Friday, November 13, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

From ChaCha: A guilty pleasure is known as something one considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. Often, the "guilt" involved is simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes.

I confess. I have some rather lowbrow tastes.  In reality tv.  Kyle's theory is that women are drawn to reality tv because of the drama; women love drama.  On the other hand, I feel there's just something about watching others' lives unfold (often in embarassingly tragic ways) that makes the mundane details in our own lives seem more interesting.  Sometimes I see pieces of myself in these people, allowing me to study myself, through them.  And isn't it so fun to be the subject of your own self-psychoanalysis? Or maybe I do just love the drama.

Allow me to illustrate:

Keeping Up With The Kardashians
I think I'm hooked because of Kourtney, who's name is spelled just as mine!  AND she has a sister named Kim, and so do I!  She must be my ethnic alter-ego.  There's also the LA boutique, which is something I've always wanted to have.  Only not in LA.

The City
My fascination with The City is probably connected to my early college dreams of moving to New York to pursue a career in fashion.  It reminds me that I made a conscious decision to do different things with my life, and that I'm really, really quite happy, thank you. 
But what if I had moved to "the city?"... 
And that, my friends, is what keeps me watching.

Say Yes to the Dress
My very first most favorite job was working for a bridal salon in Loveland, Colorado.  In fact, I would probably still be there if it hadn't gone out of business.  While nothing like Kleinfelds, this little salon was Loveland's own little haven of taffeta, tulle, tears, and tantrums.  In fact, I first became interested in fashion as a high school junior, dreaming of one day owning my very own bridal shop.  Well, there you go.

 America's Next Top Model
 No, I do not have aspirations to become a model, expecially not a "top model."  I've thought long and hard about why I love ANTM... and I really can't pinpoint the reasons.  Maybe its my natural weakness for a good makeover show?  Or because Suzi and I love to make fun of Tyra?  My inherent love for all things fashionable? 
Hm...  this has me rather perplexed.

The Good News:  I do not often subject my sweet husband to reality tv and try to only indulge in these guilty pleasures when I'm home on a Saturday afternoon folding laundry.
We watch mainly 3 things in our house: The Office, Conan, and ESPN.  Oh but marriage has a way of keeping things balanced, don't you think?


mrsmonje said...

Your husband is a lucky man lol! While mine refuses to come clean with the fact that he truly does enjoy watching reality tv, he always knows whats going on! I cant wait for him to get back so we can spend pointless hours together lol

KPost said...

YOU are so lucky! Maybe someday my husband will secrety love to watch reality tv with me - or maybe he does already? Hm..