So, today should be an easy day to write about. I mean, we all have these – even if we don’t want to talk about them. And, so, I will admit my guilty pleasures with proudness (which maybe then makes them not as guilty?) and I will not be ashamed.
Hockey. This isn’t necessarily a guilty pleasure, but if you knew just how much I follow my team and some of the guys that I went to school with (or at least try to), you might be surprised. For me, the game is more personal if I can get a personal touch – knowing any of the players personally or seeing what they might be doing just before a game or how they prepare – it’s one of the reasons that I am a sucker for a Hollywood sports story. And hockey season begins today. I will probably spend way too much money on it, but could always spend more and won’t be able to spend nearly as much as I’d like to.
TV. I watch way too much TV. And I get pulled in and addicted faster than anyone I have ever met. I try to restrict myself to my favorites and not watch much more, but it doesn’t always work out. I guess the guiltiest of these pleasures is One Tree Hill. I own all of the seasons on DVD and have not missed a show ever (and won’t as it will be concluding with 13 episodes this coming up spring). I visited Wilmington, where it is filmed, and stalked the OTH sites and would really like to go back and visit on a Saturday when I might be able to tour the studios. I might just convince my friend Stephanie (who went with me and loves the show too) that we should go soon while they are still filming – maybe a road trip in November?
PC Games. Solitaire. Minesweeper. Freecell. You name it, I get addicted. I have to win. It’s really horrible. But I’m trying to get better about it. I figure it’s better than wasting my mind in some other ways – and usually I use it as a buster when I have writing block or something. It all works out in the end.
The Internet. Anyone who doesn’t have the internet as a guilty pleasure is probably not very young (or too young to be using it). I use the internet way too much and rely on it way more than I should. It’s ridiculous. And it’s not good. At all. But I enjoy it so so much (I mean, how would you be reading this if there weren’t any internet).
On that note, I am done for today. I can’t think of anything else (except maybe ice cream, but there’s nothing about ice cream that says guilty pleasure). GO B-SENS GO!!!
What are your guilty pleasures? Do you share any of mine? Which of my guilty pleasures do you think is the worst? The best?