Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hands up

I like my hands. They're very unique. I have very large hands. I swear, if I was a guy, and naive chickies were looking to 'measure me up' via hand size, I would definitely be in the 'get his number' category.

When I was doing statistics at uni, we got to pick a project, collect some data and analyse it. A friend of mine randomly suggested that I should measure middle finger length. I did. We measured 20 guys and 20 girls, all of the right hand, from base of knuckle to fingertip. The girls ranged from 8.4cm to 11.1cm. I was 10.7 cm, which was in the top 25% for finger length for our sample. For interest sake the guys ranged from 10.2 to 12.2.

So from this you can figure that I have quite large hands for a girl, though not freakishly large. The fingers aren't short or stubby. They are quite solid. Not slender, but apart from the pads, they could be almost considered bony. My knuckles are quite big, but not prominent. There are no knots of veins sprawling across the back, but you can see some of the veins because my alabaster skin is almost transparent.

The nails are nice. Not too long. Currently they are due for a trim. The white tip is neither clear, nor discoloured. So they only need to be cut when they get too long to work with, or they chip. Usually it's done when they shit me. I have never chewed my nails. I might be sexually frustrated, but I'll stick to peeling labels of bottles and chewing ice thanks.



Someone recently commented to me that there is no way I am the weight that I am. There is an answer to this. I have very big, dense, heavy bones. Don't get me wrong. There's still a fair bit of fat there which has got to go.

I once had a debate with a uni mate of mine. I was saying I was fat, she was saying I was also big boned. She ended up grabbing my wrist and demonstrating. There was (never has been) any fat on my wrists, and yet she couldn't even circle her fingers around it. When she did the same to her wrist I realised. She could close her fingers, and even overlap the tips to the knuckle. When I buy a watch I can never get the band done up past the first or second notch.

So to this person, no. I might not look that weight, but I am.

What are your hands like?

23 comments:

Betty Boob Hug said...

My hands are showing my age ( you know, they are starting to get those tiny lines on them that remind you of your Mother's hands) but I like them. I like my fingers - I might be carrying some extra weight on my body but they are not a fat person's hands. My 'point' fingers bend slightly inwards because of a lifetime of playing netball and dislocating them. My fingers are also pretty damm cool in that if I'm kneading dough or mixing hamburger mince with sauce, I can get really turned on! My fingers and certain textures can make me want to go and find some place private for a while - weird huh.
I think you have lovely hands as well - good post!!

Steph said...

I've posted pics of my hands heaps of times (usually giving the finger). I've never really thought about them. They look ok when my nails are done, but if not, they're not so nice.
Meh! As long as I can use em.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Fascinated by your poem.
A lot of emotion and angst released there.

I don't really get all of it, but you must feel better for expressing it.

Thanks for sharing it.

phishez_rule said...

Betty - My index fingers bend kinda inwards. Netball is fun.

Steph - You have nice hands. Make sure the nails don't get too long, or using them can be kinda dangerous.

Ingsoc - Its not my poem. Its lyrics to a song (zzxyz road by stone sour). Not all of the lyrics can apply to how I felt earlier. Some of them yes, especially the first verse. The melody is quite slow and sad in its own right. I think it expresses how I felt better than the lyrics.

Pie said...

I have pale hands too, all my veins are visible. And they have a band of freckles from my wrist kinda diagonally across. I'm a nail chewer but I also have a great dislike of nails. The thought of nails makes me heave.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Oh well.
That's cool.

As long as you're a brighter bunny today!

phishez_rule said...

Pie - chewed nails look so dirty. No wonder you don't like them.

Ingsoc - that was today. In 5 more minutes, it will be tomorrow

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Oh God, midnight in Aus.

Three O'clock here- and I'm the only one moving about...Well tomorrow/today now's challenge.

Be happy all day, and look forward.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Sorry, just twigged. God am I slow...
Quite dainty actually. My wrists are tiny. In fact My hands are pretty girly, to be honest.

phishez_rule said...

Ingsoc - Its late here, but I had a nap after the last post. Hence slight uplift of mood and lateness of emailing/blogging. Its ok forgiveness is imminent

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Forgiveness for having girly hands?
Or being slow?

Well, it's Saturday, so no school tomorrow. Phish can stay up late and blog.

I foresee another post being written...

Me said...

I'm going to just come out and say it. I have pretty hands. They are small, delicate, and soft.

They are perfect and I love them!

mutleythedog said...

Heavy bones??? Mine must be made of lead...

Mister Underhill said...

You did not allow comments...but I actually live near Zzxyx road...or however you spell it.

My hands are pretty average, and so are my feet. I would think they would be larger because I have a giant head and a pretty good package but I guess it shows stereotypes aren't usually true.

Chucky said...

yeah. I got some petite hands.

So...eh.

phishez_rule said...

Ingsoc - for being slow

Me - sounds like you could do hand modelling

Mutley - bones are incredibly heavy

MrU- I didn't allow comments deliberately. You have a giant head? Your avatar doesn't show it.

Chucky - Sounds like you cut off half the last sentence there.

*adelaine said...

im jeles. :( i have knotty bony hands.. but the rest of me is not bony though.. aaarrrggghhhh..

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Well, that I can aim to better on.
Hands, I can't help.

Ms Smack said...

I have little hands with bitten nails. They're a light tan colour with the beginnings of lines that remind me of my mother's hands.

MissE said...

I have large hands for a girl.
And I am with you on the big bones issue. I don't have fat wrists. I can't get my fingers to meet around them. Hell, you should see my ankles.

I was once told by a lesbian I met at a friend's party that if I were a lesbian my hands would mean I was considered "well hung". Yes, I was speechless apart from a quick "thank you???" I mean, what does one say to that?

fingers said...

If I were a lesbian (and I haven't had that dream for over a week now) I'm not sure I'd take kindly to being told I was well hung.
I think if I was that well hung I'd see about having my curtains shortened.
Anyway, so which of you are lesbians ?? So far the only lezzos I can pick for sure are Mutley and Ingsoc...

The Ego said...

Depending on my frame of mind,I have either short bitten nails or long perfectly polished and filed nails.
I have girly hands but they can pack a slap!
They have ferckles on them and move around alot when I talk.

phishez_rule said...

Ms Smack - mothers hands. I wonder why that is?

Miss E - well hung? thats new to me

Fingers - you haven't had that dream in over a week? What kind of straight guy are you?

"Ego" - I'll bet you can pack a slap.