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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6585 on: January 14, 2013, 02:31:53 PM »
I have a book from the early eighties called Color Me Beautiful and I identified myself as a winter using its guidelines.  I got such impressive results from it that I have continued to live by it ever since. 


I had the same book. I forget what "season" I was, but the book advised jewel tones on me, no pure white.  It works great!

I graduated HS in the early 80s.  One of my friends mom was a Color Me Beautiful consultant and she hosted a party for a few of us graduates and did a color analysis, gave us a swatch book with the colors we should wear, and a little bag of make up samples in "our" colors.  We all laughed a little about it, but in the back of my mind, I've always known I was a summer and needed to stick with cool tones.  I had never thought of it in relation to hair color though until I was in my 30s and learned the reason I hated a new highlight job was because they had put in warm tones into my hair. 

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« Reply #6586 on: January 14, 2013, 02:38:06 PM »
Summer and Winter recommend cool tones; Spring and Fall recommend warm tones.  When I had my colours done, it was with a slightly different system that refered to the sun:  Sunrise, sunlight, sunset.  Sunrise would be equivalent to Spring - warm but pale tones.  Sunset would be equivalent to Fall - warm but muted tones and sunlight was kind of a combination of Winter and Summer.  I knew I was a summer because I look absolutely horrible in black.  I didn't realize until I wore a black sweater and black skirt to a Christmas party.  Then saw pictures of myself afterwards.  It looked like it was my first day out of bed after being deathly ill for a week.  I'm surprised people weren't calling me 'Casper'.   :D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6587 on: January 14, 2013, 03:52:29 PM »
Silly question for those that frequently dye their hair . . . I mean like drastically change the color, or put in highlights, or have purple hair one month, black the next month . . .

What color hair do you put on your drivers license/passport info?


DD#2 renewed her passport today and she wrote down Blond for hair color -- her natural color. Right now her hair is more red/brown with some blond highlights, so blond doesn't really describe the hair color that's on the photo.

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« Reply #6588 on: January 14, 2013, 03:56:40 PM »
Silly question for those that frequently dye their hair . . . I mean like drastically change the color, or put in highlights, or have purple hair one month, black the next month . . .

What color hair do you put on your drivers license/passport info?


DD#2 renewed her passport today and she wrote down Blond for hair color -- her natural color. Right now her hair is more red/brown with some blond highlights, so blond doesn't really describe the hair color that's on the photo.

I put my natural hair color every single time: a passport and two driver's licenses.
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« Reply #6589 on: January 14, 2013, 04:20:55 PM »
Summer and Winter recommend cool tones; Spring and Fall recommend warm tones.  When I had my colours done, it was with a slightly different system that refered to the sun:  Sunrise, sunlight, sunset.  Sunrise would be equivalent to Spring - warm but pale tones.  Sunset would be equivalent to Fall - warm but muted tones and sunlight was kind of a combination of Winter and Summer.  I knew I was a summer because I look absolutely horrible in black.  I didn't realize until I wore a black sweater and black skirt to a Christmas party.  Then saw pictures of myself afterwards.  It looked like it was my first day out of bed after being deathly ill for a week.  I'm surprised people weren't calling me 'Casper'.   :D

I once colored my hair a jet black and well let's just say when I switched to auburn I stopped getting asked if I was feeling alright.
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« Reply #6590 on: January 14, 2013, 05:03:11 PM »
I read several years ago that tests/surveys in the U.S. find that serif fonts are easier to read, and tests/surveys in Europe find that sans serif ones are easier. A lot of what makes fonts easy to read is familiarity, and Americans see more serif type, and Europeans see more sans serif.

Along similar lines, some people deliberately use Century Schoolbook in documents--handbooks, brochures, etc.--intended for teachers, again because of the familiarity.
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« Reply #6591 on: January 14, 2013, 09:01:52 PM »
Do people genuinely get bent out of shape by other people's choice of font, or s it an internet joke I'm not getting?

Not "bent out of shape" precisely, but people who deal with fonts for a living gripe about font choices the way writers gripe about "50 Shades of Grey" or beer enthusiasts gripe about people who think they know a lot about beer but then rave about Bud Light.  There really are better and worse fonts for particular situations, but it's not always obvious to a layperson.

I deal with fonts for living and while there are fonts that are better suited for certain situations (the use of Copperplate in the most recent Bond movie was a bit baffling) the whole "Comic Sans was invented by the Anti-Christ" thing mostly seems like snobbery to me, in the style of beer snobs who can't let others enjoy their Bud Light. You probably shouldn't use Comic Sans on a grave stone but they seem more interested in just griping than from saving the world from it.

Funny you should mention that...

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« Reply #6592 on: January 14, 2013, 10:39:02 PM »
I got color typed by a friend of a friend - she was visiting Phoenix from Chicago and wanted a bit of extra spending money - I got typed and custom makeup for the military ball that year (Barry Goldwater was supposed to be the speaker - he'd run for President when I was in second grade, but was not elected - instead we had a retired pilot who ended up doing a lot more stuff to be famous for over the next twenty years before he passed away....naming no names....).  But it was a REALLY BIG DEAL event for me and I was happy to fork over some money for the only time I had my makeup professionally done.

I am a Winter - with pale skin, medium eyes, and dark hair - and I already knew that I looked better in black or white than I did in ivory (Mom talked me into an ivory wedding gown - fortunately at the time, my mess dress was black, white, and silver - I looked GOOD in those colors). 

I found that a dark auburn looked good - and I could go to a few of the darker autumn colors (DD is a natural red-blonde) - with her nearyby - me with "reddish" hair looked natural (I have red highlights, but my natural color is such a dark, dark auburn that they don't show much). 

I have found ONE shade of orange that looks good on me (and I haven't seen it in the stores in decades - it was an almost flourescent orange - with an almost blue undertone) - but it got me a lot of compliments when I wore that dress!
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« Reply #6593 on: January 14, 2013, 10:52:59 PM »
I never knew about the color thing until the latter part of high school (and only then had I heard about it briefly in passing), but I always knew that silver looks better on me as do deep greens and blues.  I also wear a lot (read: A LOT) of black...and it helped that those tended to be my favorite colors, too.  FWIW, I have olive skin, dark brown hair, and chocolate brown eyes.

Despite how weird/unusual this color thing sounds on the onset, I can say it makes a lot of sense.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6594 on: January 15, 2013, 01:25:47 AM »
Do people genuinely get bent out of shape by other people's choice of font, or s it an internet joke I'm not getting?

Not "bent out of shape" precisely, but people who deal with fonts for a living gripe about font choices the way writers gripe about "50 Shades of Grey" or beer enthusiasts gripe about people who think they know a lot about beer but then rave about Bud Light.  There really are better and worse fonts for particular situations, but it's not always obvious to a layperson.

I deal with fonts for living and while there are fonts that are better suited for certain situations (the use of Copperplate in the most recent Bond movie was a bit baffling) the whole "Comic Sans was invented by the Anti-Christ" thing mostly seems like snobbery to me, in the style of beer snobs who can't let others enjoy their Bud Light. You probably shouldn't use Comic Sans on a grave stone but they seem more interested in just griping than from saving the world from it.

Funny you should mention that...

I got the grave stone example from the book Just My Type, maybe they were talking about that same one. It is an interesting book by the way, or at least the beginning is, I haven't made it farther yet. There's one chapter on Comic Sans and how it came to be. 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6595 on: January 15, 2013, 02:23:54 PM »
Maybe we could move the color tones to its own thread? There appears to be enough discussion on it to justify a spinoff. :)

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« Reply #6596 on: January 16, 2013, 11:38:52 AM »
My watch keeps losing time, once I correct it it seems happy enough until the next day when it's lost time again.  Is it possible that the cold weather is causing the battery to stop working but once I put it on and it gets up to body temperature by being on my wrist the battery works perfectly well?

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« Reply #6597 on: January 16, 2013, 11:46:55 AM »
Is it an analog watch (face rather than digital) and does it have a date function?  My Seiko developed an issue at about 25 years old where the function to move the date forward each day would get hung up as the watch clicked forward at midnight, which would stop the watch.  It would eventually click over and the watch would start again.  I would reset it in the morning and it would tick over just fine all day but then get hung up again as the date tried to change.

It was an expensive fix but worth it to me because of the sentimental value of the watch.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6598 on: January 16, 2013, 03:51:13 PM »
Yes it's analogue but it doesn't have a date function.  I've had it for just over eleven years and whenever the battery has died previously it's stopped dead rather than being encouraged back to life.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6599 on: January 16, 2013, 07:48:26 PM »

I am a Winter - with pale skin, medium eyes, and dark hair - and I already knew that I looked better in black or white than I did in ivory (Mom talked me into an ivory wedding gown - fortunately at the time, my mess dress was black, white, and silver - I looked GOOD in those colors). 

I have found ONE shade of orange that looks good on me (and I haven't seen it in the stores in decades - it was an almost flourescent orange - with an almost blue undertone) - but it got me a lot of compliments when I wore that dress!

I am a winter, too, and I also found a shade  of orange that looks well on me. I think of it as a true Crayola orange.  I cannot wear melon, coral, apricot, or any other kind of red with a yellow undertone but I can wear my Crayola orange.  Last year, there was a lot of that color in the stores and I stocked up.