Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Life in this vertically-gifted body called me

Well, you see, I've always been tall and self-conscious about it. I tend to stoop a bit to take a little bit off the vertical difference between me and the ground. We'll a 6-foot girl can only do so much. There's just a lot of me! Some girls top off at 5'-2" or maybe even 5'-6". But my real estate continues upward for another full 6" for a total of 6 feet!

Perhaps the worst thing was going to one of those websites that creates a virtual you, to see how clothes will look on you. So, I put in my dimensions and my shape, and there it was -- "virtual Rachy"!!!! (See picture at right.)

So when I saw this virtual me, I said: am I really that fat??? Really? Must be something wrong with the software!

Well, I could be depressed, or I could use a little sense of humor. Choosing humor, I thought: They say the sum of the parts can be greater than the whole. So, I decided maybe I'm better subdivided, say into more manageable parts. So I established the three major geographic regions of Rachy:

---Upper Rachy

---Middle Rachy

---Lower Rachy

Well, each of the regions don't look so bad! I guess I can live with that! (Actually, I'm not so fond of photos of the whole of me, but sometimes one part or another looks ok. So I have a bunch of edited pictures where I've cropped off the top or the bottom or both.)

So, I guess if you're not pleased with whole body, maybe you can finds some "regions" that are ok. So, for now I'll remain, Rachy, the girl in three parts.