Way too many !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :/

One of my sisters (who now has a very cushy high-paying executive job at the Harvard Business School) told me to never use exclamation points.  She’s right, but I get excited sometimes and can’t help myself.

That, plus in my book, one should never use parentheses.  If you take them out, the text is always stronger.

See what I mean?:

“My sister, who now has a very cushy high-paying job at the Harvard Business School, told me to never use exclamation points.  She’s right.  But I get excited sometimes and can’t help myself.”

See?  Parentheses are typically un-necessary.  Commas do the trick just fine.  (Please, I am dying to use an exclamation point there.)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!