Tangents and Digressions

random blather

There is neither lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen

I’m pretty sure I was given a fountain pen by one of my parents when I started first grade—they’re supposed to help with your handwriting, make it tidier and nicer. It didn’t really work out for me that way, and I stopped using a fountain pen in favor of pencils or ballpoint pens. There were times when I picked one up, but I never stuck with it. Just before I moved to Poland, I decided to buy myself a “nice” fountain pen and try it out again. It wasn’t  ...

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awesome, shutterbug, travel

best trip ever!

So last week, I was in New York, and it was AMAZING. My mom had a few days off, and we got to do a bunch of really cool things, the most awesome of which was going to see Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen in Waiting for Godot, and then getting my photo taken with Sir Ian. 😀 😀 😀 BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER. So here are some pictures from my trip.

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typography nerdery!

I don’t really consider myself much of a typography nerd, but I can appreciate both the appeal of beautiful fonts and the incredible work that Dave Addey has done, on Typeset In the Future and the 2001: A Space Odyssey writeup. (link via Gizmodo)

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an experiment in knitting

I’ve been trying to find something to knit, but lately, everything I’ve tried has ended up getting frogged before I got even a quarter of the way through. I don’t know what it is, nothing just seems to hold my attention. But winter is coming (or, well, it’s already here, really) and I need a hat (among other things) because all my old hats are stretched out and loose and don’t really keep my ears warm when they’re supposed to.

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