Thursday, February 21, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

I have any number of guilty pleasures. I don't necessarily mean that in the sense of "bad habit," but in the sense that there are any number of things I enjoy, albeit very privately: things that are embarrassing to admit I like. It occurs to me that the guilty pleasures one enjoys might reveal a whole lot of who one is, so I'm going to share some of my guilty pleasures with you.

  1. I love television. I don't actually have a television, because I can't turn it off. How embarrassing. But all is not lost: most TV networks post their good shows online, so I can watch an episode now and then. The shows I actually watch might be guilty pleasures in their own right, but I think the very fact that I'll watch a full episode in a web browser is embarrassing enough for now.

  2. I think A Mighty Wind is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Probably because I like folk music. I actually put the DVD on just to hear the music.

  3. I have Celine Dion on my iPod.

  4. I like Totino's Pizza.

  5. I have a Bible commentary that I keep just because I think it's basically wrong. I amuse myself by flipping through it and snorting derisively

  6. I have an excellent grill, but I have to look at the grills in every store: frequently just to reassure myself I like mine better.

  7. I love to read novels by Georgette Heyer. And Jane Austen.

  8. I listen to Christmas music in every month of the year except February.

  9. I loved Moonstruck, but I've been too embarrassed to actually buy the DVD from the $5 bin

I feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest.


Michelle said...

You're not the only one who's that way about TV - I'm exactly the same way. My friends actually turn their TVs off sometimes when I come over because I get so distracted I can't follow the conversation. *grin*

And I agree on the points about Christmas music and Moonstruck too. I think my favourite character is her cranky old grandpa with the dogs.

Gwen said...

"Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'll kick you 'til you're dead."

Ames said...

"But you didn't say anything."

clumsy ox said...

"And that's all I'm gonna say!"

Chuck said...

Celine Dion.

I'll be praying for you.

Shan said...

Maybe you have an affinity with CDion - two Canadians seduced southward by the almighty dollar.

Next time you see Moonstruck in a $5 bin, buy me one. You can tell them it's for me...I can't seem to find it here EVER.

Eryn said...

sheesh, maybe you should have kept some of those private (celine dion?!)! no, really, i was cracking up about the bible commentary.

Gwen said...

"A bride without a head."
"A wolf without a foot!"

Can you believe, I haven't seen that movie for at least 10 years. The last time I saw it was in the patients' lounge in the hospital in Graz! (in dubbed German, but it was still funny.)

clumsy ox said...

As interested as I was to attempt an "outing myself" post, I find the reactions to it at least as interesting.

I'm a little surprised at the resonance with me on Moonstruck. I'm curious what would have happened had I mentioned Metropolitan.

But the most reaction by far is to Celine Dion, which is interesting. But there's power in pride, so I'm not going to delete her from my iPod.