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Old 02-13-2019, 07:01 AM
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my writing is starting to look like chicken scratch and my hand hurts quicker when writing.......

what is this so called "pen"???
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:02 AM
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My hand writing is pretty solid.

Better than that of most people I've met.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:03 AM
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Doctors have trouble reading my handwriting.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:05 AM
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We definitely had a penmanship thread a year or two ago which devolved into us writing dumb jokes on paper pads & posting them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:07 AM
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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yes, i dont have nearly as much "stamina" when it comes to writing. I get tired of writing and frustrated quickly. My cursive is pretty unreadable.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:21 AM
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my writing is starting to look like chicken scratch and my hand hurts quicker when writing.......

what is this so called "pen"???
Yes. :-)

Other than still having to sign a lot of things, I barely really write anything any longer.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:22 AM
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Doctors have trouble reading my handwriting.
Same. Sometimes I can't even read it myself.
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Doctors have trouble reading my handwriting.
:-)

Bad handwriting is nothing new, by the way. I've had to sift through handwritten items from a period in the 1930's, and I doubt any one of us could be as bad as they were.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:28 AM
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Mixxed, take some time to write by hand. Nurture those motor pathways and they'll be good to you my dude.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:17 AM
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Yes, my writing is terrible.

It is ironic because I won multiple penmanship awards during school from elementary through high school. But then, my generation was where the huge technology boom was and we went to keyboards some of the time to 100% of the time.

I hate writing so much now, to the point where if the other party doesn't take correspondence over email/online, I'll just not do it. Writing birthday cards? My wife is doing it.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:08 AM
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Good topic, I've not thought about that. I don't think I wrote a single sentience for a few decades now. It's been typing since I got my first word processor in the late 80s.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:18 AM
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My writing is slowly improving and I want to get better. I have to mark up a lot of documents along with drawing red lines, site surveys, and commissioning. I make sure to slow down and write in a way that others can read it just in case I get hit by a bus. I notice a lot of the older people I work with have really nice handwriting. Probably comes from design work before CAD software was around.
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i've been told I have beautiful signature.

Anyone here write in script?
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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My penmanship is still elite.

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Old 02-13-2019, 12:59 PM
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My handwriting is not particularly legible. I can't recall the last time that I actually wrote something with a pen/pencil.
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My handwriting is not particularly legible. I can't recall the last time that I actually wrote something with a pen/pencil.
I write stuff down all the time. Survey notes, meeting minutes, study notes, to-do list, to-buy list, etc.

Helps that I have a fancy pen to keep me occupied

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:16 PM
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I wrote stuff down all the time. Survey notes, meeting minutes, study notes, to-do list, to-buy list, etc.

Helps that I have a fancy pen to keep me occupied
EDIT: I signed the closing docs on my new house last November. That was the most recent instance that I can recall. Is it person preference or necessity?

EDIT_2: I just realized that I don't have a single pen/pencil in my house lmao
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:43 PM
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never owned a tablet or laptop, and I prefer to handmark drawings for our drafters, so I write a lot every day

still cant write in lowercase doe
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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I don’t know about my handwriting but I can’t spell for **** since spellcheck.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:44 PM
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The only thing I write now is tip info and total on receipts. If i could sign those with a printer thing then I would.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:39 AM
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This thread has reminded me I should write more. Finna buy a notebook tonight.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:09 AM
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Mine hasnt changed. It's always been horrible.

When I was a kid I used to print as small as I could, just to mess with all of my teachers

Now I mix writing and printing, lower and upper case all in the same words lol.
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