Several months ago I had a thought that I might take a break from the blog for a month or so as we worked on the house. But it seemed like if I took a break I might never come back. Don't ask me why I felt that. It just seemed liked either I do it or I don't. So for the forseeable future I am doing it.
That 500th post about Helvetica surprised me. Lots of interesting comments and a few from people I'd never heard from before. One very nice discovery—the blog of susanb, who left a comment. (Take a few seconds and go look. Does she make great stuff, or what?) When my friend, Beth, and I walked yesterday she said she almost left a comment confirming my suspicion that some readers might grow bored, nod off and bang their heads on their keyboards as a result of the topic. Typography is an acquired taste. She was going to write that she had imbedded keyboard impressions in her forehead. Beth never leaves a comment on the blog, but instead tells me the next day what her comment would have been! (news flash—Just to prove me wrong, I guess, Beth just left her comment on the last post)
It is a quiet morning around here. March 28, 2008. My 501st blog post. Ray reads the paper and I am at the computer.
And it is snowing. All over the daffodils and the camellias and the lilac buds.
Go figure. Every day brings a new surprise. Thanks for reading.