You will notice there is no beer in this picture.
Making it up as I go
(CARROLLTON) – May 5, aka to a small section of Mexico and all of Beerdom, Cinco de Mayo.
My current work schedule is such that I have nothing to write about today. So, Instead I have decided to do something to some of my longer posts and then explain it here.
Basically, I’ve noticed many bloggers use the “more” tag to allow for a somewhat tidied look. I’ve never really liked navigating through those “read more” links, but I may be in the minority. So here.
Sounds like a Font made for April Fools Day, doesn’t it. And maybe it is, but according to the Wikipedia folks, that is the original name of HELVETICA. And I guess “font” is really inaccurate – I believe we are talking about typefaces here.
HOWEVER – in WordPress, if you try to use Helvetica, you get Arial. I want Helvetica, but apparently I can’t have it. So, I’m having a type-off. I would like to know:
- What is your preferred typeface/font?
- Do you prefer Arial or Verdana in the samples below?
This is a test of the emergency Arial system comparison to Verdana
This is a test of the emergency Arial system comparison to Verdana.
(The first line is Arial, the second is Verdana)
Image via Wikipedia
Hmmm. I want Helvetica to be my new default font. But looks like my preference is:
Verdana! I haven’t paid for the css upgrade, so default is a misnomer. I have to set a division and tell it “verdana” and set the font size.
I think the default typeface for this theme is Times New Roman, but I’m not sure. This is a serif font, while
Verdana is a sans-serif font
. I learned while printing my paper that serif typefaces are easier to read when you are holding a paper, but sans-serif typefaces make for an easier computer read. So there. Or, at least that’s what I think. What do YOU thing? I mean think.
What Did I Miss Here?
WASHINGTON – The Warranty Commitment Program unveiled by Obama on March 31st leaves me wondering what the hell.
“If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always,” Obama pledged Monday. “Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty.”
When did Automobile Warranties become a matter of Presidential Concern? I was unaware of the Warranty Crisis. Suddenly those phone calls I keep getting warning me about my warranty’s tenuous hold on life seem rather sinister. But, seriously, why is the Government in the Warranty business? Why is Obama guaranteeing warranties?
Let’s see, the President’s job is
- Uphold the Constitution
- Defend our borders
- Receive foreign visitors
Hmmm. I’m not seeing the “Guarantee private business warranties” provision there in the Constitution. What is driving this? I’m not exactly sure I want the US Government standing behind my GM warranty. This makes me very uncomfortable. I’m not seeing the warranty emergency. I’m not grasping the justification for my tax dollars to pay for GM and Chrysler warranties.
Folks this is getting Orwellian. Let’s say I don’t have a GM or Chrysler car, but you do. Why do my tax dollars guarantee your warranty? Is this even in fact legal? How many steps more to simple Government Ownership of Private Enterprise? No, seriously. Look down the road a bit. What the hell is going on here?
What Could Possibly Be Better?
WORLD – We all know there is nothing better than salted fat. Or is there? How about salted fat in a convenient squeeze bottle?
CARROLLTON – March 30th is officially “I am in Control Day” according to an ad by some massage parlor. Followed after one day of living the dream by April Fool’s Day. Ah, yes.