Guilty Pleasures

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  1. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    I was thinking recently about the things I enjoy, but am a bit ashamed to admit. Some of them are:

    Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus - it's like beer mixed with Sprite
    ABBA - the Swedish pop group, not the Father
    Camel Lights
    Will & Grace reruns
    Entertainment Weekly
    Macaroni and Cheese - always the generic kind, not Kraft

    I'm sure there are more. What are yours?

    (Some ground rules: you are free to question why somebody feels guilty about their pleasure, but please don't use this thread for rebuking or condemning someone about the thing they enjoy--obviously they feel "guilty" about it.)

    Thanks to Jessi, we have a good definition about what a guilty pleasure is:

    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  2. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    The PB.

    And I know I'm not the only one.
  3. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    "Aqua Teen Hunger Force was once a guilty pleasure." I grew out of that!

    It's scary I remember this:

    "Name is Shake Zula
    The Mic Rula
    The Old Schoola
    You wanna trip? I bring it to ya..."

    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  4. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Well I wasn't going to tell but since you said ABBA and Will and Grace I feel
    I don't have anything to be ashamed of in secretly liking certain kinds of music.

    Like Mariachi music and old time Dean Martin/Rat Pack music.
    I guess I'm fairly weird.
    Oh I have lots of guilty pleasures.
    I like frozen grapes and frozen mint girl scout cookies.
    I like to shoot piles of manure with a handgun.
    I am so hooked on cooking shows I need intervention.
    I think perhaps I have said too much.
    the rest will remain secret for a while.
  5. ww

    ww Puritan Board Senior


    I spend way too much time watching Forensic Files and other Crime Shows. I like ABBA too :lol: I liked (when it first came out) the song from Aqua "Come on Barbie let's go Party" :lol: I have purchased a scratch off or two at the grocery store for fun and won on a couple of occasions. For about 9 months while on a Diet I couldn't go a day without ending it with ice cream. That's enough of my Confessions for now.
  6. Montanablue

    Montanablue Puritan Board Doctor

    Law and Order SVU - my roommate and I watch it together every night (we rent seasons on DVD)
  7. reformed trucker

    reformed trucker Puritan Board Sophomore

    :eek:After all those posts about quality beers @ the Pub, the truth comes out!:lol:

    Sorry I broke the ground rules... my turn to 'fess up.

    A Leinenkugel Berry Weiss on a hot summer day (total "chick" beer)
    Natalie Merchant's "Tiger Lilly"
    Backwoods Honey Berry cigars
    Pickled pork hocks, head cheese, blood & tongue sausage
    Get excited about going fishing in lousy weather
    Polka music:eek:

    I better quit before people think I am REALLY weird (more so than I actually am).:duh:
  8. Ex Nihilo

    Ex Nihilo Puritan Board Senior

    • Canned mandarin oranges
    • Jason Mraz
    • Romantic comedies
    • Miranda Lambert
    • Project Runway
    • America's Next Top Model
    • Vending machines
    • Above the Law: A Legal Tabloid
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  9. Theognome

    Theognome Burrito Bill

    Monty Python
    Those candy hearts that come out around Valentines Day
    Writing silly parodies of various hymns
    Spiced Rum
    Monty Python

  10. Prufrock

    Prufrock Arbitrary Moderation

    All right -- I'll fess up:

    -Candy Hearts (Feb. 14, 15 I always go to the store once they've been marked way down and buy a few bags...)
    -Hogan's Heroes (Cheesy, but I can't help enjoying it)
    -Salsa (I eat lots of salsa)
    -Swing Dancing (Although no one will ever hear me admit this again, I actually kind of enjoy this)
    -Kraft singles.
    -Certain Disney movies. (Wow, that one is embarrassing) Notably, the Jungle Book.
    -Finally, I'd probably take Taco Bell over a nice Mexican restaurant any day (Does that make me a horrible person?)

    Bill -- you like the Candy Hearts, too?! I'm glad I'm not alone.
  11. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    I guess I can't participate in this thread. :gpl:
  12. ColdSilverMoon

    ColdSilverMoon Puritan Board Senior

    - So You Think You Can Dance - not only do I watch it, but it's one of
    my favorite shows.
    - Popeye's chicken fingers
    - hip-hop/dance music in the OR while I'm operating
    - pop music ringtones for my cell phone
  13. Jon Peters

    Jon Peters Puritan Board Sophomore

    Road House with Patrick Swayze (if it's on, I'm going to watch it)
  14. QueenEsther

    QueenEsther Puritan Board Sophomore

    Fabric, I hoard it when I can, you just never know when you'll need to make something.
  15. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    :think: I have to admit I know little to nothing about fabric. What kind of fabric do you like? What does it look like?
  16. Ex Nihilo

    Ex Nihilo Puritan Board Senior

    Fabric is awesome!
  17. Idelette

    Idelette Puritan Board Graduate

    *Forensic Crime CSI, Bones, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour
    *Facebook...SEVERAL people have told me that I'm addicted! I'm beginning to think that I might be... :think: LOL!
    *and now possibly PB! :D
  18. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I was tempted to mention "Firefly" but I am in no way ashamed. In fact one should be ashamed NOT to watch it. Moreover it is free on .
  19. Happy2BHome

    Happy2BHome Puritan Board Freshman

    I love fabric too and am also guilty of finding it and buying it at thrift stores when I go. Like many on this board, I too enjoy watching the people sing on the American Idol show:eek:, while I am eating popcorn with lots of extra butter and a Mr. Goodbar candybar to go with it. Yum, Yum, soooooooooooooooo healthy!:drool:
  20. Annalissa

    Annalissa Puritan Board Freshman


    *Romeo y Julieta 1875 Sumatras
    *Homemade truffles that I meant to make for someone else. Oops. :drool:
    *anything at Starbucks
    *Djarum Blacks
    *the Comedy Central channel
    *Shoe shopping
    *Stupid pop music (i.e. NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce etc.)

  21. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    I don't do anything about which I feel either guilty or embarrassed. If something causes me to feel either guilt or embarrassment/shame, I take that as a sign that I probably shouldn't do it.
  22. Ex Nihilo

    Ex Nihilo Puritan Board Senior

    Perhaps "guilty pleasures" is not the best name for it. But I would say that everything I listed is a silly pleasure.
  23. PresbyDane

    PresbyDane Puritanboard Doctor

    Well if we talk addictions:
    CSI (I have all seasons of Las Vegas, Miami and New York)
    Bying theological books I do not have time to read (like buying indulgenses)
    Ice Cream
    Some danish candy you do not have.
    Pistatio nuts (can not walk past that, without buying some)
    MP3 Lectures and sermons

    Annoying habbits:
    I bite my beard

    There must be more but can not think of anymore right now :oops:
  24. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    yummy...pistachio nuts...

    That's funny, I bite my beard too!
  25. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    I wouldn't say guilty pleasure.

    However, my silly habits/pleasures:

    Occasionally eating frozen chocolate chip cookie dough with milk (better than ice cream).
    Hording fabric, yard, needles, and do you know how many (broken) sewing machines I own?! (I do plan on getting them fixed, but that costs money)
    Collecting books.
    I'm very competitive when it comes to games (to the point that hubby won't play any with me unless we are in a group)
    Our timer on the tv is set to automatically change to Jay comes on right after my husband gets home from work.
  26. PresbyDane

    PresbyDane Puritanboard Doctor

    :lol: to what Beth said
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  27. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Wow, I haven't heard those mentioned or thought about those in a long time. I smoked a lot of clove cigarettes my freshman year in college, and eventually switched to Camel lights.
  28. Albatross

    Albatross Puritan Board Freshman

    So You Think You Can Dance was the first thing that came to my mind. My wife and I love it.
  29. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    You sure know how to take the fun out of a thread....
  30. he beholds

    he beholds Puritan Board Doctor

    It kind of bothers me that I grew up to love the music my mom loves: Neil Young and friends. Other than that, I have absolutely no reason to be ashamed of my music tastes, for I know I have great taste. Even Neil Young is nothing to be ashamed of, but that it's my mom's music!!
    I prefer to shop for things to sell on ebay rather than to liquidate our own books.
    I like the smell of skunks.
    My favorite genre of literature to read is YA (young adult) and when it's my turn to choose the book for book club, that's usually what I pick! (Though my true favorite books are not YA.)
    I LOVE stupid chick flicks.
    I LOVE Bill Murray.
    I like women's conferences and love to go to my church's semi-weekly women's fellowship. I like hearing advice from older women, even when they are talking to us about sex! (See the Beth Moore thread to see why this is something to be ashamed of!)
    The only theological books I read from cover-to-cover are about raising kids!
    I would eat Doritos for dinner everynight if my husband would allow me to. I would also weigh 700 pounds, I guess.
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