So, I was driving in my car yesterday, listening to the radio, and totally rocking out. Dancing, bobbing my head…in traffic. People could totally see me, I’m sure some were staring, but I didn’t care. The radio was playing my jam and I was elated. But it got me thinking about guilty pleasures. I don’t understand why people are so embarrassed by them. I think that we just need to own our guilty pleasures, be confident in the things that we love, and I’m going to do my part by sharing a few of mine with you. Feel free to share yours as well.
Yeah, so that song that I was rocking out to in the car… “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. Yes, I know, it’s Miley Cyrus, her voice is obnoxious, she sounds like a dude, and she’s young and all around annoying but that song is so catchy! And it makes me happy. It’s a good message, too. If ever you’re feeling nervous or out of place, listen to your favorite song, put your hands in the ayer, a-ayer, and the butterflies will fly away. Take a listen…
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Getting DirecTV this summer was amazing for so many reasons but one of the best reasons is that it introduced me to the wonderful reality show, guilty pleasure #2, Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I’m sure part of me just started watching it because of Tori Spelling and my love for Beverly Hills 90210, but I kept watching nothing is more entertaining than the lives of D-list actors and their children’s guncles. Will Tori and Dean have another baby? Are the guncles adopting a child? Will Tori and Candy ever make up? We’ll have to wait for Season 5! Wait, Season 5?! I can’t believe that show has been on for four seasons already! Apparently I’m not the only one who finds it a guilty pleasure.
Have you ever watched Reba? I dare you to watch it and not laugh. It’s adorable. Reba is so sassy, Van is crazy, and that BJ, she is a hoot. It’s the perfect combination for a hilarious half hour. Now, you may be asking yourself, how does a person who appreciates the subtle humor of shows like The Office and Arrested Development appreciate the comedic stylings of Reba? An analogy: I love beef tenderloin and lobster (who doesn’t?) but every once in a while, I crave a huge burger (again, who doesn’t?). Why can’t the same be said for television comedies? A preview below, but the next time you come across an episode of Reba on Lifetime, do yourself a favor and watch it.
One time long ago, I found myself in a mall around dinnertime and my stomach was growling. I just needed something quick to tide me over until my shopping excursion concluded. I stopped at Auntie Anne’s and discovered guilty pleasure #4, the Pretzel Dog. I used to HATE hot dogs and then one magical day, my taste buds changed and now I love them. You know how to make a hot dog even better? Wrap a sweet, Auntie Anne’s pretzel around it. YUM!
Again, feel free to share your guilty pleasures. I won’t judge you. From experience, it’s quite liberating, and only slightly embarrassing.