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a small survey for a tall person's product

Hey there



This is Jheri and I am helping out a bit on the Colleenified Countertops for tall people. We're not making any money on this, it just seemed like a good idea because cooking can be a pain if you are tall.



There are some other ideas for products for talls and particularly tall women, but the maker needs to be convinced this is a viable product before she goes ahead - it is a small woman-run business in Kentucky that is tall friendly, but they can't afford to make… Continue

Added by Jheri Olsen on January 29, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

exercises for tall people

Cheyenne asked about this as I worry about it.



Some of you are athletes and maybe you can add.



The first thing to note is that I am NOT a doctor and you might want to talk to one who understands this sort of thing. Your normal physician might be a fine person, but you need to talk to someone who specializes in sports medicine. Get assessed by them and they might prescribe a few sessions with physical therapists who specialize in sports physical therapy. This makes a huge… Continue

Added by Jheri Olsen on January 23, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Tall Office Chair - The Search - UPDATE with Solution

Search for the best tall office chair

So I stop looking like this guy everyday



So I'm looking around at buying a good office chair for my home office, but find that most "tall" designations are for people 6'1 and taller. Nothing against 6'1 people, but I'm a bit taller than that at 6'11".



That extra 10 inches of height and 300+ pounds of support needed means that…

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Added by Cheyenne Throckmorton on January 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

a raised height cutting board for tall cooks

I have a lot of lower back pain when I'm bending over the low counter in the kitchen for more than about ten minutes at a time. My friend Colleen has a longer way to bend.



She and a friend came up with a raised height counter top. It is much cheaper than having custom cabinets and counters put in. They found a manufacturer and a product will be announced in soon on her blog. Feel free to share it with tall or even just tallish cooks.



The length and width can be custom and… Continue

Added by Jheri Olsen on January 12, 2010 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

a fantastic way to deal with stares and those questions and comments

Face it, it you are tall you get a lot of stares and questions and comments. I think tall women get it even more because it is more ok to be tall if you are a guy.



I deal with this by being positive. When someone asks a dumb question or makes one of those comments we all hear, I smile and give them a complement. It completely changes what goes on and can leave both of us happy. I've had some very nice conversations that have started this way and have been able to have met some… Continue

Added by Jheri Olsen on January 9, 2010 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

TALLs on Martha Stewart. Monday deadline!

If you're 6' or taller, and can be in New York City on Feb. 18, go to Martha Stewart's website for FREE tickets to be in her ALL TALL Audience that day. BUT HURRY, Mon., Jan. 11 is the deadline to apply. Arianne Cohen (author of The TALL Book) will be a guest, and possibly Holli Jennings, Miss Tall International! Order tickets from:

http://www.marthastewart.com/get-tickets

Added by Megan Hewitt Lukens on January 8, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Good Bye 2009 it was fun while it lasted...Heelllllooooo 2010!!

In my head I've titled this blog like a pick up line. I feel like I've broken up with 2009!! All in all I had a really good year. I started my job with the Catering Company. I started Tall In Indy, (which do to the job has pretty much taken the back burner). It's amazing how much free time you have when you're unemployed and how much time you don't when you work non-stop!!! Since my last blog I've since been promoted!! So... doin' good there!!



I got married this year.… Continue

Added by Ashley Anne on January 5, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Tall Girls: Form an Orderly Queue for Twilight's Edward please.



I think I’m missing something. It seems as if the ENTIRE world has gone crazy for Twilight and the Totty Two-some that is ‘Edward’ and ‘Jacob’. Every day my Facebook updates are full of new converts with friends statuses proclaiming their love for for one, or both, of the hot, young men after seeing New Moon. I’m lost - what is it about the films and these two that have women from 14-40 yrs old behaving as if they’ve got a teenage crush? I’ve… Continue

Added by Amazona on December 12, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Dakota Simms - Basketball Boy

Who is Dakota Simms?

Dakota is a 10-year old rising basketball phenom

(Story from 2009/2010.  In 2013, Dakota continues practicing hard and reaching for his dreams with brothers Maximus and Scorsese at the Ravinia Club in Atlanta, GA.)

Dakota practices everyday shooting over 300 shots. He routinely makes 50 3-pointers within 5 minutes. That is a shot "made" every 6 seconds; with just one ball! He is student of the game, a student in school and a quick study…

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Added by Cheyenne Throckmorton on November 18, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

a height related survey

I've been corresponding with a professor who has been studying sexual dimorphism in humans - lots of traits that are different for women and men. Height and height preferences come under this heading. He has done a lot of work on mostly average sized people and finds that, surprise, guys like shorter gals and gals like taller guys. He has been able to look at this question deeply across cultures and other things.



Reading his papers, it is clear he was focusing on women under 6'0 and… Continue

Added by Jheri Olsen on October 24, 2009 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

Disney needs TALL actor on Oct. 14

Hello TALLS,



This is sort of short notice for a TALL acting job on Wed., Oct. 14 in Torrence California (near LA). At $108–$118 per hour for an 8-hour job, it might be worthwhile for someone to travel for it. They need a young man to play a very tall version of Zeke in an episode of the Disney XD show Zeke & Luther. That means 6'10" to 7' tall, 20-ish, thin, Caucasian with a pale complexion (he'll play a redhead). He'll need to become a member of AFTRA (actors' union) for the… Continue

Added by Megan Hewitt Lukens on October 9, 2009 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

A Melancholy Essay: Towering Lecture after Getting the Diploma

After graduating from college I spent three months thinking where field should I enter. A highly competitive industry of TV commercial production house which I think I will enjoy a lot or other field that there’s money and at the same time you could easily get into; like Paper Writing Service Corporation. It really takes time to patiently wait for a call especially in a company that really requires a reputable and infamous university… Continue

Added by Megan Atkins on September 14, 2009 at 5:09am — No Comments

too old too tired too tall??

oh sorry to bother everyone ...I other name is eeyore!!

Added by Laurie Wright on September 7, 2009 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

www.thetallblog.com

Hi everyone! I started a blog a few months ago about being tall called www.thetallblog.com. I just added a link to this group and few other cool things in a post I wrote today. Please check it out and keep in touch. I hope to do some fun stuff on this group and others soon! Thanks!

Added by Darcy Villere on August 20, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Protest prison chief jailed in alleged rape, abuse scandal

Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi has alleged that several male and female protesters held behind bars have been savagely raped, according to a document obtained by AFP on Monday.

"A number of detainees have said that some female detainees have been raped savagely. Young boys held in detention have also been savagely raped," Karroubi said in a letter to powerful cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.



Karroubi's… Continue

Added by kasra on August 17, 2009 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Julie & Julia The Movie

Just left the screening.
Go; LMAO; Would love to see us create some kind of Action around a movie about a starring woman who's 6'2".

Valerie
http://www.atlantapetsitting.com

Added by Valerie Swanson Breslow on August 4, 2009 at 10:42pm — 4 Comments

TCI Members (and interested parties)

Be sure to join the Tall Clubs International® Group here at The Tall Street Journal

Added by Megan Hewitt Lukens on August 2, 2009 at 6:19pm — No Comments

The TALL Book

I am so excited about Arianne Cohen's "The TALL Book!" Every TALL person needs to read it, especially TALL YOUNG people. It could change you life! If you order through our tall.org website, TCI will get a small percent back from Amazon. We hope to need it to help get new clubs started, and to help grow our existing clubs. After you read what she says about the European Tall Clubs you'll know what TCI used to be like. We were there, and will be again! Here's a… Continue

Added by Megan Hewitt Lukens on August 2, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Start Social Bookmarking

How Social Bookmarking Works

This is another great tutorial from CommonCraft.com covering "social bookmarking". Social bookmarking is a fantastic tool that I have used a long time now, and have found to be an absolute "must" tool. Learn how to do it, then I'll discuss other advantages.

5 Reasons to Start Social Bookmarking Today

Awesome right? No more wishing you had that bookmark you saved on your work computer after arriving home. Here are 5 more…

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Added by Cheyenne Throckmorton on July 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why Tall Women Should Wear High Heels



So at 6ft2, I’m very tall. If I hadn’t noticed this fact, I would have found out very quickly – from the ten strangers a day who feel the need to let me know.



There are many strange things about being tall but one of the most annoying has to be complete strangers (or fashion professionals incognito??) who feel compelled to tell me that as a tall girl, I should not wear heels.



I didn’t wear heels until my early 20’s because… Continue

Added by Amazona on June 13, 2009 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

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