Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I've set the blog aside for a while to give twitter a try.  Join me, oh tall people.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Flying is a hassle for tall people. Ceilings are too low, seats are too close together, and the overall "baby giraffe stuffed into a cardboard box" experience is one we like to avoid.

But today was especially... interesting.

It began with the Southwest check-in guy anoncing to 50+ people in line, "I'm not checking her in, she's too tall." Of course, I laugh with him. (Life lesson: this usually works with most morons, giving them enough satisfaction to shut up while they're ahead.)

Unfortunately, this gave him momentum. He then blurted out "Yeah, you could beat me up or something."

I glanced at the other check in lady. She looked at me with pity.... Poor tall girl. Hope she doesn't file a harassment lawsuit.

So I stepped back and analyzed the situation.

Option A) Stare the guy down and then move on as if he never existed. Unfortunately, am incapable of this. I've only done this twice, and it was after someone said something incredibly horrible. (Those people are too pathetic to dignify with my blog. I am going to spare the reputation of humanity and move on.)

Option B) Make fun of him. In hindsight, this would have been a good option. He and Gary Busey had similar facial features and IQ's.

Option C) RUN. Not possible at an airport unless you want to spend the night with a federal officer.

But before I could show him my spindly 6-foot wingspan and pinch my tiny bicep to prove my punyness, ANOTHER TALL GIRL showed up next to me. Hallelujah. But suddenly she got kind of angry. It was scary.

He started to backtrack, and said we were "beautiful.... But too strong." I started to get really confused. So I snatched my boarding pass from the ticket lady and ran.

Friday, March 25, 2011

#7 Short Shorts

great thing about being tall #7: short shorts. they are just that much shorter. enough said.

go tall!

Monday, March 7, 2011

#6 Being a Beacon

Great thing about being tall #6: helping your friends find their way back.

We do our friends a service when we go into large crowds with them. No need for obnoxious matching t'shirts or whistles attached to lanyards. If you get lost, just go to the tall.

"Hey guys, let's split up for a while and then meet at Kristen at like 4:00."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

great dress pants

I finally found a great pair of comfortable, super long dress pants.

lookout corporate world, i'm ready to climb that ladder. in my new pants.

Friday, February 11, 2011

#5 Higher Ground

I love being tall and hugging. I wrap my arms around 'so and so' and my head is either above theirs or next to it. But to all the shorties, they hug me and bam. Face in my boobs.

Go tall!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

#4 Big Hands

Great thing about being tall #4: Big Hands

Ever needed to grab a cantaloupe in a hurry with one hand? Well, I can.

Other ways in which these long fingers/big hands make my life easier:

getting the last olive from the jar.
handling cats.
reaching into skinny long crevices to fish out small objects.
playing the piano.
giving the best high-fives.