I've been sending a number of professional emails lately for various reasons and I have been desperately trying to curb my propensity to end every single sentence in an exclamation point. I guess I want to make sure that my enthusiasm shines through, that the reader is aware of my energy for life, but, you know, exclamation points aren't always appropriate.
While writing an email last night, I mentioned to Will that I was editing my punctuation from the invigorating exclamation point to the ordinary little period. I expressed a little unhappiness at having to suspend my use of the exclamation point in order to be professional. Will responded, "how about this? For every exclamation point you get rid of in an email, you can use that exclamation point on your blog?"
Isn't that a great idea, y'all!?!?!? Slice of Pink!!! About to get a little more exclamatory!!! Hurrah!!! Three exclamation points per sentence, because they are all suppressed and unvented!!!