After speaking with my real life friends I have come to realize that I am indeed a 90 year woman trapped in a 23 year olds body.  With the exception of running, I am highly certain most of my habits resemble that of older people.  I see nothing wrong with my lifestyle (except I don’t get the senior citizen discount) and I guess neither did my later college roommates.  In several living situations I was nicknamed the grandma of the house or grandma of swim practice.

Thank you college roommates!

It never really bothers me though and I do what makes me happy and healthy.  I guess it just goes with my off and awkward style.

I’ve just compiled a list of my “grandma quirks”.

I normally fall asleep by 9-10pm.  In my defense, I try and log off the computer over 30 minutes beforehand.  (so no I really don’t go to sleep most of the time at 8:30).  I’ve always found I sleep better if I log off far before I actually go to bed.

Going along with my sleeping habits I normally wake up at 6am…and gasp I really enjoy it.  I enjoy my personal time in the morning to relax.  Sometimes Tim is up, sometimes he is not.  Either way my natural alarm goes off around 6 or so.  Sometimes it’s 6:01 and sometimes it’s 5:58…but we all can’t be perfect.

My meals normally reflect earlier hours too.  I normally eat when I wake up, I’m starving for lunch around 11, starving for dinner around 4-5.  This just means I get all the “early bird” specials.

I think older people like to gather and flock to diners to get coffee.  What a coincidence…me too.  Yes I like coffee but you won’t catch me often with those new age folks getting fancy lattes at starbucks or hip coffee shops.  Nothing beats the taste of a burnt cup of joe, being a regular and ordering the same thing multiple times in the same booth at your local diner.

Ah yes diner joe.  Nice and burnt and with whip cream.

Ah yes diner joe. Nice and burnt and with whip cream.

I take a plethora of vitamins.  I take a multivitamin, “joint lubricant pills” and calcium/vitamin D.  I keep them all in their respectable MTWTFSS compartments in my pill box.  I know I’m 23 and have a “pill box”.   It keeps me organized and I know whether or not I have taken them.

I would rather lay on my couch and watch TV and relax versus going out to the bar on weekends.  Throughout later college it was what I did.  Maybe that’s a runner thing but I like to relax versus going out.  Don’t get me wrong, I did go out in college and we do go out now but nine times out of ten we are still back by ten on weekends.

I sit really close to the computer and really close to the TV.  I wear glasses (fun fact) but my vision isn’t terrible (-2.25) I just like to be close to everything.  I also like to have the volume up really high…

I also like to wear 100 layers.  I don’t really mind when the temperature drops a little bit because no one can judge me in my patterned cable knit sweaters.  I have been known to tell people dressed up for “ugly sweater parties” they look really nice.

So many layers, so little time.  Actually it was -40 in Lake Placid that day and I can truly say that is the coldest I've ever been.

So many layers, so little time. Actually it was -40 in Lake Placid that day and I can truly say that is the coldest I’ve ever been…but at least I was photobombed by some dog sledders.

I drive a Pontiac firebird and after getting 2 speeding tickets in upstate NY, I drive slow (not dangerously slow but not fast).  People expect I’ll go whirling down the road at 90 miles an hour in NJ.  They have a rude awakening….I fear tickets more then I fear getting injured so I’ll stay in the right hand lane and let those youngins get pulled over and pass me.

Due to the weather conditions, here is an appropriate photo of my car from college...same car different snow...

Due to the weather conditions, here is an appropriate photo of my car from college…same car different snow…

Question for you: What is one of your quirks?