04/14/2015 10:45 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2015

10 Essential Life Lessons From A Grandma

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I've never seen my grandma without her hair done and makeup on. She's not a vain person — at least not in the way your stereotypical Real Housewife is vain. She just wants to look her best at all times. She even puts her makeup on before going to bed!

This is because she can't stand the idea of dying in her sleep and being found by random emergency responders without any makeup on. She actually said this to me.

My grandma is my favorite person. As I get older, I have an ever-increasing appreciation for just how alike we actually are. Talking to her is like talking to myself 48 years in the future — which is funny because we're both very much prone to talking to ourselves.

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