Yep, guilty pleasures. We all have them; some are childlike, others may be frivolous. Some are embarrassingly nerdy while some are just goofy. No matter who you are you have at least a few guilty pleasures.
If you don't, just pretend that you do. It'll make me feel a whole bunch better. Thanks.
After a little contemplation, here are five of my top guilty pleasures.
1. Taylor Swift
Apparently, I haven't been able to let go of my inner teenager yet. Swift's unabashedly love-struck teeny-bopper lyrics still resonate within me somewhere. I'm particularly partial to "You Belong To Me" right now. She's not exactly known for deep, life changing songs, but she's just got a fun, spunky attitude and I think she's a kick.
Yes. I am one of THOSE people. I've read the books a few times. I've seen the first movie and am working on getting to the second. A friend and I actually took my boys to watch the filming of New Moon. (Missed them by a few hours and got stopped coming back across the border because of KinderEggs, but that's another story.) I can't explain what the draw is for me, other than the inner teenager I talked about above. I'm just a sucker for a love story.
3. Bejeweled Blitz
I am such a nerd; I have spent countless hours busting up these little jewels on facebook. There are so many more necessary and worthy activities I could be doing, yet I find myself shifting these little boogers around trying to beat my previous score. It's truly addicting.
4. Starbucks Hot Chocolate
$3.00 for a hot chocolate. It's excessive. It's frivolous. And yet...I love these things. I live near Seattle--we have coffee stands on opposite corners in many places and quite a few of them are open 24 hours. But I don't care for coffee and after trying all of the various shops, I have to say that Starbucks makes the best hot chocolate. Calorically and financially speaking, this is definitely one of the "guiltiest" of my pleasures...but I can't seem to kick it just yet!
5. SpongeBob SquarePants
Yes, it's a child's show. True, the first time I saw it I couldn't understand the appeal of what looked to be a talking piece of cheese. But I've grown to love him. I have been known to watch him by myself long after my children have left the room to move on to their next adventure. I love his innocence and naivety; I snicker at the way he can annoy Squidward without even trying. Maybe he makes me feel better about myself by getting into even crazier situations than I seem to find myself in. Who knows...but he makes me laugh. And laughter is always a good thing, right?
So those are some of my nerdy guilty pleasures that I know I'm probably too old for, but will enjoy anyway. I hope you won't think less of me because of them. I wouldn't blame you if you did, but at least I'd have the big yellow sponge to cheer me up. :)