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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 11:54 AM
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Poll question: Is Michelle Obama taller than you are?
Michelle is about 5 ft. 11 in her bare feet. (The author of this OP is 5 ft. 6 no matter what shoes he wears)

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 11:58 AM
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1. I'm taller than Barack too
I tower over Barack by a whopping 1-inch.
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:12 PM
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32. How tall is Barack?
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:32 PM
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49. I heard he was 6'2"
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Milspec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 05:34 PM
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44. at one point back in the stone age when I was young
I was 5,7 (barely) now I'm 5,6 and a smidgen. Male and 57 years old with degenerative disk condition will do that to ya. LOL
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:06 PM
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2. Malia (sp) Obama might be taller than I am
I was 4'11 and 1/2 at my tallest, I imagine I've lost a bit, since you shrink as you get older.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:31 PM
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9. I couldn't believe it when I learned that Mailia was only nine
And I have a 5-11 niece and a 6-3 nephew.

7-footer pro basketall player Shaquille O'Neal was so big for his age, his mother had to carry his birth certificate to prove that he qualified for the children's fare on the bus!

:headbang:
rocknation
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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:22 AM
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58. I'm 4'10 and 3/4.... I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses fractions!
I say I'm 4'11 on my driver's license, but fortunately they didn't try to measure me.

I'm glad they don't put your weight on a DL anymore... that, I'm not telling on a public forum!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:08 PM
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3. I'm a hair over 6', so I've got her by about an inch.
(I've shrunk about an inch from my max of just over 6' 1".
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:10 PM
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4. She is one inch shorter than me.
I'm 6'0 in my bare feet, so with the boots I normally wear I'm about 6'1" plus or minus most days. But when I go out, I range from 6'2" to 6'4" depending on my heels...so taller than Barack! LOL!

I'm female, fwiw...
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:14 PM
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5. my first wife used to say she was 5'13" tall
I didn't mind, being 6'4" tall. I like 'em tall.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:16 PM
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6. The sequel to "Things that are Younger than John McCain" should be...
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 12:17 PM by IanDB1
... "Things that are Shorter than Michelle Obama."

Number one:


A Toyota Prius is shorter than Michelle Obama.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:00 PM
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15. And a damn sight uglier (the car - not Michelle)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:08 PM
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20. My Prius is pretty...

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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:09 PM
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22. I dunno, thats a fine looking car.
BTW - I voted, 6'3", male. Im taller, but she's taller than the vast majority of the women I know, especially my wife, who is 5'3".
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:20 PM
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7. 5'6" here.
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 12:21 PM by oktoberain
She'd tower over me in heels.

:hi:
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:04 AM
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53. Me too..

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:21 PM
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8. Not if I stand
on a box Capt. Blackadder - as Baldrick would say.
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abumbyanyothername Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:35 PM
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10. No. but then
I am 6' 3" tall and generally get very uncomfortable if around anyone taller than me at all. I am just not used to talking with people and looking up into their face.
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ncgrits Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:36 PM
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11. Female. Checkin' in at 5'12"! (aka 6-foot!) eom
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:36 PM
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12. This girl was six feet tall...
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:37 PM
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13. I have about 3/4 of an inch on long tall sally over there
and I'm a male.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:58 PM
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14. I'm 4'11"-so that means Malia is taller than I am
n/t
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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:43 PM
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29. I'm 5'2" in shoes and I get the impression Malia is taller than me.
But then again, most people are. :rofl:
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pinstikfartherin Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 04:26 PM
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37. I'm 4'9"! You're both taller than me... I win!
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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:24 AM
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59. I found someone over 18 who is shorter than me...
You rule!

:) :)
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:02 PM
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16. I am 5'4 but I wish I was that tall!
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 01:02 PM by Jennicut
I could have played basketball in high school!
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MarkInCA Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:03 PM
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17. We need more threads like this
While I enjoy the serious issues brought up, I can always count on a few threads which put a smile on my face.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:05 PM
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18. Malia Obama might be taller than me
and I am 5'6 (female)
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Smuckies Donating Member (600 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:06 PM
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19. I'm 5'10'' so yes.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:09 PM
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21. At 5'-5" there's all kinds of people taller than me...
:cry:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:18 PM
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23. 5' 5" I think I'm pretty average for a woman...
Some taller, some shorter. I always wanted to be tall and "willowy"... oh well :)
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:34 PM
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24. 5'6, adult male
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 01:35 PM by Cush
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:35 PM
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25. everyone is taller than I am.
well, maybe not everybody, but most people are. I'm 4'11". Hell, I bet both of their kids are taller than me. I know the oldest daughter at 10 is taller than me. My own 2 year old is now more than half as tall as I am.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:00 PM
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26. I'm below average height and above average foot size.
Mookie, a member of the falopian forest.
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JohnnieGordon Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:22 PM
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27. Rachel Maddow is 1 inch taller
Rachel was very into basketball in high school and planned to play at the collegiate level, until an injury ruined those plans. Until recently, I had no idea either of those women were so tall.

I'm personally 4 inches taller than Michelle, at 6'3".
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:31 PM
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28. She's a bit taller, but...
...she's a lot more likely to wear heels!

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:26 PM
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47. She is gorgeous--not as a "thing," but as a human being. She's
gorgeous now and will be gorgeous when she's 85. Look at her expression!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:55 PM
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30. Rahm Emanuel is taller than me.....
.... and that's saying something.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:04 PM
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31. You left out options for those who are Transexual
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:34 PM
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33. How does that song go? He was six foot four and full of muscles
That's me. Well, except for the muscles. I am 6'4" though and kinda wiry :bounce:
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Max_powers94 Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:39 PM
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34. I am taller but....her butt is bigger then mines...whitch is a good thing :)
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:48 PM
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35. yes.
I am male and 5'10
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 04:12 PM
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36. I'm 5'4" and have always wished I was taller.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:47 PM
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61. Me Too!
I am 5 foot 3 and female. Wanted to be tall and imposing.

Didn't make it. I like short intelligent men.

my parents and relatives on both sides were pretty tall. Only my sister and I were tiny at 5 foot 3 and five foot 4 with tiny bones.



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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 04:41 PM
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38. Hell, Tom Cruise is taller than me.
When you're 5'3", it doesn't take much.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 04:55 PM
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39. I'm just under 5'1".
My husband is a foot taller than I am. I hated being short when I was a little girl, but now I kinda like it.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 04:59 PM
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40. Alright - I found someone I could look in the eye.
I'm the same height as you. And I too like being short.
Except in crowds. ugh. That's the worst.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 05:20 PM
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43. Seriously...I'm always afraid I'm going...
to get my nose broken or get suffocated.

In Mexico, however, I'm pretty average height as a whole, so it is a bit weird when I go back to the states and have to look up at everyone!
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lady raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 05:11 PM
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41. I'm 5'6" and jealous n/t
I've always wanted to be much taller.
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ObamaKerryDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 05:12 PM
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42. Yes and I'm a woman who is 5'8 and a half..so she's even taller than me! :)
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:15 PM
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45. Her whole family is tall
Brother Greg is HUGE. When I first met him I assumed he was a campaign bodyguard. He's like 6'6 and not rail thin either.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:23 PM
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46. 6'2", but with heels she would tower over me.
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vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:27 PM
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48. 6 ft woman
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:34 PM
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50. I think SASHA is taller than me!
:D
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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:35 PM
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51. I'm about the same height
I'm a solid 5'10" so it would depend on which of us had on the higher heels that day. I love that girls are going to see a beautiful, tall, poised woman for the next 8 years. It's tough being a tall girl.
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:41 PM
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52. I'm 5'9". It's not that often that I run into women taller than I am.
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 06:42 PM by Raineyb
It's a refreshing change of pace to have to look up at another woman. Although at 2 inches taller I guess I wouldn't be looking up too far. :P

Regards

Edited to correct quote marks. I always get that backwards. :blush:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:12 AM
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54. She is. I'm 5'7"
So she has a few inches on me.

But I love her confidence; a lot of women I've known have had a difficult time if they are taller than most women (and some men).

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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:53 AM
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55. She's the same height as my younger sis, which is 7" taller than moi.
Actually I suspect my sis of knocking an inch off so she won't be 6' even. But she was gorgeous when she was young -- all legs.

Hekate


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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:38 AM
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56. Malia Obama is taller than me
And by next year, I suspect Sasha will be too. I'm barely 5 feet tall.

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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:10 AM
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57. She's taller than I am, and it's a bit disconcerting...
because for most of my life I've always been taller than most of the people I knew. In school...everywhere. What happened...did people suddenly get taller, or did I get that much shorter? I was always the one they called "Jolly Green Giant" or "beanpole". The one they'd ask the perennially stupid question, "How's the weather up there?"

Anyway, they're both taller than I am
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Lady-Damai Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:30 AM
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60. The same height, and I'm female. n/t

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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:25 AM
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62. I'm taller, but only by an inch.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:33 AM
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63. Yup
5'9" male...
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