Being in a group of friends that are all anime/japanophiles (and all of them, save my boyfriend, like asian women with "hair they can run their hands through". It's fun to hang out with only boys![/sarcasm]) I get quite a few comments. The other Bush is my current nickname
The one that's affected me the most through my life, however, was the first day of 3rd grade. After asking a hairstylist to layer my then waist-length hair as it had been previously (and even showing pictures! OF MYSELF!) she proceeded to chop it all above my ears. The horror. Poodle, clown, you name it. Blech. Children are so cruel.