Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guilty Pleasures





A facebook meme. I had to think about this, what constitutes a "guilty" pleasure, because on the one hand, I feel vaguely guilty a great deal of the time about most things (so Jewish). On the other hand, I'm old enough to be unashamed of my slightly shameful predilections.


1. Overpriced pedicures. At the all-pink salon, where they bring tea in rosy pink cups or, in the evenings, a pink cocktail. Having my feet dominated by Iris, whose deceptively fine hands bring on a sort of twilight sleep of deep delight.

2. Taylor Swift. But I have to listen on my headphones. Guiltily weeping.

3. Lindor truffles. Sucked not chewed.

4. Bingeing on those pithy-yet-specious list articles all over the internet: "6 surefire ways to get your man to give up his soul to you," "8 unmistakeable signs that you're a psychopath," "12 ways to get out of a speeding ticket." I like my world reduced to lists.

5. Being a pathological fantasist.

6. Lingerie catalogs

7. Memorizing complex rap lyrics and rapping along. Alone in the car. Latest "achievement": DMX's Get It on the Floor ("you motherfuckers wonder why I start shit")

8. Taking selfies. Using filters.

9. Lottery daydreams

10. Writing micro erotic
creative nonfiction.


12 comments:

Rosemarie Blackthorn said...

Wonderful list!

I so understand no. 1, that ridiculous bit of pampering that makes the world seem less dire....

savannah said...

#7! who knew? and yet, i am not surprised, sugar! ;) xoxoxox

(dear roses tagged me to do this on fb, but i like your idea of doing it on the blog instead!)

Leah said...

Yes! blog it! I can't wait to read yours.

maurcheen said...

#9. ;-)

XXX

Megan Cahalan said...

I like it.

maurcheen said...

And we need to see #10! :¬)

xxx

S said...

M: they are for sale :-)

maurcheen said...

@S; Curiouser & Curiouser! :¬)

xxx

S said...

Hehe :-)

63mago said...

"micro erotic" - as opposite to "macro erotic" ?

maurcheen said...

I know, Jewish, bugger....

Nollaig Shona a chara! :¬)

xxx

nick said...

There's a large bowl of Lindor truffles in our living room right now. Utterly divine!