I love fonts.
When my daughter was a freshman, I took her with me to Parent Teacher conferences. Her geography teacher showed me a paper she'd written for his class. Then he turned to her and asked a bizarre question. "What made you choose this font?"
I hurriedly looked at the paper, but it wasn't written in Script MT Bold or in chick. In fact, it wasn't even written in Comic Sans. Oh no. It was written in the very respectable Courier New. Wasn't everyone's? This was an honor's class after all.
So she told him that Courier New was the font most frequently requested by agents and editors because it was so easy on their eyes, and that she and I had possibly gotten a little snobby about always using it.
He thought that was very interesting, and said he loved to hear stories about why people chose fonts. I'd never thought about it before. By that point I had gotten so used to Courier New that I changed every document I opened to Courier New before I read it. (Quick note: after writing with Sabrina so much, I can now handle Arial as well.)
The default font on my computer is Times New Roman and if I start typing in it, my mind will go completely blank. Sometimes it takes me a minute or two to figure out what is wrong, and then I switch to Courier New and everything is good again.
I once watched a whole documentary about the Helvetica Font*, and sometimes can be reduced to tears by the stupidity of blogger's font interface.
Even if you're not a font snob like me, you'll enjoy this video:
and this awesome quiz.
By the way:
And finally, if that wasn't enough font fun for one day, here are 18 Insanely Addictive Font Games.
*This is actually Arial again, because they are very similar. Helvetica fans, please forgive me.