4.16.2008

Seven Guilty Pleasures

Only, to shake it up, I'm going to list 5 real ones and 2 fake ones. Let's see if you can guess which are lies.

Fritos--Because they have crack inside them. Salty, salty crack.

Regency romance novels--Because face it, sometimes you wish there had been more making out in Pride & Prejudice.

Kenny Chesney--Because pulling one over on that scrunch-faced Zellweger is kind of hot.

Not Exercising--Because sleep is so much better when it was almost exercise.

Anne Geddes--Because even though contorted naked babies shouldn't be cute, sometimes they are.

Television without Pity--Because sometimes it's more fun to have a really funny mean person just tell you what happened.

Movie theater popcorn--Because maybe a heart attack wouldn't be so bad if there were popcorn involved.

27 comments:

Janssen said... [reply]

I for one will be absolutely shocked if the Anne Geddes one is for real. Seriously? It just seems SO not your kind of thing.

Jenny said... [reply]

Anne Geddes and Kenny Chesney. Is fair that I am posting this first? Also, I didn't really even know that you liked fritos that much. Way to keep it on the DL.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Jenny, that's because when I'm at your house I wait until you're not looking to steal huge handfuls.

Jenny said... [reply]

Also, I saw the Oprah a few years ago with Celine Dion and it was about the anne Geddes stuff she did and how they were super tiny newborns and they poop and peed all over her while she was holding them.

I would never sell out my newborn like that to Freaking Anne Geddes.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Bwah hahahaha! I'm sure this is wrong of me, but the idea of Celine Dion getting pooped and peed on has kind of made my day about 120% better.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Janssen, you are wise. It's not my thing. :-)

Claire said... [reply]

Although I don't know you, there is no way any sane person could like Regency romance lit or Anne Geddes. This may be assuming a lot; please don't fail me!

P.S. My guilty pleasure is Celine, and now I will never see her hands the same way again! [Note: they are probably not real hands anyway, seeing as how 90% of the rest of her is fake or manufactured....and yet, I still heart her.]

April said... [reply]

My guess is also for Kenny Chesney and Anne Geddes. If I thought for one instant that "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" was a guilty pleasure of yours, I couldn't keep from throwing up a little.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Ohhhhh, Claire. Fighting words! And yes. I know Regency romance is crap. It is absolute crap. Hence the "guilty." :-)

jeri said... [reply]

Kenney Chesney and Anne Geddes were my guesses too. Although fake biceps on a 5' tall guy are pretty sexy. Oh wait... no they're not!

TOWR said... [reply]

As much as I hate Fritos, my vote for the two false pleasures are Kenny Chesney and Anne Geddes. I feel pretty confident that I'm right. :)

TOWR said... [reply]

By the way, I purposely didn't look at anybody else's comments before making my guesses or commenting, so you can rest assured that they were untainted.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Towr, how can you hate Fritos?

BEFore said... [reply]

Look at the ingredients in Fritos. (It doesn't mean they're good for you though.)

Nemesis said... [reply]

Oh no, I know they're awful and will kill you. But they taste sooooo very good.

MBC said... [reply]

I'll go to bat for you on the Regency romances. Ain't nothin' better than a little Georgette Heyer at the beach. Although, admittedly, I'm happiest when I can find the old school, hardback copies with the generic patterned covers so no one knows what I'm reading.

Nemesis said... [reply]

MBC, THANK you. If someone of your impeccable taste backs me up then I know I'm okay. It's just too bad how trashy they've become lately . . .

Natalie said... [reply]

I knew Anne Geddes was a fake, because her work is creepy and tacky all rolled into one.

I also love the fritos - smothered in chili is the best way to enjoy them, but canned bean dip is a close second.

Will you please recommend some good regency romances - I could use some escapism about now.

Melanie said... [reply]

So who DOES like Anne Geddes? Glad to know I'm not heartless because I don't find babies sleeping on flowers appealing.

Jenny said... [reply]

My Dr's office had an Anne Geddes print on the wall in one of the rooms and I called him on it and he said it wasn't him who put it there and we made fun of it together. It was rad.

Maggie said... [reply]

This is the best idea ever and I'm totally stealing it for my blog. Also, since I'm a lurker and I've never actually met you I'm going to just agree with the Anne Geddes and Kenny Chesney thing. Nothing like following the crowd!

Jér said... [reply]

I'm always disappointed when I want to check out a Georgette Heyer novel and the only copy at the library has one of those bodice-ripper covers. My favorites are the Arrow editions, which look more Jane Austen than Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady.

I feel no guilt about my addiction to Television without Pity. I may feel guilty about some of the shows I follow, but I figure reading the recaps on TWoP makes up for that 100%.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Jer, I laughed out loud when I looked at the link for Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady. We have way, waaay too many of those book covers here--like the one where the Regency lady gets out of the carriage and her dress has a slit in it all the way up her thigh, revealing a lace garter.

But THANK you for the Heyer links. Have just purchased a handful to supplement our collection, which were all published in the 70s and look really, really stupid and boring.

Christie said... [reply]

Okay, so I read everyone else's before commenting. But it was so worth it! (Loved the link to "Notorious Rake; Innocent Lady.")

I have an Anne Geddes journal, and I love it! I also own the Geddes/Dion "Miracles" CD. Love it too. Not all the Geddes work is great, but I love the butterfly babies.

Finally, about Fritos. "Luncha, buncha, luncha, buncha . . . Fritos corn chips go with lunch." You're probably too young to remember that TV commercial jingle. I swear it's what got me hooked on Fritos. Can't eat lunch without them. Or I don't want to, is closer to the truth.

Becky said... [reply]

Anne Geddes disturbs me. Sort of like Dr. Moreau on Sesame St.

David and Shelly said... [reply]

Regency romance novels and Anne Geddes.

chosha said... [reply]

I was going Geddes and movie popcorn, but now I'm thinking the Chesney folk have nailed it.

In the case of some shows, TV without pity is simply a pleasure, no guilt involved.

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