We are all guilty of doing some things that if spoken about, most people would probably look at you like you had grown an extra head or sprouted a unicorn horn.
But sometimes, we should embrace what should really be known as just our individual quirks. The things that make us, us. The small little things we do – or don’t do – that make people love us that little bit more (sometimes). Yes, it may be different or even possibly sound totally disgusting, but you enjoy it and that’s all that matters!
- Binge watching TV series: Mr.A can’t stand it because he just gets bored but I’ve gotten through Seasons of Scandal, Greys Anatomy, 90 Day Fiance, Catfish and many more shoes this way. Clearly, this was mainly when I was dealing with my mental health and not working but if I ever get the chance now, I’m more than likely catching up on 5 or so episodes of whatever show I’m currently into #TheBlock #Luther #RHOA
- Not creaming my skin after a bath or shower: being a POC I seem to have drawn from more of my dad’s Jamaican genetics than my mum’s English ones – meaning I’ve had ashy knees, hair so knotty it’s almost dreads and a nose that definitely resembles my fathers. That being said, I find the process of creaming my skin entirely too time-consuming and I just don’t enjoy it. So sometimes I don’t do it and I don’t even feel bad.
- My love of romantic/romantic suspense/romantic adult fiction books that are totally unrealistic and even sometimes poorly written but loving it anyway. I could read these all year and I probably have done to be honest. I can’t tell you how many of these books I read in 2018 when I had perfectly good self-help and biography books I could have been reading. I love fiction.
- Watching videos of massive Hydraulic Press’ squashing random objects like balls and guns and bottles of soda because seeing the effect is absolutely a-mazing and fascinating. As a family, we can literally sit and watch these videos for a good hour. Just google video of things being crushed/melted/destroyed by hydraulic press and you’ll be on the right track.
- Buzzfeed: What a way to kill time. I read articles that scare the hell out of me, take pointless quizzes that can’t really tell me anything about myself but maybe one day it will be right, read news from interesting points of view, find the most random items to add to my amazon basket that I will never actually buy… Buzzfeed is literally the best. ever.
- Twilight: My biggest secret is that in 2012, I became one of the very sad people who went to the cinema and sat down for hours on end to watch the “Twiathlon” – that’s “Twilight, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and the final chapter “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”. Why would you not want to watch every film in order from beginning to the grand finale all in one day for one reasonable price? Best day ever.
- 50 Shades Trilogy (the books only): I started reading these when Miss 6 was a newborn baby and would have me up at random times of night. I read them when I couldn’t get back to sleep. I read them when I had a moment to myself to read. I genuinely loved these books but maybe that links back to guilty pleasure #3 anyways. Either way, I would read them again and might even do so.
- Watching the same p*rnhub video to get myself off: Yep, that’s right. Sometimes, when I’m home alone on the rare occasion, I do me – literally. And sometimes my imagination just isn’t cutting it so I have a specific video I have bookmarked on my phone browser that I use to help me out. Does the trick every time. I’m all about genuine noises more than visuals so if it sounds good and realistic, it helps a lady out. #SorryNotSorry
Is there anything you do or enjoy that you know could cause shock, horror, dismay or any other strong emotion in others but you’re not sorry about either?
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This post was inspired by Phoebe Robinson and her Nine Favourite Not-So-Guilty Pleasures which can be found in her book “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain”