Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Mighty Pen(manship)

I have horrible handwriting. My husband describes it as "serial killer-esque, if the serial killer was always in a hurry."

Wait, that probably doesn't give you the full effect.

That's better. See what I mean? It is not good handwriting. It's the reason I try to type almost everything. Of course, there are some things you just can't type, like thank you notes, and funny personalized messages on Christmas cards. Every time I have to write one I wonder if this will be the time the person receiving the note will think "enough is enough, the nightmares about Libby keeping my head in her freezer with a poorly scrawled label are not worth this" and cut off contact. So, about November I decided it was time to work on my penmanship, and make it a little less creepy.

A little less scary, but it kind of looks like what they teach in serial killer kindergarten to get them to blend in with society.

But I think I need to take meth to keep that up.

Yeah, you don't want to know how long it took me to write that. It would take me ages to just make a shopping list. And I know it's not correct, because my Mom and my sister both write beautifully in cursive. I just speak beautifully in it. (Get it? Cursive? Like swearing? Man, I am clever.)

I think it's less scary, but still kind of casual. No, it doesn't give me a reason to handwrite my blog and just post a picture of it, but I think it will also stop people from screaming "oh my eyes" when they open a heartfelt letter from me. At least they won't feel like I'm yelling at them. Yes, I am capable of heartfelt letters.

Of course, Ryan has pointed out it may be more serial killer-esque to try to change my handwriting and appear more friendly, than just keep my old handwriting.

I guess only time will tell on that one.


I mean, work on on my penmanship.


Riot Kitty said...

It's much better than mine. I can read it.

Phil said...

I don't think you're writing is that bad. You know what's sad? Because of technology the only thing my 17 y.o. son can write in cursive is his name.

Gina said...

If yours is serial killer, mine is 6 year old serial killer.

Amanda said...

I keep telling Luke that bad handwriting is hereditary.

Jen said...

Oh good grief. Your first one looks great comparing to mine. I'm not even able to decipher half of what I write. I do like your final result though. Now will you come clean my fridge? ;)

She Said said...

If ONLY Greg's handwriting were that good. I could stop filling out all of his forms for him.

Anonymous said...

I don't think your handwriting is bad at all. It took me years to figure out how to make the capital Q in my last name look right. Imagine if you had to write a Q everytime you wrote your name?

VEG said...

Well now, I think you exaggerate because that is perfectly acceptable handwriting. MY handwriting, however, is not acceptable. By any lifeform. There are nervous squirrels out there scratching out mroe legible words than I do. If you're a serial killer I must be a crazed, pysho, simpleton.


LL Cool Joe said...

Wow I'm impressed you can change your style. Whatever I write always looks the same. Unless I'm drunk.