Guilty Pleasures

Admit it. We all have those! You know, those nasty little boogers that seem so unlike our character, but are in fact very much part of who we are (whether we’d like to admit it or not).

So in this post, I am going for the (dun dun dun dun) BIG REVEAL! Yes this is as tell-all as tell-all could get! Yesireeee, there’s no holding back on this one! Full speed ahead with the shameless confessions! Hope you’re ready. You might start seeing me differently after this post. hahaha.

To start off, among the gazillion reality TV shows out there, there’s one that I am particularly obsessing about. And this photo says it all.  Image

Whenever the show airs on E!, I just drop everything and zone out completely. It’s funny as I don’t even follow Hollywood gossip about the Kardashians but I seem to be quite hooked on the show. For one thing, I find it wildly entertaining! The show has a strange way of making things interesting no matter how mundane the subject is. Heck, they can be talking about tampons for all I care, but my brain would still find it oddly interesting. Oh for the record, I don’t remember an episode where tampons were the main topic but since they’ve been on-the-air for a number of seasons, I’m guessing the subject of tampons may have somehow surfaced in the show.

Perhaps the show’s success may be attributed to the fact they’re insanely good-looking and have become quite the celebrities. But at the end of the day, the show is just made for lazy watching…the kind of show where you need not over think things because it is what it is. Some people say this show is a waste of precious airtime. But I for one, don’t really give a hoot. Hey, it’s fun to watch! And among the Kardashians, Khloe is my favorite because she tells it like it is. So yes, that means I also watch Khloe & Lamar. I know, cringe right? Well deal with it! hahaha

Are you ready for guilty pleasure #2 or are your insides already reeling from dipping into “shallow” waters? 🙂 Well brace yourselves people, because there’s more! Yup I’m like a broken dam here and I’ll just keep on spilling.

Another recent guilty pleasure are these darn books! Yes, The Fifty Shades Trilogy….

These racy novels are really something else! I’ve never read anything like ’em! Well that’s because I’ve never read erotic literature in my life. Dubbed as “mommy porn”, I was close to giving up on book 1 because the hype was just killing it for me. Well, the hype among others…

And when I say “among others”, I’m sure those of you who have read the books know exactly what I’m talking about. Some women found the enormous amount of sex in the books a little bit too much. But in all honesty, after you’ve gotten over the shock factor of the first few encounters, you kinda get used to it. Some encounters are more exaggerated than others though. If anything, I think the sex adds color to the books. A whole lotta color if you ask me! LOL. Perhaps the author wanted to make sure that NOBODY falls asleep while reading her books.  I say she’s got that covered.

Seriously speaking, I’m referring to the author’s habit of repeating things deliberately over and over again. For instance, the reference to the “inner goddess” who seems to be a pesky invisible persona that pops in every so often can be quite annoying. Not to mention the countless times Anastasia Steele bites her lip, or rolls her eyes or orgasms at the drop of a hat. I mean, come on! You have got to be kidding me! Or how everything is fifty shades of crimson, or grey or whatever. Also how Christian always cocks his head to the left, or to the right and always responds “sardonically” which seems to be one of the most overused words in the book.

But despite all those cringe-inducing details, I think these books still manage to tell a love story in a very engaging and gripping way which makes it a page-turner nonetheless. Hey I know of a lot of women who can attest to that as they’ve lost  sleep poring over these books….eagerly anticipating how the whole story unfolds.

All I can say is, I’m glad I didn’t give up after the first book. I was told not to judge the trilogy by the first book so I kept going. The story becomes more interesting as it delves deeper into the lives of these two beautiful fictional characters. And no, contrary to popular belief, these books aren’t all about mind-blowing sex. Take the sex out, well at least some of it and I think the story can stand alone. But then again, doesn’t that take the fun out of it? Hey we all need something to blush about sometimes. 🙂

More than anything, I am quite relieved that I’m done reading the trilogy. Hey a girl’s gotta sleep you know! Plus I’ve been in a Christian Grey bubble  for far too long. This ain’t healthy anymore! I need to get him out of my head! LOL.  Perhaps I’ll rekindle this whole Christian Grey daze once the movies come out. Or perhaps when EL James finishes re-writing the trilogy (scoop from this article), this time in Christian’s perspective. Yup ladies, hold on to your panties…. because there’s more where these books came from. 🙂

So how about you, care to share your guilty pleasures? It’s liberating you know. Well if you’re ready, I’m all ears. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasures

    • hahahaha! i think my face ripped laughing when i read “thank you for introducing me to the world of Christian Grey’. As if I’m an expert in the subject. hahaha. well i’m glad you enjoyed it. these books are so…what’s the word i’m looking for? intoxicating! 🙂

  1. Oh my, this newsflash you gave about Christian’s perspective trilogy made me so giddy and over the top excited! 🙂

  2. Fifty Shades Trilogy! Woot Woot! First time for me to read an erotic literature too and my husband says, he sees a child in my face every time I smile while reading the book. Kaloka. Hehe 🙂

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