Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guilty Pleasures...


So, what exactly is a guilty pleasure? To me it’s something I shouldn’t be doing ‘cause I should be doing something productive but I do it anyway. 





I have a lot of guilty pleasures. I think it’s because I’m old and have found that doing the pleasure thing is a lot more fun than doing the work thing and since I live alone no one tells on me and I can get away with it.

Guilty pleasures change depending where we are in life. When I was young a guilty pleasure was talking on the phone for hours to my best friend. Back then we were just best friends since BFF and Besties hadn’t come into play yet. Another guilty pleasure was driving...just driving around. Now I think… do I really have to drive and why is there so much traffic

When in my twenties a guilty pleasure was partying and staying up till the wee hours. Now eleven is a wee hour and two hours at a party and I’m done and need to get out of this bra and swear never to wear pantyhose again.

Now a guilty pleasure is watching a movie for the millionth time, eating popcorn for dinner and chatting on FaceBook. I’ve watched Gilmore Girls so many times I know the script by heart, I’m starting to buy popcorn by the case and I know a lot of people badmouth FB but I really like it.

Another guilty please is taking a hot shower till all the hot is gone. I know it’s bad for the ecology but I love it anyway. In the cool weather I like to roll down the windows in the car and blast the heater. Sometimes I even toss my socks in the dryer just to heat them up so I can put on toasty socks.

One of the guilty pleasures that has stayed with me from childhood right on up to now is reading all night till I finish a really good book. When I was young I had to do the flashlight under the cover thing, now I can just curl up on the couch and pet the cats.


So, what about you? Is there a guilty pleasure in your life that you’re willing to confess? Something you do that maybe is not good for you? With all this fess-up time I hope to add a few new guilty pleasures to my list.

27 comments:

Joan Varner said...

Hanging out on Facebook and eating chocolate are my guilty pleasures now.

servedogmom said...

My guilty pleasure is indulging in chocolate cake ( either chocolate chiffon or German chocolate) along with a cup of coffee and a good book

Jen Scott said...

So many guilty pleasures.... I play on Facebook too much, watch TV/movies, read books, etc. I don't think eating chocolate is a guilty pleasure. I think of it as a necessity of life. :)

Robert Giddings said...

Warm sox...I'll lay my wooly sox in front of the register at night so they are cumfy warm the next morning.

I can't think of any pleasures I feel guilty about. I know it's bad to eat biscuits and gravy, but I get a half order and walk to the diner so that makes it all good. Hmm, sounds good and I haven't had breakfast.....

Robert Giddings said...

Warm sox...I'll lay my wooly sox in front of the register at night so they are cumfy warm the next morning.

I can't think of any pleasures I feel guilty about. I know it's bad to eat biscuits and gravy, but I get a half order and walk to the diner so that makes it all good. Hmm, sounds good and I haven't had breakfast.....

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I just put my comment on but it didn't show up, so here I go again.
I have a lot of guilty pleasures, since I have been alone for 24 years. I eat out a lot and read all the time instead of cleaning just to name a few. I feel more guilty about things I spend money one. I just got back from vacation and bought a Coach handbag at the outlets. Still not cheap. Then when I got home I bought a new Iphone 6. I really didn't need them, just wanted them. I do feel guilty about buying them but I'm sure the feeling will pass in time.

Duffy Brown said...

Oh, Joan, I’m right there with you.

Duffy Brown said...

Yummmm. This is perfect. The cake sounds amazing.

Duffy Brown said...

Oh, Jen, I agree on the necessity of like thing and at times it’s other people’s lives. I just need to chill a bit. LOL

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Robert, I need to do that to my socks…great idea and I just love biscuits and gravy at Bob Evans here in Cincy.

Duffy Brown said...

Oh Diane, the Coach bag is such a good investment the thing last forever and always look fantastic. You will enjoy it for years and it will end up costing you the same as a few cheap purses you’d have to replace. See…now don’t you feel better . LOL I just love a good purse too. Hugs and enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

I love spending hours looking through old photo albums (did it yesterday, instead of the dreaded "housework"). It gives such pleasure in the memories brought back. Curling up with a book is a close second.
Nancy R in Ottawa

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Guilty pleasures? This just sounds like a great life! My daily guilty pleasure is starting the day by reading the newspapers in bed with a cup of fresh strong coffee and refills nearby. This is one reason why I can never again have a day job (unless it was reading the papers and drinking coffee in bed).

Thanks for a fun post.

XO

MJ

Anonymous said...

I have watched the movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - with Frances McDormand - many times.So that's my movie time waster. Of course Facebook !! Glad it's a guilty pleasure for many. Food indulgences include banana splits and potato chips 'n dip. There's a locally made French Onion dip to die for. No other kind will do. And since I'm






alone, I don't have to share !! (After those years of child-raising, cold food, etc. it's kinda wierd to not have to share) Duffy you are an encourager in many wonderful ways - and I salute the Guilty Pleasures as well. It's a way of saying "thank you - I don't take life for granted - I appreciate it all", doncha think? hharra

Annette N said...

OOOOO Duffy, Duffy, Duffy, you are such a wonderful woman.

I have seen one of my guilty pleasure on other answers here - reading rather than doing the things I "should" be doing. I have to walk the dogs early so after I walk and feed them, I go back to bed and go right to sleep. I love old black and white movies on TV, so if there is a really special one on " like Best Years of Our Lives, or Casablanca" I stop - everything and watch and enjoy. I do try to be a healthier eater, but if God had wanted us to be healthier, he would not have allowed someone to invent ice cream.

Holy Cow, just realized, those are all pleasures, but I do not generally feel the least bit guilty about any of them.

Lynn Delage said...

I love to read all night but can't do it any more as I've just gone back to work. The economy caught up with my social security do I started a part-time job a couple of weeks ago. I still read when I should be catching up on my housework. Lol

Duffy Brown said...

Old photos are wonderful. I sure miss the old days.

Duffy Brown said...

Oh, MJ if you find a job like that I want one too.

Duffy Brown said...

If there is one thing I am sure of is that life is but a blink of an eye and we need to enjoy it and appreciate all that comes our way.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Annette, I don’t feel guilty either and I just love Casablanca! Now that’s a movie!!

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Lynn. I hear you on the money situation. Lordy! Where does it go?? The housework will always be there…go read. LOL. Hugs, Duffy

Margaret said...

I think there is a very good possibility we have been seperated at birth! LOL I really can not add much to what you just said (although I am not on Facebook.) I am very lucky to have been able to retire young. So since (as a dear friend says) "everyday is Saturday;" my guilty pleasure for today was sitting in the backyard by the pool with a good book, today it is DEMISE IN DENIM (true story, I am not just saying that.) Of course I did do the yard work first, so i guess I owed myself right?
Since the type of career I had, I didn't have to wear pantyhose and I don't think I have worn them in 25 years, but YES, the bra is the first thing to come off when I walk in the door!
Oh and I am just half way thru the book and as usual I love it. That Reagan is a hoot!

Laurie Fancy said...

I know FB is such a time-waster, but I do love it... along with thrifting and bringing home my treasures (much to my hubby's chagrin!). Wish I had more ideas where to put my wonderful finds. HELP!

Lynn in Texas said...

Oh, Duffy, what a great post! We can all relate, and you expressed it so well. I really enjoyed all the other comments, too! I stay up til the wee hours reading & watching movies, checking FB and blogs,and I love a good piece of dark chocolate almost every night. We're now caregivers for my elderly parents, so I have to be somewhat responsible & do a lot during the day, but I sleep or nap whenever I can. And let me just say, I LOVE going bra-less around the house! And makeup-free, unless I go out in public! Getting older has its good moments, and I intend to make the most of it!

Grandma Cootie said...

Oh boy, can I relate to, ". . . need to get out of this bra and swear never to wear pantyhose again." Just cleaned out closets and got rid of all those work torture clothes. Now that I'm retired what I wear each day depends on who I expect to see besides the people I am related to. And watching old movies whenever I want, reading all I want, and hanging out on blogs used to be guilty pleasures but now they're just pleasures.

Nancy Wolter said...

Feeling not guilty streaming Netflix, letting the house clean itself through osmosis, ha!
A few Lays and Dean's dip, maybe a Peppermint Pattie thrown down the hatch, too.
Reading my Kindle books along with juggling my Duffy Brown paperbacks.
Keeping up with the laundry because of stinky fishing clothes from my kayak guide daughter who is always working between storms. Watched Fifty Shades with her and thought, " Awful and demeaning..." Time for a swim before all heck breaks loose!

GulfGal said...

Mom used to put my cold-soaked school uniform on the oven door to warm it up. Scorched the blouse, 😊.