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What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

El Feo

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This is very "Kentucky" of me, but...

Mike DeVuono said:


Damn we should do a poll on how many of us men planners are guilty of this sin.

Me too...wife swears my teeth are gonna rot outta my head.

When my brothers and I used to help my Uncle strip tobacco, we'd rip off plug of the dried leaves and chaw. Haven't chewed since my late teens, though.
 

Planderella

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Right on Kelly! Also, I can think of a million things I'd rather do than kiss a man who chews tobacco. Ewww
 

nerudite

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KMateja said:


blargh. I have to say, and I think I speak for most women, that I would rather a man chew his own toenails than tobacco!

I had a bad chewing experience (well... I wasn't the one chewing). A city engineer I used to work with chewed, and would spit into his diet pepsi can. I used to be a diet pepsi fiend... and one day I accidentally picked up his can (which was clean on the outside). Whatever mixture of spit out chew and old diet pepsi I drank was truly the grossest experience of my life. I immediately spit it all over some plans on his desk. For that reason alone, the thought of being with a guy that chews turns me off. And I couldn't drink my beloved diet pepsi for months.
 

el Guapo

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I hate Tobacco!

1986 Skoal... Cope... Cigarettes... Skoal... Cope... Cigarettes... lather and repeat then freedom from Nic in 2000 and still holding. Every day is like AA.

Favorite addiction quote: "I'm like a Chocoholic, but for Alcohol"
 

Glomer

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It isn't like a spit in my wife's mouth!!! I enjoy a chew on long drives, or while watching a game.
 

el Guapo

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Nope! Wouldn't be prudent!

Please, no Animated Avatars Week until Dan is in his new job and happy! Kind of a Cyburbian Lenten Season. Let's not add too much to his pack.
 

NHPlanner

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Re: WWE Dudes!

BKM said:
I generally hate television and am a typical pacifist liberal.

Why, then, am I familiar with almost every name in the current World Wrestling Entertainment roster?

Its the best low-brow comedy available! Unlike most self-appointed "purists," I prefer the speeches and ridiculous storylines to any "rasslin" that incidentally occurs. Brock Lester Rules!

Yep...in addition to my on again/off again tobacco habit, I also am a closet WWF (I still can't call it WWE) fan. I watched when I was a kid during the whole Hulk Hogan Rock'n Wrestling era....went away for many years, but was turned back on to it when I got out of college. I don't watch as much now as I used to, but I still love the cheesy acting, and the amazing athleticism of many of the performers.

I've even gone so far as to have attended 2 RAW tapings and a PPV a couple of years ago....It's my soap opera. ::oops:
 

Planderella

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How many of you WWE/WWF fans used to watch GLOW??? I also liked the American Gladiators.
 

aengus23

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My Sin?

The TV show "Iron Chef"--Haute Cuisine!!!
That's right, I cook, and I enjoy it. Although my wife is occaisionally a little suspicious of the outcome--you can get too much of the Iron Chef. This show is amazingly entertaining. How many things can you think to do with eel, shark fin or daikon?
 

tsc

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My gas saving car is a huge Volvo sedan...about 2 gallons better than my big suv. Kinda goes along with my sailboat that has a 50hp honda outboard on the back....
 

el Guapo

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ts corbitt said:
My gas saving car is a huge Volvo sedan...about 2 gallons better than my big suv. Kinda goes along with my sailboat that has a 50hp honda outboard on the back....

Volvo - Its a good thing.
 

Jen

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negotiating guilty pleasures

Volvo, I might be getting one!

No kidding, perhaps a used Volvo wagon See the dear old husband is dyin to garage his new beetle this winter mainly because the suspension is too short to drive thru the carwash and with our salted roads the lil bug will stay icky dirty. So he tells me he wants to buy a winter beater, maybe spend 4k for a jeep or dumb truck. STOP RIGHT THERE!

I tell him he can drive my beater van this winter and he can buy me a better vehicle. Like what, he says, a SUV or mini van? NO how 'bout a mercedes wagon I say, he says how about a subaru wagon. no thanks I say, how about a volvo? ....please?

If I can really store the bug in the garage this winter, he says. OK I say.

Guilty pleasure: Perusing ebay for those Swedish cars..
 

Repo Man

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Anybody ever see that movie "Crazy People" with Dudley Moore?

He is an ad exec that decides to start telling the truth in his ads. His ad for Volvo:

"Volvo: Boxy, But Good"

The ad he came up with for Jaguar was even better...but should not be posted here. :)
 

tsc

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Re: negotiating guilty pleasures

Jen said:
Volvo, I might be getting one!

No kidding, perhaps a used Volvo wagon See the dear old husband is dyin to garage his new beetle this winter mainly because the suspension is too short to drive thru the carwash and with our salted roads the lil bug will stay icky dirty. So he tells me he wants to buy a winter beater, maybe spend 4k for a jeep or dumb truck. STOP RIGHT THERE!

I tell him he can drive my beater van this winter and he can buy me a better vehicle. Like what, he says, a SUV or mini van? NO how 'bout a mercedes wagon I say, he says how about a subaru wagon. no thanks I say, how about a volvo? ....please?

If I can really store the bug in the garage this winter, he says. OK I say.

Guilty pleasure: Perusing ebay for those Swedish cars..

If I could find the right home... I might let someone adopt by 740...for a slight fee. My baby is in NY though....a distance from MI.

I didnt want to trade her in... so I am pathetically saying she is my commuter car.... and I car pool and rarely drive.
 

BKM

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WWE/GLOW/Battledome

Planderella said:
How many of you WWE/WWF fans used to watch GLOW??? I also liked the American Gladiators.

Of course, GLOW ruled!

My favorite, though, was this ultra-lame show that can be described as a misbegotten combo of Gladiators and WWE. Battledome ruled! Too bad its no more-a Google Search only found some lame video game.

Joe Schmo off the street competing with the steroid monsters. And, a story line to boot! Classic Television on late Saturday night (that proves how sad my social life is :( )
 

Jen

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If I could find the right home... I might let someone adopt by 740...for a slight fee. My baby is in NY though....a distance from MI.

Say tsI am interested! Is it a 4 cyl automatic? Which decade, how much and colors really don't matter.

An open adoption is cool with me, so ...

Meet ya in Pittsburgh?
 

Jen

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guiltless pleasures

Rest easy TS Im no linger interested in Volvos! As my marriage unit and I are seriously discussing the purchase of a 2002 passat wagon! Its loaded too, has everything but leather seats. I'm gonna drive it this Saturday! Just in time for the snow to fly!

Me driving a 5 speed turbo wagon Bwahahaha
 

el Guapo

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Jen
Those sweet Volvos on ebay are always somewhere far far away. I look for the perfect 245 almost every day. Someday someone will list the perfect one within 300 miles of me.

I have a nice 85 244GL that I have keep running thanks to ipd, UPS, Ebay and Gorges Volvo in Wichita. With those cars you can't just run down to the neighborhood parts store and get whatever you need. The brickboard is another good source of info on repairs and maintenace.

My wife hates them.
 

Wannaplan?

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I'm an amateur Beatle-ologist!

Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles.

It's not that simple, and just a tad bit more complex. In 1967, during the making of the "Magical Mystery Tour" movie, the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, killed himself because he was being blackmailed - he was gay and did not want to be outed. After Epstein's death, Paul became the de facto manager. The other three did not resent him taking on this role, and in fact were glad that they did not have to do all that extra work. As such, it sort of made Paul appear to be the "leader" of the Beatles and that went to his head. Around that time, the Apple company was formed. The four mates were spending more time on business issues rather than making music. No one really cared to do all that business work, but since they formed the company, they had to attend business. It was becoming all too much. Plus, they were getting older and wanted to spend more time with their girlfriends. The group dynamics they had from the early sixties were not the same. They grew up. And that's why the Beatles broke up.
 

Dan

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What's your guilty pleasure?

MTV's Sorority Life, because it's like watching "The Real World: Buffalo."
 

donk

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I have a few, but I'll wait until others tell their's so I know which ones to list.
 
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TV: MTV's Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Sexes

Books: Cheesy romance novels (but NOT Harlequin or Sillouette - they just suck)

Music: When driving by myself, I'll put on the pop station and sing to JLo and Beyonce

Food: I LOVE McD's breakfast value meal #1 - to console myself after every blood test at the RE's - I'd stop by, get an EggMcMuffin, Hashbrown and Orange Crush soda. so rob wouldn't know, i'd use quarters out of the change jar to pay and air out the car for the last few minutes of the ride. :)

Movies: 90's teen movies: She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, Clueless, Can't Hardly Wait - so nice when there's nothing else on tv when you can't sleep.

And my favorite guilty pleasure: The hair/beauty aisle at Eckerd. Most people wouldn't necessarily call me a girly girl, but my bathroom closet is FULL of mud masks, cuticle remover, nail polish, foot lotion, hair de-frizzer, etc. Rob won't let me run in to pick up prescriptions any more because I always come out with some new lipstick (that i hardly EVER wear) or a french manicure kit (that I'll use maybe twice). but i LOVE that stuff. :)
 

OhioPlanner

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McDonald's Chicken McNuggets (although they just changed to white meat and they taste nothing like the old ones, so this may be a guilty pleasure of the past).

Coke Floats

When my husband is not in the car I listen the rap/hip-hop station.

Joe Millionaire, lifetime movies
 

Repo Man

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KMateja said:
or a french manicure kit (that I'll use maybe twice). but i LOVE that stuff. :)

Don't you mean a FREEDOM manicure kit ;)

I also love watching MTV's Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Sexes I just wish Puck was still on.

Reruns of Beverly Hills 90210

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
 

Tranplanner

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Didn't we do this one a while ago...?

Rocking out to classic rock in the car when alone - my wife can't stand the stuff. Hell, I'm listening to Van Halen's 1984 "Drop Dead Legs" right now as I post (not driving though). The air guitar is freaking some people out...

A wee dram of scotch once in a while...

Computer solitaire - especially "Spider"

Starbucks Cafe Mochas on Fridays after lunch

Driving on tight twisty roads with my little Escort...god I love driving with a manual transmission. I want my Mini Cooper!

Oh, yeah baby - now we're onto "Hot For Teacher"...'scuse me while I rock out!
 

donk

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After reviewing the ones posted so far, here are a few of mine, that are not too creepy.

Every once in a while (3-4 times/year) I get a craving for chef boyardee tinned ravioli. The worst part, so I've been told, is that I like to eat it cold right from the can.

My comic book collection, I might even start reading a Marvel title regularily as I have been picking up back issues of daredevil and enjoying them.

Music, my klezmer collection, my folk collection people I know find these odd compared to the rest of my record and CD collection.

Books, Daniel Pinkwater and Mordecai Richler children books.

TV. I'll watch just about anything and do. This is especially true when riding rollers in the winter, need something to dull the mind on those 1 1/2 rides in the living room.
 

Queen B

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I try not to feel guilty about things, it is not mentally healthy!
You all know what the real answer here is...

But aside from that it does bring up the thought of a new thread, but don't know if you guys have done this..

What is the weirdest combination of food that you eat?
 

BKM

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Guilty Pleasures

1. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment): Bring on the Pain!

2. www.portalofevil.com

3. My entire diet :(

4. My spending way to much money on my various "collections" (books, dcs, glassware, pottery) while neglecting practical things like "new garage door openers" and "new carpets."
 

kms

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I buy and drink a bottle of chocolate milk every time I run an errand.

I hide proscuitto in the back of the drawer in the refrigerator and don't share it with anyone.
 

Habanero

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Bubble baths, James usually has one waiting for me after a really long day. I fell a little guilty I get to relax while he's making dinner.

Hagen Daz- the good chocolate ice cream

I listen to "booty music" when I work out, but it gets me to the gym. I've got "Too Much Booty In The Pants" by 2LiveCrew stuck in my head right now.

RW and RR on MTV, even Sorority Life. Dave Attel's Insomniac.
 
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TexasPlanner said:

I listen to "booty music" when I work out, but it gets me to the gym. I've got "Too Much Booty In The Pants" by 2LiveCrew stuck in my head right now.

That must be very inspirational!

As for weird food combinations, my dad got me hooked on peanut butter and banana sandwiches when i was a kid - we never deep fried them like Elvis, though.
 

The Irish One

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Sorority Life. Dave Attel's Insomniac

Jordan from UC Davis was such a queen.

Dave Atell I just discovered and I like a lot! I've seen Litlle Rock, Boise, Boston, Cleveland(Ithink). That show rocks! and I hate getting drunk
 
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Re: Guilty Pleasures

BKM said:
1. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment): Bring on the Pain!

This used to be Rob's guilty pleasure, and I would watch with him while doing school work. And even now, something WWE willl pop up in a dream. Last night I dreamed that I was dating Shane McMahon (we were walking along the port in Denmark, thank you for your contribution cyburbia) and I was pitching a story line for WWE that involved me and my posse of WWE Divas pulling a bank heist. And I was a hot latina. HHH was giving me tips on how to pitch a story to Vince (wait until the Friday night cast party).

i'm so retarded.
 

Jeff

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Re: Re: Guilty Pleasures

KMateja said:


This used to be Rob's guilty pleasure, and I would watch with him while doing school work.

And let me guess...you 2 used to go on dates to the Thursday night tractor pulls, and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon ?
 
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Re: Re: Re: Guilty Pleasures

Mike D. said:


And let me guess...you 2 used to go on dates to the Thursday night tractor pulls, and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon ?

hee! no! it was demolition derbies and Natty Light! :)

kidding.
 

BKM

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WWE

I'll have you know that WWE (formerly WWF until those namby-pamby animal lovers sued in England) represents the epitome (or nadir) of American culture. You can view American history through the WWE: Iron Shiekhs, Evil Russians, Nasty Canadian cabals have all graced the hallowed "Squared Circle." Business-labor disputes? The battle between workin' man redneck Stone Cold Steve Austin and the evil, conniving millionaire CEO Vince McMahon is a fine example of class hatred! Sex, well as Kmateja points out, the WWE Divas epitomize the "sleaze" of modern American culture. For those with other persuasions, the sport is rife with heros, from "Gorgeous George" to todays "questionable" Gold Dust.

Nay, I say to thee doubters. I withdraw my early post. I am PROUD to be a WWE fan!!!

:)
 

ajacks13

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(1) Lip gloss,

(2) Harold's Chicken Wings (it's a Chicago thing) and/or Lemon Litlle Bucket Parfaits (KFC), and

(3) those awful Lifetime "Women on the Edge" movies - I can watch 2-3 in a row on a cold, rainy Saturday - sad but true
 

chrisinmd

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Guilty Pleasures

What is your favorite guilty pleasure.

1. Watching the Kardashians
2. Listen to Lady Ga-Ga's music
3. Tiger Woods admirer
4. Tea Bagger supporter/particpant
5. Big Polluting Car driver
6. Big Macs-your favorite meal
7. Male Strip Clubs-your favorite cultural entertainment
8. Female Strip Clubs- your favorite cultural entertainment
Other (please explain)
 

Jen

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I'm over the kardashians, but my new guilty pleasure is the Jersey SHore (Bennies! Guido's, orange tans whee), also guilty of frittering away time watching the Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and my netflix queue is stacked with past seasons of Project Runway - My tv habits have sunk to a new low!
 

PrahaSMC

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1. Friday Night Lights (the TV Show; don't feel guilty about loving the book)
2. Taco Bell
3. Being a pessimist
4. Spending too much on $ sneakers
5. Drinking excessive amounts of coffee
6. Celebrity gossip
 

Rygor

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Wow. Old thread.

For me:

1. Sports radio - esp. AM 670 The Score (Chicago station)
2. Bejeweled Blitz - the most addictive Facebook game EVER
3. Sobe Energy Drink, citrus flavor - even though it's loaded with sugar, I only allow myself one every couple days
4. Driving - some of the other planners give me crap about it since I'm one of the few that drives to work every day even though I live about 1.5 miles away (they all bike or walk 90% of the time), but I LOVE my car (I'm a car guy) and I LOVE driving
 
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