Why My Friends Call Me Grandma

I am a 20-something. I enjoy things from my early childhood that include globs of glitter, slap bracelets, gigantic hair bows, and disney movies but I also enjoy things that are stereotypically adored by old women so I occassionally get called ‘Grandma’. Now, it’s not a big deal, I know, but it stuns me that I can’t enjoy some of these things without the ones who know me tacking on 50 years to my life. (I just can’t deal with that right now, I am going through a quarter-life crisis here!)

Anyways, I am going to tell you about the list of things that I get made fun of for enjoying and I really want you to let me know if you have the same obsessions. If not, then perhaps I need to go hang out with the senior citizens of the world so that I can be accepted. (Just kidding, that would be weird).

Ok, so here they are:

1. Fuzzy, Warm, Thick Socks

I LOVE SOCKS. I am a girl who doesn’t complain when I get socks for Christmas. Nothing is as relaxing as putting on some sturdy, warm socks after a good foot soak. Okay, this sounds super silly, I know, but is there anything really wrong with this? Do people my age just not admit that they love this too?

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2. Vicks VapoRub

This stuff is just classic. I just enjoy going to sleep while I inhale that arctic breeze that Vicks always seems to deliver. I rub it under my nose and on my chest, even when I am not sick. Something about it makes me feel less stressed out and more comfortable as I try to fall asleep. For some reason, no one I know has this same obsession with this. (ooooh, and Breathe Right nose strips in Lavender are amazing as well).

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3. Crossword Puzzles

Oh FUN!! These make me so happy! Yeah, I have a bookshelf full of them in all shapes and sizes, and have about 4 different crossword apps on my phone. I don’t know what it is about knowing the answer to a bunch of mysterious clues is so satisfying to me but it is one of my favorite things to do. Now, I must add that I hate word searches. I literally thing that word searches are a hobby that one does not need a brain for and I refuse to do them. Which is sort of odd since old folks love them. You know you want to do one so here do this one.

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4. Bingo

B-I-N-G-O is my favorite GAME-O! I swear, I have only been a couple of times in my life but it is always a blast. The fact that you get to pick any color dauber that you want, and just dab numbers while you eat nachos, hoping to win money as you sit on the edge of your seat is abosolutely endearing! Why have I only been a couple of times then, you ask? Well, that is because people my age just refuse to go. I will bring it up and every single time I get a reply like “Um, thats for old people!” or “How Boring” and all I can say is, What makes winning money boring or only for the old!? It is much more fun than going and standing in line at a 7-11 for a scratch off ticket and sitting alone at your kitchen table knowing you might win a dollar. My fellow 20-somethings, embrace the dauber stabbing fun and try it sometime!

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5. Raisin Bran, Luby’s Cafeteria, & Licorice

I like fiber-fueled cereal, cafeteria style restuarants (Luby’s) that offer little cups of Jell-O and I love licorice. (The black Jelly Beans are the best, seriously) But again, people like to tell me that “Only grandmas like that stuff” Well, well, well, if eating yummy food is for grandma’s then call me Me-Maw because I ain’t giving up casserole and grapenuts any time soon. Om nom nom.

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6. Game Shows

The Price is Right, Jeoprady and Wheel of Fortune? Count me IN!!! You know, I would rather geek out on these old folk shows than fall asleep watching something rididculous like Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I WANT to guess the price of that spatula, I WANT to answer complex trivia questions and I WANT to fill in the blanks in the comfort of my own home with my fuzzy socks and Vapor Rub. Nothing goes better with some gameshowin’ than a nice orange juice mixed with Benefiber.

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7. Granny Panties

Alright, so I don’t always wear granny panties, nor do I like them, BUT I do wear them every month when my body takes a week to tell me I ain’t preggers. The reasons I wear them during that time is for reasons that your Grandma probably doesn’t remember anymore. Nuff said, eh?

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Okay, so there are probably more reasons why I get dubbed a granny but those are the ones I get the most crap about. Perhaps this just means that I will enjoy being an old person one day. I dunno, I am trying to be optimistic about it I guess. However, I like much more things that verify my youth but that list would take me absolutely forever to compile so just take my word for it. Now, time for truth. Who else loves these things, but still enjoys shots of tequila, hookah bars and Taylor Swift? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Hello! My name is Crystal Kelley. I have a love for writing to express my thoughts on a variety of topics. I am always inspired by new things, therefore, what I will write about next is pleasantly unpredictable. I enjoy singing, drawing, playing piano, photography and my dog. Oh, and glitter really does run through my veins.

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