Deb Kerry’s Top Five Guilty Pleasures

readingsculptureThis week’s theme here at the Ball is Guilty Pleasures. Oh, there are so many directions I could take this blog.

I am a true believer in the old adage “stolen kisses are sweetest,” only I believe it applies to a whole lot of other life experiences as well. Without further discussion, I give you my top five guilty pleasures:

5. Food sneaking. There is no frosting quite like the frosting (accidentally) snagged with a finger off the side of a cake. So rich, so sweet, so utterly delectable. Not that I would ever do this as an adult. Not me.

4. Unsanctioned naps. There are planned naps, which are nice, and then there are the other kind. You know – the kind that happen in a patch of sunlight shining warm through the window, or in front of the fireplace, when you are supposed to be doing All The Things. And you tell yourself a little story. “It’s only for a minute. I’ll close my eyes for just the count of a few breaths, and then I’ll get back to work.” But it’s warm and comfy, and your eyelids are so heavy, and your body is so languid and relaxed…

3. A little something extra in the coffee. I’m not talking whipped cream, although real whipped cream in the coffee definitely is a guilty pleasure. I mean the Baileys or Kahlua, bright and early in the morning. Nobody even needs to know.

4. Twitter. Oh Twitter, my beloved, you are such a time sucking distraction. There is nothing quite like the siren allure of the Twitter feed when I’m supposed to be writing. If I actually have free time in which I say, “Now I will sit down and enjoy Twitter,” it never seems to be as fun.

5. Reading when you’re supposed to be doing other things. Seriously. Books are better read covertly under blankets with a flashlight, hidden behind a textbook in class at school, behind a locked door at the office.

That is my top five. Believe me when I say there are plenty more where those came from.

So now it’s your turn – what are your favorite guilty pleasures, and what makes them sweet?

14 Replies to “Deb Kerry’s Top Five Guilty Pleasures”

  1. Ah, Kathy – you are not a coffee person? I’ve encountered others of your persuasion, and it fuels my belief that we don’t all live on the same planet. 🙂

  2. I love the list! Strangely it’s not something I’ve ever contemplated. I harbor no guilt for my pleasures, I suppose. Might be part of my problem. 🙂

  3. These are such a great way to start off the week! I love unsanctioned naps especially when they start with some reading while you are supposed to be doing something else. In fact I can come up with a scenario where you do all your guilty pleasures in succession, culminating in one glorious nap. Yum!

  4. Cake frosting — yessss! Also, unsanctioned naps. And Twitter. And…yeah, pretty much all of these.

    And I, too, love how you’ve numbered these! hehe

    1. The numbering made total sense to me, lol. As for the cake frosting – especially if it’s Chocolate Butter Frosting. Or penuche. Or really any frosting that is made out of something other than chemicals I suppose!

  5. We were DEFINITELY separated at birth. I’m 150% in agreement with all of these – and in particular with the unsanctioned nap. More than once I’ve let myself snooze off, knowing I should be doing Something More Important Than Napping, but also knowing I could get away with the excuse that I “must have just nodded off…”

    1. My favorite ones tend to involve just letting myself fall over sideways on the couch. This is why I don’t try to write on the couch, by the way! Too great a temptation

  6. I have indulged in each of these, except the coffee bit — although I’ve done a drizzle of caramel in my coffee on occasion. But may be inspired to try some a.m. Kalhua. Isn’t it crazy that reading is now a guilty pleasure with our everyday packed schedules? I’m doing the 50/50 challenge this year though, so I now will be putting reading as a sanctioned activity on my schedule, thereby eradicating the guilt!

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