So, once upon a time - about three days ago - I was totally bewildered by all those fancy emoticons people used on social media. I knew how to make a smiley face, a winking face, and a sticking-your-tongue-out face. Meanwhile, people (meaning my sister Elizabeth) dotted their Instagram comments with chickens.
(I cannot, for the life of me, remember why Elizabeth was talking about chickens.)
Elizabeth took pity on me and cued me in to the existence of the "emoji" keyboard. It took me a while to figure out how to get it but boy when I did - well. Let's just say I hurt myself laughing so hard at the stream of nonsensical characters I texted her way.
I can't even look at that eggplant without bursting into laughter again.