October 24, 2020

Guilty Pleasures

Today feels like a good day for a writing prompt--something light-hearted. I have a list of blog post ideas that I keep on my computer when I'm really struggling to write something (I've written daily for nearly 10 months now!), but even with the ideas, I can't remember if I've written about them before. My memory is so bad!

Anyway, today I thought a list of my guilty pleasures sounded fun :)

Lifetime movies - I've always been a sucker for the cheesy drama/romance/thrillers that Lifetime TV offers. Before we could pull up movies on a whim, I used to look forward to Monday nights when a new Lifetime movie was released. I'd go in my bedroom to watch the movie and Jerry would stay in the living room enjoying his biggest guilty pleasure--Monday Night Raw wrestling.

90's music - I just can't seem to keep up with the times when it comes to music. I'll forever be stuck in the 90's! I also listen to the same music over and over again, adding only a couple of songs a year (usually when watching a 90's movie and I hear a song that makes me nostalgic). Jerry has so much music he could listen to it 24/7 until the day he dies and never hear the same song twice. I have probably about 300 songs, but I only ever listen to less than 25 of them.

Sugar cereal - When I am in the mood for cereal, I never choose the healthy stuff, or even anything that sounds "grown up". I go for Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Crispies, Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs, Golden Grahams... the good stuff ;) I especially like to combine different ones in the same bowl. This bowl has a combination of Frosted Flakes and Cap'n Crunch:

Teen books/TV/movies - I'm a sucker for teen drama, teen romance, and especially teen thriller/horror genres. Twilight, One Tree Hill, the Scream series... all that kind of stuff!

Listening to the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast by Chris Gethard while I fall asleep - His voice is so soothing for some reason! If I had something interesting to talk about with him, I'd love to try to get a phone call on the podcast one day. (Each hour+ episode is a phone call with an anonymous person who calls into the show and chats with Chris.)

Water bottles - It is SO HARD to resist buying a new water bottle whenever I see them at the store. I have several great ones! So I have no idea why I want more. They just look so novel and pretty and fun. This is one that I bought when I started 75 Hard, although I already had it in a couple of other colors. I love these Nalgene bottles with the wide mouth (Amazon affiliate link) because I can chug down a whole quart of water really quickly.

Notebooks and lists - I jot down notes ALL THE TIME, but I don't have any rhyme or reason to my notebooks. I just have the simple Mead 70-page cheap spiral notebooks strewn all over the house with notes, diagrams (of wood-working ideas or other projects), lists, and numbers.

I don't have any order to it--I just grab a notebook and flip open to an empty page. Someday, I should go through them all and pull out things that could be useful (like lists of blog post ideas!). I never write "neatly" in them, either--always chicken scratch!

And there you have it... some of my favorite guilty pleasures. Feel free to share yours!


  1. I love late 90/2000s music. I was forcing my children to watch old music videos just tonight. An Usher song came on and I said "I predict he'll look sad while lying on a bed" and I was right. They didn't think that was nearly as funny as I thought it was though.

  2. I also love 90's music! I've been on an Alanis, Fiona Apple, and Paula Cole kick lately! Brings back so many memories associated with these songs/singers. I'd love a Lilith fair tour these days so I could actually buy tickets!!

    Guilty pleasures you say? Hmmmmmm....

    Camp movies. Like literal movies about camp- Space Camp, Heavyweights, Camp Cucamonga (that's a 90's television movie that not many people have seen!), Camp Nowhere, Meatballs, all of those. I'm not sure why I like them. Maybe because I never got to go to camp when I was younger and always wanted to.

    Kid books. I do not like to read. I'm sort of like you in the way that a book has to grab your attention by the 5th page or it's over. Haha! I love young reader books like Junie B. Jones, the Anastasia Krupnic series, The Boxcar Children, The Magic Treehouse series, and of course any books by Beverly Cleary. My most favorite book is titled "Ellen Tebbits" from BC. I taught preschool for years and years, and my favorite part of the day was when I got to read aloud to them. :)

    Vampire movies. I just love them. Twilight. The Lost Boys. Dracula: Dead and Loving it. Queen of the Damned. Interview with the Vampire. You name it, I like it.

    Homemade Nachos. We'd get a large can of nacho cheese sauce from Sam's, and we'd put the chips on the plate, cover them with the warm cheese sauce, sprinkle some taco meat on top of that, add olives, onions, and pickled jalepeno slices. SOOOO good! And Sooooo bad for you! I don't do this anymore since I joined Weight Watchers, and I sure do miss it!

    Anyways. Those are some of mine. :)

  3. I am the exact same way when it comes to music. I love 90s music! I only know "today's" music because I have young kids and we listen to Kidz Bop! Haha! But back when I had a CD player in my car, I would listen to the same CD over and over for several months before switching.


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