April 26, 2010

The tallest teenage girl.

Originally from Jamaica, now going to school (and playing basketball) in New Jersey, Marvadene Anderson is 5" taller than Michael Jordan.
"People are friendly with me because of my height and my personality. If I was tall and mean, I think I'd have a problem," she said.

"The rudest thing anybody ever said about my height is that I'm not going to be able to find a husband."
I identify. I was told when I was a kid that I'd never be able to find a husband. Not that I was tall. I wasn't.

26 comments:

Skyler said...

Moderation is all things, even what you can't control.

Pogo said...

"Not that I was tall. I wasn't."

Ha!

She's definitely not from the west.
Does anyone say that anymore?

Young women seem more concerned about finding a flat they can afford than finding a first husband.

Palladian said...

I can relate to that. When I was a kid I was also told that I'd never be able to find a husband.

Palladian said...

"Young women seem more concerned about finding a flat they can afford than finding a first husband."

Or a flat husband that can afford them.

Scott said...

I hope a nice guy who can appreciate her unique gifts will get in touch with her. Having a write-up in the New York Times couldn't hurt!

garage mahal said...

She's a rangy girl man she's long and tall
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feet out in the hall

Scott said...

Ooops... I mean The Telegraph.

Which is less helpful but better than nothing.

Scott said...

Jamaican accents are so sexy!

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Original Mike said...

"I identify. I was told when I was a kid that I'd never be able to find a husband."

But you went into the law, anyway.

Robin said...

Because everyone knows husbands are hidden away and you need detective skills to "find" one.

Paul said...

I was told when I was a kid that I'd never be able to find a husband.

Ann, you can't be serious!! Surely you don't mean this delightful young woman --

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/152850884_75933f0ef7.jpg

... ???

Nora said...

She should not listen to all these well wishers. She will marry the best guy in the word. I have a friend who is 2" taller than her husband, which never prevented her from wearing 3" heels. They are married near 40 years now.

Bob Ellison said...

When I was a kid, I wasn't told that I could never find a husband, but that was probably true anyway, because back then, same-sex marriage was a pretty outlandish concept. Also, I'm not gay.

I guess this isn't really a relevant point, but I felt like typing.

Paddy O. said...

"The rudest thing anybody ever said about my height is that I'm not going to be able to find a husband."

Even the tall girls can find someone!"

David said...

You proved them wrong by finding two.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Critics 0, Althouse 2.

AllenS said...

Don't worry, be happy.

mariner said...
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traditionalguy said...

Holding her umbrella for her can be managed with a long handled one. But going thru doors all the husband can do is yell, duck! Still, men will take up a challenge. How about an NBA player?

David said...

A funny, adorable husband would yell "AFLAC!."

Trooper York said...

I thought Senator John Kerry was the world's tallest teenage girl?

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Nora said: "I have a friend who is 2" taller than her husband, which never prevented her from wearing 3" heels. They are married near 40 years now."

That's cute. My husband's taller than me, but not by much. At first I though I should be concerned about wearing high heels around him, but nowadays (10 yrs in) I wear them with reckless abandon, and he seems to like it!
- Lyssa

ken in sc said...

Most men and women are the same height when laying down.

wv=stance

danielle said...

she's pretty.

2 shockers in my book:

1. she's probably still growing
2. she only wears a size 11 shoe ! or was that size 11 mens ?

Freeman Hunt said...

I have a step aunt who is over six feet tall. She was very introverted as a teenager, but her brother convinced (more like forced) her to go to a social at a local tall club, and she had a great time. Now she's eighty or so, and you'd never guess that she was shy at one time.

She had a great husband too.

Tall clubs are still around. This is one:

http://www.tall.org/