Sunday, June 24, 2012

My guilty pleasure

Day 5: My guilty pleasure

Hmm. This could be kind of difficult, because there are a lot of things that I do that I probably should feel guilty about, but I really don't. Like drinking Diet Coke. I know that I will probably die of artificial sugar induced cancer, and I'm well informed on all of the not-extremely-well-documented-or-researched ill effects of diet carbonated drinks, but gosh darn it I love that stuff. And I really don't feel very guilty about it.

I'm having a hard time coming up with a guilty pleasure. I probably just need to feel more guilty about a lot of things I do. Drinking orange juice straight from the carton? Don't feel guilty. Enjoying the occasional Crunch Wrap Supreme from T-Bell? Zero guilt. Watching an entire season of America's Next Top Model in one weekend? My guilt-o-meter is barely flinching.

I would have to say my main guilty pleasure would be my choice of reading material. My husband jokes that he can always find me in the young adult section of the library. I don't like to read books with a lot of smut and language, but I also don't always want a book that is challenging and difficult. Sometimes (99% of the time) I just want to read what I call "fluff". So yes, I read my fair share of angsty teenage drama books. And when I'm at the gym or airport reading these ridiculous books, I feel embarrassed, and I would like to hide my book inside the cover of some smarty pants book. I think I just might do that. I also enjoy reading People magazine, but reserve this guilty pleasure for airplane flights.

But hey, at least I'm not reading 50 Shades of Grey. When I first heard of the book, I did a little google search to see what it was about and GOOD GRIEF women! What on earth? If I were sitting next to someone reading this book, I would feel extremely uncomfortable. I wanted to dip my computer and my eyeballs into a bucket of Lysol to cleanse away the book excerpt I saw. And then I saw this hilarious Ellen video. (Warning: This video is a little naughty... She is making fun of a book that is a LOT naughty.)

Anywho. I do feel a bit guilty/embarrassed about my reading selections, but not nearly as embarrassed as some people SHOULD feel... Perverts.


  1. Ohh my gosh, that was hilarious. But I cannot believe such a book was even published. ugh. double ugh.

    p.s. totally guilty of watch ANTM and Pretty Little Liars, haha

  2. Ty & I just watched this, and we laughed pretty hard. I googled the book too, bc I had seen it on Pinterest. I never read an excerpt, the synopsis was enough.

    My guilty pleasure is listening to bad music... meaning, artists I don't want to like, like Lady Gaga or Selena Gomez, or Katy Perry. When I listen to it, I have to put my spotify on private session bc I don't want people judging me for my music selection. I'd like to think I generally have good taste in music, but there are some pretty awful ones in there.