While the boys of the world are swimming, cycling and catching some killer waves, my pastimes of choice on a weekend are getting my hair cut, having a mani and getting married. Or that’s what you’d believe if the world of emoticons was anything to go by.
On a totally time-wasting Whatssap chain with friends the other day, we got onto the subject of the emoji that best represented each of us. Apparently the caterpillar is me to a T. Hello! I’m OK with that. What I was not so OK with, when I started looking, was the lack of sporty sisters represented. Where’s the surf chick? The Pendleton lookalike? The only tenuously “sporty” offering is the Flameco dancer. She looks like a fun gal – – but she hardly represents all the ways we rock our bodies.
There is no groom emoticon to match the bride. I can only imagine he’s too busy doing triathlons.