INCOMING: Times New Roman
Remember when fonts were fun? When you read The Outsiders in sixth grade, contemplated society, and wrote your book report in Apple Chancery?
Those days are done, and the fact that I wore boots with socks this week means that summer is too. The Times they are a-changin’, and our favorite New Roman is back. Lecture notes, reading responses, the reading response-paper hybrid: you name it, we’ve got it. I’ve been staring at Document 1 for twenty minutes. Three years of college and I still can’t decide on a heading. Class title or just course number? Pro- fessor’s full name?
Nine minutes till seminar, and now there’s a paper jam in Bass1 and Bass2. But have faith in the familiar: Times New Roman has your back. In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, when you’re feeling bold and when you just want to strike out. Single-spaced, it looks hefty; double, it makes you feel accomplished. It’s no Curlz MT, but we’ll take it.
OUTGOING: Summer Fruit
Here’s my theory: to the victor go the spoils, except when you lose and the fruit is rotten. There go the strawberry basil popsicles I never puréed and that yummy sangria you wanted to try. Now the blackberries look purple, and the cherries are mushy. Stop trying to make peaches happen. They’re not going to happen.
But it’s no secret that fall is the best time in New England, with its magical days of pumpkins and gourds and corn with kernels every shade of burnt sienna. Over the river and through the woods! It’s time to go apple picking (not you, iPhone) and make cranberry sauce and all things autumnal. So kiss your watermelon and feta salad goodbye, and let the hay rides begin.