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Pay Backs Are A Bitch (And, Memes & Awards)

I am always tagging Leslie. I tag her for a few reasons. One, because I have known her for 20 + years and I love her to death. The other reason is because she brought me into the world of blogging and built every one of my sites. She rocks. The end.

Well, its finally pay back time. Leslie has tagged me for the meme:

The 6(66) Guilty Pleasures.

Guilty Pleasures Meme rules: Name 6 guilty pleasures no one would suspect you of having, 6 guilty pleasures you wish you had the courage to indulge and 6 pleasures you once considered “guilty” but have now either abandoned or made peace with. Then tag your chosen bloggers at the end of the meme.

(FYI: This was MUCH harder than I expected!)

6 Guilty Pleasures No One Would Suspect Me Of Having:

1. I really really really love the TV show The Girls Next Door.

2. I have a secret passion for wearing men’s undergarments. Example: I sleep in men’s boxer briefs and wife beaters.

3. I love straws. I love then so much I have to have a straw in every beverage I drink. (hot or cold.) I ‘steal’ them from every where they have straws on display, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, ect..my glove compartment is filled with them.

4. Gossip. I love to hear gossip, and I love to pass it along to anyone who will listen.

5. All My Children (A soap opera on ABC, that I have been watching ever since I was 3 years old while helping my mother fold the laundry.)

6. Um… I dont know? I think I have aired most of this information already!

6 Guilty Pleasures I Wish I Had The Courage To Indulge:

1. SkyDiving
2. Skiing
3. Surfing
4. Deep Sea Diving
5. Camping
6. Hiking

*Okay so basically anything that involves being outdoors or psychical activity. Not Gunna Happen. You can call me chicken shit, but I prefer to be called lay-zee.

6 Pleasures I Once Considered “Guilty” But Have Now Either Abandoned Or Made Peace With:

1. Watching The E Channel all day every Sunday. (Made peace with and indulge every Sunday.)

2. Surfing any and all celebrity snark websites. (Abandoned). (Now I only check a few.)

3. Gossip Rag magazines (Made peace with and indulge when waiting in line at the grocery store.)

4. I am obsessed with taking pictures and making movies. (Made peace with this one a long time ago and I never plan on stopping. I feel it is my duty capture and preserve as many memories & family events as possible.)

5. Drugs (Abandoned.) – (Except for the occasional very necessary Xanax.)

6. Chocolate & Beer (Abandoned.) – (Damn Food Allergies.)

I am tagging CLAIRE from The Domestic Minx. I have no idea where she went, or why she hasn’t posted a new blog in weeks? I miss her like crazy. And, NO ONE rocks ‘Guilty Pleasures’ like she does.

• and anyone else who wants to play!!

In other news, Jodi from Beyond The Cracked Window has awarded ME with one of the ever so coveted blogger awards.

A Roar For Powerful Words.


This is what she had to say about me: “I adore her writing. Whether it is her book “Off the Pole”, or her blog Momma Mia Mea Culpa, she writes with such flare and honesty. Not a day that goes by that I dont stop over to read more than once.”

Thank you so much!

Rules: The people given this award are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honour, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc. Let’s send a roar through the blogosphere!

Three Things I Believe Are Necessary For Good Powerful Writing:

1. Passion 2. Knowledge of the subject you intend to write about 3. A Pen (0r computer) and Paper.

I would like to pass this on to the following AMAZINGLY talented writers whose words deserve the highest of accolades:

Dawn @ Twisted Sister Totally Pissed Off

Claire @ The Domestic Minx

Amber @ Random Magus

Leslie @ SmokeRingsAndCoffeeStains

Michael C @ The Wonderful World Of Nothing

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  • No chocolate or beer. I can’t get over this.

    I share the mens undergarment thing. Their clothes are much more comfortable. Plus, they look sexy.

  • awww…. thanks so much for the award – I am honored 🙂

    I wish I had the courage to go sky diving too… it would be awesome! I may try parasailing some day… I hope… well maybe 😉
    As for camping… hate it… I like my comforts!

  • Meleah


    Me loves mens clothes. Me missess BEER and CHOCOLATE very very much.

  • Meleah


    You totally deserve the award, you make my day everyday.

    Yeah, when I say ‘camping’ I mean staying in a 5 star hotel and ordering in room service on 8,000 thread count sheets. ha ha ha ha

  • 6(66) doesn’t sound good, but you sleeping in men’s boxer briefs and wife beaters sounds hot! lol

  • Haha what a great list. You’re so funny.
    I have a guilt that no body should know (and one of your previous posts reminded me).
    When paying bill by phone, I LOVE to press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 repeatedly before screaming F You!”

  • Meleah


    Aw. Thanks.


    Ha Ha Ha Ha

  • sky diving sounds great with the exception of parachute issues that would make me become a large stain on the landscape once I plummet to my doom. That’s pretty much what has kept me from trying it.

  • no chocolate or beer…but at least you have Xanax!

  • 🙂 thanks for meming with me. 🙂

  • Congratulations… and thank you.. muahhh
    Sky diving is fun if you ever come to Dubai we’ll go together…

  • Meleah

    Anti Barbie:

    I am TERRIFIED to try that.




    Any Time.


    You’d have to HOLD my hand the whole way! xxoo

  • Jodi


  • Straws and wine don’t mix. OR beer. Ew. And I’m thinking with your love of television and movies and photos, you’re a shoe in for ustream.tv. You HAVE to do it. Your fans would LOVE it.

  • Meleah


    WHAT? I have no clue. Tell me !!


    I did drink wine and beer with STRAWS. And ice. I am all about ustream.tv. After I saw that on your site…very interested.

  • Bossy is impressed with you young people and your ability to make lists representing more than two consecutive things.

  • Jodi

    Hee hee I could play this out, I wont…

    Guess who is on her way to your house?(Mom’s)

  • I’d do your The 6(66) Guilty Pleasures meme but I lack the capacity for guilt.

  • I too worry about the Minx, and hope she is well.

    I recommend the surfing and diving…


  • Yikes! NO CHOCOLATE??? I’d die. Point blank. I. Would. Die. I am so sorry to hear that. And please, tell me you are kidding about wine through a straw?! I’m having a glass now and couldn’t possibly fathom it. As for your Celebrity snark website fix, me too. Huge Junkie. Have narrowed it down to 2 though. As for the Gossip…..bad, very bad…….that is probably my worst addiction. I will talk about ANYTHING, even if I don’t knaw the person. Sad. I love your post. Good to know more about you. How’s the packing, or dare I ask??? P.s. I checked out Minx’s website…what a great site!!

  • Meleah


    Yep. I am a multi-tasker.


    My Painting! Wheee


    I know that about you. It amazes me that you are in fact guilt free.


    For real…where is my girl? Um. I might try surfing or diving one day.

    Chef Mom:

    Not kidding. wine + straw = happiness.

    Minx ROCKS and I cant wait for her return.

    Packing is hell, my quest for boxes is never ending.

    Gossip is the best, especially OFFICE gossip. And celebrity gossip is a close second.

  • Jodi

    Let me know when she gets there okay? I have delivery confirmation, but I still want to know they said 2 to 3 days which with Holiday maybe friday?

  • Meleah

    Ill be SURE to let you know. Ill even post a picture of her hanging in my ‘new’ bedroom …

    xxoo xxoo xxoo xxooo

  • Meleah, remind me to hide all my straws when you come for a visit … LOL!

    I’m pretty much a lazy bum like you too, not the outdoorsy kind. 😀

  • Women in men’s underwear = HOT
    Men in women’s underwear = SCARY!VOMIT!YUCK!

    All my Children!! Susan Luci kicks ass!!
    I know about your alco-choco prohibition…but you can always get some virtual stuff from me!!
    F.Y.I : I had a skydiving trip all planed for my 30th B-day this month…but I postponed it. I didn’t want anything hampering my concentration as I was plummeting down thousands of feet 🙂

  • Meleah


    Yep. Hide the straws Ill steal them all.


    Ha ha ha ha ha

    Susan Lucci / Erica Kane SO AWESOME!

    I love my virtual presents from you!

    You are really going to go skydiving? Holy Hell woman… when did you postpone it till? Maybe we can BOTH go skydiving the same day? That could be our NEXT Bi-Coastal adventure? Hmm…

    And yes, isn’t that BIRTHDAY of YOURS like tomorrow? 11/21???

  • I have given up beer too. But CHOCOLATE? Oh my dear child, I am sooooo sorry! Congrats on your award & I hope tagging Claire flushes her out from wherever she’s been….I miss her & am starting to get a little worried about her too! Very unminxy-like behavior….
    LOVE YA!!!!

  • You so deserve that award. I always get something really meaningful from your blog. It was so much fun learning more about you. I love the straw collecting. I have a similar thing with business cards. I actually bought a special little box to house them all. It started when my hubby was designing a new business card and I collected some to get some ideas. That was over five years ago and I’m still collecting them. I figure I might use them one day. My son also likes to look through the box and laugh at the crazy names and businesses.

    I completely sympathise re. the chocolate. It is the only thing that keeps me going sometimes. Do you have a food you can eat that you think of as a treat? I’d also love to know how your new diet is working out for you. I know how hard restricted diets can be. Hope it’s giving you a lot more energy!

  • I’ll do the meme. I need new blogger material.

    PS- the sexiest shirt a girl could wear is a wifebeater.

  • Jon

    Congratulations on your award. I love visiting your blog. 🙂 And THIS was an absolutely enlightening and fun read. 😀

  • Meleah

    Still Confused:

    AWESOME! Let me know when its posted!

    and thats good to know since I wear wife beaters every night!


    aww..thank you. 🙂

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