Thursday, November 17, 2011

#235 The Incredible Shrinking Woman

I had a physical at work a few weeks ago (to comply with requirements to get a health stipend) and after I was measured the woman told me I was a little over 6'5" so she would list me as 6'5". What??!! I haven't been 6'5" since middle school! The shrinking has started! I hear all the time that most people shrink over time when their spine compacts. My mom, who just turned 84, used to top out at 5'9" and she's way under that now.

When I was younger people would ask if I was still growing. I told them no, because my pants were still long enough. The other day I bought a pair of jeans at Annie's that were long enough - the tag said they had a 35 1/2" inseam and I almost didn't try them on. They fit great! I usually wear a 36" and look for a 37" inseam if possible. I guess I AM shrinking! By the time I'm 84 maybe I'll be around 6'0" and will have a bigger pool of men to choose from.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

#234 Tigers Beat

My Auburn Tigers lost to Georgia 45-7 today. My friend Alyce's DePauw Tigers lost to Wabash in the Monon Bell game 45-7. Not a good day for the Tigers.

#233 Whatever Lolo Wants...

Last Sunday some of my Apple Cider Century Team (see Post No. 221) got together and rode Lois' remaining 42 miles with her (she also goes by Lolo). It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day and I think the temp topped out at around 60 or 65. It was pretty cold at the beginning though. This time I was prepared with my new gloves. I also wore my "ninja" hat (balaclava). It's all about layering! And teammate Steve provided Hotties for everyone (toe warmer thingys).

Although the riding went off without a hitch, I did have two mishaps. First, I managed to lock my keys in my car right away. Thank goodness for a small town (Franklin); the police came in about 15 minutes and got my door open.

For the second mishap, Lolo told me to park in the driveway of the yellow house across the street because no one currently lives there. (That, and my brilliance, contributed to me locking my keys in my car.) I did as she said. We were about five miles away from her house (returning) and I got a call telling me that a woman was stuck in her garage because my car was blocking her. What? Apparently when Lolo pointed to the yellow house, I thought she meant the yellow house right across the street from her, not the yellow house next to that yellow house. I raced on ahead of the rest and moved my car. The woman was sitting in her car waiting for me. I apologized profusely as she continued to back out of her driveway and take off. Oops!

After the ride we enjoyed pizza and fellowship at Lolo's house. It was the perfect end to another fun-filled bicycling season.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#232 Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty

I came across an article on Facebook just now and thought it was pretty funny, especially being a woman over 40. I've always enjoyed listening to Andy Rooney. I will miss his quirky dialogue at the end of 60 Minutes...

#231 Short My Shorts

I got to the gym locker room this morning and after taking off my coat and my long-sleeved shirt, I proceeded to take of my sweat pants. To my horror I realized that I had forgotten to put on my workout shorts. I have forgotten underwear and socks, but NEVER my shorts! What the... I did some low impact walking so as not to sweat too much in my ginormous sweats. Sigh.

Monday, November 7, 2011

#230 God Bless You!

No, I didn’t sneeze. I was at CVS Sunday and an older woman behind me in line said, “God bless you! You are so tall!” She had a foreign accent; Italian maybe? I just smiled. She was cute. And little. And yes, He has blessed me!

Friday, November 4, 2011

#229 Down In Front!

Yesterday at work we took an aerial group picture of available staff members for a holiday card. We all stood on the main floor atrium while the photographer stood on the third floor looking down on us. It just so happened that I wore a new pair of 4” heels so I was especially tall.

I moved as far to the side as possible but still had people behind me saying, “Down in front!” They were joking (I think) but I did feel bad so I moved even more to the side and took my shoes off. I then heard someone say, “Yeah, that didn’t help.” Awww man, give a girl a break! Oh well, sticks and stones…and I have cute shoes from Nordstrom Rack.