Your font horoscope

As a writer and designer, I tend to spend a lot of time obsessing over font style. There are some styles that I prefer over others, and some styles that should just be eliminated from existence immediately. Type faces can range from crazy eccentric to super dull, and the font you use on a day to day basis can say a lot about you as a person. Here are some different type faces, and what they could potentially say about you.

*Disclaimer* If this offends you users of fonts that I despise, my deepest condolences.

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You’re a classic guy/gal. You like to keep things simple and clean, and you have a great eye for detail. You like consistency in your life, and change is a very terrifying yet exciting idea. You don’t like to stand out too much, but you always need your voice to be heard.

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14 Resolutions for ’14

Back in 2012, I resolved that 2013 would be an amazing year. And like every fortune cookie I’ve ever cracked open at Panda Express, that resolution came true! I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m a bit of a goal-getter (is that a thing?) and in order to reach goals, you must set goals. In just a few days, 2014 will be upon us, so I have compiled a list of 14 of my own personal resolutions for the new year. Feel free to resolve to follow my list, or come up with some of your own resolutions. Happy New Year!

Alli’s 14 Resolutions for ’14

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Biggest Little Santa Crawl

This past weekend, my hometown was host to one of the largest pub crawl events, called The Santa Crawl.  Thousands of Santas, elves, reindeer, and general snow hos, roam the streets of downtown in search of great drink prices (generally not great) and good times. I’m always in for a good time, and the Santa Crawl is no exception.

I started my trek for the perfect Santa Crawl by selecting a crawl-worthy ensemble. My “Bah-Humbug” attitude led me to a sweater I found on Amazon.com:

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One Minute Brief: Slippers

Although I don’t participate often, I sometimes like to be a part of the Twitter competition called “One Minute Brief”. The Twitter handle, @OneMinuteBrief will give a subject for the day, and followers take one minute to come up with an idea of how to advertise the subject. For today, the competition was to advertise slippers. Here was my submission:

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Pig Suit-Up!

In tiny font, and the very tail-end of the job summary that I received when I was hired at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, underneath ‘Create graphics for web’ was a line reading “…and other duties as needed.”

That other duty came in the form of putting on a pig mascot costume and heading down to the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off media luncheon.

Meet Mr. Ribster:

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Top 10 things to do in the 3rd Worst City in America

My hometown, Reno, Nevada, was recently put on blast by EscapeHere.com as one of the “10 Worst Cities to Visit in the United States.” Now, I wouldn’t exactly call Reno a travel destination, but there are many fun attractions, activities, and all around merriment to be had in The Biggest Little City. If you get a chance, check out The Biggest Little City Movement, which is a collection of Renoites stories and shared love of our biggest little city. Below is my list of top ten activities and attractions that are a MUST when visiting Reno, or even if you’re a Reno local.

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All About the Bling

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Cheryl Bartee, a new vendor from Texas at her first Sparks Farmers’ Market

For Cheryl Bartee, a good wardrobe starts with the bling, which is why she began her own jewelry line in May 2012, All About the Bling Jewelry Boutique.

This past Thursday was Cheryl’s first time at Sparks Farmers’ Market, and she was very excited to start selling some of her pieces.  Cheryl just recently moved to the Reno area from Dallas, Texas with her husband, and loves it here in Northern Nevada.

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