Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lose Your Blues

Guily pleasure is the theme of this week's Talk Talk Tuesday.  I thought of it last night while I was watching the performance episode of  Dancing with the Stars.  And I will think about it again tonight when I watch the elimination episode.  I'm not sure why it is such a guilty pleasure...I mean, it is one of the highest rated shows on tv!  Still, that doesn't always mean something is good or worthy of attention, does it?  Still, there you have it.  That is my guilty pleasure.  There is pleasure, in that I like watching it.  I like the good and the bad dancing and following their little stories on the show.  There is also the guilt...or sort of furtive embarrassment I feel when I tell anyone else what I get up to on Mondays and Tuesdays :-)   Still like most other things we call guilty pleasures, it isn't all that bad, in the scheme of things.  I mean, if I enjoyed torturing small critters or something, I don't think it could properly be called a guilty pleasure.

But this cheese...yeah!
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings
-Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)

Okay, this probably wasn't what Euripides was talking about :-)  But that doesn't mean we can't talk about it!  What is your guilty pleasure?  It doesn't have to be tv related...go crazy.  Talk Talk!


secret agent woman said...

Hmm. I am not one for guilt, so it's hard for me to think of things as guilty pleasures. Pleasures are just pleasures if they aren't hurting anyone. So I unapologetically watch NCIS and Law and Order SVU and eat children's cereals and take a pajama day if I really need it.

Tara said...

My "guilty" pleasure is watching America's Funniest Videos every Sunday night. The season premiere was a few weeks ago and I was so excited about it.

Each episode disappoints me, though, because they pick the dumbest, most disgusting videos as the top three. Then the people have to pick the winner from that, and they always pick the worst of teh three to win. It makes me so mad, and I vow I'll never watch that show again, but there I am in front of the TV the following week.

3GirlKnight said...

Stone Cold dark chocolate ice cream with raspberries mixed in.

I feel the guilt because it's not exactly healthy and I probably shouldn't spend the money.

But boy is it a pleasure!

laura b. said...

Secret: Wish I were well adjusted enough to reject all guilt! You're right, though, no one is hurt...just my pride, maybe? :-) As for kid cereal, I am a fan.

Tara: I love how you are disappointed by your guilty pleasure, yet it draws you in again! Having something to scoff at about it is almost like part of the fun :-)

3GK: Okay, now I'm just hungry! That is a guilty pleasure I could definitely get behind!

Pamela said...

IT's a silly one, but mozarella cheese sticks in the individual packets. It's so bad for the environment (packaging), but I love them.