Guilty pleasures seem a bit "in" at the moment.
But I had to stop and ask myself what the phrase really meant, or actually I googled it!
A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The "guilt" involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes. Fashion, video games, music, movies, and junk food can be examples of guilty pleasures. According to wikipedia.
So why would I tell the whole world (or at least the small part of it that reads my blog) about my guilty pleasures if being fearful of others knowing my little secrets is integral to the whole idea?
Well.....I thought it might be fun to at least investigate what my guilty pleasures are.
It's not so easy making a list of 7 as I thought it would be.
But here goes -
1. Chocolate - this is the most obvious.
But I am almost obsessed with chocolate. I can eat all grades and colours, from Zokoko single origin chocolate to.....(who can honestly say that they have never done this?) cooking chocolate!
I can also quite easily eat a whole family block in one sitting as well as make great inroads through a jar of nutella with a spoon.
It probably follows on from #1 that the most comfortable item of clothing ever invented has to be trackpants. I do try and not wear them outside the house...but sometimes you just have to!
Now here in Australia we have 4 different football codes, which is a bit excessive given the population size. But the footy I am talking about is ......Rugby League......I don't know why, but there you are.
Maybe that is one of the things about guilty pleasures that you don't know why.....and you don't really to explain yourself.
4. Ironing *ducking to avoid all the unused irons whizzing past my head*
I love ironing....especially teatowels. I love getting them all flat and square and folded neatly.
5. 60's pop music.
I'm old....that was the soundtrack of my youth.....I can totally understand why Richard Curtis made "The Boat that Rocked"!
6. Breakfast in bed.
I have breakfast in bed every day. I love my bed, I have a great view from my bedroom window, I listen to the radio or read and I eat my breakfast in bed.
mug by urban dictionary
But I think the last word in "guilty pleasures" has to go to Tim Minchin -
What are your guilty pleasures?
Want to share?