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All Things Leggy

Why Giraffelegs?

Uhmm first of all why not? That title is hilarious, and I instantly think of the knobby knees on giraffes’  skyscraper legs. Yes, I know that giraffes’ are mostly remembered for their long necks, maybe I just like to appreciate the animal as a whole instead of zeroing in on one factor (ex. when men stare at women..enough said). Second, in high school my friends always said I had giraffe legs. Why? Probably because I am extremely awkward and have zero coordination I have no idea. I am 5’11, so it’s completely logical for me to have long extremities.

5 Reasons It’s Awesome to be Legtastic

1. Revenge. Fine, go ahead and make fun of me, but don’t think I won’t  grab whatever is yours and hold it over my head…who’s laughing now?

2. Owning it. Okay so maybe I don’t have the curviest body (aka 0 curves). But what I lack in Victoria’s Secret bodaciousness, I make up for it in mile long legs. My mom says I’m pretty. I’ve totally learned to embrace it.

3. Assumptions. You will never be picked last for sports teams! Sorry you assumed I was good at basketball, I never gave you that impression. (See #4 below)

4. Comfort. I don’t have to wear heels. That doesn’t mean I don’t, sometimes the outfit just really needs them. However this sometimes ends poorly. (See #3 below)

5. People think you are older. Bar hopping at 19..uh yes please. Too bad that gives me anxiety..or maybe I would actually do it.

5 Reasons It Sucks to be Leggy

 1. Dresses at most stores, especially the cute ones at Forever 21, are shirts. I like to keep my tushy inside my clothing..thanks but no thanks. And don’t even get me started on finding pants…

2. Potential suitors are downsized considerably. I wish I had enough self-confidence to be okay with bending down to hug a special man friend, but I don’t..bring on 6 feet and higher. (Unless you are taken by handsome man friend by the name of Max)

3. Instead of walking like a supermodel in stilettos, you fumble around like an intoxicated giraffe. If I so much as catch a breeze WOMAN DOWN.

4. People immediately assume you play basketball. Yeah okay fine I played for 2 years. Want to know why I quit? I have the endurance of a gnat, and the ball coordination of a three-year old. Being tall didn’t help with either of those.

5. People think you are older. No, I am not her mother..this is my sister. Does it look like I could have carried a tiny human when I was seven?

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4 Responses to “All Things Leggy”

  1. Allie {A Teaspoon of LIFE} July 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Omg hilarious.
    My MOH is 5’10” and she gets special pants from The Buckle that are extra long lol. BUT Every bridesmaid dress I get her to try on makes her look like a total prostitute. I find it hilarious, but that’s probably because I’m not the one who looks like a prostitute 🙂
    I’m a total midget, so my problems are that I can’t find stilettos high enough to make me look average 🙂 !!

  2. beautyinthebalance September 7, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    I am 5’11 too! I totally feel you on awesome reason number 4 and sucky reason number 3! Heels = sexy but dangerous when you are vertically gifted!

  3. Staci G September 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m 6 ft (barely) and a good 5″ taller than my husband. Are you taller than Max (just curious)?

    • giraffelegs September 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      I am about 2 inches shorter than him, but in heels I make us look awkward. haha

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