Today, the mother of a little toddler girl stopped me in the streets to tell me that her daughter thought I looked like a doll, but was too shy to tell me herself. I tried to say hello to her but she hid behind her mother's skirts.
1. I am near-sighted (RIGHT EYE: 150 degrees, LEFT EYE: 120 degrees), and have been since I was eight. However, my vision hasn't changed much since then, because as a kid, I hated wearing glasses. It wasn't so much vanity, as it was the awkward feeling of having a sheet of glass separating me and the person I was talking to, and making eye contact with. Even now, if I'm wearing glasses, I have to take them off if I'm speaking to a person. As a result, I only ever wore spectacles when I was watching a film or theatrical performance, or in a classroom when I needed to see the blackboard. The lack of spectacle use when I didn't need them helped to preserve my vision and prevented my eye muscles from weakening from over-reliance on glasses. So here's a life-changing tip: if your degree is low, STOP WEARING YOUR GLASSES ALL THE TIME.
2. My dentist tells me I have 'Kate Moss teeth'. I assumed this meant I had the teeth of a chain-smoking junkie but apparently, he was referring to their jagged saw edges. Now, he calls me Kate every time I'm in his chair. Am unsure how I feel about this. I spent my last tooth cleaning session thinking of names to call him back, but decided it unwise to actually use them on a man who owns dental drills and syringes of articaine with needles large enough to tranquilise a grown elephant.
3. I fractured my left hand while rollerblading down a hill when I was in high school. A van came racing down the road and upon realising that it was about 6 inches away from colliding into me, I threw myself off the road and wrecked the hand. Now, my little finger can't stretch half as far as it used to, which is most inconvenient when playing the piano and guitar. There are chords I can only dream of reaching. It also doesn't help that I have the tiniest hands in the world - but I'm not alone. After a trip down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, complete with touristy activities such as putting my hands in all the imprints, I discovered my hands are the exact size and shape of Demi Moore and Goldie Hawn's. My Dad has Sylvester Stallone's hands.
4. My shoe size is 6.5 (US), 4 (UK) and 36.5 (Europe). Feel free to send Louboutins in the mail.