Ever since I opened my first email account in 1998, I have always signed my name to every email with ":)Christina". Cheesy? yes. Old fashioned? yes. Out of style? yes. But, does it make people smile? surely. And, there is something to be said about consistency...and smiling. When I was a kid, I had this cassette tape (yes, I said cassette tape) of a man singing a song called The Laughing Song. It was a pretty crappy piece of audio with some dude laughing to a really bad tune. That's it. Just laughing.
But you know, no matter how mad, sad, or upset I was...if I played that tape, I'd be smiling or laughing before the 1min. 32seconds was up.
So, why do I still sign my emails with a smiley face?
I don't know, maybe I'm just hoping that the person opening up and reading their email will think of me, remember something silly that I did or said in the past, and smile.
Oh yeah, I just remembered that there were some words to The Laughing Song:
OOOOOO, MYYY, name is Ticklous Ruben from way down in Overs Mop. I've been tickled by almost everything. I've been tickled by a feather. I've been tickled by a wasp. I've been tickled by a yellow bumble bee. AHHH ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. AHHH ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah, AHHH ha ha ha ah ha ha hahaha, HA-HA-HA- HA- HA HA-HA- HA - AHHH HA-HA-H AH-.....ha ha ha ahhh ahhha hha hahahhahhha ha ha ha ha ha ha hahha hahhahhh HEY-HA, HA HA HA HAHAHAH, HAh Ha Ha Haaa HAh Ha Ha Ha Haaaa, Ha ha ha ha ah ha ha. He he he, badea badea badea...that's all folks! Heh Heh eh heh heh.