Friday Timewaster: Type City

If you're into fonts and graphic design, it's well worth a trip to Type City.

Also: Have you seen Helvetica yet? Check out some I love/hate Helvetica gear at The movie is playing in Cleveland again tomorrow night, but I don't feel like driving up from Akron for it. I've already added it
to my Netflix queue, so when the DVD is released in a month, I'm all set.

In other news: Tomorrow, October 6, is World Card Making Day. Supposedly, the goal is to get started on making one's holiday cards. My mom said that if that's the case, they should have it in July. Hmm. I do have my general theme and most of my supplies already picked out for this year's Christmas cards, so I might actually observe it this year.

Gee, has anything else interesting happened lately? Like, oh, I don't know, maybe Wang falters as Yanks drop Game 1 or perhaps Unfinished rallies costly to Yankees?

Indians fans cheers as the New York Yankees wear glum faces in the dugout in the ninth inning in Game 1 of a American League Division Series playoff baseball game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Jacobs Field, in Cleveland, OH. From left in the dugout are catcher Jorge Posada, hitting coach Don Mattingly and manager Joe Torre. The Indians won the game 12 - 3. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

I don't want to gloat too much, though. As a lifelong Northeast Ohioan, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Several past experiences worry me: The time the Indians scored a ton of runs in a playoff game against Seattle and then couldn't hit anything the next two games and thus lost the series, and the supposed fact that when the Evil Empire starts a series 1-0, they lose, but if they start 0-1, they win. So, I'm hoping that Wedge's one-game-at-a-time, forget-what-happened-yesterday-or-what-might-happen-tomorrow philosophy has really taken hold. I guess I'll find out at 5 o'clock.


  1. My Mom went to a Christmas card class at Stamplistic last week. I was shocked--it was only September! I guess we'll probably meet soon in the coming weeks to try out different designs and pick our favorites. The goal is to have the cards finished before Thanksgiving, since I'll be in Cinci this year.

    Maybe starting in July isn't such a bad idea after all....

  2. My mom does mostly needle arts (embroidery, quilting) and some knitting/crocheting, and the fabric stores she frequents tend to have big Christmas in July sales to get people started on their holiday projects like decorations and gifts.

    I haven't been to Stamplistic in months. I thought about going out there a few weeks ago, but then I thought about how much stuff I already have and gave myself a stern lecture about how I shouldn't buy anything new until I move into a larger apartment or buy a house so I can have a separate room for stamping, instead of cramming it into what would be the dining room. For example: I was rummaging through my stuff this morning (I randomly woke up at 5 am, and since I hadn't bothered packing or doing laundry or taking out the trash before I fell into a satisfied slumber after the Indians game, I got up and did it all then.) to find my snow- and holiday-themed stamps, and I discovered a four-stamp Hero Arts Christmas set that I forgot I had (I bought it on sale when I was in GA to visit my sister last December) and two more snowflake stamps I don't remember buying.

    Now that I found my digital camera again (Apparently I left it in the trunk of the car, along with my checkbook — I was kind of looking for both of those all week.), I might post some photos of the cards I made recently. Don't hold your breath, though — I think I've been planning to post a few photos of the NY trip (well, mostly the NJ leg of it, when we went to Jay and Silent Bob's) for a month now.

  3. I stand my original prediction - Yankees in 4. Wang never should have gone out there for Game 1, he didn't have the experience. Now Pettite, Clemens, and Mussina will have to seal the deal.

  4. Ha! How much in love with Grady are you right now?!? Suck it, brave astronaut! (Not that I know you personally .... but city pride, you know?;)

  5. Megan: I *so* love Grady right now!

    What I'm also loving? That Brave Astronaut apparently had a concession speech at the ready before Sunday's game:

    Yes, yes, I said the Yankees in four. So now it will have to be five. Yes, the Yankees are 3-11 in postseason games since the collapse against the Red Sox in 2004. But they are heading home to the Bronx and I still believe (wait, isn't that a Mets slogan?). Just in case, I have my laudatory Cleveland post just about ready to go to satisfy the wager I have with Amy in Cleveland. Game three of that series will be tomorrow evening. Of Baseball Note

    Here's hoping that he has to use it tonight!