1. it was so boring, it taught me that I really could sleep in any position, even sitting up with head rested in my palm, elbow on the desk. For like 20 minutes at a time. It also taught me that in the end, I didn't feel bad I was sleeping for so long, because MAN ALIVE that class was boring.
2. I carried a binder that had individual class folders inside. I would draw on this binder. And this health class was where, I feel, I really perfected my block lettering. I'm not so good with the drawing--or am I?? but I feel that despite having approximately zero innate talent, I developed a skill that will come in handy for the rest of my life. Below is exhibit A: the classic Jen block letters. (And, being obsessed with my name, I would mostly write my name, over and over, because it's cool, and i'm cool.)
I then branched out to other ways to write block letters. Exhibit B: the balloon font, which can also double as a bubble font, depending on if you draw balloon strings or added bubbles. Here I have combined the two.
I remember writing this in church back in the day and a lady said to me, "that is nice... now, where exactly is the light hitting these letters?" I stood there staring at the [seemingly] arbitrarily-placed glares. What the. Good point lady. Or was it? Little did she know, i had lighting everywhere, coming from all directions. Also, my glares don't cooperate with the physics of light waves and particles and things like such as.
Exhibit C: The creepy block letters. I recall also being obsessed with Word Perfect and learning how to Word process and enjoying all the fonts and writing stupid letters to people using the fonts. One font was called "Creepy" i believe, and it was a favorite. So i copied that in my lettering lessons. Behold:
I've often thought this could double as a wintery icicle font if you make the drips pointy, but I've never tried it.
Here is a hodgepodge of pictures depicting how i write.
sometimes i dot the j for extra fun:
the other day i was signing an attendance roll and I signed my name using the classic crafty cutesy font. It took me a while and people behind me jeered me, but it was worth it:
I feel that the pen i use is a big factor influencing the way I write. Here is a sample of my handwriting:
I'm also a fan of backward writing. It's very easy and I used to write letters to people this way so they had to use a mirror. Secret code like. And speaking of pivotal moments, here is a startling discovery i made while
If I lazily write my name in cursive backward and then flip it upside down, it's sort of my name, frontwards!!! I know. I know.
Well, there you go.