Fun with Fonts, or Change Can be a Good Thing, No?

Man… I had just typed out a whole entry here and pressed the wrong key on my keyboard and it all disappeared. So here I am back to the beginning. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

The whole purpose of this entry is to try out a new font in my blog. Now that I’ve lost this entry once, I am gun-shy, so to speak, and just want to get it saved and off into the netherland of the web before it can dissolve into nothingness again. This always happens when I get typing fast using my laptop. I am not used to the flat keyboard, having typed on a regular keyboard for most of my life before this. Getting used to new things isn’t that easy for me. I am a creature of habit. And having been a medical transcriptionist most of my life, typing fast is what I do, but typing fast AND accurately is a trick with this flat keyboard here.

Anyway, never mind.

How do you like this font? It’s called “segoe print.” (No it’s not – I’ve just changed it again – to comic sans ms. I think it’s easier to read now).

 Springtime 2009

The picture above was taken back in the spring of 2009. We had the doggie-fence enclosing the whole front yard then, clear out to the street.

 Springtime 2009

But too many people would walk their dogs by on the street and they would come nose-to-nose with our dogs, which was OK sometimes but other times was not a good thing. Too close for comfort. So we moved the fence back to cut the front garden area in half as seen here:


It has worked out much better for all involved. And Paul has made the front portion into another planting garden containing my beautiful broom plant, which we’ve had only a year or so.

Well, back to your regularly scheduled program. Be good, and don’t bicker while I’m gone.



P.S. I just found a great recipe for HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE here. At the last minute, I wanted to cook two frozen-solid pork chops so I pulled them out of the freezer, made the BBQ sauce, covered them in it, put them in my handy-dandy new pressure cooker, and 8 minutes later, they are done. I hope. I haven’t opened it up yet. I’m letting it cool down of its own accord just so the chops are truly done when the cover comes off.

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5 Responses to Fun with Fonts, or Change Can be a Good Thing, No?

  1. I like comic sans, too. I used to use it before Xanga changed their editor, and then Yahoo changed their e-mail writing editor. I have refused to load the MS Outlook just to get that font, because the code is so “weighty.” (it uses too much code to do the job, and that uses too much memory on the computer.)


  2. Bex says:

    If you want a font that is not listed there, you check the 2nd box and fill in the name of the font you want, in my case it was “Comic Sans MS” – but it should be a commonly used font that most people can get – otherwise a default font will be used. I think this one is quite common for most people.

    Any other questions, write to me, Em.

    Yes, Michael, I changed it pretty quick, but I did want to hear your opinions on it.


  3. mz. em says:

    Mmmm, I’m heading over for dinner!

    I love your outdoor photos. What a lovely area around your house. Now if I can just get my photos to look like yours, I will be a happy girl.

    I like the new look. BTW how did you change your font? I played around with what was offered but the Arial seemed to be the easiest to read.


  4. Nina says:

    It is a terrific font! Very cottagy!
    (I type my posts elsewhere and paste them when they’re more or less ready. It feels less risky that way…)


  5. Michael says:

    I like the comic sans font just fine. It’s easier to read than the other one, for sure. You must have noticed, because you changed it before I had a chance to complain! (Not that I would have complained, exactly. But I would have let you know.)


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