Friday, July 17, 2009

TWBCYL Day 197 - My Herby Hancock

Is it just me or do you also think of that famous "Tommy Boy" quote when signing your signature on things? I remember in school when we were taught that John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence in an extremely large signature so the British could see it from far away or something like that. I personally don't have a good signature. I don't care honestly. It has never been an issue...until today.

My task was to improve my signature and I think I may have made some headway. I won't be posting it on the blog specifically due to security reasons but The Book was nice enough to give me some test room, a before signature space and an after. The comparison of the two is quite a site.

With my legal name being Trinity, it is very difficult to sign that name. Especially if you want it to be legible. I don't achieve legibility about 99.999% of the time but I do have a consistent sig so that is the main thing to me. However, for the task I realized I needed to stop getting in such a hurry and take time to clean up my signature. The r, i, n, i, and t were always a jumbled single line that doesn't at all look like rinit. The only semi clear letters that came out were the T and y and they have quite a flourish.

So, if I can keep to it, people will now be able to make out my first and last name without having to ask, "What does that say?" That is a big IF though.

That is all,

Newt

3 Ripples in the pond:

the girl with the pink teacup said...

If you ever figure out the secret of having a legible signature, let me know. While mine is rather school-teacher-ish in its ridiculous readability, my dad's signature looks like someone put a pen in his hand to record him having a seizure or something. It's kind of like a human seismograph.

Your blog is awesome ;)

Trinity said...

Wow. That was a quick response. You blog is awesome too. Also, anyone who visits The Girl should be warned that she is one of the coolest writers out there but don't read most of her posts at work.

Addy's Daddy said...

I do think of Tommy Boy! God, I love that movie and all of it's fantastic quotability! "Fat guy in a little coat... fat guy in a little co-o-at" RRRIIIPPPPP!!!!