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March 2017



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criminal minds fate

"why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?"

The standing desk is working out well so far. Although I ran four miles this morning, and my desire to be on my feet is... mitigated by that fact.

However, there are incipient crocus emerging through the snow in the front yard, which means we're well into Mud Season:
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and I got a box of ARCs of Book of Iron today, so here's a photo of one on said desk with a nice cup of ko-kei cha, a mellow green tea that's a by-product of making matcha, the famous powdered green tea.

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Lovely color, isn't it?

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(The glass cup was for my mom, but I borrowed it for the photo op because it shows off the color so nicely.)

...yes, I am reading Boing Boing. ;-)


The tea is, indeed, a very fine colour, as is the reflection on its surface in the cup.

These distractions are obviously the reason that I read the book title as "Book of Tron". Or maybe it's the angle of the photo. Quite disconcerting.
Sock! Sorry I got distracted.
They're mitts, actually.
Stripey mitts! Like! Clutch!
The mitts you gave me are right there, too...
Random trivia observation: the typeface used for your name on the cover is called Lord Swash, made by Optifont.

(I have so many thousands of fonts that I can never remember their names. But this one I can remember.)
Type nerd. ;-)

Sadly, I've lost my eye for typefaces. It took fifteen years, though.
Type nerd.

-->Guilty as charged!

I only have an eye for the very obvious display faces. Maybe a couple of text faces (Times, Palatino, Bodoni). My assistant manager is scary good at recognizing standard text faces.

Lord Swash sticks out for me because mumbletymumble years ago I was having a series of books scanned to make paperback editions, and this was the typeface for the drop cap. And that was when I learned that some typefaces are more forgiving than others for scanning. Lord Swash is so very not forgiving.