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.
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.
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.
Question for you: What is one of your quirks?