Tuesday, March 28, 2006

For Posting's Sake

Okay, so I have been reprimanded from the blog princess herself. The thing is, you see, I don't have anything worth writing about. Sure, I could go on and on about how the ONE POWER that is here at work decided to auction off some hockey jerseys for charity but at the last minute he'd keep the money for himself. Or, I could give you all a running commentary on the mysterious way that food quickly disappears into the ether as soon as you put it among a group of office workers. Or, I could ponder the reason why I am on the list of people who are required to go listen to some lame motivational speaker tomorrow after lunch. But I won't bore you with any of that.

Instead, I'll tell you about eating GiantEagleWhiteCakewithWhippedCreamFrosting for three days in a row now. That's right, three days. Tomorrow will be the fourth if I don't eat the rest of my piece today. You see, my darling nephew, James, just had a birthday party (he turned 8) and my sister, loving THE CAKE as much as I do, got one for his party. It was a family party, so there weren't that many people there. There was a lot of cake left over, so my sis sent me home with a huge chunk of cake with tons of frosting. I have been enjoying it for breakfast ever since. It was decorated with black and gold frosting (James is a Steelers fan), so the black frosting turns my teeth a funky color.

My cat, Marcel-Henri, is a large 16-pound orange cat. He's bigger than many small dogs, and he hissed at me yesterday. It made me mad, so I chased him around the house and when I caught him, I turned him upside down.

In my parking space here at work (#23, that is) my car gets pooped on by the birds that sit on the electrical lines right above.

That's all. How's that for a quick response?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

For the love of Gill

I discovered my new favorite typeface today.

Here's the story……
I was on the internet, and an ad came up for a new product –– Clorox Sanitizing Spray. Now, germs have been on my mind a lot lately. I've just gotten over a sinus infection that had me beat for FOUR WEEKS! And yesterday, two people came into my space here in the art room telling me how sick they were, then proceeded to touch everything. Needless to say, I got a little freaked out when I thought of all the germs they were spreading around my previously clean airspace. It got me to thinking about thalcoholol pads in the First Aid Kit, and the Lysol spray in the bathroomÂ…

After lifting the Lysol from the bathroom, and spraying everything that any sick person might have touched, and wiping my phone, all the handles and knobs on my desk, and the top of my side table with talcoholhol wipes, I thought to myself that I would do well to pick up a good disinfectant next time I was at the store.

Then this ad pops up for Clorox Sanitizing Spray. Of course, I went to the sight, and lo and behold I stumbled on my new favorite type face. I thought I recognized it and I racked my brain for a few minutes until I came up with what I thought may be the name of this type face. I called up a blank Illustrator document and typed out a test phrase. Sure enough……

Yep! I love Gill Sans. Gill Sans Light to be exact. In about a 60% black (that's a medium dark gray for those of you who don't think in percentages of black). My search for a germ-free workplace lead me to a couple of great discoveries. How's that for success?