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Evil twin.

I decided yesterday that I’m going to teach myself to write and draw and use a mouse with my left hand. Surely it is possible to teach myself to be ambidextrous.

Early attempts at writing and drawing are heartening. It feels like I am at the level of a first grader. The most aggravating thing is not being able to confidently draw circles. Pressing down hard enough to make a solid mark is also tricky.

Using the mouse isn’t awful but it is a lot less comfortable than with my right hand. I keep wanting to use my right hand because it will be easier but so far I’ve managed to resist. I haven’t swapped the mouse buttons either so that I’ll be able to use anybody’s computer with my left hand without having to do any jiggering of anything.

Soon I’ll be able to be my own evil twin! I’ll wear my watch on my right hand and write with my left hand and wear a moustache. But only on even days.


  1. Mallory wrote:

    Don’t tempt me with the even days! I might just love the evil twin more if he has a moustache!

    Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink
  2. Raymond wrote:

    These ambidexterity drills seem tedious now, but keep it up and you’ll be jumping sideways while shooting two guns in slow motion in no time.

    typo-inspired pun: if you write two books at the same time you are ambitextrous.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  3. Elizabeth wrote:

    I think we all might love the evil twin more, you better be careful!

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Heather wrote:

    I find that I use the tv remote with my left hand. Does that make me ambidextrous?

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  5. Andrew wrote:

    What about the devious plots?

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink
  6. Joshua wrote:

    You’ll love the … but … but the evil twin will have a heart of PURE EVIL.

    Heather, you are on your way. Next you need to eat cereal with both hands so you can become ambichextrous.

    I am pretty sure that devious plots come from the moustache.

    Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

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