Friday Question #230

By , March 15, 2013 6:39 am

How’s your penmanship? Has anyone ever told you that they can’t read your handwriting?

Ugh. My penmanship is… no bueno. Since I am taking so many notes to study for the ACE personal trainer exam, it just keeps getting worse and worse. 


Sometimes, it’s so bad, that Steven can’t read what I write on the grocery list. I think he’s just being stubborn though. Ha!

You know who has awesome penmanship? My snister, Christina. Her normal handwriting looks nice, and she does really cool fancy print on cards and stuff. 


A sample of Christina’s work

Even her cat has nice penmanship. 


Damn, Data. We need to step up our game!


23 Responses to “Friday Question #230”

  1. My penmanship is nothing to write home about – ha! a pun! – but it’s a million times better than that of Mark. I will say that my notes for the exam look 1 million times worse than yours. And can you tell me the difference between paraphrasing in rephrasing and summarizing because I am about to lose it!

  2. Kandi says:

    I have my moments where I can write neat and somewhat pretty (but honestly it isn’t that great). When I write quickly at work it is so sloppy that I can’t always read it. Oh, and I get ahead of myself sometimes and skip letters or add randomness into words. It’s not good. It also depends on the pen I’m using. I love the pilot-G2 pens but my handwriting is atrocious with them!

  3. Riyanti says:

    My handwriting is average at best. When I am in a hurry I misspell words and get sloppy. However, B’s handwriting is awful. Once he broke his writing arm and his weaker arm handwriting was better than his natural arm in 6 weeks. Both still not so pretty. Your notes look good to me.

  4. bobbi says:

    WOW!! Christina has amazing handwriting! But yours is good too (seriously, every architect I know has awesome penmanship…they must force that on you in school or something…) When I was in college, I often couldn’t read my notes. It MAY have had something to do with me falling asleep in class and watching my pen trail off the page tho…

    I make John read the grocery list out loud to me before he goes shopping because otherwise he gets things hilariously wrong. Because he can’t read my chicken scratch…

    • kilax says:

      In traditional architecture school you had to learn penmanship! We didn’t. So old school architects have even cooler handwriting.

      Ha ha ha. I think we all had sleepy notes, right?! 🙂

  5. ChezJulie says:

    Your handwriting looks legible and groovy to me! (I agree with Bobbi about the architect thing). Mine is legible.

  6. Courtney says:

    I really like your handwriting, your sisters too! And you both have cute cute cats!!! 🙂

  7. kelsey says:

    Yours is not bad at all!! Mine is HORRIBLE. My coworker has to come over daily and ask what I’ve written in order for her to process things…awful…lazy…too bad…

  8. Anne says:

    I have fairly nice handwriting if I take my time and try, but it can get messy, and people have been telling me for years that they couldn’t always read my writing. I think the problem is that I don’t write on a regular basis anymore, so when I do it’s like I have to get used to it again and I try to speed through it, probably because I can type so fast.

  9. Yours isn’t bad at all! Mine ranges from being fine to just barely readable. I remember once in college, I got a not-so-good grade on a blue book exam for no apparent reason (no comments, no marks on the essay). I asked my GSI (basically a TA) why I’d lost points and she basically told me that she stopped reading after the first few sentences because it was difficult to read my writing. Ummm what? She was not the nicest person (obviously) but she let me take home my test and type it up so she could really grade it. Ridiculous!

  10. Erin says:

    Jason makes fun of me for my handwriting when he reads the grocery list or the weekly dinner menu. I mean, it IS pretty bad. I always feel horrible when I have to write on the chalk or white board when presenting or training. Your handwriting, though, is nice I think!

  11. Sometimes I can’t even read my writing. When I’m taking a lot of notes in school it goes from perfectly clear, to a giant mess pretty quickly. I also have a habit of writing too hard and hurting my hand. Basically, I should stick to typing. 🙂

  12. oh it’s horrible. horrible. I type so much now that my handwriting is hard. It was cute. 🙁 Know whats’ worse that cursive writing is something they are going to start to do away with in schools!!! Isn’t that messed up? We may be a technological age but our kids still need to know how to do more than print!!

  13. Emily says:

    Your handwriting looks great to me! I’ve found that since I type nearly everything that my handwriting gets worse and worse simply due to lack of practice. I always prefer to drag a computer with me to type things out instead of writing by hand. I am all about paperless notes!!!

  14. Michele says:

    My penmanship stinks, but then I looked at your notes, and I thought, “I write almost exactly the same!”. So maybe it’s not so bad? I can read yours just fine!!

  15. Pam says:

    Bitch, please. LOL Your handwriting puts mine to SHAAAAAME. Mine is horrible. I like to use the excuse that it’s because I grew up typing, not writing. lol

  16. martymankins says:

    Since my increased computer use over the last 25 years, I’ve seen my penmanship get worse. My writing is still legible, but it as nice as it was when I wrote a lot in college.

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