Sneaking in a giggle before I get started for the day. When I was a kid, I enjoyed playing baseball with some friends. They taught me baseball lingo. I came across this sign before jogging for a 5K run last weekend:
Here are some other photos of the baseball park where many of us were resting in the bleachers before the start of the “race”. It was such a gorgeous day! It’s funny I used to think I couldn’t stand watching the sport for 9 whole innings, but when you’re out in the field, it’s a fabulous experience! Aiming your bat, focusing on the incoming ball, running from base to base… it’s helped me improve my hand-eye coordination. 😉
One day, there was a sale on http://www.vistaprint.com to create business cards. I was catching up with friends at the Olive Garden and we decided to create some cards for ourselves for future networking events. As we were browsing through various designs, I noticed a baffling font called “Refrigerator Deluxe”. I guess it’s standing upright and compressed into a vertical space like a refrigerator? If you are ever in the mood to create your own font, Font Forge, an open source application, is at your service!
According to Wikipedia, typography is the art and technique of making the written language legible and appealing and its principle goal is effective communication. Type design is the process of developing type faces. Various type faces can communicate to the reader a variety of emotions and ideas. Have you ever noticed while reading a book that one font can make you feel bubbly inside and how another font can send chills down your spine? It’s fascinating to see what kind of associations we attribute to the visual stimulus that we get from a font face!
Hey! It’s time for Friday Follies! Here’s a snapshot from an adult coloring book that made me laugh and feel perplexed. Is it a sign that I shall pet all the furry pets at the animal shelter sometime soon? Gain ideas for a future Halloween costume? Explore a new orientation? Take time to love your inspirational furry family members today! 😉
This might be funnier to a Spanish speaker, but it caught my attention!
So the other day, my coworker gives me some Mexican candy which I didn’t mind trying out. Another coworker walks into the room and looks at the wrapper and tells me that “lengua” stands for tongue in Spanish.
I immediately take the pop out of my mouth and look at it closely.
I’ve studied Spanish for five years, but some words and idioms still surprise me.I know that Mexico has some weird sweets like lollipops with scorpion and grasshoppers, but…. tongues?!
I’m envisioning cow tongues on a stick. BLEH! But…it tastes like tamarind! 🙂
I translate the part where the lollipop is talking in the word bubble, “El Atrapa Lenguas!” which means “He traps tongues!” Whoa, hang on there cowboy! “Trabalengua” means tongue twister. Maybe the concave lollipop was meant for your tongue to rest in?
Irene (My Slice of Mexico) or any other Spanish speaker out there, perhaps you can help me understand? 🙂
Psstt…..National Enquirer! After you’re finished dealing with the lunacy surrounding the story of Prince Charles, I got a question and a possible leading story for you! I came across this label that ensorcelled me today, and I’m dying to know what the scandal is!
All of the sudden, this gum was censored, and I’m wondering what sticky situation he’s been in to deserve such an honor! In fact, he’s wearing CENSORED as if he has just won a pageant! There’s no walk of shame here folks!
Was he playing a game of “Spin the Bottle” with his friends, and Juicy Fruit asked Rain 5 Spearmint here to spill the beans about a forbidden love tryst? All this time, I thought Spearmint was single?
He was so cool in his demeanor with us, you just thought that maybe he wasn’t amorous, you know? Underneath the icy menthol exterior layers, he actually might be a cinnamon fireball?!
Or….did Trident spearheaded the issue and dared him to share an embarrassing picture of himself getting pulverized by someone’s shoe? Perhaps, the image was too graphic for the public to see….
I’m intrigued by the mystery, and inquiring minds want to know. 😉
This evening I’m ringing up merchandise for customers, and I come across a very “self-actualized” baby walker. For some reason, I experience a fit of giggles because it sounds like this particular walker has major bragging rights and this box’s side panel is its dating ad.
The couple gives me a puzzled look and asks me, “Are you looking for one? This one’s ours, ya know?”
I was incredulous and dumbfounded. I actually found my personal Friday Follies treasure. I’m talking to myself, “Proscenium did tell me I was going to find something when I least expect it. Here it is!”
I turn to the couple and ask them, ” Is it alright if I take a picture of this?”
The couple gives me a strange look. “Uh….Sure!” Possessively, they quickly put it in their cart and left as fast as they could as if I was going to change my mind and buy it from them.
This is what a confident walker strutting its stuff looks like! Snatch ’em off the shelves before someone else does!