As I get older, I can choose to think of the years in terms of wrinkles, bigger clothes, number of pills, and my shrinking future, or I can compare myself to all the things for which bigger is better. Last year I was a .44 caliber. 23 years ago, I was merely a .22.
This year, I'm a .45. Don't f--- with me!
So, do this:
How old is your character, or in what year was he or she born? Write a description of your character as it relates to that number.