Guilty (??) Pleasures?

by Kristin Daniels

Guilty pleasures? Okay folks, I have to admit this weekly topic has me stumped. Hmmmm… What do I indulge in?

Dark chocolate? Who doesn’t love that? Although I do have some dark chocolate truffles that my son received for Christmas that I kinda confiscated and have been hording in the fridge for the last five months. I’m down to the last few in the bag. A sad day indeed when I finish them!

Red wine? Not alone in that one. Drinking a glass or two with my neighbors on the weekends has become a staple over the last few years.

Romance novels? Well, I know others love reading (and writing!) them just as much as I do!

Staring at gorgeous, over-the-top men? I think our Eye Candy week answered that question, didn’t it?

I’m not a shopper like Carly. I dread when one of my kids tells me they need this or that and I have to head to the store. Weird, I know. A garden like Nicole? Boy, I’d love to have a green thumb like that, but my thumb couldn’t be more polar opposite of green.

So, let’s see… When I was in Vegas earlier this month, my husband ordered a Swedish Massage for me. Now that… That was some serious pleasure. But guilty? Not so much.

I guess I don’t do the whole guilt thing. As a species, humans seek out pleasure, we need it. Crave it. And I suppose I just don’t feel guilty about wanting that feeling. Call me odd, weird, out in left field, but I don’t.

So guilt aside, what I’d really love to know is… What’s one of your greatest pleasures? What is something that when you do it, taste it, feel it or hear it, it gives you the warm and fuzzies? A close-your-eyes-I’m-so-unbelievably-content sigh? While you’re thinking of that, I’m going to fun to the fridge for one of my last few truffles!


Nicole North said...

LOL! Cute post and thanks for the chuckle! Now you've made me crave chocolate, a guilty pleasure for me because I don't need the extra calories. ;)

Carol Ericson said...

Kristin - good for you that you don't feel guilty doing/eating the things that give you pleasure. One of my greatest pleasures in life is sitting in the sun (face shaded, of course) with a good book and a Diet Coke - heaven! And no, I don't ever feel guilty about reading.

Kristin Daniels said...

You know... Chocolate (especially dark chocolate) is extremely beneficial to your health - and no, I'm not making that up. So every time you pop a delicious morsel into your mouth, just think of all the GOOD you're doing your body! And really, when you get right down to it, isn't the amount of calories you can burn off having sex just about the same amount in a piece of chocolate? So I say eat all the chocolate you want and have a blast burning off those extra calories!!

Kristin Daniels said...

I'm right there with you... Only change the Diet Coke into a glass of cabernet! You only get one go 'round in life... so I say live it up!

Carol Ericson said...

Kritin, although I like a glass of wine as much as the next person, I actually prefer Diet Coke! There's something about snapping open that can (has to be a can and has to be Diet COKE) on a warm summer day and taking that first fizzy sip. Ahhh

Natasha Moore said...

Great post, Kristin. Now that we know dark chocolate and red wine are good for us, we can't feel guilty about enjoying them!

Julie Robinson said...

I try not to feel guilty. It takes away the pleasure.
Unless feeling guilty IS part of the pleasure.
Hmmmm . . . .

Nicole North said...

Bring on the chocolate then if it's good for me... and if I'll need to burn of those calories doing something... fun.