Friday, March 24, 2006

Please See Attached Note

Ever since I’ve been in elementary school, I’ve always had the habit of writing on my hands or arms. My hands and arms became my notebook/daytimer. I managed to organize tasks and post-it notes in a way that only I could understand.

Is this a bad thing? I’ve had many people tell me that it’s a habit I should stop because the ink could leak into my pores then into my blood stream and then BAM! Poisoning of some sort. Eh, maybe it’s all nonsense or maybe it’s something I should check up on.

One night, a couple of years ago when I was still in post-secondary schooling, I wrote a note on my hand in red ink before going to bed. During my first class, my friend beside me asked me what was on my face. I took out a compact mirror and lone behold I had that red-inked writing on my cheek. I must have placed my hand under my face in such a way that the ink must have imprinted itself to, well, my face.

It honestly took me a long time to wash that message off my cheek.

My friend suggested that maybe I should stop using my hands as my own personal notepad. I agreed.

So naturally, what did I do to help remind myself not to write on my hands? I wrote myself a goddamn note on my hand, “do NOT write on hand”.

The next morning that note found its way on my face, just like the last note.

Seriously, folks. what.the.hell.

Two years later I’m still writing notes on my hand and I still manage to get the occasional weird note stuck to my face. At this rate, I’ll be a 70 year old woman with “find dentures” embossed to my forehead.



Anonymous dawn said...

hahaha that is funny!

6:09 p.m.  
Blogger Nick said...

I used to write stuff all over my hands too. I still would like to, although I think it would be frowned upon where I work :)

Kind of funny, for all the ink I put on my body as a kid, I still don't have any tattoos...

I'm lame.

9:25 a.m.  
Blogger AJ said...

Dawn - Believe me, my friend at the time thought it was funny too. Looking back on it, it actually is funny.

Nick - My boss at work still thinks that the writing on my hands are tattoos. I have to continously tell him NO! They aren't tattoos.

9:07 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with writing on your hands.I do this all the time and it hasen't hurt me.Its in an age where us 20somethings can still write till our heart's content.There should be a website designed for people who write on their hands to share their views and experiences.Why not eh!!!

6:16 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:17 a.m.  
Blogger AJ said...

anonymous - I completely agree with you. I haven't noticed any ill affects yet so I shall continue to write on my hands. In fact, there should be a website on it... people could then post photos of their hands and the different kinds of notes that they write!

8:43 a.m.  
Anonymous jms said...

Have just come accross this blog.Been looking for info about people who write on their hands.I write on my hands all the time to remember things and just wondered if anyone else did.Obviously they do which is great!!!
Only a few of people I know do this.Does anyone find that they get like stared at on the bus with people trying to read the writing? As for a website designed for people who are interested in this subject, its a fantastic idea.I have at least 5 to 6 entries on my hands per day, if not more, so to see what others write,what colours they write in, and where, would be fab.If this ever happens as there is not a site at the minute to my knowledge, please let me know by posting it here.

8:45 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should take pictures of your hands when you have writing on them and post them on flickr as a kind of diary of what your hands say.That would be cool!!!

7:25 a.m.  

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