Some Small Sense

Shopping experiences and store reviews by a very petite woman. Indeed, it sucks. 4'10", 87 pounds, and full grown - is it a surprise I have trouble finding clothes?

March 18, 2007

Post Away....


Annoymous #1 and #2, I have to admit you're correct. Nothing like being reminded that heated opinions always attract more attention. Thanks for also reminding me that this sort of thing isn't always bad!

Sorry to be a buzz kill when I posted this earlier. 70 posts into my blog, and you'd think I'd learn it by now right? Readers, please bear with me while I live and learn! Please be sure to knock me upside the head if I ever try committing blog suicide again!


Silly me, I somehow wasn't expecting the sheer number of comments that Nancy's letter generated throughout my blog. I'm definitely glad that everyone's being so responsive. While I'm certainly not surprised at how heated people got, I want to state flat out that I don't always agree with everyone's comments. So I'll stop posting replies just to clarify that. Also, I realize that I am (and so is everyone else!) a hypocrite, as personal reflections aren't always flattering or "fair," and have to be read in context.

I publish everyone's comments and approve them only to avoid 'bots spamming my site. Keep posting, but try to be nice, ok?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, at least you now know the kinds of posts that will generate a response. maybe you should focus more on the short perspective and not only on fashion. things like why do they make peep holes on doors so darn high? just a thought.

March 16, 2007 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont understand. someone hit on a topic that generated tons of responses - probably more than you ever had on any other topic before. so why would you choose to not to say something on the topic yourself to try keep the discussion going? didn't you notice that once you made that post everyone else stopped commenting on it too? it seemed like word was spreading and your blog was getting lots of new traffic, but then your comment killed the whole thing. i think you wasted a rare opportunity to gain lots of new readership to your blog by deciding that you yourself (the moderator) were not going to talk about what everyone else who visited wanted to talk about. you might want to rethink this strategy in the future.

March 18, 2007 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! The one on my apartment door is about 6 inches over my head. Even a small stepstool doesn't get me high enough! Not only that, but 2 of the light switches in my apartment are at my eye level. Why would they put them so high. it's like this whole place was designed for people much much taller than i am.

March 18, 2007 4:19 PM  
Anonymous stacey said...

Yes! For example, I was directed here by a girlfriend of mine this weekend and have been sifting through it for the past half hour leaving some comments. I didn't comment on the amazons in the subway post because I felt my comment wasn't welcome. Even though i thought it was the most interesting post i've seen on entire blog. Live and learn indeed, Amy!

March 18, 2007 5:08 PM  
Anonymous stacey said...

Ok, this was a fun read. I'll stop by again soon and see what else has been posted. I'll also spread the word to some girlfriends. My word of advice to you Amy would be: be sure to comment yourself on other people's comments. Just don't sit and wait for others to reply, because they probably won't unless you keep the discussion going. So for example, say what you think about not being able to see through a peep hole on a door, or what you feel when standing squished on the subway next to a towering amazon. I liked for example your post about using the big pot as a step stool! Funny!

March 18, 2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

So, I just measured! I live in an old building so I think it's cheating a bit :)

My light switch is 4'4" from the floor. The top of my painted over peep hole is exactly 5' off the ground. Lucky me! If there weren't about 10 layers of paint, I could probably even use it.

Anyone live in a newly built building with a peep hole? What's the standard now? C'mon, whip out those measuring tapes!

March 18, 2007 6:04 PM  
Anonymous holly said...

my light switch is about an inch higher, but my peep hole is 3 inches higher! what gives? i also have a ceiling fan with a chain hanging down and i need to get out a step ladder just to reach it. how ridiculous is that?

March 18, 2007 7:55 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

When I was living in Providence, my roommate was nice enough to buy an extension to the chain so that I could reach. If it's one of those ball-tiny chain things, you can get them easily at a hardware store for really cheap, plus the extender snap bit that attaches the two. (sorry, I don't know the actual terms)

March 18, 2007 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the chain is ok but it has to hang so low for someone my height to reach it that it hits other people in the head!

March 18, 2007 9:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ok, that's ridiculous! To heck with everyone else if you can't reach the chain. It's YOUR house, and you need to reach the chain more than someone needs to "think" about avoiding some swinging 1/2 ounce chain!

March 18, 2007 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

hey , does anyone have a problem with the mirror on their medicine cabinet being too high to see in properly? mine is hung to high for some reason that i can only see my entire face when on tip toe or in heels!

March 20, 2007 11:05 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Someone please get a picture of Swizz's bathroom! I went there a few months ago and exited the bathroom feeling positively gleeful! I left my camera at home that evening so I didn't snap a shot.

Check out how they mounted the mirror (and bring a camera and measuring tape into the bathroom please!!!!).

I won't spoil the surprise, but either you'll be completely offended or ridiculously amused.

March 20, 2007 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nsgsyeagoh, i'm so curious now! can't you just please tell us?!? i don't live in NY!
bring a camera and measuring tape? do you actually go around carrying these at all times amy? you know, if you have someone with you, you should try to take a few candid pjotos of you standing next to various tall people. could be pretty cool! what do you think!

March 20, 2007 1:17 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yes, I usually have a fabric measuring tape and a tiny digital camera with me (you can proably see hints of my Sony DSC-T7 in my shots) :)

Maybe I'll be able to grab a picture myself if I wind up visiting sometime soon....

March 20, 2007 2:09 PM  
Anonymous kara said...

how would you be able to see through a peep hole amy that is 2 inches above your head?!

March 23, 2007 11:57 AM  
Anonymous nancy said...

very cool that you carry the tape measure and camera. you should use the camera more often to supplement the blog. i love that kind of photo journalism.

March 23, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Well Kara, I guess I can slip on some heels and use it ;)

But really, not even my 5'10" friends can use it since it's painted over....

March 23, 2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous nancy said...

i'm 4ft10 and my eye level is something like 4ft6. we'd need some pretty high heels to use that peep hole amy! lol.

March 23, 2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous holly said...

how long is the measuring tape? 5ft? since you take it with you what are you measuring with it?

March 28, 2007 7:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yes, my tape is 5' and I carry it around to measure clothes (or things). If you notice, a lot of my photos happen to be captured in-store...all those measurements of clothes I don't buy? Yeah, that's me in the dressing room fiddling with a notebook and some bit of clothing. Or measuring the height of various dressing room locks....

March 28, 2007 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol. so is the one in the picture the highest dressing room lock you've come across? how high did you say that was, 76 inches?!

March 28, 2007 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amy have you have tried to measure the height of another person with your tape measure? there have been a few times i wish i had one with me when trying to estimate the height of a really tall person.

March 31, 2007 10:11 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Well, not really - I would just ask him/her. I wouldn't just whip out my tape and proceed to measure that person like a table!

April 01, 2007 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol. no i meant like you could make note of where someone's eye level comes up to on a wall or something and then go over to it and measure the height once they've gone. then compare to your own. i've actually done this!

April 01, 2007 10:37 AM  

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