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Published 15/08/2010 | 05:00

ICATCH people laughing at me quite a lot. They make fun of the fact that every time they come into the room, I'm sitting there, looking out the window with a slightly vacant smile on my face.

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I know I look like one of public health infomercials aimed at getting people to take cod liver oil and do crosswords, or end up looking like this.

But I can't help myself. I don't think I know where I am anymore. I can't quite make out what happened and where it all seemed to veer just slightly off-centre.

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