Coffee Chat: Guilty Pleasures

I love having a chat over coffee, so why don’t you grab yourself a hot drink and we can get started. Rory at Ink Interrupted has asked us about those things we love which we’re maybe a little ashamed of. Those films, songs, tv shows, and celebrity crushes that are our guilty little secrets – admit it, we all have them.
I admit it, I have lots of guilty little pleasures and some of those I’ll take to my grave (though if you tortured my beloved long enough he may give them up). I remember a conversation years ago in Tasmania between me, Ken, and my two (at the time) teenage nieces. My beloved, despite being thirteen years older than me, is very up with all the modern and cool music and was discussing this with my nieces. When I commented that I hadn’t heard of several of the groups, my nieces asked me to name a few of my favourites – when I’d finished they both just shook their heads and said my name in a tone that clearly said I was a lost cause when it came to cool music.
My first guilty pleasure that I’m going to share with you is a tv show called the Wotwots. It’s a children’s show that was filmed in New Zealand and I discovered it one morning when I was up early for work several years ago (I should add here that I don’t have any children so had no excuse to be watching this). It’s such a guilty pleasure that even now, years after it stopped being shown, Ken and I still speak in Wotwot to each other every now and then.
As you can imagine from the earlier discussion about my music tastes, I have a lot of dodgy guilty pleasures – my beloved thinks I’m a lost cause. I’m an 80’s girl and love music that you can sing along loudly with, and the 80’s were great for that. The song I’m going to share is one that I still know all the words to and as soon as I hear it I have to sing. 
Okay (deep breath) the song is: I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany. I can hear the laughter from here. Here’s how sad I am, we even had an 80’s song, Kylie and Jason’s Especially for You, as we left the church at our wedding!!

When it comes to films my guilty pleasure is big disaster films which my beloved hates. Films like Armageddon, 2012, Day After Tomorrow, and Independance Day are so good – basically end of the world type thing. Doesn’t matter how many times I watch them, I still enjoy them every day – our second dance at our wedding was Aerosmith’s Don’t Want to Miss a Thing from the movie Armageddon.  On days when I’m needing to watch a film that makes me feel good I nearly always put on the first Harry Potter film as it just transports me into that magical world – wouldn’t we all like to receive our letters from Hogwarts. 
I have loads of celebrity crushes that would come under the guilty pleasures category, but the one I’m going to admit to is Sam Elliott who gets better with age. If you don’t know who he is, Click Here to see his IMDb listing. I loved him in Fatal Beauty (with Whoopi Goldberg), Road House (they kill him off), and Tombstone (he plays Wyatt Earp’s brother).
Okay, I think I’ve shared enough guilty pleasures for one day and have lost all credibility in the taste stakes (okay, maybe I didn’t have any). Before you go, why don’t you pop over to Rory’s blog and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with – Click Here to Visit.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and indulge in one of your own guilty pleasures this week.
Pamela & Ken
P.S: This isn’t a guilty pleasure as everyone knows I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady – as I haven’t included one for a while, here’s a picture of Princess Cookie Cat looking gorgeous.

6 thoughts on “Coffee Chat: Guilty Pleasures

  1. I'm addicted to CBeebies Bedtime Stories – especially when James MacAvoy or Tom Hardy does the reading. But honestly, it's a lovely little break in the day. And Sam Eliot — okay but THAT VOICE!!! OH my, I totally get that guilty pleasure. I love love him in Roadhouse. Everyone else watched for Swayze, but I was there all for Sam. 🙂


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