In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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It could have been worse

I just came to the realization that I have no clue what 'average height' really entails. I was watching an anime called Azumanga Daioh out of sheer boredom and there's a girl on there who's taller than all the other characters. She's so tall that at one point they suggest that she must be sucking the height out of one of the shortest characters. When she mentions that she's crossed the 170 cm threshold, they all gasped. So, since I have no real functional conception of the metric system, I went to google and found a converter, fully expecting her to top 6' or thereabouts. Turns out that 170 cm is only 5'7, which seemed pretty average to me. A little more searching about found that the average woman in the states is only 5'4 and the average man 5'9.

All I can say is that I feel sorta lucky having bucked the trends. I'm sure it wasn't easy with all those asian genes swimming around but I somehow managed to top 6' by an inch or two. It's a good thing too because the only thing worse than being a fatass, is being a short fatass. Not to mention I could use the extra give in height since I'm sure I seem shorter now just with all the slouching. I still remember once, checking one of those BMI charts trying to figure out how tall I would have to be in order to perfectly fit my weight. All I can say is that I probably would have made a hell of a NBA player. I could have just stood by the net and dropped the ball in. There would be no need for jumping, that's for sure. Oh well. What genetics gives with one hand, it takes with the other.
Tags: anime club: azumanga daioh, height/weight

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