Wing-Dings - now it makes perfect sense
Sunday, 10:52 am
Well DUH, now this explains everything--if you read my post this morning about typing something in wingdings, this will make sense to you. I had NO clue what wingdings were, but here it is in black and white, DINGBAT fonts. Perfect! Dingbat Fonts
So above you is what I wrote, it was much prettier on my word document though..........if you are inclined, feel free to translate it--you should be able to. You see, I was afraid that I was going to have to make a little speech this afternoon so was playing around with words. Then in the middle got the call I was off the hook. someone else would. Yay, thank goodness. So, now we all know, I AM a dingbat!!
Sunday, 9:00 am
Palm Sunday and Easter used to be in warm weather, weren’t they? Back when I actually went to church and did all those sorts of things. Let’s see that would have been when I was around 10! And Easter Bonnets and gloves and a new dress was the order of the day. I have a picture of myself with my two friends all dressed up in our Easter Sunday outfits--shall have to find it and post on my facebook page. Good for a laugh or two.
So, good morning! Man is it cold out, nothing springlike about today so far. We went to dinner at a favorite place last night - Siro’s at Quincy Bay Marina - with friends and while the food was, as always, good, the margaritas were spectacular, I am not sure it is the greatest place to go when the temps are in the 30’s. Walking along the boardwalk was COLD. We usually go several times in the summer and maybe the fall, have never gone in the winter. Now I know why!!
Today’s posts are just a hodgepodge--yeah, I hear you, so what else is new. But still not in the mood to get into anything heavy or political. Am sitting here listening to my usual Sunday morning fare--’Brunch at the River’ on 92.5, it has become my Sunday morning pleasure. Have a deal with my husband, he loves the Sunday morning political shows (and sometimes I enjoy them too, but not ALL morning), so he stays upstairs and watches them until 10 or so, and I get to listen to music, then he comes down, turns on my TV in the kitchen and I go to the headphones and listen online. Works for both of us.
Just read that Kathleen Turner (thanks Linkmeister) is doing a one-woman show as Molly Ivins in Philadelphia. Wonder if they will bring it to Boston. I miss Molly Ivins--I do not think there is another one out there like her that was not afraid to say what she thought. And Ann Coulter does not even come close, she is just poison. Hate her.
If you are NOT into Sarah Palin (and I am most assuredly not), you might enjoy poking around this Palingates. Full of information that, if true, and I have to believe (or want to!) it is true, then I do not understand why we do not hear more about it. There are parts that will enrage you, parts that will make you shake your head, parts that will amuse you and parts that will make you say, “WTF”? Yeah, they will.
And, I read this piece of bizarre news yesterday--someone sent it to me, I think it came from a site called--appropriately--bizarre news: "An ‘exercise’ at a middle school in Worcestershire [England] began when pupils heard that there was a gun in the school. Five minutes later the alarm bell sounded and more than 300 were sent outside and saw three teachers running across the field. They saw a “gunman” in the distance and heard what sounded like gunfire before seeing one of the teachers fall to the ground. It was all part of a big role-playing scenario designed to teach the children about forensic science, but by the time teachers got the kids all back in the school’s auditorium to explain everything, many of them were already frightened, crying and some even getting sick in the bathrooms. Which is ridiculous! Why should witnessing a brutal murder frighten ten and eleven-year-olds to the point of being sick? Anyway, parents complained, understandably, and in response the school promised that in the future they will tone down their mock murders.” Really?! Maybe this is how Englishmen came by that famous ‘stiff upper lip.’
Ever type something and then look at the screen and shake your head in puzzlement? Well, I was writing something yesterday and usually use the font, Comic Sans something or other, and thought I had clicked on that before I started typing. So I finished what I was doing, only a paragraph or two - and yes, I was looking DOWN at the keyboard not at the screen - looked up and was like WHAT? Somehow, and do not even try to figure out how - I had clicked on WINGDINGS - yeah, go ahead try it - and so I had two paragraphs of cute little characters bearing absolutely no relationship to words any of us would recognize. Easy enough to fix but did make me chuckle. So typical............
OK, I have procrastinated enough, have to make some “sweets” to take to a political reception today I am co-hosting (with several others) for Niki Tsongas. If nothing else, it gets me out of making dinner tonight since it goes until 6 or so!!
Have a wonderful Sunday, hope it is warm somewhere!!