18 Of My Old Lady Habits

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I take photos like that with my dog. 

The other day while I was shopping I found myself thinking, "you know what, beige is really a nice color."

I choose sleep over almost everything. 

I've recently started ordering coffee at restaurants after dinner. It's such a treat!

Once it gets dusk I don't like to leave the house.

I say things like "dusk."

I like a glass of wine around 4:00 p.m. and a glass of Metamucil around 8.

I'm afraid of teenagers. 

I have more framed photos around my house of my dog than anyone else.

I said "heavens to Betsy" yesterday and didn't mean it ironically.

I spent an hour at the post office yesterday chit-chatting with the postal ladies. 

I find loud music in bars quite annoying. 

I own more cardigans than crop tops. 

My new favorite show is Dateline. Do you watch that? The stories on that show, I tell you what!

I say "I tell you what." But I never tell you what.

I wear scarves year round. 

I still don't understand Spotify. 

I notice new stamp designs and boy do I enjoy them!

I have to end this list now because a rerun of the Golden Girls is on. If I missed any OLH (that means Old Lady Habits) that you know of, list them below!

33 comments:

  1. Sleep is (almost) always the right choice!

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  2. Oh, Lord. Spotify. My teenage cousin tried to get me to understand that and SnapChat. I prefer Instagram and Pandora.

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  3. 5 o clock special! Eating din din early. Calling dinner din din. Ordering off the 55 + menu at perkins....

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  4. I don't understand Spotify either. Mainly because it's not even available where I live so that's a big problem already!

    Noor's Place

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  5. At least you haven't reached the next step where you turn down the after dinner coffee because it will keep you up too late. And there's nothing wrong with wearing scarves year round. :)

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  6. I got a little too excited about a pair of elastic waistband pants at Marshall's the other day, and not the lounge-slash-pj variety. "Comfy, cute, AND acceptable to wear out in public!!" No, NO, and not even if I'm going to small town Walmart. I quickly slapped my hand over my mouth and backed away. And just wait until your after-dinner coffee becomes after-dinner hot decaf tea... #30goingon90

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  7. These are great! I'm with you on like 95% of this list. There's nothing wrong with the old lady life!

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  8. HYSTERICAL. I tell you what!

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  9. Going to bed at 7:30 so you can watch a couple of episodes of Orphan Black before going to sleep at 9:30. I love new stamps, don't even own a crop top, and teenagers are terrifying. Also, a girl I work with is going out to celebrate her 21st birthday and that just sounds AWFUL to me. My couch, Netflix, some tea and my heated throw blanket sound SO much better than a 3 day hangover.

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  10. Your writing totally cracks me up! Thanks for making me (a truly "old" lady) laugh out loud!

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  11. Not being able to wait until after 5 to eat dinner!

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  12. I'm just turning 21 and I do most of these too, so apparently I'm 21 going on 70. Classic.

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  13. Coffee after dinner in a restaurant is the best! My old lady habits have kicked in and I say I'm just going to make a bloody mary at 11:00 AM, kick back, and enjoy them. Just the other day I caught myself saying "Can you please turn the TV down? It's so loud I can't even hear myself think!"

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  14. I agree with most of your points. I'm a total old lady and I don't care! It probably doesn't help that I live with my grandma. We have dinner by 5:30 every night so we can get our jammies on and watch the 6 o'clock news. It's wonderful.

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  15. I can identify with so many of these. Sleep above all else, yes. Coffee after dinner in restaurants, love it. Hate loud music, it hurts my ears. Pretty much all of this.

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  16. Laughing loudly at work is maybe not the most discreet way to read blogs, but sometimes the situation warrants it. Stamps, scarves, spotify. Yes. to all of it. Spotify confuses me. ALSO if Taylor is against it, who am i to support it.

    if it helps, i don't own a single crop top, but i'm down with cardigans.

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  17. Oh I am such an old lady, too. I am pissy about technology at times and I refuse to use text talk. And Ireally do love Golden Girls!

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  18. Oh I am such an old lady, too. I am pissy about technology at times and I refuse to use text talk. And Ireally do love Golden Girls!

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  19. Oh, you're really opening up the flood gates with this one. (PS, I laughed aloud at "I say "I tell you what." But I never tell you what.")

    I get a huge buzz on after one drink. And then get really sleepy.

    My favorite outings include the grocery store in the middle of the day, the park, and that's probably it.

    I feel rickety. My knees sometimes give out and they're so noisy. It might be all the running, or it may because i'm actually 87 years old.

    I think (most) teenagers are (mostly) such idiots. I have so much more smart than they do. Yep.

    And the biggie .. Every night at approximately 9:00 PM, you can find me totally passed out asleep on my comfy cushy rocking chair, with the TV still on and my dinner dishes probably still out, with a blanket over my legs and my cat on my lap. That is 100% old lady status right there.

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    1. Oh, and I almost forgot - you have Dateline, I have 60 Minutes. I AM ADDICTED TO 60 MINUTES and pretty much all CBS News. CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood?? I DVR that shit. It's human interest stories and it's incredible. I used to think it was for my parents and grandparents only. Man have I really come up in the world.

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  20. According to this list, I was born an old lady lol

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  21. For Goodness Sake A Life A Day (that's what my grandma taught me to say) I also love Dateline! That's how my husband and I spend our Friday nights now. I promise we aren't that old!

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  22. Sleep > and I also wear scarves year-round so I hope that's not too old lady otherwise I've been aging exponentially

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  23. Hahaha! This cracked me up. I am SUCH an old lady!

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  24. I was at a fair the other day and I saw a group of teenagers acting like idiots and I looked at my dog and said "Kids these days." I started questioning everything about my life in that moment.

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  25. Haha I laughed about Dateline. I caught a marathon once on holiday and didn't leave my hotel room. I've noticed I've started saying "Okie Dokie" and have taken an interest in the birds that sit on my back deck. I think I'm turning into my father!

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  26. I own like 6 cardigans and 0 crop tops! lol this post is me in so many ways!

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  27. I actually do love beige ... and whats a crop top? lol seriously though I can relate to lots of these!

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  28. Dateline is good, but 48 Hours is better.

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