Posts Tagged ‘Guilty Pleasures’

1We all have two personas, one public and one private, every one of us. No matter how honest and straight we try and be with people, we still have things we do or enjoy that might surprise those who don’t know us really well.

But it’s OK, I ain’t mad at ya.

As a matter of fact, I’m coming clean. I’ve been doing some soul searching all day trying to come up with some true facts about myself that I’m not exactly proud of, my guilty pleasures if you will, stuff that may or may not surprise you.

There is a caveat, however, and it is this – I’ll only show you mine if you show me yours. I want every single one of you to admit to something that most people don’t know about you, true facts about yourself that you think just might surprise most people.

No worries, I’ll go first. Deep breath . . .

I watch The Bachelor.

Yep, I watch it. So there. I think what appeals to me is the behavior of the people involved. It just fascinates the hell out of me. Some woman can be on the show for a week, get kicked off, and cry as if she lost the love of a lifetime. Honey, you were one of 25-women on a reality show. You don’t even know that dude. On a related note, the women are mostly smokin’ hot, so there’s that.

Also, that show called TMZ? Love it. DVR it every night. Ooh, and Big Brother too. I’m thinking of trying out for that one. My buddy says I’ll either win or be the first kicked off.

I like classical music.

Love it. There are times when all I want to hear is a little Tchaikovsky, my favorite composer. If you’ve never heard “Ode to Joy” or “Panorama” you haven’t lived. I like Verdi and Beethoven too. Of course, if there’s a knock at the door I quickly put on some Metallica.

I’ve been known to take bread to ducks at a freezing lake because I worry about them.

You ever see ducks swimming in a freezing lake? They always make sure a couple ducks are always in the water to keep it from freezing over. I know they’re warmer in the water but I worry that they’re hungry. Because of this I’ve been known to take a loaf of bread and toss it to them (unwrapped of course) because I worry about them. Wait. I just looked it up and The Goggle says feeding ducks bread is bad for them. Crap. I’m a horrible person. Maybe I’ll take them a snuggie.

I love The Osmonds.

For you youngsters out there, The Osmond Brothers were the One Direction of the 70’s. I’ve always liked them. Hey, even back in the day I liked them, but they weren’t the type of band you popped into the old tape player when you and your buds were on a road trip, ya know? Had to keep them on the downlow to maintain my street cred.

If somebody gives me too much change, I always give it back.

I can’t help myself, I believe in karma. I always give it back. And when the cashier is surprised by my honesty it always makes me feel good. Wait. Maybe it is a selfish act on my part, trying to impress people with my integrity like an asshat. Never mind. I’m a jackass.

I flunked out of college.

Sure did. Went to Ohio University, partied like a fool, and flunked out. It was 5-years before I decided to go back. On a positive note, I graduated with honors and ended up with a Masters in Educational Administration Degree that I never used. Good for me?

I couldn’t shoot an animal if you paid me.

Settle down, rednecks. I have absolutely nothing against those who do. It’s just not for me. I hunted as a kid but I’ve simply lost the desire. I’d much rather watch a deer jump over a fence and run away than kill it. That said, I love deer, chicken, beef, and a variety of other dead animal meat. I just don’t have the heart to kill them myself. There are people, on the other hand, who I could kill without blinking.

I like to decorate.

Those who know me well will attest to this. I like a neat and orderly house or office. Ask anyone about my office at PV. I hate overhead lights so I have accent lighting, stuff like that. And I like to move stuff around for a change of pace. Oh, and I love those decorating shows. I’d love to meet Vern Yip. Vern Yip is cool.

I still get teary-eyed when I think of my little Scottish Terrier Delaney.

I’m not really embarrassed by this I guess, but I can’t even remotely think of that little dog without getting upset. I’ll start to tell a story about her and I can’t get through it. And it sort of makes me feel guilty but I don’t get that emotional when I talk about human friends who have died.

So there ya go. Full disclosure from me.

Your turn!

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I’m talking about music, folks. I have no idea what you were thinking. But hey, remember my blog about being a Genre-Phobe awhile back? This sort of relates to that blog. Whether you want to admit it or not there are songs you like that you don’t necessarily want to advertise to the masses. I’ve already professed my love for “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, and I never get tired of hearing The Osmonds.  I mean, remember this scene from Tommy Boy? We’ve all been there.

Which brings me to this video, in which hard rockers admit their favorite pop songs. It’s very entertaining. So watch it and then be honest.

What are your favorite guilty pleasure songs?