Waymon Hudson

Open Thread- What's your Guilty Pleasure?

Filed By Waymon Hudson | June 14, 2008 1:30 PM | comments

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We all have them. Those things we like to do to unwind when no one is around. Those little pleasures that we would NEVER tell anyone about because it seems so silly.

So spill it, Projectors: What is your guilty pleasure?

Mine have become pretty clear in my writing- I love trash TV (reality shows, cheesy dramas, talk shows). Heck, if it wasn't for my DVR, I probably wouldn't get anything done. I'll watch anything- Paradise Hotel, Ugly Betty, Nashville Star, American Idol, dance shows. Put it on the boob-tube and I'll probably record it and watch it late at night with my hubby.

So what are you dirty little pleasures- Junk food? Video Games? TV? Trashy romance novels? A good stiff drink? Online porn? Give us some dirt and let those guilty secrets out of the closet!

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I love reading celeb gossip over at Poponthepop.com. I like reading smut novels - like lesbian romance and/or detective novels. And I'm a big fan of getting an 8-piece box of Godiva truffles and a bottle of 2 buck chuck and then indulging myself in a bubble bath with a trashy novel, wine, and chocolate. OMG! I think I just figured out what I'm doing tonight!

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | June 14, 2008 5:42 PM

Hmmmm...I love the "didacto-dramas" on the Weather/History/Discovery channels. You know, "Rogue Waves," "Mega Disasters," "History's Deadliest Weather," and so on. I've also been hooked lately by "Man vs. Wild," with Bear Grylls. I can't believe the things that guy will eat! Sometimes I look away as grub juice dribbles down his chin or a still-wriggling scorpion disappears between his lips, but I keep watching the show!

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | June 14, 2008 9:56 PM

I like yours, too, Serena! (Haven't had a bath-tub for years now. Darn!)

When I have writer's block, I get out of it by firing up my Playstation II and playing some of the various sports games I own.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | June 15, 2008 1:30 AM

Speaking as a projector I love the feeling of fresh celluloid slipping across my polished lenses. Rubbing against that (oh so hot!) high intensity bulb forcing 16 mm into six feet!

Oh, I may grow faint!

For myself, however, I love my massages!

Pizza. Thick or thin. New York or Chicago-style.
Make it with Capicola or prosciutto ham, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and Italian roast beef, maybe even a bit of hamburger and onions. Extra sauce and cheese. I've spent my life in search of the finest pizzas, and I've sampled many, as anyone who's met me can attest to by my shape.

The best pizzas are always found at small local chains, or ma and pa places. Pizza Hut, Papa John's, and Domino's need not apply. Places like Giordano's in Chicago, and LaRosa's in Cincinnati, to name a couple. My home town is rich in pizza - we have a large Italian population, we're a meat packing center, fresh natural cheese is widely available, and the finest tomatoes in the world are raised just north in Indiana. We even have a very good local queen-owned place.

Weirdly enough, try as I might, I can't make pizza as good as the above favorites. I can beat Papa John's, etc., but my crust has a ways to go to be perfect. If I ever come up with the perfect pizza recipe, I have the concept already: get a low rent place to open in, with red walls and carpet and black leather/vinyl booths and tablecloths. The waitstaff and delivery people will wear either black leather bustiers and miniskirts, or black leather pants and vests (choice of the individual server). Obviously, we will have to call it Dominatrix Pizza. "The pizza that can't be beat - no matter how much it might enjoy it"

Earl Grey tea - Lindt 85% cocoa chocolate - A good book - and a backrub.

I have a serious addiction to daytime courtroom shows. I love the peoples court, Judge Mathis, Judge Maria Lopez etc. My husband thinks I need a support group to kick the habit.

Renee- Good one! Do you like Judge David Young (the sassy gay day-time judge)? I think he just got an emmy nod for his show...

I have to mention the other guilty pleasure: Blue Bell ice cream, particularly the Homemade Vanilla, Dutch chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavors.

Ooooo! Good one, Monica! I love ice cream- cookie dough is one of my favs!