| 10:00 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
My ex-husband was 6'4", and my boyfriend is 6'3".... can I have one of them stand in for me, if it's a contest?
| 10:06 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Heh, I'm 6-1 and 216#, but I'm the small one when drastic, toolman, and I travel together in search of 4- and 5-star seafood restaurants.
[edited by: rcjordan at 10:08 pm (utc) on Dec. 18, 2002]
| 10:08 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I'm 6'3" and 215 and like rc I feel like the small guy when hangin with Drastic and tool :)
| 10:29 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I'm 6'8, 320 lbs, dark brown hair, olive skinned (latin type) and into body building ... what more does anyone need to know?
Just kidding. 5'2" (shrinking - used to be 5'3"), blonde, blue eyed and not telling my weight. :) I'm old too!
|troels nybo nielsen|
| 10:34 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
With all those viking chiefs among my ancestors I ought to be tall, but I am only 188 cm.
Which must be something like 6' 2". English feet and inches that is. In danish feet and inches I am only 6'. A danish inch is about 1 mm longer than an english one.
| 10:36 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Well, at 5-6, my macho and One Dollar will get you a ride on the bus.
But try and keep up with me at the bar and by the end of the night you may very well be sleeping under a table.
| 10:37 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
lean and mean, Drastic and tool may just be the giants :)
| 10:40 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I fall somewhere between Sly and guru
Hmmm, I suppose that's been said about me in
more than one context over the years :)
Kevin outta Norman, America
| 10:42 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>>English feet and inches that is.
Oops, sorry for the confusion. I was talking Canadian feets here. Canadian feets where made 16 English inches long, in 1759.
SlyGuy, oilman, skinny jatar_k and I are to be mesured in Canadian feets. As for Liane, she was Canadian once, I dont know if she converted to English mesures, since.
| 10:52 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|As for Liane, she was Canadian once, I dont know if she converted to English mesures, since. |
That might explain the "shrinking" phenomenon she mentioned...
I'm around 5'10" so if I have to use my own height (instead of having my ex stand in for me) in the contest, I'll go put on some 6" heels and measure myself again...
| 10:54 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
You guys are freaks.
| 10:55 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Maybe... but a lot of us are tall freaks. So there.
| 10:57 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Hey, that's Mr. Freak if you please! :)
Hmmm, was that someone's mini-me by any chance?
| 11:02 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>when drastic, toolman, and I travel together in search of 4- and 5-star seafood restaurants.
Speaking of which, it's about time for that. This time, we've decided to prowl Charleston, SC restaurants sometime in January.
| 11:03 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>>You guys are freaks.
pmac is also Canadian, wich adds 20 % credibility to his comment.
Sorry about currency exchange
| 11:21 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
As a 6'3 person I'm no freak - we are all happy with our height, which is why there is no 'tall mans syndrome' ;).
| 11:26 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
How long are Aussie feets in English inches?
| 11:31 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The taller you are, the harder you fall! ;-)
| 11:34 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>wich adds 20 % credibility <
I actually horde my credibility in a big jar and cash it in when the exchange rate is favorable. :)
Ok, I'll admit being a touch intimidated by all the obvious brawn hence my lashing out with the "freak" comment. You guys aren't freaks, your just all unusually big. ;)
| 11:38 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Well I was 5'0" and 310lb, but not any more. :)
| 11:51 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
A normal 6' 0", so nowhere near contention.
I've worked with some overgrown individuals though, and it's no fun. They can't bush-whack without constantly banging their heads or poking their eyes out, they can't sail without the boom decapitating them, let alone fit down a companionway. Sure they can reach the top shelf but you can't stuff them into the back of an over stuffed crewcab - they've got to go in the bed. And you can forget the 'Road to Jerusalem'. As far as I'm concerned anything over 6' is a waste.
Except perhaps for purposes of intimidation. Which is a non-issue, cause when you're *that* inflexible it's just an over-worked consolation anyway. Like a soother. Most tall types don't know what to do with it. So, there you are. It's time to invert the phrase 'vertically challenged' to fit the bill.
dum dee dum dum
| 12:01 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for your empathy toadhall,
But let's also mention shopping for shoes. I need mine preordered and have to pick them at the harbour months later.
|troels nybo nielsen|
| 12:07 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I once had a 5' "tall" girlfriend. That certainly was a "vertical challenge".
| 12:24 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
> Thanks for your empathy
I know. Old credo. If you can't inspire awe, induce pity. My Dad (bless him) does it all the time. I don't inspire awe and I can't stand pity. Benefits of 6' and no further I guess. But you know what happens when you stand too long in the middle of the road? All the shoes in your 'normal' size get sold out!
| 1:54 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|As for Liane, she was Canadian once |
I am still a Canadian and will die a Canadian! Yeesh Mac (if I can call you that) ... just because I live in the British Virgin Islands :) and am no longer subjected to the long, cold, gray, Canadian winters :) without seeing sunlight for months on end 'cause Canadians (who live there) go to work before the sun comes up and leave work after the sun goes down (in the winter months) ... doesn't mean I am not a Canadian anymore! (How's that for a run on sentence?)
OK, so I am vertically challenged and am shrinking by the hour it seems (especially when trying to reach my party bowls situated in the top cupboard above my refrigerator) ... but I digress! (We old, shrinking folks do that sometimes)
BTW, aren't feet measured in inches and aren't inches the same all over the world? That's what my ex-husband always told me. He'd swear up and down, "Honey, just look at my feet!" (They were enormous.) "You know what that means right?" "Well this is 8" ... I promise you!" ;)
(He was always a bit of a fibber!)
pmac, Couldn't have said it better myself!
[edited by: Liane at 2:10 am (utc) on Dec. 19, 2002]
| 2:04 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I know what you mean mac. I have been wearing size 14 because the size 15s are so hard to get. I'm 6'4 and 260. All the men in my family were linemen on college football teams.
| 2:12 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Liane, of course English inches are the same in Canada than in UK, it's just some British King got the cold feets looking up at us centuries ago. So he decided Canadian feets would be 16 English inches long.
The female percieved inches are a different story. lawman could tell you all about it. ;)
| 4:09 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
On that note, I shall retire to my container with my unruly dog and contemplate the universe ... in inches!
Sweet dreams Macguru and everyone!
| 4:30 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|Quand on a la lanterne de Diogène, il faut avoir son bâton. |
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