up- emojis or not. Yeah - husbands sometimes don't get it. AND I totally get the pit in your stomach when you throw something away too soon... that is so me! Electronic hoarding doesn't even count. There are not TV shows for that yet, so you are safe! Thanks for the fun start to my day!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  16. Yes I use them all the time. �� My daughter makes fun of me because I use them so often. They're so great for expressing yourself. When she texts to ask how my day is going I can simply respond with any of the following and she knows exactly how it is indeed going. �� �� �� �� �� �� and my favorite ��which equals I'm really wanting to run away. HA! I can only imagine the fun you'll have now that you've entered the world of emoji! Have fun!

  17. I love them!! And this post had me laughing like crazy! Thanks for sharing the smiles!
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

  18. My older girls are making me "techy" this summer. They have me on Instagram and KIK and now loaded up emoji! I'll have to try to use it more! ��

  19. Love emojis! I try to use them whenever I can!

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