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Guilty Pleasures Anonymous: Potentially Off-Topic

Right. I'm accustomed to telling the men in my life, with a wry smile and a wicked gleam in my eye, that I don't feel guilty about anything that gives me pleasure. But we all know what I'm talking about, and it's time to 'fess up. What would you never admit to publicly, perhaps not even to your closest friend, for fear of embarassment? What would surprise those closest to you, be it good, bad, or very bad.

I'll get the ball rolling. I subscribe to no less than two Harry Potter podcasts. There. I've said it. Food wise; bagels with ice cream (though this was a loooong time ago. I'm a reformed character), saltines with salsa, and anything I can eat straight from the tin. (hey, I live alone) Oh, and I fantasize about being a magnanimous celebrity a la Princess Diana or Angelina Jolie.

Remember folks. This is anonymous. Let it all hang out...


Sun. Aug 27, 12:24pm

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I am so boring, I can't think of one. I am reading a book on the Civil War called "April 1865"-- that is my guilty pleasure right now. I could be helping take better care of my newborn and tired wife, and pay more attention to my young son. But somehow this (excellent) book keeps tugging at me.

BTW- the book is fascinating.

Sunday, August 27, 2006, 4:26 PM

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Janet Jackson, and Journey.
I admit most of the other geeky stuff I like.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:06 AM

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What exactly is a Harry Potter Podcasts? I mean I am a non-techie, but what possibly connected to Harry Potter could be a guilty pleasure?



Monday, August 28, 2006, 5:58 AM

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OP here. A podcast is basically a weekly or daily radio programme that can be downloaded to your Mp3 player at your leisure. As they are very cheap to produce, you can get them on about any topic possible. I guess the "guilt factor" comes from the fact that most people would never guess I listen, and it's not really intended for my demographic. They are Pottercast and Mugglecast, if you want to check them out. (recommend Pottercast for the older listener) But you forgot to mention yours!

Monday, August 28, 2006, 6:15 AM

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Ah now I see :)

My guilty pleasure: I love the kid's candy bar.. the little toffee bars? I love them and enjoy them but strictly in private
LOL

Monday, August 28, 2006, 7:46 AM

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hey - Harry Potter fan here, too. I read mugglenet.com a few times a week. my husband laughs at me, but is always willing to hear the new info. :)

Monday, August 28, 2006, 10:41 AM

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Barry Mannilow CDs and Andy Griffith reruns!

Monday, August 28, 2006, 6:52 PM

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Celeb blogs
ice cream sandwhiches

Friday, May 16, 2008, 4:36 PM

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I have a trash tv habit that includes The Girls Next Door and other stuff on the Entertainment channel.

I've been fantasizing about being an archaeologist-adventurer since 5 years before Raiders of the Lost Ark was even made. How excited am I that there's a fourth coming out??

I prefer Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to Godiva.

When I have no choice but to buy a cup of overpriced coffee somewhere, I take at least 20 packets of fake sugar to offset the rip-off price.

Friday, May 16, 2008, 4:53 PM

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"two and a half men" reruns and "the view"
anything ginger
sudoku at least once a day
books on tape while driving around
getting email from friends (I check several times a day)...yeah, I write it too

Friday, May 16, 2008, 4:53 PM

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Looks like I am going to make it a little dirty...sex any where any time...Love me some sex...and I am a woman...and a married one...and it is GREAT...

Friday, May 16, 2008, 5:23 PM

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Oh..im 5:23 and I love a good cig every once in a while too...particularly after....SEX hahahaha

Friday, May 16, 2008, 5:24 PM

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celeb blogs big time.
mac n cheese with lots of catsup - have been restraining on this one though!

Friday, May 16, 2008, 5:45 PM

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guilty pleasures

-enjoying my local nude beach
-finding YouTube interviews with my men de jour--currently Johnny Depp & Gerard Butler
-the occasional cheesy romance novel
-the occasional Ding Dong (preferably frozen)
-entertainment section of MSN homepage
-sex outdoors where the probability of being caught is low


age 42, happily married



Friday, May 16, 2008, 8:14 PM

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dancing and singing at the top of my lungs when no one is home
watching bad televiision like the real housewives of orange county
bad pop music like the pussycat dolls - but that goes with drinking and dancing.

Friday, May 16, 2008, 9:13 PM

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Walking around at home naked (with hubby naked, too. :-) ) You know you love each other when you let everything hang out (fat and all) and it doesn't bother you.
A night of gambling at the local casino (blackjack, roulette.)
Big sloppy cheeseburgers, although I rarely eat red meat...
Ice Cream (any kind at all)
Flipping through those trashy gossip rags at the supermarket (I would NEVER be caught buying one, though!)
French fries with mayonnaise & salsa (or ketchup) (Haven't had this in years, but I love it.)
Hot pretzels with ketchup.
Smoking a Kahlua flavored cigar (even though I don't smoke normally)
Sushi

Age 41, Married my college sweetheart.

Friday, May 16, 2008, 10:18 PM

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watching "adult only" movies with my husband.

Monday, May 19, 2008, 9:06 AM

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I don't know how many pleasures I have to feel guilty about but...

-I could watch "the Maury show" anytime of day. I know it's trash, but somehow it sucks me in! I've been watching trashy talk shows since I was 14. I'm now 26.

-In my spare time, I'm usually heavily involved in daydreams. I'll be picking out furniture for my new house, living in a new city, wearing something beautiful, playing with my future children. I'll also be trying on new "hats" (as in careers). Running different kinds of businesses, or working for important people.

Monday, May 19, 2008, 10:08 AM

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*cheesy romance novels
*Bravo reality TV shows (I could spend a whole weekend watching/ rewatching Top Chef, or Project Runway)
*a loaded bacon cheeseburger from Five Guys, with a order of fries
*a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked (and yes, I would eat the whole thing at once)

Monday, May 19, 2008, 4:56 PM

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in the past: eating Ben & Jerry's by the pint, glad I don't do that anymore!
now: watching "Dancing with the Stars", only guilty since I'm not exercising enough

Monday, May 19, 2008, 8:47 PM

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expensive and yummy smelling creams and lotions off all uses ;p ... SHOES, SHOES AND WAY MORE SHOES than I can realistically justify needing ...

Monday, May 19, 2008, 9:38 PM

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Ah, guilty pleasures, you gotta have some....

cybersex but not with my hubby
sex outside, hopefully being watched
foreplay but not thinking about my hubby or men
an occasional smoke and I don't mean a cig
10 min hideouts in the bathroom away from my kids



Monday, May 19, 2008, 11:19 PM

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Webkins!!! I cant stop playing and shopping, my son let me have my own room so I can decorate it. {very sick, I know!}

Monday, May 19, 2008, 11:24 PM

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Hmmmm...guilty pleasures

I love watching some reality TV shows and then picking the people apart: America's next top model, Girls next door, & What not to wear. (those are about the only ones I can stand) I loved Temptation Island when it was on - 2001).

I love corn cooked in the microwave with a little country crock and some seasoning salt...yum.

I also have a myspace and secretly check up on my exs every now and then and smile when I see that they are still single and looking for love....aaahhh

I love popsicles...very high in sugar... I have the hardest time waiting for them to freeze just so that I can eat them...and I could easliy sit down and eat about 20...no joke.

And I love sending my husband naughty text msgs to let him know I'm thinking of him....aaahhhh married life!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 12:44 AM

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My guiltiest and most exciting pleasure is fantasizing that it's a co-worker giving me that tongue lashing when I'm in bed with hubby (oh, and the co-worker is a hot hot hot young lady).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 6:04 PM

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chicken fingers and gravy
celeb magazines
vampire romance novels
flirting with older men (as in 10-20 yrs older than me, not elderly)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:35 PM

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i love powdered food!

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 9:29 PM

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Yess 9;38 I loove expensive cream such a good one.
I also secretly love trashy star magazines but I finally stopped buying them.
Food wise...ben and jerrys chocolate brownie fudge if I could i'd eat it everyday.

Monday, September 15, 2008, 3:52 AM

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I love brand expensive bags and watches.
Spending tons of money on clothes, nails, hair, etc...
Sometimes i hide the true price of what i buy.

Monday, September 15, 2008, 6:06 AM

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I have naughty sexual dreams. Very naughty. And they sometimes involve old boyfriends. Sometimes my husband is in them, but they are always x rated.

They are just crazy rem sleep dreams, but oooh laa laa, I turn into a sex kitten!

Happily married 20 years to college sweetheart.

Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:08 AM

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I watch Hannah Montana. No one not even my husband knows. I don't have kids and have no reason to ever flip through the Disney Channel but I cannot stop.

Monday, September 15, 2008, 8:36 AM

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cigarettes....I cant seem to put them away!!

Monday, September 15, 2008, 4:24 PM

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lol...great thread...made me cringe, made me laugh.

Heres mine
when no one is home I listen to Miley Cyrus...I'm way out of her demographic
I love 5 cent candies...going to 7-11 and picking a bag full with all the other 10 year olds!
I love those ridiculous TV shows about people who have 20+ kids


Monday, September 15, 2008, 11:46 PM

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This is great:

I work with delinquent kids so I watch Southpark and listen to Britney Spears. Wait, is that bringing work home with me? lol

Friday, September 19, 2008, 10:35 AM

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Those trashy romance novels - the explicit ones. I buy them by the yard at garage sales and they make great mindless reading while trying to fall asleep at night. Also, they fill the brain with such vivid images. ;^}

Friday, September 19, 2008, 5:02 PM

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Pot noodle sandwiches. Oh they're so dirty but so good!

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 6:41 AM

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