1. I have quite possibly the world’s fastest growing fingernails. For some people this would be awesome. But coming from the girl who doesn’t like to take time for the little tasks of life, constantly having to trim my fingernails is truly a thorn in my side.
2. When I smile, my smile is a bit lopsided. This is a somewhat recent development in my life. I started noticing it a few years ago, but never had an issue with it growing up. Then it hit me, I decided that at some point in my life I had to have had a minor stroke somewhat reducing the effectiveness of certain facial muscles. Sounds unlikely and even impossible you say. Well, I admit I very quickly came to the same conclusion and dismissed the mystery stroke theory with the same swiftness as the idea’s conception. However, I would like to announce that I had a breakthrough this evening while contemplating my lopsided smile in front the mirror, it is amazing what I have time for these days… The side of my mouth that is a little weak in smiling is also the side for which my tooth extraction of several years ago experienced some complications. I was having two teeth pulled and hooks attached to the adult teeth to pull them down into place. (Sounds pretty medieval right… yeah, well it was.) The left side procedure went fine. However, the on the right side they couldn’t get to the tooth from the outside like the other, so after pulverizing the outer part of my gum they went for the inside portion. It is my theory that this oral surgery weakened and impaired key facial muscles resulting in my lopsided smile. My very crude and unscientific analysis shows that it is only in the vicinity of the tooth and surgery that there is a weakness in my upper lip. Coincidence? I think not!?! (collective gasp…)