02 December 2005

A Few of My Favorite Things

My top ten guilty pleasures, some more than others.

10. Cable. Yeah, I know all about television being the new opiate for the masses, but who can resist watching Anderson Cooper deliver the news on CNN? And then changing channels and watching Jon Stewart make fun of the news.

9. InStyle, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Not that I doubt fashion magazines contribute to image problems, but I love the clothes and what can compare to the fun of a full page fashion spread and/or interview with one of my many TV boyfriends?

8. Target. My bank statements suggest I shouldn’t go there as often, but have you seen the new Isaac Mizrahi for Target tuxedo ensemble? To. Die For. Now if I only had a grand holiday event that would justify buying it!

7. The Public Library. Not only is it my favorite building in the city, the coffee shop on the first floor makes the entire place smell like coffee, which is one of my favorite smells.

6. NetZero. Who doesn’t like having internet access in their bedroom? I can spend Saturday mornings reading the New York Times in my pajamas, for free.

5. Hot Chocolate. I have about 6 different flavors sitting in my kitchen. It makes me alarmingly happy when I have the time to make a mug of hazlenut or Irish cream or amaretto and take it to work with me. Somehow the day just goes better.

4. My Washer and Dryer. It adds $30 a month to my rent, but the relief of not scrounging for quarters is worth it. Also, I don’t have to share with any strangers, which greatly relieves the germaphobe in me.

3. Flannel Pajamas. Nothing is better in the winter. I could go bankrupt buying different pairs in crazy patterns. I already have pink flamingos and state-themed snow globes.

2. The Snooze Button. I push it at least three times a morning, which means I have to set my clock ahead an undetermined amount of time in order to get out the door on time, but the illusion that I can stay in bed for a few more minutes every morning is worth it.

1. Turtlenecks. I love them so much my fashion-conscious roommate has forbidden me from buying any more. As it is, I could conceivably wear a turtleneck every day of the week in the winter and still not have to do a load of laundry.

11 comments:

Esperanza said...

Scully! I love the image of yourself that this paints! Classy, sassy, and sophisticate. Love that we are friends! My guilties are high heels, too high, too colorful, and wearing them noisly in places like church halls and libraries, too much mascara, too much eye-liner, and too much of other things, I'm afraid, I am slightly less classy than you, but hey, it brings balance to our friendship right! jk ;) I laughed reading this post!

aquamarine said...

This is why I have missed our friendship! The things I loved about you in early years, are still the same things I love about you!

It is funny how different we all are but make such a good whole!

Loved #'s 8,7,5 and 2. I could live on hot chocolate if it was humanly possible.

Cherbear said...

I LOVE Target!! They have the best clothes for reasonable prices. And I love their $1 section. Sometimes I have to enter and exit through the garden center just to avoid the temptation!

Miss Parker said...

Ooh, fashion conscious, am I? And you, you are staying away from the turtleneck section at Tar-jay. Heh.

Panini said...

Have you seen 'Something's Gotta Give'? (edited is better) I love that movie!! And she loves turtle-necks too. :) You just reminded me of that. And I love this post. We have the same fav hot chocolates and they are very comforting on a cold early morning.

Panini said...

Have you seen 'Something's Gotta Give'? (edited is better) I love that movie!! And she loves turtle-necks too. :) You just reminded me of that. And I love this post. We have the same fav hot chocolates and they are very comforting on a cold early morning.

Panini said...

Have you seen 'Something's Gotta Give'? (edited is better) I love that movie!! And she loves turtle-necks too. :) You just reminded me of that. And I love this post. We have the same fav hot chocolates and they are very comforting on a cold early morning.

Panini said...

Have you seen 'Something's Gotta Give'? (edited is better) I love that movie!! And she loves turtle-necks too. :) You just reminded me of that. And I love this post. We have the same fav hot chocolates and they are very comforting on a cold early morning.

Panini said...

okay...my computer had problems...

cherbear said...

There are some great suits at Target right now!! Tempting but they never look right on me. Blast this short body!!!

cherbear said...

And speaking of the snooze button, I had one of those annoying "alarm won't quit sounding" dreams. It was extra frustrating today because my second alarm (cell phone) was in it too, so there were two annoying sounds I couldn't get rid of, the annoying TMobile jingle and the annoying alarm clock buzz!!! Double trouble!