Well, some are. The one discussed in this article isn’t particularly fun. But it is everywhere. My boss has a poster in her office that says “I pledge allegiance to Helvetica…..(with a bunch of other stuff that is funny but I don’t want to go in to look at right now) The last 7 years of my life have had a lot to do with fonts. I had a client at my old job who would only accept things that used Garamond. We “jokingly” referred to them as ‘Team Garamond,” they thought it was funny, we were laughing AT them…. it all worked out.
When my mom was my age she didn’t even know about fonts. That’s some crazy stuff right there!
OK–I’m not a buddhist. But I do get a Buddhist thought of the day courtesy of the fine folks on my Google homepage. This is the thought for today:
Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
Amen, wait–what is the Buddhist equivalent of Amen? Anyway…. I have been purging myself of many hot coals lately. And not by throwing them at others. Being angry and hurt by other people is a waste of time and ultimately only makes me more hurt and angry. I have had some “interesting” times in the last year and have learned a lot about myself and my friends. The main thing I have learned is that we are all better people then we know and that, even when we hurt each other, we still care. Since it seems as though my teeth grinding may be helped by meditation (thanks Gwac!) perhaps I need to look into this Buddhist thing more. Afterall, if it’s good enough for Duncan Sheik, it’s good enough for me!