A Charmed Life

what’s your guilty pleasure?


I was having a catch up with some girlfriends the other day and they started talking about their guilty pleasures some were expected like watching porn, shopping online, sleeping in but some were just weird. Then I got to thinking about my guilty pleasures and realised some of mine were probably just as questionable – I will let you be the judge:

♠I love dancing in my underwear and I have even recorded myself doing it – I cannot believe I just admitted this but there you have it. I’m not sure how this came about except I love dancing around anyway and I happen to do a lot of it while I am getting ready in the morning.

♠My best friend always looks amazing in pictures, she perfected her pose years ago. I, on the other hand, am sad to say that at thirty-nine years of age, I have not managed to capture mine so I have been known to spend time in front of a mirror practicing my perfect pose which I’m beginning to believe I might not actually possess.

♠Then there is music, I love music, who doesn’t right? Well as much as I love it I also have this bad habit of over killing a song by playing it over and over till it gets to the point whereby separation is required between me and said song for a very long time. Except when it comes to The Carpenters, you know in A Clockwork Orange when Alex is subjected to listening to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony over and over, well you could do that to me with The Carpenters and I would be in heaven. Sometimes after a hard day you just want to chill and/or find your happy place and that is The Carpenters for me.

♠When asked the question who is the most sexy male actor, most would answer a younger actor but not I. I think older male actors are so much hotter. By older I mean the gray haired variety… Richard Gere, Tom Skerritt, David Bowie, Richard Chamberlain, George Clooney (who only just squeezes in on account of his old world glamour) and my ultimate favourite Jack Nicholson…before you start to questioning my sanity… maybe not these days but there is a je ne sais quoi about this man that made him sexy in years gone by, that twinkle in his eye… that cheeky grin…something, you just know you would have a good time with him, if you know what I mean 😉

♠Usually any kind of reality show gives me a violent gut reaction but I have to admit I do like a little Made in Chelsea if only because it feels like I’m watching a train crash and not able to tear myself away from it. I still cannot believe that it is not scripted even just a little; Spencer has to be the biggest tool on TV, his parents much be so proud! Staying with television I have to give Gilmore Girls a mention, my ultimate favourite show ever. I love the mother/daughter dynamic and find it so stylishly written with quick witty dialogue and acerbic humour, if someone went into my head and deciphered the cacophony that is there you would come up with Gilmore Girls that is how much this show resonates with me.

♠I have coveted a Clarisonic Mia for a while now but I have promised myself not to get one until I find an agent for my book in the meantime I have to admit to looking it up online at least once a week imagining myself using it, I do it under the pretense of motivating myself to actually market myself but really I just like watching the demonstrations.

♠This one might upset my nearest and dearest but I am terrible at receiving gifts and quite frankly if you are my nearest and dearest you would know that already. I generally buy what I want when I want it (save for the fabulous Clarisonic Mia) therefore I never need for anything. So yes I have been known to find new homes for gifts I have been given. I see pleasure in regifting especially when I know the recipient will get much better use out of the gift than I would. If you think about it what I am actually doing is being responsible in my recycling endeavours, much better for the environment surely?


Author: akiwigirlabroad

'the universe always has your back'

3 thoughts on “what’s your guilty pleasure?

  1. I love my silver wallet, thank you!:)

  2. So what are your nearest and dearest meant to gift you on your special day in a month’s time? Underwear for you to dance in, Carpenter’s CD and Richard Gere poster?
    PS. Perhaps post your latest profile pic – perfectly posed! xx

  3. Pingback: she’s all that | A Charmed Life

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