I use a lot of exclamation points. I really do. Sometimes I'll be drafting an email and I'll realize that I have used an exclamation point on every sentence. To be fair, there might have been only 3 sentences in the email - but you get the idea. Why do I do this? Is it because I want my reader to know that I am super excited about a project (!) or that I am not being a sarcastic troll (!) or that I am a generally happy, friendly person (!) I have no idea, but I came across this quote the other day and it really hit home for me (I dislike it terribly it when people laugh at their own jokes). Anyway, from now on I am really going to watch my exclamation point usage - we'll see how it goes.