Hi, my name is Angela, and I’m a glutenoholic. I’ve been clean and gluten-free for 4 days. Yeah, I fall off the wagon–a lot. It’s just that McDonald’s is the perfect comfort food when I’m having a bad day. And then there’s Arby’s, which I treat myself to when I have a *great* day and I want to celebrate something. I know, there’s something wrong with that picture. Oh, and then there’s Panda Express, which is just everyday temptation. And Taco Bell, though it really isn’t fair that they put oats in their meat.
Ok, all this talk of food is just torturing myself. What other guilty pleasures do I have…
When I’m in a particularly sour mood, I watch movies of mass destruction. Independence Day and Godzilla are great for indulging that voice in my head that wants to squash things. Better the numerous, nameless extras on screen than those around me. Catharsis–good medicine, though I much prefer our contrived attempts at it over the ancient Romans’ practice of using slaves in their plays for actual death scenes. I’m content with fake blood.
When I’m stressed out to the point where my head explodes, I curl into a ball and watch classic Disney movies. Life was simpler as a kid. Although as an adult I also appreciate the veiled comments and vocabulary meant to entertain parents that kids would never understand. It’s something I find sorely missing from kids’ movies/television productions today.
And when I simply lack the motivation to snap my limbs out of a gelatinous state, I turn to Castle. Comedy plus crime drama with a splash of writer–my heaven. (Not so much a guilty pleasure as an indulgence.)
“There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people, psychopaths and mystery writers. I’m the kind that pays better.”
If there is anyone out there who has not seen Castle, rectify it immediately! In fact, today I am taking the first season and forcing my best friend to watch a marathon with me. 😀
Okay, I have another confession. I love spoilers. I am addicted to spoilers. More accurately, I’m addicted to recaps, all details provided. When I stumble upon a book series or television series for the first time, but it’s been around for a while, I will not wait to read/watch every single book/episode. I will Google it, find a recap, and summarize my way through til the end. Then I will read/watch the originals. While I would never give away spoiler information myself, I am grateful for those people who take the time to do so. I will harbor you when the witch trials come.
Have any guilty pleasures? When you’re sad, mad, or reduced to a sniveling puddle on the floor after going ten rounds with the WIP?
Living Life Down Under: Katy explains to all us northern hemisphere people what it’s like having Christmas in the summer!
Wise Winamp Wed: Ask the all-knowing anything you want by Lyn Midnight. As for the answers…don’t drink and read.
Tips for Being a Healthy Writer by Kristen Lamb: Feeling lazy? The pictures of cesspools can be quite motivating.
Important Notes On What Readers Do Not Want To See In A Story by Mistress Suzie: A must-read, writers!
Tele-Tuesday, 1996 by Tiffany A White: Take a trip down memory lane.
Also, Smashwords is having its annual Summer/Winter sale (Summer in the North, Winter in the South), and my paranormal romance, Phoenix Feather, is half off!