Saturday, July 30, 2011

Type-In Report (warning: many typos ahead!)

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Oh, and this typewriter shall be called Gerard.  Edit (where are my manners!): I should mention that notagain was the generous soul who gave it to me.  Thank you again!

Oh, and one more edit: here's the fountain pen test scribble sheet.  I like Strikethru's little people!

15 comments:

notagain said...

That's one letter different from my middle name - Girard.

mpclemens said...

Another convert! Honestly, what is it about Washington? The water? The climate? You guys are going to hit Typecaster Critical Mass any day now.

A pleasure to virtually sit at the end of the table and just watch and listen in (but alas, no pie.)

Little Flower Petals said...

@notagain: cool! That makes it even more fitting! As you can see, I had a new ribbon on hand. Got it up and running in seconds. I do love Olympias...

@clemens: maybe we could send you a pie COD...

Adwoa said...

Great comprehensive report, and I think that Olympia Senatorial is really lovely! It's a very readable techno typeface. The best thing about type-ins is coming home with something new, and it's nice that you have a smaller version of Bernard.

The connection was spotty, but I am so glad I joined in for a little while! I am glad to say I saw the cross-stitched typewriter towel being passed around - I think Mike Speegle held it up to the camera at some point! How exciting to be with you all in real time.

The Princess 200 is very cool indeed; I don't blame that lady one bit! Justin must have been proud.

Ok, I'm a little sad that we don't get to see pictures of the typewriters you spotted in Deluxe Junk, just for fun :)

Strikethru said...

Adwoa was there? Must have been before I arrived. Well, belated hellos.

Now I am feeling like a real cad for stealing this towel.

I think the pie place is actually called High Five Pie. Right? Ryan would know. He knows everything about Seattle and I defer to him. Agree with you on Lamy pronunciation, though.

Matt said...

Great! Wait, how were you pronouncing Lettera? The right way to pronounce it is for it to sound like you're saying letter-uh. I know for a fact that's the right way, and I even took Italian in school, and that is how it is pronounced! Great typecast either way!

Little Flower Petals said...

@Strikethru: the towel was meant to be yours, I'd say, no two ways about it!

I also forgot to mention that Mike brought a handful of really nice notebook type things to give away. I scored an A5-ish sized Moleskine cahier. I like these for their easily packable nature, and for the covers you can scribble on. Thanks again, Mike!

@Matt: OK, so maybe I *am* pronouncing it right...I've always said letter-uh, but others were putting the emphasis on the second syllable.

At least I know how to pronounce Olympia! For sure!

Little Flower Petals said...

Oh, and you're right, Adwoa...we didn't do the greatest job on the picture taking thing. The Swiss typosphere contingent outshines us in a big way in that regard! Maybe next time.

snohomishwriter said...

I've always said leh-TEAR-uh. Maybe that's wrong. Regardless, I'm craving some more pie.

notagain said...

great wrap-up post! I didn't play with the pens, which was dumb of since they sat next to me for a good half hour!

Mike Speegle said...

Speaking of pie, I totally went back there today before me made the drive back, supping on a savory English meat pie. Still, wish the whole group could have been there today too.

Oh, and it's Lahmmy (rhymes with whammy). :)

Little Flower Petals said...

Look what I found: pronunciations.

So I'm right. You owe me a pie, I think.

Mike Speegle said...

Curses!

I agree to your terms. Next time we're there, a victory pie is yours.

Little Flower Petals said...

I'm gonna hold you to that, Speegle. I never forget a pie.

Marko said...

I grew up in Germany. I bought school pens galore when i was in high school. Once upon a time, i was a bookseller apprentice in a paper store that also sold fountain pens, including the Lamy Safari line. And you know what? EVERYONE pronounced it LAH-mee.