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Anthony D Frutiger?

Oct. 26th, 2006 | 11:48 am

Today I got my paternal grandmother's pedigree. Browsing through it, I found something that might be pretty cool. I am descended from the Frutiger family in Switzerland, which means there is a high probability I am related to Adrian Frutiger, the famous typeface designer. He is responsible for Univers, among others, which might explain why it is my default typeface of choice.

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Spread Em

Oct. 24th, 2006 | 09:52 pm

In contrast to the nice Visas I was mentioning before, I finally got my Visa in the mail from the local bank. It is one of the worst looking cards I've ever seen. Drop-shadows, piles of money, and bad typefaces oh-my.

Today I worked on my print portfolio. I decided to do it in an 8x10 magazine format. I can print it on a decent paper and staple-bind it for a good looking, but disposable solution. It will easily translate to PDF spreads. I'm pretty happy with the content I've selected for it so far. I just need to refine the layout and order.

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The Bug Is Going Around

Oct. 24th, 2006 | 09:10 am

Another photo from the Seniors doing the traveling I miss so much.

Traveling is addictive. It is addictive not so much because it is fun and interesting, but because it is freeing. Being able to take in every moment individually, with no obligations, is very therapeutic on the mind. If you are in one city which is not as pleasant as you thought it might be, you can move on without guilt or strings, until you find a great place to stay for a while.

The travel bug has been particularly strong recently for this reason. Now that I am trying to find a job, feeling somewhat frustrated with it, mirrored by the one year anniversary of the studying abroad which is now being recreated by the class behind me, I am really missing it. Ironically, work will bring travel. Almost any job I get will require business travel to some degree, and my making money will allow for the leisure trips. At the moment however, all I can think about are trains, planes, and boats.

I'm not the only one either. My classmates have been bringing up such things regularly as well. I think we are perpetuating each other. : )

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Buckeye Spirit

Oct. 23rd, 2006 | 05:02 pm

I got a new Visa from my bank in Columbus today. I don't know why, because my current one doesn't expire for a couple of years. When I got that one, I received it in the same month the old card was expiring. This one is good to 2011. Maybe they had to give me a new card when I moved out-of-state.

I really like the OSU-themed cards Huntington puts out. My first card had the 2002 championship identity on it. My current one is a photo of the players in front of the stadium crowd. The new card is a great photo of the heads of the players running out onto the field, holding a football in the air. It has much better composition and lighting than the last card.

I'm going to miss my Buckeye cards when I finally close the account and begin using my local card with some generic face on it.

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Oct. 22nd, 2006 | 09:58 am

Okay, there are always PostSecrets which I like, think are lame, etc. However, this is the first one which made me go, "OMG", outloud...only in words and not abbreviations.

That could have been something I would have done, only it was usually teasing with snakes. I was always careful with our pet black widow spiders.

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Halloween Cupcakes Yay!

Oct. 22nd, 2006 | 09:29 am

Yesterday Laura and I decorated cupcakes. My favorite is the cupcake dressed up as a cupcake for Halloween. She likes the ghost chasing the children through the pumpkin patch.

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Just A Little At A Time

Oct. 20th, 2006 | 01:50 pm

I've been building up my family record slowly but surely. I just found the wedding record of one of my sets of g.g.g.g.grandparents. This was particularly great because I got my g.g.g.g.grandmother's maiden name, in addition to the wedding date and place.

I emailed the maintainer to see if there is any additional information in the wedding record. Most of these online records only show the minimum reference information, then give call numbers to local documents. Genereally people have been very helpful in looking it up for me.

For instance, today I received a reply from someone looking up the birth records of my g.grandfather and his siblings. I found out he had an older brother which was unnamed in the records, when previously he had been the eldest of his several siblings. I am curious if it was a live birth or not, as I have seen no other records indicating another child.

These birth records were what accidentally led me to the wedding though. His mother, the daughter of the wedding couple, listed her birth place in three different cities across the several birth records. I had searched for her name in two of the three multiple times. The third I had never seen mentioned previously, so I immediately looked at it, accidentally finding her parents instead of her.

Her parents were both born in Germany, of French-German descent. From their generation back, I'll have to look at German census records. That is actually a good thing, as Europe kept more thorough census records than we did prior to 1830 or so.

French is a common line through my grandfather's family. So far, that 25% of me is looking French-German-Scottish. In other words, I am whitebread.

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Still Here

Oct. 19th, 2006 | 09:54 am

I've really been neglecting LJ lately. I just haven't had time for it. Since coming back from my grandfather's place, I've been obsessing over his genealogy. I'd like to get something together to give him. I've been spending most of the day doing research. I now have around 450 names in my files, most with births, deaths, and marriages filled out. The problem is, with all of the widowing, divorcing, and whatever else, there have been so many remarriages that the data is naturally spreading horizontally, rather than vertically. I'd like to start getting further back in the pedigree instead of spending so much time over the extended family. However, I've been filling it in anyway in hopes of finding paths backward through it that I can't find in the direct line.

I've applied for 6 jobs so far. Two firms, one in-house, and three federal. The two firms are tkaing their sweet time. The in-house I was expecting to hear back from promptly, as my contact is a friend of one of my professors. I don't know if he doesn't work there anymore or if he is on vacation, but I haven't heard anything from him yet. With the federals, I have to wait for their period of application to expire before they begin looking at applicants. Their process is somewhat slow, but scheduled. It took me 4 or 5 hours to fill out their applications online. I have one more to do which has additional hoops. The application period for it has another week or so to be open though, so it is no rush.

I found out Greg, one of my school friends from the class above me is now in the area. He moved about the same time I did. I am trying to talk him into going to one of the football games (alumni viewings) with us. Erin, one of my classmates, has yet to show up to one. I was hoping to get to see her, but other than on the weekends we never have time to go out.

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Study Abroad

Oct. 15th, 2006 | 06:32 pm

One of the ID seniors who is making a similar style trip with his classmates as we did in Europe is posting pictures to the DC website. Our trip was mostly Western Europe, and they are doing Eastern. The pictures are gorgeous. I am totally jealous.

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Oct. 15th, 2006 | 08:53 am

Somehow Valdez flooded last week. I don't get it. My uncle sent me pictures.

This is the only road in and out of Valdez, through the canyon. Note that river, which even in heavy rain and white water peaks at a good 8 or more feet below the road normally.

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