Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First ever bike skirt competition?

So have you ever looked at the missed connections on craigslist?  If you haven't, then you should do it...now...or after you finish reading this post.

David and I were looking at the women for men missed connections and there was this one titled "Rebel who stole fake sandwich at Subway".  Who could pass that up?  I'll give you the whole post, because it's just too good to paraphrase.

"Yesterday I saw you run in and take the artificial Subway sandwich off the counter and run out with it right before my eyes. I love a boy who's not afraid to take what he wants. I'm from Mountain Brook and I play vollyball for UAB. My calves are 11" around. My dad would never let me bring a guy like you home, so let's meet somewhere else. Somewhere quiet. Write me."

I was like "whaaaa???"  11" calves?!  Who says that?  Is that sexy?  Is there some sort of rule about what constitutes good sized calves? The bigger the better?

Anyway, I decided to measure mine - 14" baby!!!  Now, I challenge each and every one of you, dear readers, to go and measure your own calves and report back to me the number of inches you claim.  I'm thinking the biggest calves wins...something...from my house...that's going to be really awesome.
Like a book (I have a lot of those).
Or a sticker.
Or an autographed picture of Elisa.

GO!

22 comments:

  1. My calves won't win the contest, and I don't even have a tape measure, but have you ever seen that fake Subway sandwich? It's amazing! The lettuce looks like green coconut icing. (Elisa says it looks like astroturf.) I wish I'd thought to steal it. I think you should steal one and use it as your contest prize.

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  2. Ha, you just got me to measure my calves - the power of the internets. I don't win, 13 inches.

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  3. 13.5.

    and are you pimping me? or at least my picture?! :)

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  4. 13.5" (including my tights)

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  5. Ha ha ha. What a hilarious contest, though the ad certainly provides suitable inspiration. OK, so, um, I won't dare admit that I'm pathetic enough to have measured already, but I'm guessing boys aren't in the running, eh?

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  6. same as you - 14".

    sounds like destiny!

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  7. OK, this is awesome. I even measured both legs, since my knee-high boots always tell me my left leg is (inexplicably) bigger. Like you, I am more robust than the Subway Sandwich Stealer's admirer: 14.25" on the left, and just under 14" on the right!

    ~Trisha

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  8. Wow, I can't believe I did this ... 13". I need to start pulling up on the pedals more! I guess Ms. 11" doesn't ride a bicycle. Toothpick calves are worthless!

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  9. hey

    i thought the girl's line was supposed to be:

    "size isn't everything"



    or is it:

    "girth not length"?

    :)

    wle.

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  10. I think you should ask for additional data. 14" calf on a 100 lb. person means a lot more than 14" on a 200 lb. person.

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  11. Also 14" for me. I'm a pretty thin girl at 5'7" and around 125 lbs, so 11" must be teeny tiny! That or my muscles are just that awesome. LOL! That's GOT to be it. lol

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  12. boy and girls! There's no science or fairness to this competition, so biggest wins even if you are five billion pounds!

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  13. Um...I'm sporting 15.5" calves. However, I would note that before I started biking year-round here in DC, I was known for having rail-thin legs.

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  14. 16"! I had to convert that from Canadian.

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  15. 17"! I'm fat, though, so I hope you all don't think I am cheating! :)

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  16. 16.5" Goin for the Canadian record... who's Popeye's brother.

    -B

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  17. amanda: 14 & 7/8". (aaron measured, thus the unnecessary accuracy.)

    aaron: 16.5"

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  18. Jake: 16.6"
    When does the competition close? Should we send photos?

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