I find guilty pleasures amusing.
Yes, I know those secret sins could involve someone with a very serious addiction, ruining his life behind the back alley of the strip club while his family suffers starvation at home. Obviously I do not find that situation funny.
All right; I may be alone in this.
But humorous or not, guilty pleasures are indulgences we can understand. Maybe we can even relate to them because we have a few of our own…
I have. Most of mine involve food. Like, that one time I purchased a char-grilled hamburger and french fries for just myself and enjoyed every dip of fry sauce while the kids were in school. Or the night I ran to the store for groceries and treated myself to a Reese’s Sticks candy bar. Or when I recently added a $1 frozen pizza to our groceries whilst on bed rest and savored all the crispy badness.
The non-food indulgences are still related to being alone: reading the last dregs of a novel in the closet, writing a blog post in the safety of my car, or snickering quietly over a clever quip I read online.
By myself. Just me. Alone.
So, maybe that’s the secret. Maybe a guilty pleasure is one we feel we ought not to enjoy but do, and therefore indulge in when others are not around to judge.
What do you think? Have you any guilty pleasures or know others who do? Besides the …more disgusting ones, are you willing to share?
I’m about 16 days behind on reading all my favorite bloggers and have 10 extra house guests this week, but here’s what I accomplished so far:
Wednesday, June 19: Wondered: “Are Food Cravings Always Specific?”
Thursday, June 20: Entered Anisha’s raw poetry contest.
Saturday, June 22: Announced the 31st Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. The theme is the political views of rodents. PLEASE ENTER!
Celebrated the second birthday of this here blog!
Sunday, June 23: “Adult Swim,” in response to Carrot Ranch’s prompt.
Monday, June 24: Shared a quote I read over at C.S. Boyack‘s site about blogging compared to writing a book.
Tuesday, June 25: Nothing.
Wednesday, June 26: Today.
I also sort-of posted all this week at my motherhood site. I wrote “No One Likes the Dentist, But Some Kids Have Special Needs,” “Where Do We Sleep on a Road Trip with Kids??,” and “The Most Loving Sight.”
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