Saturday, August 7, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

We've all got them.

Maybe your day isn't complete until you've watched Kathie Lee and Hoda.

Maybe when no one is around you sing Barry Manilow hits from the seventies and weep a little bit when you get to the part about it all being very nice but not very good.

Maybe you can't wait for the next Danielle Steel project to hit the bookshelves.

(Two lies and a truth in the above, regarding the guilty pleasures attributed to yours truly, by the way. I don't think you'll have to tax your powers of deduction too hard to figure it out.)

It became apparent this morning that I actually have quite a few - maybe more than my share. I was reading the paper over the breakfast table when I said aloud, "We ought to go to this!"

"To what, Momma(kin)?"

"There's a book signing today."

"What's the book?"

"It's a rockumentary (if you will)."

"About who?"

"Who's my number one guilty pleasure?"

"Kid Rock?"


"Beastie Boys?"


"Lady Gaga?"

"Crap. I have a lot of guilty pleasures, don't I?"

"Yep. Is it about show tunes?"

"No. What does that say about me? That I have so many guilty pleasures?"

"That you harbor too much guilt?"

Mouths of babes.

"Yeah.... I don't wanna play this game anymore. It's about Poison."

A guilty pleasure two-fer, if you will. I like good music (and I like Poison). I like good literature (and I like rock tell-alls). And I am on vacation. If you can't indulge yourself with a double shot of guilty good stuff on vacation, when can you?

I've been taught not to judge a book by it's cover, but I think this cover just might be the selling point when I ask Tom to take me to the mall on what is HIS vacation, too. He makes fun of my occasional fondness for trashy books and trashy bands, but he can't deny his own fondness for trashy women. (You know - looking at them - not marrying them or dallying with them. Just so we're clear.)

Oh my God, look what the cat dragged in.

Ok, I showed you (a small portion of) mine - you show me yours! What are your guilty pleasures? Inquiring minds want to know! (You got that reference, didn't you? Aha! You read supermarket tabloids! I knew it!)

ETA: I went to the book signing and met the author, Christopher Long, who was quite gracious and charming. One of the primary photographers was there, too, and she even took a little time to talk to Lea about rock photography. Haven't read it yet, so I'll let you know. (Goodreads, ya'll!!! Join it and make me your friend, if you haven't already! Check the sidebar!)


Unknown said...

My guilty pleasures: The Bachelor or Bachelorette; Chocolate; playing Bejewelled on facebook!

Ginger said...

Young adult fiction (Twilight, Traveling Pants, Potter..)
Bubblegum pop music (Gaga, Timberlake, Madonna)

Unknown said...

Decorator magazines
Craft stores
and I guess jello shots

Joanna Jenkins said...

My guilty pleasure-- Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Seriously. I am ashamed to say it but I LOVE that show and have bought her books.

Other guilty pleasures: chocolate, shoes, heavy whipping cream, and way too much HGTV when I should be cleaning the house.

That's not tooooo bad is it?

Very cool you got to meet the arthur!

xo jj

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Guilty pleasures: chocolate and 3-dimensional mahjongg online. The game changes periodically, but there's always a game to which I'm addicted.

Mandy said...

My guilty pleasures include a Cafe Mocha coffee from McDonald's at least ONCE a week, baking some kind of dessert for myself each week, looking at the Google entertainment celebrity news twice a week and gossiping with an old friend a few times a month. I think that's it! I guess I'm not that shallow after all, LOL.

Badass Geek said...

Please don't say that you like Danielle Steel. Please?

Debbie said...

I, of course, do not have any guilty pleasures:)
Ha! My whole life is stuff I am embarrassed to admit. Oh well.
Glad you got to go and even met the author.

Cheryl said...

Sorry, got mesmerized by the rolling scrolling blogging buttons.

Um, erm, uh, hmmmmm. Damn, can't think of any guilty pleasures. Does watching reruns of Law and Order and the really old L&O Criminal Intent count?

Pam said...

From the mouths of Babes of indeed. Can't decide if my disdain for Kathy Lee or Danielle Steele is greater - therefore can not figure out which is your guilty pleasure. My guilty pleasures - reading, American Idol, The Bachelorette (watched this past season for the first time and am hooked!).