So we are all, by now, used to using the little Japanese symbols known as Emoji in our communications on iPhone and iPad. They inject a little humour and fun into otherwise plain old text. Many people, however, are not aware that they are also available on your mac.
In Mavericks a new character palette was introduced and its super blinking easy to call it up whenever you are in a text input space:
Command + Control (Ctrl) + Space
Give it a whirl! ????