Fonts and Words of Wisdom for a Summer Monday

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You know what we haven’t talked about in a while…. Fonts.

I now work at a website hosting/designing company for schools, and there is a lot of discussion of design fonts vs. web-friendly fonts. Treasure trove of font amazingness – http://www.google.com/fonts/ … plus, who doesn’t love their sample sentence text? “Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.” Sigh – google, you complete me.

It’s important to remember that crazy, scripty fonts do not tend to work online and that that “boring” fronts really get the job done. That being said, there are plenty of more interesting variations. Also, remember that paragraph text has to be “boring,” but title / heading / sidebar text can be a tad more designy.

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My preferences:

  • Lato
  • Droid Serif
  • Raleway – I would like to read a whole book in this font.
  • Lora
  • Indie Flower – but only for a heading or sidebar text , would be too difficult for paragraphs
  • Poiret One

I’ll stop there. The list goes on.

 

Things to keep in mind:

All winter, while it was snowy and freezing, you asked for this hot, warm, humid weather. You longed for it and you missed the sun. No complaints.

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Nutella is always a good idea. I’ll take it on a spoon, please.

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Game of Thrones loves to shock and awe – even for people who read the books, since they’re going out of order and touching on books 4 and 5 already.

When planning things with your mother, prepare yourself to repeat yourself several times. And be patient, if you can. Or eat cookies.

Father’s Day makes us all feel like little kids again, wanting to sit on our fathers’ laps and listen to stories.

Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein.

Planning a wedding makes everyone think you immediately start to love pink.

Drinking ice water makes me cold. Drinking coffee makes me hot. I can get no peace.

They say you always are glad you did it after you exercise. With a dog trying to pounce on me while doing sit ups and deciding to poop multiple times during our run (reminder: bring more bags), I may actually regret my decision.

Lemonade = a precarious balance between cheek-puckering sour lemons and diabetes-inducing sugar overload. Be careful, my friends.

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Happy Monday. For all the teachers out there, hope you’re enjoying the beginning of you summer. To everyone else – office suckers unite!

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