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Celebrity Handwriting Analysis this week, Amy Schumer!

Happy birthday, Amy Schumer! (June 1, 1981)

This week’s celebrity handwriting analysis is this funny lady. When I started looking for her signature to analyze I thought, This can’t be it, surely this is just some random person making a scribble in one of Amy’s books. The more I searched, the more I found myself shaking my head and thinking, Amy, put down the pen… step away from the writing instrument. Well, she can’t be good at everything, so if her only fault is her penmanship, we can let her slide.

I know this may come as a shock, but Amy’s writing shows she’s out-going, outspoken, and loves attention. (Weird, right?) She also tends to portray more confidence than she’s feeling. Otherwise, her writing has high qualities of honesty and truthfulness. The ‘what you see is what you get’ is endearing and likable. With Amy, if she’s happy, you’ll know if, if she’s pissed, you’ll know it… she wears her heart on her sleeve. There’s plenty of privacy in her writing too, she’s protective of those closest to her and may still struggle being a recognizable star.

Adaptable and well adjusted, (well, for the most part well adjusted), Amy enjoys conversations and can make friends easily. When it comes to making decisions, Amy likes to talk things out. Overall, she’s pretty chatty (another surprise, right?) There’s also consistent indications that she’s a peace keeper, a lover (not a fighter) and a person that truly has empathy for others.

Amy’s a daddy’s girl. (Okay, I read her book and know she’s a daddy’s girl, but it’s in her writing too… really, it is.) She has a can-do attitude but may be a downer if the project isn’t something her heart is invested in. She’s all about serving other’s, possibly to a fault. She’s forgiving. She’s intelligent. She’s kind. She’s flexible (possibly in more ways than one… just trying to be funny. lol…)

For years, I’ve enjoyed this young woman’s talents and now I’ve peeked at her writing, I totally want her to stop by, ride my horse and smoke a lefty. Happiest of Birthdays, Amy! Cheers to many more!

Quotes by Amy Schumer

I’m a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.

I will speak and share and fuck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. I stand here and I am amazing, for you. Not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I thank you.

Nothing good ever happens in a blackout. I’ve never woken up and been like, ‘What is this Pilates mat doing out?’

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Dan Rather reporting on Handwriting

Feeling lazy this week. DAN RATHER wrote this. He said it better than I could have anyway…

I share this article because I find it interesting, informative, and because in the end I beg to differ.

I understand all the points the author makes. She makes them well and her forthcoming book on handwriting sounds very interesting. Perhaps it’s my age, my being a creature of habit, but I feel that she misses one of the essential elements of writing words on paper – the beauty of channeling the mystery of thought, through the mechanics of muscle, into the tangible reality of seeing inked letters on a physical surface. And cursive adds to this process a sense of beauty.

To me this isn’t about the dubious effects of improved mental or small muscle development. It is something essential to being human, to leaving a physical mark of our thoughts. It is what channeled the prehistoric cave painters, the etched hieroglyphics, and anyone who has carved initials into a tree.

Yes we live in a digital age, with electronic redundancies and back up. But just like the vinyl record has clawed its way back from extinction into a small but vibrant niche, I see a purpose for the handwritten thought into the future. There are many utilitarian reasons to not spend precious class time on handwriting. And I know many people who now write better channeling thought directly to keyboard. It is faster and more efficient. No doubt. But from my conversations on this topic, I know that those same people feel different when they sit down to write something physically. It’s not a substitute, it’s an alternate experience.

To lay out a beautifully-rendered note card or fine stationary and gather one’s thoughts to a loved one or friend in times of joy and sorrow, favorite pen in hand, considering where in the paper you will cast your first stroke, is to experience something special. And I hope we do not deny future generations these sublime moments. To me they are a quintessential part of the human experience.

I have saved many a letter from friends and family – some written in a fine hand, some quite sloppy, but most of them seem more personal, more connected then a the product of a computer printer.

Call me old fashioned. Call me out of touch. I call it human and I want to hold on to it.

I would be curious of your thoughts.

http://www.nytimes.com/…/handwriting-just-doesnt-matter.html