That’s a loaded title isn’t it? Oh yeah. I can think of lots and lots and lots of things that are guilty pleasures, but I’ll keep it short. 😉
We all have those hot moments when we think of that guilty pleasure we rarely allow ourselves, that one thing that you don’t dare do too often because you know yourself well enough to know it will lead to bad things if done too much.
One of my many guilty pleasures is staying up late being a kid again playing online on the Wii. I spend a lot of time at work every day and when I get home we have to clean up around the house and police my son with his homework and chores, then we go through the ever lasting “I don’t know what do you want for dinner?” discussion that takes half an hour.
Sometimes we aren’t eating dinner until 7:30 – 8:00 (sometimes later than that). But almost every night this week I’ve stayed up late playing online against people all over the world who may not be as obligated as I am to get up and drudge my ass through getting ready for work at the butt-crack of dawn.
In truth, I’m sure a lot of the people I play online go to school, and we all know how much we care about school right? NOT! So being sleepy in class is not news to the teachers.
But then, some of the people I play may very well have the same obligation I do and have to get up and get their asses ready at the butt crack of dawn, maybe they just can do it on less sleep.
Another of my guilty pleasures is smoking. I “quit” five years ago, what I really quit was smoking two packs a day. Sometimes I’ll go weeks without smoking a single cigarette, a large victory. But sometimes I’ll smoke two in one day (sssh, yesterday). I know it’s bad for me, but it calms my nerves and it somehow makes me feel chill and serene.
Why does smoking do that for me? I have no idea. Maybe because back when I started smoking, to get away from my mother’s yelling I would go outside, I couldn’t smoke inside because I was underage, regardless of the fact that my mother smoked in the house, where my sister also lived who had asthma. But it is a guilty pleasure of mine, I have security in knowing I always have an open pack in the console of my car, with a lighter handy.
I know it’s ridiculous, but it’s mine.
One of my other favorite guilty pleasures is using my weekend to lounge around and get nothing at all done. Which might be coming soon because I am tired. This weekend I think I’ll be lazy and drink beer and play some board games with my son. We love to play Sorry! and the Game of Life too, that’s fun.
Laundry can wait when there are board games to be played! Just talking about playing like I’m 12 again makes this day better even though I know it’s only Wednesday.
I think I’m going to go home tonight, put on some I Love Lucy, and drink cocoa while I daydream about the weekend.
What’s your guilty pleasure? 😉