What are your guilty pleasures? I definetly know what mine are; they range from tv programs to food items and lots of girly things. But I thought it would be fun to actually make a list of them. (just to see how sinfully indulgent I really am!) Now remember that quite often guilty pleasures are bad for your health or wallet, that's why we call them that!
1. My fave t.v shows! This is a list of have to have to have to watch every week or else! Smallville, House, The Real Housewives of OC, and Being Human. Right now I'm really loving Being Human, it's this new series on Syfy, and the story and actors are really good. Ok, I have to admit I am a sci/fi freak, and I'm partially influenced by the fact that I am in love with the guy that plays Aiden the Vampire (Sam Witwer). He is soooo hot!
Real Housewives of Oc is my girly pleasure for sure. Filled with drama, shopping and lots of bling! What more could a girl ask for!It caters to my 'what if I were a millionaire' side. I do take it for what it is though....shallow. But after all this a blog about guilty pleasures!
Also as a general sidenote, I also love almost anything on the Space channel, so that's a guilty pleasure for sure, I can leave it on and usually theres something on there that I'll watch. Favorites are definetly anything Stargate or Star Trek. Yes, we have established the nerd factor, get over it! Also love love love W network, HGTV, and Food Network, for the obvious reasons of interior design and food, but I'll get more into that later.
2. Ahhh, one of my favorite things in the world....food! Good thing I eat healthy most of the time, and have a good metabolism, because I love food too much! I'm going to start with the 'junk food', because thats deinetly the basis for guilt. No one feels guilty eating a piece of celery! I'm more of a salty than sweet person, but I do have some favorite desserts. But I'm going to start with savory. These are of course things I don't eat often but when I do I sure enjoy them! For snacks I love plain lays chips with a big bowl of onion chip dip. For canned crap I love any kind of chef boyardee. For frozen stuff I love a thin crust all cheese pizza with lots of ranch for dipping. For lazy cooking I love cheeseburger macaroni Hamburger Helper. For home cooked meals I love Meatballs in gravy with mashed potatoes. Favorite cheese for crackers is brie. For fast food junk I love a big fat cheeseburger and a poutine. Now for sweet. Favorite store bought ice cream is Ben and Jerry's chocolate with brownie chunks. Favorite 'I baked it myself' item is apple crisp or frosted cupcakes. Favorite pop is cream soda or root beer. Favorite chocolate bar is caramilk or bounty. Sigh....they all sound so unhealthily wonderful. Well these are the main junky things I eat when I want to be naughty!
In general, I also love greek, persian and italian food, but of course there's alot in those genres that are healthy. One of my favorite going out for dinner treats is the Keg, which I know is cliche, but it's always consistently good. I love to go there and get a garlicky caesar salad and a medium rare steak and wash it all down with a nice peppery shiraz. That's my idea of heaven!
3. This one is very simple. Shopping! Whether it be for clothes, shoes,electronics, makeup or home decor, I never get to do it enough for my liking, but when I do it I always feel a little guilty! Some of my fave stores are Sephora, Town Shoes, Aldo, Guess, Sirens, Winners, Lululemon, Mantique, HomeSense, MAC, Fairweather, Future Shop, Costa Blanca, and hehehe Walmart, never to mention all the cute little private owned boutiques like The Jean Queen and Rio Azul. Happy dreamy face ensues......
4. As a culmanation of many of these things, would cuddling with my puppy while eating my fave snack and watching my fave program be the ultimate in guilty pleasure? Look at that face!