Brenda – This is a pretty conservative area, language-wise; what will kill idioms like that is a new generation that doesn’t know from gardening.
I’m glad you like the look of it. I find it a simple matter to change text size on webpages, but unfortunately a lot of people don’t seem to have ever exlored the drop-down menus at the top of their screen. Some bloggers recognize that, and have things in the sidebar that one can click on to change the text size. I’m sure I could get that as a plug-in, though I’m loathe to clutter up the page.
Anne – O.K., so I guess we know they say that as far east as Lancaster County!
Leslee – Thanks. I’ll bet the Car Talk guys have lots of colorful names for it…