My Guilty Pleasures

January 19 2017 |

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I hereby present to you, without fear of judgement (because I know some of these are on your list too) and with zero reservation, my current guilty pleasures.

Watching Real Housewives. Mostly Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But I’ll take Orange County in a pinch. I used to be wayyyy into Atlanta but it got to be too intense for me. That being said, I once had a phone conversation with Nene Leakes and it is still one of my weirdest and most fascinating moments. Ask me the story sometime and I’ll tell you.

Wearing fake glasses. I don’t remember when I started doing it, but I think it dates way back to high school, if I remember correctly. I’ve always thought glasses were so cute and secretly wanted to wear them but I have great eyesight (which I know is a blessing). So I wear fake glasses, mostly as a distraction on days when I don’t do my makeup.

Candy. Ohhhhhhh my gosh, I have a candy problem. Truly, if there’s candy in front of me I won’t stop eating it until it’s gone. I have too many favorites, but among them are Lemonheads, Trader Joe’s gummy bears, and Red Vines (but only if they’re a little bit stale).

Sitting directly in front of a fire. Or near/on anything that produces heat. In the winter I get so cold inside my body and have a hard time warming up. So I’ll sit next to the fire until my skin turns red. I used to sleep on top of a heating pad until I realized that it was spectacularly unsafe and moved on to an electric blanket. And I actually just realized that this dates way back to my childhood! My Grandma had heater vents in the floor of her house and whenever the heater would turn on I would curl up right on top of a vent like a cat. Woah.

Falling asleep with the television on. I know, everyone says this is a terrible way to go to sleep (something about not letting your brain shut down?) but sometimes the noise is just comforting.

Going places by myself. This one isn’t so much a guilty pleasure as a luxury these days. Between married life and parenthood, you’re pretty much always with somebody. But I think back to the old days when I used to go to the movies by myself or out to a meal by myself, both of which I loved to do, and I just wish I could do it again. The other day I went to Target by myself without any kids and I felt like skipping up and down the aisles. My, how things have changed!

Now don’t leave me hanging here, I know you have guilty pleasures too! What are yours? Do we have any of the same? xoxo

12 thoughts on “My Guilty Pleasures”

  1. i dont watch house wifes…or any tv actually, but do tell that nene story!

    i USED TO LOVEEEE fake glasses. and i was exactly like you, wearing them for fun . (for the record im going on year 9 at my job) one day i came in with fake glasses and this lady that used to work here was shocked that they were for fun.
    i HONESTLY, WHOLE HEARTEDLY believe she put some voodoo curse on me. ..or something.
    ever since she left, little by little my vision went. i now have to wear glasses. which i love but it sucks because i can no longer wear random cute frames. 🙁
    but whatever. ill take slightly bad-ish vision to anything else (i know i sound crazy buuut i believe it. lol |)

    im currently eating a stale red vine (my second one) in your honor!

    I LOVE going places (except like super far away, secluded places….like salvation mountain) by myself.
    the movies, to eat, to shop, anywhere! you name it , ill be there solo!
    i know a lot of people that think that its weird, but its like, if your’re not comfortable by yourself….
    ahhh!
    if i love it now, i cant imagine when im married and have kids.

    Les

  2. i dont watch house wifes…or any tv actually, but do tell that nene story!

    i USED TO LOVEEEE fake glasses. and i was exactly like you, wearing them for fun . (for the record im going on year 9 at my job) one day i came in with fake glasses and this lady that used to work here was shocked that they were for fun.
    i HONESTLY, WHOLE HEARTEDLY believe she put some voodoo curse on me. ..or something.
    ever since she left, little by little my vision went. i now have to wear glasses. which i love but it sucks because i can no longer wear random cute frames. 🙁
    but whatever. ill take slightly bad-ish vision to anything else (i know i sound crazy buuut i believe it. lol |)

    im currently eating a stale red vine (my second one) in your honor!

    I LOVE going places (except like super far away, secluded places….like salvation mountain) by myself.
    the movies, to eat, to shop, anywhere! you name it , ill be there solo!
    i know a lot of people that think that its weird, but its like, if your’re not comfortable by yourself….
    ahhh!
    if i love it now, i cant imagine when im married and have kids.

    Les

  3. Chelsea, you may have just convinced me to let my nerd flag fly and get glasses even though I don’t need them. I am also fortunate not to need vision correction but love the look of glasses. Where do you get yours? I’ve tried some from Warby but don’t want to be just another face in a sea of Warby Parker. Or maybe that’s ok. Would love your advice!

    1. Nah girl, go for the cheap ones! I think I got these at a cheapo street market in LA for five bucks or something. But they have fakies at the teeny bopper stores like Claires, too!

  4. SO funny so my mom used to fall asleep with the TV on and in the middle of the night, when I was little, I would sit in front of the forced hot air vents and watch whatever was on in the middle of the night. Usually Hawaii 5-0 or Tic-Tac-DOUGH (<<<seriously???)
    Eating pizza in front of the TV is number one for me.

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