Best Guilty Pleasures: Hair Bands and Fake Cheese

We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got.  It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not. We’ve got each other and that’s a lot.  For love, we’ll give it a shot. Fun and all, but heeere’s the kicker:  OHHH-OHHHH we’re half way there! OHHH-OHHHH livin’ on a prayer!

Embarassing but true – I will be really belting out that last part.  Such a depressing storyline yet just hearing the first line makes you want to pound your drink and go dance.  Tommy and Gina are barely getting by and the rest of us can barely get off the floor after screaming the words to this song.  But it’s all for love.

According to Wikipedia (and therefore fact), Guilty Pleasures are: something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilty for enjoying it. The “guilt” involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes.  Tater tots, sleeping in, reading People magazine.  Could be something morally questionable such as secretly rocking out to Cee-Lo Green, while in public you condemn hip hop and only listen to classic rock.  Here are a few of mine:

The “guilt” involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes.

Nachos with fake cheese. I spend precious time and god knows how much money feeding my kids a largely whole foods / organic diet.  I have researched all kinds of info on best food pairings, diet for your blood type, and gluten free foods.  But really, what do I like to eat?  Nachos with cheese sauce.  I just tell myself the fake cheese is infusing my body with life sustaining plastics, how bad can that be?

Reality TV. Specifically, The Bachelorette. There, I said it, and that’s the hard part.  I knew there was an issue when we were leaving a playdate with one of my daughter’s friends, and I said “We have to leave, so say your goodbyes!”  And what immediately popped into my head was “This is the final rose tonight.”  This week we will have the hometown dates, where Ashley’s parents will give a blessing for their daughter’s hand in marriage to some guy they just met.  Absurd, yet it happens every time. And I have front row seats each week.

80s Music. Livin’ on a Prayer is only the beginning.  Any of these one liners elicit the same feeling?  Come on, who’s with me?

  • We’re running with the Shadows of the Night…
  • Jessie is a friend…
  • Dark in the city, night is a wire…

Spill the beans here: what is your guilty pleasure? Consider yourselves in the safety tree.    There are no wrong answers.  No one will judge you.  Right?  [click on any item to vote or click on the list title Best Guilty Pleasures to add your own]

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