Monday, March 02, 2009

Guilty Pleasures... Or not!

Over on Adorably Distracted, a blog I read regularly, she has a little activity of listing some guilty pleasures.  I thought it was fun so I'll have a go.  Here are some of my guilty pleasures.

1. Show tunes


I love a good show tune or musical.  I can listen to them for HOURS.  Either musical soundtracks, or just albums of show tunes.  Particular favourites of mine are Michael Feinstein (oh how that man knows how to do an American Standard), early Rosemary Clooney, Little Shop of Horrors, The most recent Disney version of Annie (with Victor Garber and the delectable Audra McDonald) and anything with Barbra Streisand in it.

2. Mythbusters


I have a big crush on Jamie Hyneman.  It's the alpha-male thing.  And they are just so nerd-perfect.

3. Cheezels with pickled cocktail onions sitting in them.  


It's a taste sensation people!  And it needs to be the coloured cocktail onions.  Red is best.

4. That's Life magazine.

Ok there are a lot of bogans in it.  But it's entertaining and I feel somewhat less dorky when I read about the bogans.

5. Furniture stores.


I am a total texture junkie, I love all the fabrics and stuff on all the furniture.  If you take me to a furniture store, it is guaranteed I will molest the furniture.

6. Stationery.


Pens, paper, diaries and journals, anything by way of stationery.

7.  Margaritas

Lemon, lime, strawberry, mango... they're all good!

8. Diva

You know, that costume jewellery shop?  For the non-Aussies it's a bit like Clare's in the US.

9. Reading blogs.

I have subscribed to over 500 of them, and am happy to subscribe to more as I find them.

10.  Not feeling guilty.

I actually don't feel guilty about any of my pleasures.  I refuse to!  If I had a pleasure that was dangerous or bothered any other person, then fair enough, but these are my pleasures and I don't give a tinkers cuss if someone else thinks they're nerdy or daggy.

So... what are your guilty pleasures?  What are the little things that give you a happy?


kuhkjhkh said...

aww i'm glad you enjoyed looking over my list and making your own! I enjoyed reading them and thank you for the shout out!

Flibbertigibbet said...

I'm rather a Disney addict, my CDs in the car invariably contain a Disney track or two. I love it!

I think we spoke about Mythbusters before, for my crush is on Adam. Maybe it's because he's more accident prone than I!

You have coloured pickled onions? I am missing out. :(

Oh my god I love stationery. I went out with a guy once and he kept a stationery magazine in his bathroom because he just loved looking at it. That relationship really should have worked! lol

Here's a guilty pleasure - and I really didn't ought to admit to it, being almost 34. I suck my thumb. I used to as a child and stopped, but when I went into psychotherapy I started again, I wasn't even really aware that I was doing it till I had a friend over and they pointed it out. But you know, curled on the sofa, watching a movie with my cat, sucking my thumb. Right there is the definition of comfort!

Anonymous said...

I am totally hooked on Hollyoaks. Let's see I also love fairies so it isn't out of the norm for me to find a fairy doll and consider getting it. I guess actually watching Winx Club would qualify since I'm not exactly in the demographic but I do like the show.

Sleepydumpling said...

No pleasures here to be guilty over. Maybe I should start a "Let go of the guilt" campaign?

Flibbertigibbet - Adam is a sweet adorable man. He's a funny goofball with a big nerdy brain, but there is something very kind and lovely about him too.

Barbara... fairy dolls rock! I have a wee one on a stick right here on my desk.

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Nerd of the Library said...

Mythbusters RULES, MAN! And anyone who says different is UNCOOOOOL!
P.S., Can't believe it took 3 edits to make this statement. Sorry! :-P

Pandora said...

I am also crazy about stationery.I love buying all kinds,and when I have it,I don't really know what to do with it all.