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Nik Ashton said on 27/Jan/21
@ Sandy Cowell - You are very welcome, it is great that we got you a diary because you so wanted one and you so didn’t have one, the fact that it has a cat on it is such a nice bonus! I hope the picture of the cat on your diary is the cherry on the icing on the cake! You will now be able to note down appointments, events, and any interesting and important information that you want to look back on!
It’s so nice that your treats will last you a long time, this is great to know and it’s also interesting that Ottica could help herself to some of the treats we bought you! Animals love chocolate and us human folk are animals too! I’m so pleased you like the healthy and diverse Graze snacks, diversity is the spice of life! It’s better to make the healthy choices but one or two treats are a good idea too, I know you agree!

Cheers from Nik and his Mum. XXXX
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 26/Jan/21
@Sandy
Btw, how tall is your uncle Ron?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/21
@ Good point, Christian, good point! Back in 2006, I bought a kitten from a pet shop and had to fill out a care awareness form. One of the stipulations of buying one of their kittens was to avoid feeding the animal chocolate. That was the first time I became aware of this, and consequently, I've tried to keep the stuff away from my cats. I'm not crazy about it and only indulge occasionally. I do like the sugar-free hot chocolate 'Options' and such like though.

I find that a cat either loves the chocolate or feels indifferent. One of my cats, a black longhaired female called Ottica, goes out of her way to sniff out chocolate, so I keep it out of her reach, yet all too often she smells it from a distance - and that includes hot chocolate. I dropped a piece of a chocolate yesterday and Ottica ate it up, but it was only a slither. She opened an entire bar with her teeth once when I was on toilet, and ate the lot. It was a white bar with a strawberry fondant filling. Her nickname is 'The Greed'! She was completely unaffected, I'm happy to say. 🍫🐈🍓

I think that dogs like chocolate even more than cats. My maternal Grandmother's dog would hear us opening our bars from the other end of the flat - a big flat at that - and she'd run into our room and sit up looking all appealing, panting away and begging with her front paws. We were told not to give her too much, as it was bad for her. I obeyed, but my brother, who was scared of dogs, didn't comply at all. At the ages of 7-9, I'd take charge of the situation and shut the animal out, and she'd whimper. ☹️🐶 (My brother is 2 years older).

Anyway, my Grandmother didn't want her dog to eat too much as it made her fat, and she was fat enough already! The same rule applied with biscuits. I often used to give the dog large quantities of my dinner, when the adults' backs were turned, but she didn't eat my potatoes, which I hated! I didn't understand food values back then! 😤🥔🍟😩

What is probably nearer the truth is that some dogs and cats do have bad allergies. Too much of anything is bad for anyone, but the length of the list I had to peruse through and sign was quite staggering and included nuts, milk, cheese and cream. I think pork might even have been there. Cat owners can buy special cat friendly milk (lactose free), and cocoa reduced choc drops are available to dog owners. I've noticed that cats are repelled by citrus fruit, but that makes good sense, as they manufacture their own vitamin C supplies within their bodies.

It's always best to feed your pet foods that are recommended for its particular variety. There are so many tasty cat and dog treats available from pet shops and supermarkets alike, that human food needn't get a look in, and ideally, shouldn't. Plenty of water each and every day is, and I quote, 'the kindest thing you can do for your pet'. It flushes their systems through and cuts down on liver and kidney problems.

So that's it - a subject well worth bringing up and discussing, Christian. If ever in doubt, leave human food out! 😉
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 26/Jan/21
@Sandy
Isn't cocoa toxic to both cats and dogs? Or is it just to dogs?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/21
@ Nik - Thanks very much, Nik, and because of you and your lovely Mum, Alverna, I now have a 💝 DIARY 💝 with a picture of a cat on it, ✏️📓 and enough 🍬 indulgences 🍬 to last me for a couple of weeks, as I don't eat more than one or two chocolates a day. That's unless the furry, fluffy, all-black Ottica gets her paws on them! 🐈 Nearly all the savoury Graze snacks have been demolished enthusiastically, BTW! Cheers and many thanks once again.
Sandy XX 😁👍💐
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 25/Jan/21
@Sandy
Then again, I like female backup singers more so than males. But I think it's more than just high/low pitch. Men and women have different voices besides just pitch. You can tell that a woman's voice comes from a woman, even when it's low pitched. I don't exactly know what the term is. ("inflection" maybe?)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jan/21
@ Christian - I will be sending it to him! 😀👍
Nik Ashton said on 25/Jan/21
😋😁🎁🎈👌 Happy Birthday Sandy! 👌🎈🎁😁😋

Have a great day, all the best from Nik and his Mum Alverna!

XXXXX
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Jan/21
@Rob
Yep, competition is maybe the biggest drawback when it comes to the tech field. More job growth = more opportunities, but it comes with stiffer competition. And in turn, competition breeds success and growth, so the cycle continues.

@Sandy
But does your uncle read your comments on here though? Regardless, I wish him a happy birthday as well.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jan/21
@ Christian - No insensitivity about it! For the sort of music I listen to, male vocals are required predominantly. Having said that, however, I can think of three of my favourite male vocalists who front rock bands, and they have rather high-pitched voices. They are Jon Anderson of Yes, Geddy Lee of Rush and even Led Zeppelin's singer/songwriter Robert Plant. Jon is short, Geddy is tall/medium and Robert is positively tall, so the height of the vocalist bears no correlation to the tone of his voice. By the way, other Yes members, including the late Chris Squire and Steve Howe have released solo albums which I've tried out, and the guys' vocals were virtually indistinguishable from Jon's. I'll try to find out their heights, as it would be.... eh, interesting!

I have a number of favourite female vocalists who include the thoroughly original Kate Bush, Sonja Kristina from Curved Air, who could easily pass for a high-pitched male vocalist as the music is extremely psychedelic, as is the case with Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane; then, of course, Janis Joplin and Deborah Harry. All barring Kate Bush, and Janis, who are/were solo artistes, the other women fronted male bands. Even with Kate and Janis, the members of their backing bands were male, unless there's been the odd one-off.

So there we go - I agree with you, Christian!

PS I recommend that you listen to Curved Air's song 'Back Street Love', and Jefferson Airplane's songs 'Somebody To Love' and 'White Rabbit', the latter of which has been used in movies.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Jan/21
@Sandy
The music I listen to is overwhelmingly male vocaled too. This is just my opinion and I don't mean to come off as insensitive, but I believe that the male singing voice is typically better than female for most genres. Of course, I'm not saying that women can't be amazing singers or anything.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/21
🎂💝🎊🎁🎈 Happy Birthday to my dear Uncle Ron, my Dad's brother, who is younger by 1 and 3/4 years. Being so close in age, the two brothers were evacuated together in the War, staying with a truly lovely couple, the man being a Vicar or similar and he taught the boys the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. To this day, my Dad and Uncle Ron can recite the order of the books of the Old Testament right from Genesis through to Malachi. I'll ask Dad whether he knows the New Testament, but as I know it better than the Old, I find it more than a little fascinating when my he reels the books off in virtually one breath! 🤭

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE RON, LOVE FROM YOUR NIECE, SANDRA. XXXXX 🤗
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 23/Jan/21
@Rob
So is PGDip basically a stepping stone towards achieving a master's? That would make sense because it only took you a year to achieve the PGDip, whereas a master's usually take at least 2 years as a postgrad. If I had to be honest though, working towards a master's is pretty much a waste of time, money and effort IMO, unless either if it's a field that you're very passionate about and plan to work in that field for the rest of your career, or if you wanna continue towards obtaining a doctor's degree and becoming a professor. Other than those two reasons, the only fields I think that are worthwhile in getting a master's or higher are medical and STEM, and even then, having higher degrees don't guarantee better jobs or pay. A degree isn't the be all and end all in the real world, despite the education system trying to make us believe that it is. The idea that you gotta attend a 4 year institution right after graduating high school at 18 in order to be successful in life, is so formulaic and overrated. There are plenty of successful folks who have never gone to a university, and doing well with merely a high school diploma and a trade certificate.
Editor Rob

It's like 3 semesters. First two are all the courses, 3rd semester a project to get the MSc.

yeah, many folk do just fine without qualifications or degrees...I'd went back for another course to top up skills whilst deciding what to do. In fact since I was already creating some websites and seeing online potential for earning a living, I abandoned the project and went full steam into being a 'webmaster'.

back then it was much easier to rank in search engines and rake in the dough.

Nowadays a lot more competition online and search engines much wiser.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/21
@ Christian - My relatives on my Dad's side tend to live long lives unless cancer catches up with them. My Dad's one surviving brother is 91 today. The eldest one was killed in the War, and two died of cancer. One of his sisters, the youngest, is still alive too. Their mother lived into her 90s, retiring in her 80s. My Dad retired at 77.

My taste in music is anything but feminine, but the people I've met at rock concerts have generally been very nice, friendly - and male! I started meeting female rock fans when I started frequenting rock haunts, which played their music so loud you'd have to go outside to have conversations. I used to write down what I wanted to say, until I learnt to speak up. I also like certain punk rock bands, the Stranglers being one such example. I like classical music too - a touch more feminine, I guess!

The Rastafarians I used to chat with were true Jamaicans, and it was a coincidence that they were very tall.

Have a great weekend, Christian!

Sandy 😉🎶🎵🎶👌 XX
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 22/Jan/21
@Rob
I'm typically not the biggest fan of visiting events with large crowds either, but it's not due to phobia or social anxiety. But I love the travelling part and going to different places, minus sitting in crammed economy plane seats, lol. Btw, you mentioned that you went back to college, so does that mean you obtained you master's degree? Or did you drop out first, worked, and then went back to finish your bachelor's? Typically, most employers of tech related jobs often don't hire those without at least a bachelor's, at least that's how it works in the US. I don't know about UK or Scotland though.
Editor Rob
Travel by train was better for me than flying...

94-98 BSC in Computer Science, then 98-2001 working. 2001-2002 PGDip in Informatics.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 21/Jan/21
@Rob
Do you prefer self employment over working under someone else? I believe it depends on the type of work and the person's personality and temperament. Both obviously has its pros and cons. I don't run my own business at the moment, but I don't rule out the possibility of doing so in the future, not that I hate my current job or anything. I work in the automobile industry, in case you're wondering.
Editor Rob

I only had a few years between 1998 to 2001 of employment, working in offices, mostly software testing. Couldn't envisage myself working like that for 40 years, so 2001 went back to Uni for a year to top up skills whilst planning my path to online riches 😄

So nearly 20 years of self-employment. Freedom is great, but motivation is a problem that surfaces quite often.

Also the notion of 5-days a week and the weekend off? 😏...there are very few days each year I would say I didn't do something online to do with work. A handful maybe.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 21/Jan/21
@Rob
That comes off as a bit of a surprise, considering you visit a lot of conventions (or at least used to but not so much these days because of shutdowns and travel restrictions). It's not uncommon at all for conventions to take place in Asia, especially like Hong Kong or Singapore. Not always in US, Canada, Europe or Australia.
Editor Rob
I'm still amazed I had the willpower to do all those conventions, because I find travel, crowds and queuing a bit difficult 😀

the actual meeting part of actors was cool 🖖

I'm thinking it might be 2022 now before cons in UK are back to proper business.
RJT said on 21/Jan/21
@Rob

Why haven't you visit other European countries (Before covid) such as Netherland etc? I mean it's supposed to be cheap right from Scotland?
Editor Rob
Doing a lot of cons every year was a lot of travel. Was never a fan of flying and eventually stopped 2016 and went by train.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Jan/21
@Sandy
You don't seem to be the type to listen to a lot of heavy metal or glam though, lol. I enjoy some rock genres, especially softer ones, but mostly it's either R&B and pop, with occasional house music and hip hop.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jan/21
@ Christian - I'm not too crazy about today's music either, with the odd exception, of course. I prefer music from the 60s and 70s, and anything I'm fond of from the 80s and later tends to be from bands that got together in the 60s and 70s. I'm always open to anything I consider decent, regardless of genre, but I favour rock, heavy rock, classic rock, glam rock and classical music too. I didn't hear a pop song until I was 5-and-a-half. My Mum only played classical when I was a nipper, and I grew tired of my kiddie's music very quickly, apart from really novelty stuff, as sung by piggy characters Pinky and Perky and other TV favourites. Have a nice day, Christian! 😃

🎵🎶🐷🐷🎶🎵
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jan/21
@Sandy
I have/had quite a few relatives who lived up to their 90's, and a couple in their 100's, though I don't currently have any who are in their 100's today.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jan/21
@Sandy
They were very tall? Were they Jamaicans or just regular British born Rastafarians? I don't know the exact average for Jamaica, but I imagine it being no taller than UK or the West.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jan/21
@ Christian - My Dad is 92, and turns 93 in April. 😁
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 18/Jan/21
@Rob
Have you ever visited a non-western country before? The only one I've been to is Mexico, but that's not saying much, since I don't live too far from the border, and can easily travel there by car.
Editor Rob
I've never been to a non-western country.

when I retire I am sure I'll have plenty of opportunities.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jan/21
@ Canson - Another of my memories dates back to when I lived in London's East End (from '83 to '86) and used to visit them at their hangout with my boyfriend. They were lovely company, and welcomed all non Rastafarians, so we loved visiting. They had the most infectious laughs and never fell about drunk, which those days and in that particular area of the East End, was fairly common. I used to chat to them about the local groups of feral cats and found that it wasn't just me who was feeding them. They did as well!

To this day, whenever I hear reggae music, especially certain tracks, it takes me back to those happy times. And another thing: so many of them were very tall that I asked them about it. They assured me that shorter ones exist too, but not in their particular group. They called me their 'little sister' - but not in a patronising way. 😁
Nik Ashton said on 18/Jan/21
😂😂!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jan/21
@ Nik - It did rather cheer me up to receive a Christmas card in the middle of January! I haven't put it up as such, but it's lying down so that I can see it when I pass by. I'm far too superstitious to put Christmas cards up past the 5th of the month.

The flippy fish belongs to all the cats and they all play with it. It's filled with catnip, so they can literally scent it out. It's battery operated and can move. All too often, it's covered in cat saliva! 😣🐈

When I get it to move, the cats even fight over it. It looks incredibly realistic, not that they'd know what such a fish would look like. They've seen goldfish in a neighbour's garden pond, and the late Juicy even nicked one, and brought it into the house. I tried to revive the poor orange animal, but it died, probably from shock. 😢

Here's wishing you and Alverna a terrific week!

Sandy

XX 😁👍 XX 💐
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Jan/21
@Sandy
I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to the Rasta culture, but I do enjoying listening to some reggae. In fact, I like most older genres, like from the 70's, 80's, 90's etc. Modern mainstream music sucks for the most part IMO, regardless of genre.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Jan/21
@Canson
So that means you drove an average around 15k miles a year in your BMW, which is quite average. But that's obviously not including your wife's cars. Since I had the Camry in 2017, that's the only car I've driven, except for a couple of times where I borrowed a different car due to inspection. Btw, my workplace from my house isn't all that far, as it takes maybe 30 minutes max by car.

@Sandy
BTW how old is your dad currently? I'm assuming in his 80's or 90's? Which is quite long, especially if the latter.
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jan/21
😋🍫!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/21
@ Canson - That's great to hear! I love Rastafarians and would now like to tell you about a postman who knocked on my door recently with a recorded delivery.

He said, "Do you own a ginger and white cat?"

I replied, "Indeed I do, among many others!"

He was making funny noises to encourage Banana Senior to come in and was still making them and looking over to see if the cat was coming as he walked out. He was by far the friendliest, jolliest postman I've ever met!

Canson and Christian - My favourite friend who had an Afro used to come round for my (rather subdued) parties, where I didn't allow the drinking of strong liquor, as they were at my Mum's house. I would always call him Phil. He didn't mind; in fact, he quite liked it, as he was the spit of Phil Lynott of rock group Thin Lizzy! 🎶🎸🎵

Cheers guys and here's wishing you a great weekend!

XX 🤗👍 XX 🤗👍
Nik Ashton said on 15/Jan/21
@ Sandy Cowell - Hey Sandy! That is so interesting, this gave you and Christopher the chance to experience Christmas twice in the same year, I’m so chuffed our card will be on display in your home.

I can just see young Manelia now in my mind’s eye kicking the **** out of that dishy fishy, she will look all excited when the fish is around and she will be **ss*** herself with delight!
Canson said on 15/Jan/21
@Sandy: over been through that phase with the Afro. I even wore dreads at one point for years although I am part Jamaican
Canson said on 15/Jan/21
@Christian: yea I’m in the same boat. I always drive when my wife and I go out although sometimes we do take her Highlander and I still drive. I figured you also drove beyond work. I only asked because typically high mileage is for a person who drives a lot to and from their place of work. I have had my BMW for a little over 10 years now and I have 153k miles. It’s been up and down the east cost maybe twice but we usually have driven whatever SUV she has had when we go to say Florida
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Jan/21
@Sandy
What happened to him? Hope he gets better from whatever sickness he has.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jan/21
@ Christian - They do get picked on when they look helpless for certain things, which are next in seriousness in law to murder, if you catch my drift.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jan/21
@ Christian - I have had friends with Afros. I'm only into long-term relationships, and hug and care deeply for my friends.

The visit went well but my Dad really is very ill.
Nik Ashton said on 14/Jan/21
😁👌!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jan/21
@Rob
The same thing happened with me and my dad. When I was 17 and first got my license, he was in the process of buying a newer car, so instead of selling the older one, he'd let me keep it under the condition that I pay half of the insurance, inspections and other expenses. but his name was still in the ownership title. He eventually gave it to me altogether when I moved out of the house though, as a going away gift.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jan/21
@Sandy
Sorry if this might come off as a personal question, but have you ever dated a guy with an afro, or at least have a preference for guys with afro hair? Btw, hope your visit with your dad goes well.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 14/Jan/21
@Rob
So does that mean you're keeping the car for a lessor, or the owner isn't actually a lessor but rather a family member or friend that's lending you their car?
Editor Rob
yeah family-owned...we used to have 3 running Toyota's, this is the last one standing.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jan/21
@Sandy
Your stature? But women don't get picked on for their short stature nearly as much as men get. Btw, did you feel that attending counselling help your issue at all?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/21
@ Christian - My liking of Afro hair dates back to when I was very young and automatically homed in on round things! I think my love for cats has a lot to do with the fact that they look round when they curl up! 🐈

Have a good day everyone. I'm off to see my Dad today. 😉 XX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/21
@ Christian - Yes, I was picked on and did blame my stature for ages, but then
why should I? I completely lost my memory afterwards, just remembering extreme pain and strength. I didn't even remember which year it was or phone numbers, and even when my brother would tell me, it would leave my mind within minutes. I was swearing when I told my doctor, and I'm never like that.

That's why I retaliated violently when a bloke got fresh with me a few months back. The help I was offered by a counsellor was abysmal, the woman even suggesting I dreamt it, so I never went back. You don't imagine haemorrhaging.

You never get over it but you do have to move on. 😁
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jan/21
@Sandy
I don't know about Canson but I used to have a slight afro, as my hair's on the wavier/curlier side, not straight. I have shorter hair nowadays though. But hair length doesn't affect my height measurement at all.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Jan/21
@Sandy
By "attacked" you mean physically assaulted randomly? If so, that's outrageous. Some people don't have anything else better to do. Fortunately, I was never randomly assaulted in the streets by a lunatic, but maybe partly due to being a male and tall.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 13/Jan/21
@Canson
I don't drive only for work though. I frequently drive just for leisure, or when wanting to explore different places that I've never been before. I sometimes drive out of state to Arizona or Nevada or even New Mexico. According to stats, the average American man drives 16,550 miles per year, so I'm actually not that far off from average, since 61,853 (my odometer currently) ÷ 3.5 = 17,672 (I have the car for around 3.5 years now)

@Rob
So you're saying that your car's on a lease?
Editor Rob
you can be the registered keeper, but not the owner of a vehicle 👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/21
@ Canson - Hi Canson, mate! I was just this minute jotting down who I'd sent comments to today, when I wrote Canson instead of Christian! As you two are so similar in height and name, my mind pictures you as virtually the same. It's by no means the first time this has happened - and it won't be the last!

Do you have that brilliant Afro hair, which happens to be my favourite? If I know that, I'd be able to visualise you! I'm big on hair, voices and, of course, height.

Have a lovely day, Canson,

All the very best,

Sandy XX 😁👌
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/21
@ Nik - Hey, Nik! You'd never guess what arrived in the post today....? It was your Christmas card to Christopher and moi postmarked last year! 🎄 Also postmarked last year was a letter from my doctor, telling me that it's still not too late to get a 'flu jab. 💉

Manelia is playing with the cats' 'Flippy Fish' Christmas present, and kicking the cr@p out of it! She gets so involved that she's fallen off the chair before!

🐟💩...🙁😒🙊

I wish you and your lovely Mum a great day!

All the best,

Sandy XX 😁👍 XX 💐
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/21
@ Christian - Another massive fear is a nuclear explosion, and it's the one thing I'll almost certainly dream about if I see a film on the subject. 😟
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/21
@ Christian - My biggest fear which I will never overcome is losing loved ones and dying myself. My fear of maggots isn't something that effects my day-to-day life.

Being attacked again is a major fear, but justifiable under the circumstances. I'd never travel on the seemingly empty part of a train again because that was where it happened. Yes, going out since that attack hasn't been easy for me, and as it occurred in broad daylight, I often feel more comfortable posting a letter, for instance, in the dark. Also, I'm not likely to bump into my cat-hating neighbour. Nonsensical, I know, apart from the neighbour bit, but I panic more in crowds. I had a full blown panic attack after walking about in Croydon once, because everybody towered over me and I felt threatened. I'd never had a panic attack before the train incident.

So there you go! It's probably extremely crowded places. I went to the dentist on Monday and enjoyed chatting to passing dog owners and other people I met who spoke to me on my way home. Basically, the human race is good, and I don't think that one bad egg, the one on the train, should make me fear going out, but it does, and I still have nightmares.

Cheers Christian! 😁👍 XX
Canson said on 12/Jan/21
@Christian: 60 plus for 3+ years is a lot. You must have a long commute to work.

@Editor Rob: I didn’t think you owned a car.
Editor Rob
I don't technically own a car 👌 It means our insurance is $150-$200 per year.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 11/Jan/21
@Rob
The last time I owned a used car, I only had it for about 4 years (2013-17), but it was manufactured in 2008, so it was already around 5 years old at the time I bought it. But the one I drive now was brand new, so hopefully it'll last me for a very long time. But it already has 60,000+ mileage on it since July 2017, the month I bought it.
Editor Rob
I only drive when I need to. As I've mentioned before on here, I try to walk to shops etc and friends/family as much as possible.

not that I've been visiting friends during lockdown or anything, I'm keeping to our rules here in Scotland 👍
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Jan/21
@Sandy
What's the one phobia that you seem to can't overcome? Mine would be the fear of mazes. (I'm talking about actual physical mazes that you naviagte by walking) I've tried it once, and I wouldn't wish the experience on my worst enemy, lol.
Nik Ashton said on 10/Jan/21
😋🍪👌!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 10/Jan/21
@Rob
Wow, 16 years is a pretty long time to keep driving the same car. It depends on how often or how far you drive it though. Did you buy it brand new or used?
Editor Rob
It was near a year old and didn't do many long journeys.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 10/Jan/21
@Rob
What car do you drive currently? I could've sworn that you showed driving your car on a few occasions on Youtube, but I forgot.
Editor Rob
Yes, you can see me driving the old Yaris in that lockdown video, which feels like a lifetime ago, but was filmed just over 8 months ago.

the yaris though is probably in it's last year, but it served well from 2005 till 2021!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 9/Jan/21
@Rob
When will CH merch be available for sale again? I remember you closing it a while back.
Editor Rob
I'm not actively promoting it, but I have left the shop open on Teespring.

If anybody ever wants one, use the coupon BIGROB15 for 15% off.

Personally I wear my celebheights college hoodies a lot 😎

Not just in youtube videos 😁
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Jan/21
@slim
But don't most video games run on PC rather than Mac? I don't play games on my computer, so I'm not an expert on this subject. I only play games on actual gaming consoles, such as a PS4. I'm thinking about getting a PS5 soon though, especially once the prices drop.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jan/21
@ Christian - I think that if you have a phobia resulting from a bad experience, I reckon it's easier to overcome with hypnosis than if being afraid of pain is inborn into you.

I'm not terribly freaked out by physical pain, especially things as soppy as a cat scratch or a dog bite. The pain I experienced after my hip replacement was awful, and I did scream on a few occasions, but I think mental pain is worse. I'd sooner suffer pain myself than watch someone I love suffer from it, so I'm quite hardy. I had septicaemia when I was 25 and sat up in bed laughing with my visitors with a temperature of 106.2. The rest of the time I slept though and then had an operation on my leg on the infected part.

Still to this day, my brother is ultra careful to avoid accidents!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Jan/21
😋🍫!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Jan/21
@Rob
One thing I'll give PC credit though, is that they tend to be more simple to operate, but not all models. I don't know about Linux since I've never owned one, but the newer Windows models can be just as complicated as Macs.
slim 6'1 said on 7/Jan/21
@christian, a mac can run as an awesome gaming pc 👍
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 7/Jan/21
@Rob
That comes as a bit of surprise, considering you're an expert on anything computer related. Most IT technicians and software developers that I know and meet have Macs.

@Sandy
It's ironic that the one who has never been bitten by a dog, is more scard of them then the one who has gotten bit 3 times. I believe there are 2 types of phobics: The one who had a negative experience (like Jenny with rats), and the one who has a fear of unfamiliarity, like your brother. I don't know which one is easier to overcome though.
Editor Rob
In the future you never know, I might afford a Mac again :)
Nik Ashton said on 7/Jan/21
🍌👌!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jan/21
@ Christian - I have had experience bringing puppies up, and they're much harder to toilet train than kittens! My friend Peter, who lived with my late boyfriend, Pip, and myself, had a pup and whenever I put him on the bed to stroke him, he'd have a pee! Needless to say, I ended up fussing him on the floor only. 🐶

My brother was frightened of animals when he was a small child, and my Mum conquered that problem by getting us a cat. It did help him, but he is still to this day afraid of dogs, even though he's never been bitten. I have though, three times, but it did nothing to put me off! 😄
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 7/Jan/21
@Rob
Do you own a Mac or a PC? I have both, but overall, I'd say Macs are superior.
Editor Rob
I run Windows and Linux machines.

not had a Mac for many years.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 6/Jan/21
@Rob
What do you think is the best way to overcome animal phobias? Maybe own one as a pet? I've heard of people overcoming their fear of snakes by adopting pet snakes when they're babies, and eventually grow, at the same time the owner "grows out" their fear.
Editor Rob
gradual exposure?...

I mean I have tried with Jenny, but her mouse/rat fear is so ingrained that she'd need some real trained help to overcome it.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Jan/21
@Sandy
They're nicknamed "man's best friend" for a reason. I've heard that dogs tend to be more humanistic and loyal than cats, but I can see why some prefer cats more, because of less time and dedication in raising one and being more independent than dogs, as raising dogs can be a hassle. Both have their pros and cons for sure.
Nik Ashton said on 5/Jan/21
😋👈!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 5/Jan/21
@Rob
Is she afraid of small mice too, not just the big rats? IMO though, it's just semantics. Both are vermins that potentially carry serious or even deadly diseases, at the end of the day.
Editor Rob
yeah mice are terrifying...if one appears on screen she can't look and it really is one of those phobia's that is ingrained and a deep-set fear within.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Jan/21
I suppose it depends on the animal's personality but I'd say it's probably dogs. They're such loyal friends and do anything to please their owners.

I have lived with dogs before, and they do take to me. One day, I'd like to adopt a cat-friendly dog!

🐕🐩🐶🐕🐩🐶🐕🐩🐶🐕🐩🐶🐕🐩🐶🐾
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Jan/21
@Sandy
What's your favorite animal besides cats?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/21
@ Christian - I like all furry animals, and fur-free ones, big and small. The only beings I'm not fond of are dangerous insects and FLEAS, especially the variety that pick on cats!

I've saved many birds, mice and frogs that my cats have brought into the house over the years, but I think I'd be a bit scared of a huge great rat, especially if it jumped. So far, the cats haven't caught any rats - that I know of.

I used to have a fawn and white pet rat and he was a tame little fellow and used to crawl on me, which tickled in the most pleasant of ways. I've kept pedigree show mice as well. The prettiest one was gingery red and he was picked on by the others because of his bright colour, so I had to keep him away from the other mice.

I occasionally dream that I have a pet lion, which I keep in the back garden. He gets on very well with all my domestic house cats, and lets me hug him. As with quite a few of my dreams, I know it'll continue again one night!

Cheers Christian! XX

🦁🐈🐁😼🐭🐸🐟
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Jan/21
@Sandy
True, but only by a small amount. Because even if you drink 2 liters of tea, you're only gonna gain 2 kgs, and that's only a very temporary gain, as you'll lose that weight once you go to the bathroom.

@Rob
Lol. Btw, do you have a rat infestation issue in your area? I know my city as a whole does, but fortunately, I live in a far away suburb about 25 miles from the downtown area (where it's the worst), so we don't really have an issue here.
Editor Rob
Rats are what triggered Jenny's phobia...20 years ago she was waiting in bus station at town centre and she saw a rat and it was getting close and she felt trapped...

but I've not seen rats around our area, only a few mice.

if a mouse comes on screen Jenny can't look and I'm now wishing there was a database of rat/mouse appearances in films so I can be prepared 🤓
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/21
@ Christian - Weight DOES vary through the day, especially when you drink as much tea as I do! 😉
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 3/Jan/21
@Sandy
But didn't you say you dislike mice or something like that? And I also remember you saying that you wish there were more cats for mice pest control. But If I'm wrong, I apologize.
Editor Rob

this is a public service warning to all Mice who may be thinking about entering CelebHeights Headquarters in 2021.

Don't! 😼

You are all banned 😎
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jan/21
2️⃣1️⃣:2️⃣1️⃣
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 3/Jan/21
@Christian weight does fluctuate, you never use the toilet?
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jan/21
🧈🏆!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Jan/21
@Rob
When do you think the request page is gonna be available for comments again? I have several celebs and notable figures that I'd like to see being included, but I feel that requesting for them on pages like General Height might not be fitting.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Jan/21
@Sandy & Chaos
Whatever the case, I doubt weight stats would be that off compared to height though, because weight doesn't fluctuate throughout the day, and wearing shoes doesn't affect weight measurements nearly as much as height measurements.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jan/21
Just as the 2am showing of 'Medium' was ending this morning, there was a tremendous amount of shuffling outside my door. I thought the cats were playing a game of 'bundles' with the accumulation of Christmas paper and boxes outside my door, but it went on for simply ages.

This morning, when I went out to make a cup of tea, I found a dead mouse. What a shame I hadn't spotted it scurrying about. I'd have been able to save the creature, which was only a baby.

The tiniest creature fights for its preservation. Incidents such as this really pull at my heart strings.

🐀😢
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Jan/21
@Chaos
I on the other hand, live in a massive metropolitan area, so I have a much better sample size. But it probably doesn't represent the entirety of US.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jan/21
Yakes! 11 stone is 154 pounds! 😫
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 1/Jan/21
@Christian not a clue. Google says 154lbs but I could reasonably believe it’s in the 140s (I live in a small village, I don’t have a great sample size, but I rarely see fat women roaming the streets)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jan/21
@ Almost 180cm guy - That's a very kind New Year Greeting from you!

@ Christian - I've read the the average female weight in the UK is 11 stone, or 151 pounds. This is a while back though....

Happy New Year guys!

🎊😁👍🔔🍻 XX XX
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Jan/21
@Almost 180cm
So do I, but I have some doubts.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Jan/21
@Chaos
What do you think is the average female weight in your country? (UK)
Almost 180cm guy said on 1/Jan/21
Happy New Year Rob! I wish you and all users of your website that all your dreams come true! I want to believe that this year will be better than the previous one!🎉🎊
Nik Ashton said on 30/Dec/20
1️⃣2️⃣:1️⃣2️⃣!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Dec/20
@Johnny
That seems a bit high from my experiences and observations, but I could just be living in a below average weighted area.
Nik Ashton said on 29/Dec/20
1️⃣:4️⃣1️⃣
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 29/Dec/20
@Johnny 181-182cm I read it was 166, but 170 could be accurate
Nik Ashton said on 29/Dec/20
1️⃣8️⃣:0️⃣8️⃣
Nik Ashton said on 29/Dec/20
🛖👌!
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 29/Dec/20
@Rob I have been reading that American women weigh 170 pounds on average. Is there any truth in that?
Editor Rob
In one study it did suggest that was the average.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Dec/20
@Public
Gone too soon, at only 41.
Public Enemy said on 27/Dec/20
RIP John Huber aka Luke Harper 🙏
Nik Ashton said on 26/Dec/20
1️⃣1️⃣:1️⃣1️⃣
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Dec/20
@ Christian - Well, I'm a lot better than I was when I came here! 😁👍
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 25/Dec/20
@Sandy
True. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
Nik Ashton said on 25/Dec/20
😬👌!
Nik Ashton said on 24/Dec/20
0️⃣0️⃣:0️⃣0️⃣
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/20
@ Christian - My brother says hi back! I think that judging human height is an acquired art, but for the very tall and the ultra short, it's likely to be a harder task, especially when your eyeing them up in the streets! 🧐
GTB173cm said on 24/Dec/20
@Blanc (1.69 m) When I was 14, I was more or less your height and still wearing size 10s, but I get it from my dad who is a size 11. I’m just 173cm or 5’8” like I said and I think I only stopped growing about a year or so ago now. But I always had big feet when I was younger and smaller. And seriously 6’2” and size 8? Goodness me. I remember being a flat 5’ and having size 8 feet, this was when I was 12.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 23/Dec/20
@Sandy
I usually have a hard time telling apart someone's who's 5'5" from 5'6". And someone's who's around the 5ft mark is nearly impossible, as they're nearly 1 1/2 foot apart from me. If anything, guessing from taller to shorter might even be more disadvantageous than vice versa, because when you're shorter, at least you're able to use your eye level to gauge their shoulder/chin/mouth level etc., whereas the taller person can't. Btw, tell your brother I said hi! It's also interesting how we both share the first 6 letters of our names, lol.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Dec/20
@ Christian - I just told my brother how tall you are and he said, "Really? Is he that tall?"

I said "Yes, of course he is!"

Anyway, there's one thing that I'm interested in: are people at a disadvantage if they're of the shorter variety? I think so!

Have a lovely Christmas, Christian!

Sandy XXX 🎄🎅🎁⛄😉
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Dec/20
@Sandy
But then again, you were nearly a foot shorter than them at one point, so I don't blame you for misjudging their heights off by an inch. It's not easy assessing someone who's almost a foot in difference with you.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/20
@ Christian - I think I most probably am at a major disadvantage.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/20
@ Christian - I'd like to know your opinion on the following: do you think the shorter person cannot judge the heights of the taller person as well as, for instance, you? No seriously, I think I'm at a disadvantage. 🤔
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/20
@ Christian - It was only by me! 😄👎
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 21/Dec/20
@Sandy
Pretty rare for a 5'11" guy to get thought as 5'10". Usually the opposite is much more common, like 6'0".
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 21/Dec/20
@Rob
Then can't he just clear his browser cache and type his old username?
Editor Rob
could be a typo in email. Hence, just clear cookies and maybe try another name/email. I've no idea what email folk use unless they tell me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Dec/20
@ Christian - I thought my half brothers were 5ft10 a piece, but my Dad put me right last time I stayed with him! 😆
Having said that, I think Dad might go by one's morning or early afternoon height. When he joined the Navy, I doubt very much that they'll have measured him in the evening!

🤭😂🌛📏❎

😄🖐️🌅📏 "Can I be next?"
Nik Ashton said on 20/Dec/20
2️⃣:0️⃣1️⃣
Nik Ashton said on 20/Dec/20
🔜👌!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 20/Dec/20
@Chaos
What password? You mean your browser password or password on your computer?
Editor Rob
email address.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/20
@ Nik - You're a night owl! 🦉

Well, so am I oftentimes enough! 😁👍

I hope you both enjoy your Christmas tree. Ours has been up since the second. While Jim was here, I kept playing the miaowing noise app to entertain Manelia. Jim told me to turn that noise off or my phone would be going through the window! 😂😂😂

He wouldn't do it really! 🐈
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/20
@ Christian - Yes, their Mum was 5ft6, ie akin to a man of 5ft11, and our Dad's youthful height was 5ft11.5. 😁👍
Nik Ashton said on 20/Dec/20
@ Sandy Cowell - I’m so pleased to hear this, Christopher rang me at midnight! We put our tree up at 2!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/20
@ ChaosControl 6'2.5 - Ha ha - very funny indeed! I'm always forgetting my passwords too! 😹😂😹😉👍
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 19/Dec/20
@Sandy yeah I used to be J2Frenzy but I forgot my password
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Dec/20
@Sandy
So do your younger 3 half brothers have a taller parent than your older full one?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/20
@ Nik - The package of presents arrived and Christopher will open them when he comes home! Thaaaaaaanks!

🎁😉👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/20
@ ChaosControl 6'2.5 - I'd say he's just over 5ft8. My three half brothers are 5ft11. Cheers and Merry Christmas to you. I like your name!

😄👌🎄⛄🎅
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 19/Dec/20
@Sandy out if interest since this is a height site, how tall is your brother?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Dec/20
@ Christian - He's just over a couple of years older than me - 2 years and 40 days to be exact. We have three younger half brothers.

@ Nik - I'll let you know when the presents arrive! 👍
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Dec/20
@Sandy
Is Christopher your older or younger brother?
Nik Ashton said on 17/Dec/20
@ Sandy Cowell - You are very welcome, I’m so glad that you both enjoyed “Medium” last night and tonight too! It will be great when he receives my presents!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Dec/20
Thanks very much Nik! We watched 'Medium' last night and Christopher enjoyed it. He's seen episodes before.
😉👍🔮
Nik Ashton said on 16/Dec/20
🎈🎂👌. Happy Birthday Christopher Cowell! 👌🎂🎈

Have a great day,

Nik and his Mum!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Dec/20
1️⃣3️⃣:3️⃣3️⃣
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Dec/20
Hey, thanks Rob - from the both of us! Much appreciated!

C & S 🐮ell XX 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Dec/20
🎂💝 Happy Birthday Christopher! 💝🎂

A Very Happy Birthday to my brother, Christopher.

Love from Sandy, Erramius, Cordercelia, Livielia, Ottica, Banana Junior, Banana Senior, Melazier, Pixie, Felinia, Porkipine and Manelia.

XXXXXXXXXXXX 😁👍🎈🎄

🎂💝🎊🎁🎂💝🎊🎁🎂💝🎊🎁🎂💝🎊🎁
Editor Rob
I wish him a Happy Birthday!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Dec/20
1️⃣4️⃣:4️⃣2️⃣
Nik Ashton said on 12/Dec/20
3️⃣;1️⃣3️⃣
Public Enemy said on 9/Dec/20
Very cool video I came across for all techies . I want a 3D printer for Christmas!
Click Here
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
1️⃣:0️⃣1️⃣
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
😬😬😬😬😬😬!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
😂😂😂😂😂😂!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
7️⃣7️⃣7️⃣
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
@ Sandy Cowell - Your Christmas true is lovely and huge and it has lots of tinsel and baubles, it’s so great that the lights change colour too!
Blanc (1.69 m) said on 6/Dec/20
@GTB172cm I'm a good inch shorter than you and I wear a size 8 and people have strangely said my feet are big (I think they look small) so 10.5 must be huge. Daniel Radcliffe wears a similar 10 at 5'4.5"

I also read about a 6'2" guy on reddit wearing a size 8
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Dec/20
@ Nik - I've sent along three pictures of my Christmas tree. The lights change colour, but the pictures are all of the same 🎄!
Nik J Ashton said on 5/Dec/20
🏠🌹!
Nik J Ashton said on 5/Dec/20
😬👌!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Dec/20
@ Christian - Aha! I'd just had something to eat and didn't want to bring it up by talking about gruffs!

Today I've had loads of tea and that comes up more easily than food, so, Nik, I still don't feel bold enough to discuss animal flatulence in great detail, but I'll tell you this. From what I've seen, cats ignore their own farts and on the Wintery evening I picked up Bogerley as a kitten, she stank the cab out so badly that the driver rolled the window down. It was putrid!

🤥😷🤮😟😹
GTB172cm said on 4/Dec/20
@Vincent Caleb I’m in the 5’8” range and most of the shoes I wear are UK 10s although I can fit into some 10.5 shoes and 11s. Some will say I got big feet for my height, considering I’m just below average height.
Nik J Ashton said on 4/Dec/20
@ Sandy Cowell - I am looking forward to seeing your fart comment and it's great you have finished assembly the Christmas tree, please send me a pic when you can!

We will start relaxing more now after our move, it is very exciting to move and live in this delightful new house! I have just sent a pic of it to your email! We had good help from Lucy and other family members!

😬👌🏠🌹
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Dec/20
@Sandy
What happened? Why were you feeling sick?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/20
😬👍! 🧐🙄🤐

@ Nik - A reply to the fart comment coming up when I've finished assembling the Christmas tree. I wish you and your Mum, Lucy and everyone who lent you two a hand today a relaxing afternoon and evening. Here's to this new chapter of your lives:

💐😁🥂☺️🌹 🏠
Nik Ashton said on 1/Dec/20
🏠👌!
Nik Ashton said on 1/Dec/20
😬👌!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/20
I'll reply when I feel a bit less queazy! 😩🤭🤣
Nik Ashton said on 29/Nov/20
😬👌!
Nik Ashton said on 28/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - All animals will have their own unique way of reacting to someone’s (person or animal) flatulence or their own flatulence, it’s interesting that your cats do their “goldfish” impressions after someone has farted but I have known a certain dog jump up at a person guilty of such a feat and I have known this same dawg frequently visit a toilet inhabited by human farter on the pot, granted this very dog did once vacate the area around a fart of mine! Also many dogs have a twitchy sniffer dog’s nose when there is a fart in close proximity to it, or maybe not that close considering the fact that a dawg’s nose is a thousand times more powerful than a human one! It would be funny to see a dog sniffing upwards into the air when a lingerer is around, seeing a dog wag his/her tail at a fart is amazingly funny too and I have witnessed this happen! Some animals look puzzled when there is a fart in the air, they might wonder what it is and who dealt it! Other animals can look plain disgusted and many have very hangdog (pardon the pun!) expressions on their faces, this will certainly be an apt term to use if a dog dealt it, you could say the hangdog looking dog left a hanger in the err air! Err err, ha ha, he he, ho ho, hey hey! It will also be very funny to see a dog sniff his/her own behind but it will be equally funny to see a dawg sniff a person or an animal’s (I originally put aninal!) behind after that behind has let rip! Another super funny experience I have had is seeing a domestic dog layed out on the floor whilst straining his/her neck as far away from his/her bum as possible because he/she had farted!

It’s interesting what you said about Jim’s 15-stone Great Dane, did he sniff the area around Jim or himself? Ha ha!

Another thing I’ve always wondered is whether domestic dogs and domestic cats understand humour, I’m not sure they do through my experience but they experience loads of love!

All in all it is truly funny to see how our family dogs and family cats act, they truly are family dogs and family cats when they act so funnily after they have delivered or received a fart or two! Jim’s dog was looking for pity and he couldn’t bear a **ll******, that’s why Jim and his misses couldn’t **ll*** him, if he wanted sympathy that much they simply had to give it to him! Domestic pets are well-trained family members, farts ‘n all!

🗣 “That’s you that is”! ❓🐕💨!

🗣 “How could you?”! ❓🐈💨! 🗣 “How can you”!

🗣 “How dare you!”!

🐩
🍽😂🍽🐩💨🍽😬🍽!

Lots of love from my Mum, Lucy, and my good self! XXX
Nik Ashton said on 27/Nov/20
1️⃣4️⃣:1️⃣4️⃣
Vincent Caleb said on 26/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
What’s the lightest you have been at your height?
I’m currently 200 pounds at 10% body fat during my winter cut, I was once 280 28%, but I don’t talk about that time anymore lol. At one point I was 185 10% at my lowest.
J2Frenzy said on 25/Nov/20
@Vincent we used to train 2x a week, and go back next week. I’m normally number 8. It normally can take 3 or 4 other lads to tackle me
Vincent Caleb said on 25/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
Nice man. How often do you guys practice?
Also, what position do you play?
Nik Ashton said on 25/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - True, it’s important you understand someone at the other end of the phone or the conversation could be a bit long winded (pardon the pun!), it’s christmas in exactly one month! It helps if the other person has a sense of humour and isn’t rude enough to put the phone down on you!
Nik Ashton said on 25/Nov/20
😬👌!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Nov/20
@ Nik - Yes, animals might not laugh at flatulence but I've seen some mighty funny reactions by household pets. I have lost count how many kittens I've seen jump high in the air when hearing a loud human explosion and Jim's 15-stone Great Dane used to sniff his behind when he used to do it. Dirty dawg!

Come to think of it, the two German dogs owned by German family members used to do the very same thing, but it wasn't so obvious as they didn't have quite so far to reach round. When Jim's Great Dane farted and followed through, splashing the background - including the TV - he whimpered so much that Jim and his Misses couldn't tell him off; they actually pitied him. He was otherwise a well-trained family member.

Cheers to you, Nik, Alverna and Lucy!
XXX 😃👍💐🌹
J2Frenzy said on 24/Nov/20
@Vincent I live in a small village in the North of England, I had very little to do. I’d joined a rugby team and weighed in at over 18 stone, I was almost slow on the pitch and quite limited in movement when sparring in jujitsu. I massively dropped my caloric intake and lost 45ish pounds, and thanks to practicing with tree branches in my local woods I’ve got my deadlift one rep max up to ~500lbs
Vincent Caleb said on 23/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
11ish% body fat is really good where you are at. Staying in shape over quarantine is a fine way to pass time(if you are quarantined where you are). Really crazy that you had the perseverance to do a cut during this time.
Nik Ashton said on 23/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - That is very true, animals sometimes look appalled but plenty don’t bother! Some even like it but I’ve never seen an animal laugh at a fart!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Nov/20
@Jdubbz
If anything, it's the opposite. Extremities such as feet and hands grow first. I've been wearing the same size since my mid teens, and I was barely around 6'1" or 6'2" back then.
J2Frenzy said on 22/Nov/20
@Vincent good for him. I was quite fat at about 250-255, but cut down to 210 at 11.5%bf (retook measurements this morning)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/20
@ Nik - Indeed we do, as do animals. The only difference between us and the animal world is that we think our bodily noises are funny!
J2Frenzy said on 21/Nov/20
@Vincent so he’s a tall lean chap. Good for him
Vincent Caleb said on 20/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
Before quarantine he was 230 and pretty dang muscular. Now he is 220 and still pretty muscular, but he hasn’t been hitting the gym 6 days a week anymore. Also, he is now a father so I am guessing he is going to be spending even less time in the gym. Maybe I’ll convince him to make an account on here, but he probably wouldn’t post very often. I have a lot more time than him right now cause I work much shorter hours and do not have a newborn.
J2Frenzy said on 20/Nov/20
@Vincent what’s your brother’s weight and build like? You’ve said he’s 6’9, is he a lanky guy or a block of muscle?
Nik Ashton said on 20/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - That’s true, we have a universal language for bodily noises!
Nik Ashton said on 20/Nov/20
🛏🦇!
Nik Ashton said on 19/Nov/20
2️⃣2️⃣:2️⃣2️⃣
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/20
@ Nik - He understood my 'noise' perfectly well! That's the same in every dialogue and language the world over!

😆🌍🌎🌏👌
Jdubbz said on 19/Nov/20
I wear size 13 or 13.5 US, which I believe is slightly on the smaller side for my height. What's weird is that I wore the same size when I was 13 and around 5'10. I've heard that you're done growing when your shoe size stops increasing, but I'm glad that wasn't true in my case.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/20
@ Nik - It would seem that having a very strong regional accent is a job requirement for these telephone workers!

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Nik Ashton said on 18/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - It helps to understand someone at the other end of the phone!
Vincent Caleb said on 18/Nov/20
@J2:
Yea, you have pretty large feet for your height. Nothing wrong with that. I actually thought I had just slightly above average feet for my height as well. I also read that Large feet can give you advantages in many sports. My brother wears a size 18 U.S.
J2Frenzy said on 18/Nov/20
So I have somewhat above average feet for my height, given Vincent and Christian wear the same size as me at 2.5-3 inches taller
Nik Ashton said on 17/Nov/20
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Vincent Caleb said on 17/Nov/20
@J2:
I think size 13 UK is the same as 13.5 in the U.S., you would probably have to wear a size 14 here. I wear one too.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/20
@ Nik - I didn't mind. I couldn't understand him very well anyway! 😉
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Nov/20
@J2
So size 13 UK would mean 14 US, which is basically around my size. For your height, it's above average but nothing insane. I've seen guys shorter than you with the same size or bigger.
J2Frenzy said on 17/Nov/20
@Christian size 13, but I live in the UK and I’m pretty sure the British and American systems are different
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/20
@ Sandy Cowell - He was very soft and miserable! ☹️
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Nov/20
@J2
Interesting method, although it may not be practical at all, because people have different foot sizes in relation to their height, as well as different growth patterns. I don't know my foot size at birth, but now I'm a size 14, actually 13.5 to be exact, but can't find shoes that size so have to go with 14, and have been that size since early high school. What's your size now?
J2Frenzy said on 16/Nov/20
@Christian I was born in the Netherlands and they measure your feet at birth
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/20
I was on the phone to PayPal and I let off. The bloke hung up on me!

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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Nov/20
@J2
I don't understand. So you're saying that a baby's adult height can predicted by their foot size? Never heard of that before.
J2Frenzy said on 16/Nov/20
@Christian no cause the doctor when I was born measured my feet and said I should be 6’6
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Nov/20
@J2
Would you consider yourself as an early bloomer? (meaning that you gained most of your height and size from your early teens)
J2Frenzy said on 15/Nov/20
@Vincent I was like 5’3 150ish at 11, then I grew nearly a foot and maxed out around 6’2.5. I bulked like crazy. I went up to 5’7 195, then 5’11 220, then 6’2 255 but it was fat and muscle. I lost loads of weight in quarantine as I mentioned
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Nov/20
@Vincent
Yeah, 150lbs for an 11 year old is massive. I was maybe 110lbs max, though I don't remember how tall I exactly was.
J2Frenzy said on 15/Nov/20
@Nik how are you doing bro?
Vincent Caleb said on 14/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
Yeah, all of ‘em liked to think they were tough. I hear what your saying. Tbh if you really were 150 at 5’3 at age 11, I would not want to challenge you to a fight at that age either lol. I don’t remember too well, but I think I was 5’6” 120. Ya you have always been a pretty big kid(in a good way).
Jdubbz said on 14/Nov/20
@Vincent Caleb:
I'm probably in the minority here, but I'm 6'6 and I'd rather be 6'7-6'8 than 6'2 or 6'3. That's just me though, and I agree that 6'2-6'3 is definitely ideal for a huge chunk of guys

@Christian:
Do you think intermittent fasting truly slowed down your metabolism, or did it just reduce your overall hunger throughout the day? I've been doing IF for a while too, but I haven't noticed any slowdown in my metabolism. If that started happening, I'd definitely return to a more conventional meal schedule.
Nik J Ashton said on 14/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 14/Nov/20
@Vince I wasn’t scared or bullied. People seem to confuse this all the time. People were too scared to bully me. They’d challenge me to fights and run away, that’s not bullying
Vincent Caleb said on 13/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
I am 26 years old, but I still haven’t forgotten how stupid kids in high school can be. Best thing is to ignore those idiots.
J2Frenzy said on 13/Nov/20
@Vincent the thing is, I was always tall and broad for my age, I was 5’3 and weighed about 150 at the start of secondary school. Honestly there’s times where I wish I’d been small because having a big upper body isn’t easy on my back. In school an embarrassingly high number of wannabe tough guys would square up to me, being that I was big and scary looking, only to run away
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/20
@Vincent
My ideal would be around 6'2"-6'3" as well. I think that's the sweet spot, as being taller than that doesn't give you any more benefits, except for some sports such as basketball. But I don't loathe being over 6'5" or anything though.
Vincent Caleb said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
I consider your build to be ideal. 6’2” or 6’3” is easily the best height. 210 and 10% is the ideal weight and body fat. Just wondering, what age did you start serious exercise?
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
@Christian I don’t really consider 2 sandwiches as a meal, I eat mostly chicken and vegetables for dinner and breakfasts vary
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/20
@J2
Technically that's 3 meals, but that depends on the amount and type of food to be considered a "meal". In my case, I eat lunch and dinner (skipping breakfast), and often don't eat anything between the two, except for drinks such as juice or coffee, so it's not considered a meal.
Vincent Caleb said on 11/Nov/20
@Christian 6’5 3/8”: That is probably the difference. My metabolism is a bit fast, but I drink a lot of water during the day so I get full faster during meals. For getting bulk muscle it is a curse, but for being lean it’s a blessing. Just wondering, would you rather have a shorter height? I know many people around our height that wish they were a couple inches shorter. You would edge me by 5/8 of an inch, and I already feel gigantic at my height, so do you personally feel that 6’2” or 6’3” is more comfortable?
Vincent Caleb said on 11/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: Wide shoulders, it gives the impression of a v-taper and larger frame to fill out. It is a good thing. Having those types of broad shoulders often give you strength benefits also. It makes your waist appear smaller in relation to the rest of your body. The reason I thought you had broad shoulders was due to how much muscle you were able to pack on your frame at your weight and height. You gave your chest measurements and waist measurements. 50 inch chest is insane for your weight. My chest is 43 I think and waist is 32.
J2Frenzy said on 11/Nov/20
@Christian I have 2 small meals a day, normally breakfast and dinner with a small snack (I like fish sandwiches) in the afternoon
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/20
@Vincent
I don't know about J2's, but my metabolism has noticeably slowed since I started to do intermittent fasting. Before, I could barely go 6 hours without getting hungry after eating a meal, but nowadays, I can go easily 18 hours without a problem.
J2Frenzy said on 11/Nov/20
@Vincent wide set how? I told you my measurements
Vincent Caleb said on 10/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: You are most likely wide set then. I am not too wide set in my shoulders, pretty average for my height.
Nik Ashton said on 10/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 9/Nov/20
@Vincent I’m unsure of my metabolism, I’m just a really lean athletic dude
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: That is quite a surprise, since I eat 2500-3000 calories per day. Do you have a slower metabolism possibly? Anyways, it is very impressive that you have that body fat at that weight and height.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Nov/20
@Vincent
Not that 6'2" for a woman is objectively a "bad" height, but the vast majority would rather not be anywhere near as tall. If she does grow to be 6'2", the most important thing is that she's satisfied and secure with her height.

@J2Frenzy
I was the same way too. When I was fatter, I consumed 3000+ easily, if not more, plus eating 3 or 4 meals. Now it's usually no more than 2500, and I eat only twice.
Nik Ashton said on 8/Nov/20
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Nik Ashton said on 8/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 8/Nov/20
@Vincent I used to eat almost 3000 calories a day, when I weighed 250+. Now it’s 2000, maybe 2200 on a hungry day. I don’t lift frequently, I did it a couple of times to test my strength.
J2Frenzy said on 7/Nov/20
@Vincent I do play rugby as a thing on the side, and I’m a forward so I’ve gotta be strong, and it doesn’t hurt that I’ve naturally got a more powerful build
Vincent Caleb said on 7/Nov/20
@Christian 6’5 3/8”:
LOL. I hope she’s not going to be 6-2, she might be edging me out in some big enough heels.

J2Frenzy: Are you wide set at your shoulders as far as how broad they are? Also, how do you diet for cutting? Do you eat around 3000 calories?
Nik Ashton said on 7/Nov/20
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Nik Ashton said on 7/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 7/Nov/20
@Christian WWE fudges height and weight. Also I’m easily mistaken for heavier because of my big shoulders and chest. Someone guessed me as 230 a month or so ago. I was 213
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Nov/20
@J2
But Edge and Orton look way bigger than just 210 though. (even though Orton's a tad bit taller than you)

@Vincent
Your niece is gonna be a giantess, lol. But in all seriousness, I agree with Rob that 5'11"-6'2" is a good estimate.
Vincent Caleb said on 6/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: Wow, lol you are very strong, I think if I tried to deadlift 500 pounds all the vertebrae in my spine would fracture before I even touch the bar. I use weight training and swimming to stay lean, but I have never been all that strong. In college I was good at bench press, but that is it.
Nik Ashton said on 6/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 6/Nov/20
@Vincent I wouldn’t trust parental height. My dad is 6’1.5 (he claimed 186.5, I haven’t seen him in many years) and Mum 5’0 exactly. I was supposed to be between 5’9 and 6’0, but I’m 6’2 and change.
Vincent Caleb said on 6/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: My brother and his wife are having a baby girl in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if you could give a rough estimate of how tall she is going to be. My brothers height is 6’9” in the afternoon, and my sister-in-law is 5’9”. I know it can be a little unpredictable genes height-wise, but do you think there is a range of what she will be at her final height?
Editor Rob
5ft 11 to 6ft 2 range
J2Frenzy said on 6/Nov/20
@Vincent it’s kind of inconvenient because everything I wear is cut for a 50” chest, and most people with a 50” chest are obese. I’m not, my waist is 35”. So all my tops have oversized waists. I’ve got 26” legs too, so all my trousers are way too loose round my hips. Plus side, I’m extremely strong, which is good for the jujitsu I train in and it helps my rugby team. I’ve managed to get my deadlift record to 500lbs lately, but it was only one rep
Public Enemy said on 6/Nov/20
@Editor Rob
Kudos for the strategy and planning for your degree and peaking just at the right time for the exams. Respect. You were far more organized than me 👍
Editor Rob

When I was on facebook years ago I gave some tips to a couple of visitors of this site about studying, but I've never written an article or advice online before.

It might be an interesting 'off topic' video one day.
Vincent Caleb said on 5/Nov/20
J2Frenzy: Wow that is a great cut man. 10% at 210 and 189 cm is pretty buff. I am 195cm and weigh a little less than you, although I have similar body fat. Good use of the lockdown too, it is good to stay productive during these times, and exercise is a great way of staying motivated.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/20
@Vincent
It was just a guess. I don't have a special kind of machine to accurately measure my BFP. My body just looked similar to a lot of 7-8% guys.
J2Frenzy said on 5/Nov/20
@Christian yeah I always had big shoulders, even at 250+ pounds, but back then I had moobs, a gut and a bit of a double chin. Now I’m told my physique is “somewhere between Edge and Randy Orton” at about 210. I’m much happier and more functional now
Nik Ashton said on 5/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 5/Nov/20
@Vincent your point about bf% is right. I used to claim 20%bf 230lbs pre lockdown. I was 25%bf 255. Now I’m 10-11% 205-210 (I’m about 189cm tall)
Black Noir said on 5/Nov/20
J2Frenzy - I kinda have but in my mind tbh, yeah I struggle with a few mental health issues mostly due to my childhood and adulthood. One thats prominent is Ptsd
Nik Ashton said on 4/Nov/20
@ Almost 180cm Guy - Thanks for your kind comment! You are absolutely right, too many people are confrontational with other people but you will find that people are generally nice to each other on celebheights. The world would be a better place if everyone got on and if everyone worked together to accept and celebrate how they and every other person is made as long as individuals don’t do any harm to other people, animals, and the world we all live in.
I can tell you are a nice person and it is great to write to you, I’m so pleased you have found Rob’s site.
It will be great for everyone when the virus is gone but we all need to stay safe and alter our current routines until it is gone, we can all still have social contact with other people in the modern world even when they are miles apart. Also there is so much to do online and there are so many more things we can do nowadays to keep us occupied when we are indoors, we can explore all possibilities of indoor pursuits, keep in touch with others, and still go out doors when people in our own area are permitted to do so but it is obviously important for people to follow all the rules at all times and only go out in their locality when they are permitted to do so. The restrictions we have this week may not apply in another month as the situation in a certain area or country can change for the better pretty quickly and in a few months any individual country in the world could be covid free.
Public Enemy said on 4/Nov/20
@Editor Rob
Enjoyed your YouTube video on ‘Big Rob’s Height Secret’ and heard you got a first in your degree. If you don’t mind me asking did you have to work very hard or were you naturally brainy. I got a first too but still have nightmares about the experience as it was non stop work and a real slog for me.
Editor Rob
I enjoyed it too 😀

For me, there was a strategy and plan and sticking to a study schedule so that I 'peaked' at the right time for each of the exams.
Vincent Caleb said on 4/Nov/20
@Christian 6’5 3/8”:
Wow, 7% is a very lean body fat. Maintaining under 9% is really hard. Just a fun fact, Paul Ryan claimed to have 6%, yet he looks nowhere near it. I saw a pic where he looked around 13%, not even close to 6%. I think a lot of people like to throw out random body fat percentages, without having any idea what they actually are. I guess it is hard to get a good calculation.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Nov/20
@ J2Frenzy - Well said! 🏅
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy
Likely a cross between ecto and meso. Legs, arms, and lower torso area are more meso, but I have relatively thin shoulders and neck.
J2Frenzy said on 4/Nov/20
@Black Noir, your stepdad is a piece of scum. Disown him
Black Noir said on 3/Nov/20
Hey rob, whatre you’re views on mental health such as depression, anxiety, etc? My stepdad who is you’re age has a very messed up take on it and doesn’t believe it exists, he once said to me “mind over matter”. I noticed a lot of older generation hold this mindset, which makes me feel so emotional. How do u view mental health?
Editor Rob
It is a topic I am familiar with.

In that I've dealt with somebody who had a descent into Psychosis and spent weeks in mental health hospital and many years later, the person simply has never fully recovered.

Medication helps, but in some case people just never get back to their 'old self'.

I think seeking advice and help early on is vital in dealing with mental health issues...you should never feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help, because it's a real issue and with some people unfortunately it can and does escalate....
Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/20
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J2Frenzy said on 3/Nov/20
Christian if you don’t mind me asking, what is your body shape/type like? I’m about 75% mesomorph 25% endomorph. I’ve got big chest, arms and legs and a slum waist and hips
Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/20
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Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/20
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Vincent Caleb said on 1/Nov/20
@christian 6’5 3/8”:
What is the leanest percentage you have got? At one time I was 225 at 10%, but I am definitely not that much anymore. I was about 22 at the time. After that, life took a terrible turn and I started gaining fat and losing muscle, using food as coping, and I was around 280 and much higher body fat. I am a lot less weight now at 203 and 10%.

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