Saturday, February 19, 2011

fun with fonts

This blog was inspired by the one-act play I saw called Futura.

This sentence is written using the font called Futura.

Notice how the j has no tail.

Futura lives up to its name. It's kind of a modern, and hip-looking font.

This sentence is written using Baskerville.

Times New Roman.

Ah...Helvetica, my favorite.

Next to Arial.

This font is called Zapfino, but it looks like cursive to me..

But this one is called handwriting Dakota.

What's the point of this blog? Perhaps that writing can be fun, even in the digital age.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Unsafe at any speed!

My mom was kind enough to sign me up for classes at the local senior center. I chose a class that includes low-impact aerobics, strength and balance training and stretching.

I am 44...the other pupils are not.

Still it's fun to workout with my mom, and with my brain tumor, I need a modified workout.

Then one day before class, the teacher pulls me aside and tells me not to use weights during that portion of the class, and also stay up front. Reason: I move around the room so much, she was worried about me hitting one of the other ladies, or myself, with my weights.

This kind of thing can only happen to me, dear readers, and I DIG that about my life.

I am happy to say that the ban has been lifted, and I'm now allowed to use weights--in a modified exercise class.