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This number is not aesthetically pleasing. At all. Perhaps it needs a better font?

I don't have my Mac and it's glorious font library with me today... maybe that is why 31 looks so strange? Can I blame the PC?

Sadly, I like the Wingdings best. In print 31 looks:

  • Off balance
  • Un-centered
  • Awkward
  • Nervous

30 looked so much better in type.

While 30 looked better in type, it was not so in life. 30 was:

  • Sick
  • Stressful
  • Broken
  • Scary
  • Disappointing
  • Frustrating
  • Yucky

It was not all bad, though. Speckled between the yuck 30 was:

  • Adventurous
  • Snuggly
  • Creative
  • Paint covered
  • Cat fur coated
  • Patient
  • Colorful
  • Yummy

So maybe, since 30 was so rough despite looking so pleasing in print, 31’s visual awkwardness will bring joy, balance and happiness?

Or, do only mentally ill graphic people predict the next year based on how their font library displays it?

I’ll be 31 on Monday. I think I need to find some new fonts.



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  1. robin #
    October 7, 2011

    Maybe 31 looks better with some punctuation… 31! 31?

    Or maybe the imbalance is something that will get the ball rolling. If the ball is balanced, it doesn’t go anywhere, but if something knocks it one way or another, it starts rolling. May your balls roll (heh heh I am a child) in a good direction in the coming year!!

    (And I hope you have a happy & fun birthday 🙂 )

    • October 7, 2011

      hahahahaha! Robin! I love it 🙂 I needed that laugh today. May everyone’s balls roll in a good direction!

  2. Mo #
    October 7, 2011

    That was beautifully said. Happy (early) birthday!

  3. October 8, 2011

    Maybe I unconsciously judge numbers on their aesthetic properties as well, and that’s why I prefer to write them out.

    I hope the yuck is the infrequent speckles in the yay that will be your thirty-one!

  4. October 9, 2011

    I’m wishing you a year of peace and light girl….
    hoping the pendulum swing to the other side for you… ;o)

  5. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row #
    October 11, 2011

    Happy early birthday! You already know how I handle numbers…LOL. Hope it is as fabulous as you are! xoxo

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