Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ten Guilty Pleasures

Happy snow day #567 this year folks! To celebrate yet another day on the couch because it's too crappy outside to do anything but indulge myself in my favorite guilty pleasures which include...

1. Teenager shows. A lot of my friends make fun of me for this, but I LOVE me some teenage drama TV. My favorites include Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Hellcats, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Skins, Teen Mom, and Make It or Break It. I am owning this one big time. I cannot get enough of these shows.

2. Yoga pants. Normally these would not be a guilty pleasure, but I don't wear yoga pants to just yoga. I wear them everywhere. To the gym, to the supermarket, even to dinner sometimes.

3. All things shiny. I love glitter, sequins, and all things shiny. This is why the majority of my shoes are patent.

4. Strawberry Creme Peeps. I know it's all sugar and chemicals, but they taste so damn GOOD. I can eat several packages of these in one sitting sadly.

5. 80s love songs. Peter Cetera, Huey Lewis, Chicago, REO Speedwagon...I actually have a full playlist on my ipod dedicated to 80s love songs.

6. Twilight (and other paranormal young adult novels). I read all four twilight books in a week. No I didn't sleep, I didn't work, I just sat and read Twilight. These kind of books are like crack to me. I actually just finished a 3 book series about a teenage troll (who looks like a normal teenager) called Switched by Amanda Hocking. For those of you who liked Twilight, you will enjoy these too.

7. Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks. I have made no secret about my obsession with Starbucks, but the caramel macchiato is my kryptonite. This is the drink I get 90% of the time and relish every. single. sip.

8. Humor websites like, and I literally could waste an entire 8 hour day on these websites. They are by far the most hilarious websites I have ever seen.

9. General Hospital. I know Melissa is with me on this. I have been watching GH since I was 7 years old. It had gotten harder to keep up with it when I was in college (before DVR, the horror) but I now tape it everyday and watch it.

10. People watching and judging what other people are wearing. I know this one is awful, but I can't help it and it makes me happy. I love sitting somewhere and watching people walk by and thinking to myself, "nice shoes" or "Ew, I can spot that fake handbag a mile away, what WAS she thinking?" Yes I am that shallow. Sorry I'm not sorry.

There are so many of these, I literally could have gone on forever...but what I really want to know is, what are YOUR guilty pleasures? I'm dying to know!


  1. "Ew, I can spot that fake handbag a mile away, what WAS she thinking?" -- YES! haha I'm the same way...I can't justify fakes...if you want one, save for it and get the real thing!

  2. LOVE #5. I love 80s songs, but especially the love songs!

    What's your favorite? :)

  3. My guilty viewing pleasure right now is The Bachelor. Something about a room full of totally psycho girls all trying to date one man makes for a mindless hour or two of entertainment. Plus I only get a little jealous when they are off on amazingly ridiculously romantic dates after knowing each other for an hour.

  4. Peeps are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine too - but I've never had strawberry cream! Looking for these immediately!

  5. I love people of walmart! Now when I go to Walmart, i can't help to try to find something outrageous, and the sad part is I usually do :)

  6. Love this list! My guilty pleasures include: teen reading (yeah Twilight! I'm onto The Hunger Games now), romantic comedies (You've Got Mail is my fave everrr), ice cream all the time. I'm sure I have many more, but these are the ones off the top of my head!

  7. Fellow macchiato lover here! Major yum. I'm hardcore into American Idol right now, so I feel you on the silly t.v. thing.

  8. So much I agree with on this list. I love teen shows and I just took out Gossip Girl from the library so I can finally jump on that train.
    GH is my first love. I hate Brenda!
    80's music is my jam. I like listening to lite 105 and magic 106.7 because they always play Huey, Hall & Oates and all the greats!

  9. I have actually never tried a macchiato, but now I'm intrigued and want to try one.

  10. I adore this list and a sooo with you (I have all seasons of Veronica Mars and Dawson's Creek) on MOST of these, with the exception of the peeps, starbucks & Twilight (sorry, don't get it). But thank you, thank you to owning up to the people watching/hating. It makes me happy too (am I going to hell?).

    PS- Not gonna lie, saw REO Speedwagon at a Fair in High School....

  11. I'm totally with you on the teenager show thing. My husband makes fun of me for it all the time.

  12. My guilty pleasures are, Teen Mom and Gossip Girl, cheesy novels like the Shopaholic series, and Chef Boyardee pizza kits. I freaking love those things!

  13. Caramel Macchiato lattes rule my life as, cold, doesn't matter I am obsessed as well :-) as for the teen shows, you know where I stand on those!! haha but reality TV man I am IN! All of the "Real Housewives" shows are my favorite :-) gotta love the drama!