That got me thinking: what is a guilty pleasure? I googled around, just to make sure I actually understood what guilty pleasure exactly meant, and here’s what I found:
Guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy that you think you shouldn’t enjoy, either for personal reasons or because of the possibility of other’s reactions ~ dan4th
I never thought anyone would care what my guilty pleasures were, until the wonderful Mubi and my brother Aadil, tagged me into playing this game. I thought, “Yeah, sure. This would just be another post-to-be-done-during-the-lunch-break.” But when I actually started typing on a blank page, I got all mental blank! What are my guilty pleasures anyway? It can’t be just anything that I find pleasurable. It has to be something I enjoy that I know I shouldn’t be enjoying. Now that’s tough!
Oh well, here are my 7 guilty pleasures (although I doubt if I ever felt guilty about any one of them, ever!):
The darker, the bitter, the better! I go around telling everyone that I am on a diet, and would poilitely refuse desserts. But I always have a bar of dark chocolate on my bedside table and in my handbag.
New School Supplies
I love to smell new books, pencils, and rubber erasers! I can’t just read a new book without shuffling its leaves and smelling them first.
I love non-violent animated movies with all it’s lovable and cuddly characters. They are so fun to watch and there’s always a moral lesson in them. My favorites would be Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda, Lion King, and Mulan. I can just watch them over and over again, even if that means that the rest of the family will have to miss their news on TV. When I am in a much nicer mood, however, I will just take the DVD into my room and spare the rest from agony.
Let’s say, I’m reading a newspaper and there’s a pen within reach, then you engage me in a conversation, I will start drawing moustache on the photos. Whether it’s a photo of an actor, a politician, or just anybody, he (or even she) will have instant black/blue/red/green moustache. But I make sure that the newspaper belongs to me!
Creams, Lotions and Bubble Baths
I love to spend a lot of time in this particular section at the supermarket. I would hold bottles, feel them in my hand, and breathe in their fragrance. I get all excited when I buy a new product. When I get home, I immediately open the bottle up and “test” it.
I was absolutely hooked to this PlayStation game. It all started during my college days, when I would spend the holidays over at my relatives, and play this violent fighting game with my cousins. I love the thrill and excitement of beating them (virtually) black and blue.
If there’s one in the city, you can be sure I’ve been there. And there’s only one particular ride that I am crazy about: the roller coaster! To my disappointment, however, Dubai only has kiddie roller coasters for the time being (which I have tried, because there’s other choice). But once the Dubai Wonderland (or Wonderpark, whatever) is completed, we will have the world’s most biggest roller coaster!
Okay, so almost everyone has already been tagged this season, at least those who are in my friends’ list are. For a change, let me tag my non-blogging readers. I’m not sure if this is allowed in the Rules of Tagging, but hey, this is my blog, and I can do whatever I want!
I’m so excited to tag Serene and Beyond. Surprise!!!
Girls, just email me your 7 Guilty Pleasures and I’ll paste them up here. Looking (excitedly) forward to hear from you soon!
Oh, and I’d love to tag my husband, Masood, into confessing his 7 guilty pleasures as well.
Serene e-mailed me her 7 guilty pleasures, and boy, could I related to them all! I had so much fun reading them, and wished I could post them here. However, Serene prefers not to have these published, and I respect that. Serene, I know how terribly busy you always are, so I truly appreciate it that you took time to share your guilty pleasures with me. Thank you so much!