Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

We all have them. I don’t care what anybody says, I believe that everyone is hooked on something. Some thing..THAT thing that is so tempting that it just can’t be resisted. An addiction, almost. Is this inherently bad? Why do we have to feel guilty because we enjoy something?

I’m not talking about the obvious destructive addictions like drugs or alcohol. I’m referring to other entities to which one can add an “aholic” suffix, like chocoholic, workaholic, online pokeraholic or maybe even, Facebookaholic.

Shelly wrote a post today about how I got her hooked on Facebook. I am completely enamored with Facebook. I find it quite enjoyable to get reconnected with the people I’ve lost touch with years ago and I’m interested in their status updates. Facebook, to me, is kind of mini-blogging and the fact that I can take it “to go” on my iPhone only makes it more appealing to me. It’s different every time I check in and I’m crazy about it.

I’m not going to apologize nor feel guilty. No one is suffering because I check Facebook during TV commercials.

Segueway to my second “aholic” confession....TV. I adore television. I also confess that I will pretty much watch anything, including The Real Housewives of Orange County, which I think is one of the worst shows ever along with Dog The Bounty Hunter, but I keep tuning in to both for reasons even unknown to me. Feeling guilty, though? Nope.

Why is it that when I mention I enjoy playing online poker to people that they give me that “look”? Despite the government’s belief that if people are allowed to play online poker, they will lose their cars, their homes and their families, this is just not true. I’m not saying that this won’t happen to some people, but it won’t happen to me. I play low stakes games and I don’t play with my grocery money or my car payment. I also win a lot which means I’m not losing anything. I enjoy the game of poker and in order to play, you must buy into the game. That’s just the way it is. It’s a lot of fun and I like it.

Still not feeling guilty.

My name is Jessica and I am an enjoyaholic. I make no apologies for my guilty pleasures and I don’t need any twelve step programs. Life would be no fun without these things.

Who are you and what’s your guilty pleasure?


This Eclectic Life said...

Oh, I love your collage! Way cool.

Shoot...bacon, coffee, chocolate, mystery novels, facebook, mahjong...you knew all that.

And, you are responsible for the facebook thang. I'll get you back.

Jenny McB said...

Chick lit romances, pogo canasta, buying yarn

The Rock Chick said...

Shelly: thank you. I had insomnia and thought I'd indulge in a little Photoshopping ;) You and I have similar tastes in indulgences except that I can take or leave the bacon.

Jenny McB: I've never heard of pogo canasta. Is it addictive? I love games that you just can't stop playing!

Dustin said...

What about all the people that end up going without power because you decided to check facebook from your iphone and then some transmitter somewhere had to boost the energy it was consuming and caused rolling brownouts in subzero temperatures??? Yeah, I'll be you feel guilty NOW!

Or not - I'm just joshin' ya.

Nothin' wrong with enjoying the things you enjoy :) As long as no one suffers!