Yes, I’m Really 6’1″

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Yes, I’m Really 6’1”

I was really 6’1” when I was 16 and I was really 6’1” when the teacher from the class next door measured me with a yardstick in front of my entire AP US History class.

I have really been 6’1” for the past 8 years, and will really be 6’1” for the next 8, and the next 8, and the next 8 and probably even longer after that.

I am really 6’1” and I really don’t play basketball. I’m really 6’1” and I’m naturally mediocre at volleyball.

I was really 6’1” when I listened to that one frat boy I went on one date with talk to his friend about me and say “yeah, but she’s really tall.” (He high-fived me at the end of that date).

 

I am really 6’1” even though “I don’t look it in my pictures.” I honestly don’t really know how someone “looks 6’1”” in a photo.  Should I stand next to a tree for scale?

I am really 6’1” and,  yes, I really wear heels sometimes. But honestly, because I’m really 6’1” I sometimes don’t just because I already don’t want you to ask me how tall I am. I don’t want you to ask how tall I am, and then answer you, and then have you ask me if I’m really 6’1”.  When I wasn’t 6’1” I was still the tallest or second tallest girl in school.  I’m very aware that I am tall, even if you don’t tell me I’m tall over and over as you get drunker and drunker.

I am really 6’1” and I don’t think about it that much when I think about dating, but it’s because you usually do a good job of thinking about it and making it matter for me.

I’m 6’1” and you projecting your insecurities about that onto me is unfair and unappreciated. You don’t know me and now I really don’t want to know you.

I’m really 6’1” and you saying you don’t care when I don’t ask if you care tells me that you do care.  I’m really 6’1” and you having basically anything to say about it is very unattractive to me.

I’m really 6’1” and I don’t find your height “impressive.”  I didn’t work long and hard day in and day out to be this tall, neither did you.

I am 6’1” and I never thought of it as an affliction or problem until my best guy friend told me that it was why the boys at school didn’t want to date me.

I am 6’1” and think about it way too fucking much in a given day because you think about it at all.

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 9.31.33 AMI am 6’1” and I sometimes make jokes about your bullshit about my being 6’1”. But sometimes, because I’m 6’1” and you always ask if I’m really 6’1” it makes me feel, like, bad about really being 6’1”.

And honestly, if you ask me one more time if I’m really 6’1″, I might kick you with all 6’1″ of my legs. =)

Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle : Mermaid Songbird. Tattooed Beauty. ChampionSuperstarPrincess. Proud Mamabear of “Obvi, We’re The Ladies.” Sarcastic, But Rarely Caught Without A Smile On.
Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle : Mermaid Songbird. Tattooed Beauty. ChampionSuperstarPrincess. Proud Mamabear of “Obvi, We’re The Ladies.” Sarcastic, But Rarely Caught Without A Smile On.