Monday, February 06, 2006

so put your little hand in mine ...

I have, as kathi has noted in some comments, VERY large hands. This little post is dedicated to her ;)

I am by no means ham-handed, but I do have hands the size of hams. When I hold an aluminum can — in either hand — you can't tell if it's Coke, Pepsi or beer, for that matter.

thought this one was "life-size" but it's not

My hands are fairly deft and dextrous. They aren't quite nimble, but they're far superior to serviceable. I can write with them; used to be pretty able with the left hand, even though I'm right handed. I can write backwards and upside-down. I also can draw a bit, but haven't done it much in a long time, other than doodling a bit, which happens in meetings and the like.

My grip isn't as strong as it used to be, when I worked with my hands in physical labor on a much more frequent basis, being the son of a Chamorro blue-collar man who worked with his hands all the time and expected his sons to help out in that labor. That being said, I don't have a weak grip. It's just strong and solid now; no longer is it bone-crushing.

this IS to scale ... click to read the ruler
I held my hand up to the clicked image — same size!

I still rock at the game "Mercy," because I have a relatively high threshold for pain AND the fact that my fingers are very bend — stretchy tendons, I've been told by medical doctors.

Because of the surface area of my palms, I can clap quite loudly. I can snap with either hand. I can deska an ear as good as an experienced Chamorro elder.

Pow, sucka!!

My fists are pretty big — naturally, given the size of the hands, overall. One fist is about the size of a child's head.

Because of various scrapes in my life — mostly from my younger days — my hands host a variety of small scars. Split knuckles from fights. Scrapes from a wipeout on a skateboard, or a rough landing from jumping a bike off a huge ramp. Scratches from silent fights in church with my younger brother — who had wicked sharp fingernails back then. Cat claws. A puppy's too-eager bite. The nip of a prairie dog (long story there; I need to post that one sometime). Paper cuts. A fishook. Sharp, jagged metal. Pencil jabbing. Wall punching.

Hey — I wasn't always as smart as I am now. LOL

I broke my middle finger on my right hand in the 9th grade. Was playing a game of tackle football — no pads — during gym class. It snapped 90 degrees inward, lapping over my index finger, pointing inward. It was pretty painful when the doctor reset it, jerking it back the other direction and then pulling it out until the bones lined up. That's how I learned to be pretty good at writing with my left hand.

Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• The Chamorro word for "hand" is "kannai."

11 comments:

Madame X said...

HOLY HELL! That's a fucking big hand!
Three of my hands at least!

Bet your hand ALWAYS got caught in the cookie jar!

SignGurl said...

I can think of something else I'm sure your hands are good at ;-)

Suze said...

So you could slap a whole ass cheek in one go.

*bending ass towards screen*

DZER said...

madame x: all the better to grope you with ... and I NEVER got caught sneakin' cookies ... heh

jenn: yeah? *copping a feel* ... ya think?

suze: *rears back and smacks you a good one*

Shay said...

Wow! I never realized that I can only snap my fingers with one hand! very interesting.
I have very small hands

I bet my hand would look like a baby's hand in yours!

DZER said...

shay: teeny tiny hands that are only one-snappers? hmm ... it's OK ... I'll let you ravish me anyway ;)

AlwaysArousedGirl said...

My middle finger is exacly the same length as yours.

Mmmmmm.

DZER said...

AAG: That frightens — and yet at the same time intrigues — me ... heh

Oh So Wonderful said...

Now...can you put your entire fist in your mouth? Hmmm....

I've always had long fingers. And contrary to what I've been told, I don't think my hands are very nice. Hours of washing dishes in the back kitchen stainless steel sink using Dawn w/Clorox really does damage to a 12 yr. old's hands...ai adai, being Chamorro...

David said...

Hey thats a pica ruler...I know because I have on two.

DZER said...

oh so wonderful: no, can you? LOL ... and laƱa the clorox!!

David: yes it is ... and welcome to the diatribe!