I couldn't resist the "Leftorium" picture..
I know I've been a little MIA this week with my blogging, both with my posts and with reading everyone elses' but I'm stuck in exams this week, so other then logging hours in the library and in front of my laptop, there hasn't been much else for me to do. Fear not, I write my last 2 exams tomorrow, so after that I promise I will catch up on all your blogs!
This leads me to the title of this post. I wrote my first exam yesterday. 3 hours and 9 pages SINGLE SPACED written. By the end my hand was cramping so badly my writing resembled that of a pre-schooler. I was also covered in ink. As a lefty, I've grown accustomed to the semi-premanent blue mark on the bottom of my hand. Yesterday seemed particularily bad for some reason, by the end my hand was covered in blue ink.
That got me thinking of the difference between right and left handed people. I remember as a kid growing up, there was really no one in my classes that was also left handed, so people used to stare at me in wonder going "how do you do that?"
My father is also a lefty and when he was younger, they used to tie his hand behind his back to force him to write right-handed (it never worked). I believe I've heard that in old myths people who were left handed were considered sinister and evil. Go figure.
The perils also include not being able to use proper scissors, can openers and baseball gloves
I'll get back to you.
Being different I suppose, I always notice when someone is left handed, and I guess I tend to gravitate towards them. Five of my close friends are lefties as well, which is quite a number seeing as we're supposed to only make up a small percentage I believe.
I know there are some other fellow bloggers out there who are "sinister" so I'd love to know your opinions on this subject as well as all you right-handed bloggers and what you think.
Have a great week everyone!