I’m convinced that guilt sometimes resides in the cells, to be handed down from one generation to the next. In my case, this would be guilt of the Catholic persuasion, and it hovers formless and ready to pounce for no real reason.
So here are a few guilty pleasures that actually trigger some guilt (but not enough to stop me!)
Remember the days when margarine was the healthy alternative? Now we know better, but still, BUTTER. It feels like a sin to indulge. It feels decadent and delicious. A forbidden treat. And I do still feel guilty about it, like I’m going to be nabbed by the hardened-arteries demon or the vegan extremists.
2. BEST FOODS FULL-FAT MAYONNAISE
Same thing as butter. However, I never buy mayo. But, let’s just say that I accidentally (haha) forget to say “hold the mayo” when I order a sandwich … Best thing ever, that mayo. But, yes, I do feel a tad guilty.
3. READING ALL DAY IN BED
This is one of my favorite indulgences. I have yet to meet another adult who would let themselves laze around all day, unbathed, unbrushed, slightly stinky on an unmade bed with pets snoozing nearby. I mean really — who DOES this? I do. I’m a big, wallowing, reading fool. Sometimes I just need this. And the guilt? Well, yeah, because we all have too much to do, right? Most of my friends tell me they dream about doing this, but they can’t get over their guilt enough to actually do it. Chores await!
I guess I’m pretty good at ignoring my guilt.
4. T.V. MARATHONS
This is like reading all day, except worse because watching t.v. doesn’t use brain cells. At least reading is an active (if not exactly calorie-burning) activity. Sometimes I get on these hairs where I HAVE to catch up on a whole season of a show — usually over a weekend. I did this a couple of times for Dexter and also for Homeland. Last month, I watched Game of Thrones in an all-nighter. That was bad. Very bad. I just couldn’t stop. I swear!
Dare I mention this? I probably can because I don’t have an addictive personality. But, just say you’re like me, and you have extra Valium or Vicodin lying around from previous maladies. Do you throw them away? HELL NO. You save them for a really bad rainy day. It’s not so much the taking them that’s the guilty pleasure (though there is that), it’s the having them around “just in case.” Just in case what, you ask? Just in case … well … you know. Just in case.
6. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE 50 SHADES OF GREY MOVIE TRAILER!
Oh my god, I couldn’t believe myself this morning. I friend told me about the trailer, and I just had to see it, cringing and rolling my eyes all the way to the computer. And it looks SOOOOOO bad, so horribly, wonderfully bad! I’m better than this, I know I am, but still, I ate it up. And what do you want to bet, my BFFs and I will go see it for a good heckle and giggle?
Here’s the trailer! Watch it and weep.
Bah, who am I kidding? Watching 50 Shades of Gray will be a guilt-less pleasure.
So, do you have any guilty pleasures you actually feel guilty about?
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