Thursday, June 3, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

Everyone does or likes something that they probably shouldn't, either because it's something that is universally panned or it's not deemed appropriate to your gender, race, or what have you.

I have thought about this and I have (in no particular order) compiled a little list of my own, personal guilty pleasures.

The list may be short to some, but trust me there's probably more!

1. The Real World (also, The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, now known simply as The Challenge)

I have watched most, or all of, every single season of The Real World.

Granted the first few seasons were actually much more 'real' than the rest, since I have always watched the show, I somehow feel compelled to watch every new season that comes along. Even when my wife and I tell ourselves, "I'm not watching this season, it's looks stupid", we inevitably end up watching!

Same goes for The Challenge and all of it's past incarnations.

2. Ke$ha

As my wife would say, "Kesha, with a dollar sign...", if you didn't read it in there, she is disgusted by this woman.

I know I shouldn't enjoy the 'music' she makes, but it's really catchy and damn it, I like catchy!

I, also, openly admit this woman can't sing and if she had to either sing well or Earth would be invaded and enslaved by aliens (sounds like a TV show doesn't it?) then, well, we would be screwed.

3. 'Professional' wrestling (WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW)

Yes I watch wrasslin'. I have since I was about five years old and guys like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and Randy Savage were in their primes.

I didn't just watch WWE (then WWF) though, I also watched WCW (Sting, Ric Flair, Big Van Vader) and the original ECW (Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, Sabu, Rob Van Dam).

My brother and I would regularly stay up until 11:30 to watch ECW on MSG.

And now you can count on me watching WWE Raw every Monday night and occasionally Smackdown on Friday nights.

Is that lame? Yes! Do I care? No!

4. Ease dropping

I admit, this is a bad one, but it's not as bad as you would think!

I don't listen into people's phone conversations and I don't do wire-tapping, yet ( hope!).

It's just that if I hear my neighbors talking/arguing or people are walking by my house, and I hear them talk, I have to listen. It's a compulsion.

And as I have said before, I am a bad neighbor!

My wife gets annoyed with me because I must mute the TV and shush her.

5. "Girlie" drinks (Smirnoff Ice, Mike's, Bacardi Silver, etc...)

Most everyone I know drinks beer (if it isn't a liquor kind of night), except for me.

It would be nice if I did drink beer because it would save me tons of money, but I just can't drink it. Beer has no flavor to me. It's bland and well if I am going to drink something alcoholic I want it to go down tasting good to me, so beer doesn't cut it.

I do take crap for this on occasion, but I don't care. I love my Smirnoff flavors (pineapple, blueberry lemonade, cranberry lime, etc...) and the other various flavors of Mike's and Bacardi, among others.

Also, my "girlie" drinks extend to hard liquor as well. I do enjoy Southern Comfort and Vodka, but I have a soft spot for fruity drinks as well.

For example, there is a drink at 99 Restaurant called Raspberry-Lime Rickey (Chambord, Raspberry Liqueur, Smirnoff Vodka, lime juice and Sierra Mist) and the mango-berry daiquiri at Friday's is ridiculous (just ask my wife).

So, the question is...

What guilty pleasure do YOU have?


  1. Britney Spears' "Toxic". Yes, for real.

  2. Pro wrestling: I fell off with the Benoit murders/suicide and never quite got back on it.

    Once in awhile I turn it on and marvel at how dudes don't know how to write wrestling anymore. Particularly TNA. Jesus, I thought that place was a joke three years ago. I turn it on now and I'm flabbergasted.

  3. The Hills, Lifetime movies, drinking coffee through a straw, Walmart macaroni and cheese.

  4. Bagels with a ton of cream cheese, Lawrence Welk, and America's Next Top Model marathons. All evil!

  5. Bagel with cream cheese...mmmmmmm

  6. P.S. it's 11:24 and I could go for one right now!

  7. 90s hip hop. I am a hip hop junkie. I also love the show Friends. Seen every episode at least once.

  8. REALLYYYY bad reality tv shows like Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Jerseylicious, Rock of Love, Project Runway... the list goes on

    Does Simon Birch count? :)

  9. I'm with you on the girly drinks.
    I can't stand beer (It's mentioned in my blog - Things I Hate That Everyone Else Seems to Love)
    That Raspberry-Lime Rickey drink sounds delish :)

    I like Smirnoff Triple Black :)