A few years ago I did a post about my guilty pleasures. I looked back on that and was surprised that most of them don’t apply to me anymore. I decided it’s time to do a new list. What’s a guilty pleasure? According to Urban Dictionary, a guilty pleasure is something that you shouldn’t like, but like anyway. This list does include things I shouldn’t like, but it also includes things that are okay to like, but I obsess over. Here’s the list:
- The Walking Dead – Sure it’s gross and not plausible, but I can’t get enough of the Walking Dead. While there’s plenty of flesh eating zombies. This ratings juggernaut focuses on the real walking dead, which are not the zombies, but those still alive who will do anything to survive.
- Starbucks – Their Frappuccino’s are fattening, and their coffee is awful, but I go practically every day. Why? Because the hustle and bustle gets me in the right space for writing. Well, actually no. There’s too much hustle and bustle for writing, but I find it the perfect place for editing.
- Dessert – I’ve never been a huge dessert fan, but Maurice’s love for sweets has turned me over to the dark side. We both want dessert at the end of every dinner. Frequently, we find ourselves drawn to the grocery store immediately after eating for either cake or ice cream. I usually buy the Halo Top brand which is only 250 calories for an entire pint. This compares to Ben & Jerry’s, which are about 1,000 calories per pint. Sure Halo Top doesn’t taste like Ben & Jerry’s, so sometimes I break down and have the fattening stuff. There’s just no beating it.
- Blogging – I love blogging and it was an incredible lifesaver years ago when I had agoraphobia. Today it’s a guilty pleasure because I find sometimes I spend too much time writing my blog and reading others to the point it takes up time I’ve scheduled for writing my novel. I don’t know how to stop this dilemma because I love blogging.
- Bradley Cooper & Ryan Reynolds – Need I say more?
- Chewing gum – I don’t know what happened, but a year ago I started craving gum. I chomp away like a cow chewing its cud. I go through about a pack a day.
- Vincent Van Gogh – How is Vincent a guilty pleasure? He’s not, but I do obsess over him. I read books about him and frequently go through my books which show many of his painting ad sketches. I did buy some beautiful prints at the art museum, but can’t find them and it’s driving me crazy. I love all things Vincent.
- Peanut butter and banana burrito – We never have regular sized bread in the house, but we do keep sandwich thins for sandwiches. They’re too small to make a decent peanut butter and banana sandwich, so I end up using low carb wheat tortillas. Just spread some peanut butter on the tortilla, slap on a whole banana and roll it all up. Hmmmm delicious.
- This last one I took down because of the discomfort I felt about being judged. Since then I decided that I’ve always been honest on this blog, so why stop now:
Watching Live Sex on the Net – I’m referring to websites where you have one guy who masturbates, or two guys having sex. Some men pay a small fortune to watch these happen live online. Almost all these sites allow you to watch for a short amount of time before you have to pay. I have never paid for these sites, nor will I ever do so. Because I don’t pay I never get to see the good stuff, but I find them titillating to watch before I get locked out. Out of all the porn on the net, I don’t know why I find this so fascinating. There are my top ten guilty pleasures. None are as crazy as the last list I made. What are some of your guilty pleasures?