The CC Weekly Weigh In: What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?
We all have our weird habits. And we have all learned throughout our lives that it is best to keep those things hidden. I mean, no one needs to know that I end an evening at the bar with a 100 Calorie pack and a jar of peanut butter.
We were discussing these things the other day – our guilty pleasures – and wondered if we were the only ones who had em. I can’t possibly be the only person out there who dances around to Britney Spears in my underwear, right? Right?
In an effort to make ourselves feel better (or less weird), we asked our writers this week to share their guilty pleasures. The good news is: ours aren’t nearly as embarassing as we thought.
Kathryn S: The most dirty, vulgar songs ever recorded. I love listening to my “Perv Mix” on my ipod at that the gym: the little old ladies on the treadmill next to me have no idea that I’m listening to Blink 182′s “F*** a Dog” or Liz Phair’s “Hot White C*m.”
K – NYU: Singing in my car. Back in the glory days when I had a car and lived in a real place instead of Manhattan. “Invisible Touch” by Phil Collins is wayyyy up there, as well as “Escape” by Enrique Iglesias.
Elizabeth – Baruch College: Coke. As in…the drink. Every now and then, I drink a coke and warp myself back to grade school-when I didn’t care that soda was bad for me.
Lauren – University of Michigan: Pretzels and frosting, cupcakes, cleaning out my belly button lint and TLC programming.
Carly – Grinnell: My guilty pleasure is watching Hannah Montana and listening to the Jonas Brothers. Not kidding, unfortunately.
Sarah – NYU: I’m 24 and I still read Teen Vogue.
Blair – Princeton University: Cartoons. Spongebob, Avatar, vintage Rugrats… there’s nothing like the joy of feeling like an eight-year-old again, and it’s still more entertaining than the junk on MTV these days.
Britt – Northern Virginia Community College: My guilty pleasure? Watching re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210 with my morning cup of coffee. I’ve become addicted and record every episode on my DVR!
Conan – Columbia College: Avril Lavigne.
J – NYU: Watching ‘Made’ while sitting in my underwear eating whipped cream straight from the canister
Noa – CU Boulder: Pabst Blue Ribbon and Dunkin’ Donuts chocolate chip muffins. So. Good.
A.G.D. – Emerson College: Copious amounts of Taco Bell and hours of Food Network programming. A lovely juxtaposition.
Kari – Florida State: My guilty pleasure is a borderline unhealthy obsession with all things Harry Potter. I’m currently reading book 6…for the fourth time.
S.E.: Putting mounds of whipped cream on Phish Food ice cream and then eating it all out of the container. That combination probably weighs in about 800 calories a bite, but it’s too delicious to turn down. Plus I always finish off the entire container so I can protect my friends from getting a hold of this glutton treat.
Amber: I’m obsessed with walking around in just my bra and panties. Oh, and bursting out in random song and dance.
Sara – NYU: I have no guilty pleasures. I am completely unashamed about every retarded little thing I do.
Jessica T – Columbia University: God awful reality TV and tabloid mags (I’m a sucker for seeing people make fools of themselves, I guess).
Kelly – UMass: – Dipping Rold Gold pretzels in spicy mustard (sounds gross, but soooo good), watching the trashiest of reality TV – Bret Michaels, I Love New York, etc., wine (lots and lots of wine) and cracking my boyfriends fingers and toes. I am officially a freak, I know.
Sues – University of New Hampshire: Drinking Sangria and Mojitos on a restaurant patio on Newbury St., or the Colonnade Hotel rooftop pool…instead of working.
[Photo courtesy of cupcakesonline.com. Yum!]