Category: Guilty Pleasures

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Tough Zebras, Sexy Coquettes and Frozen Judges

I have a new obsession. It’s pangrams, sentences that include every letter of the alphabet. You can use letters twice (you pretty much have to), but you can’t include proper names, foreign words or abbreviations. The goal is for them to make sense (relatively speaking) and to have as few letters as possible. The most famous of these is “the quick brown fox jumps … Read More Tough Zebras, Sexy Coquettes and Frozen Judges

how to effectively waste your time, part two

Too much time on your hands? Here are some suggestions for wasting it: Tell a five-year-old what not to say at the family Christmas gathering. Well, it’s a fine passive-aggressive way to get your point across, or an option for some mean-spirited fun. Debate “over-the-top” or “under-the-bottom” with regard to toilet paper. If you must, be sure to quote reputable sources, even if you have … Read More how to effectively waste your time, part two

waterloo, oh, I needed you

Talk about guilty pleasures. I was certain I was going to hell. Back in the 70s, I was deeply involved in an evangelical church that told me virtually any pop or rock group that didn’t sing praises to God was of the devil. And the group ABBA, well, that was a name for the Lord, not a group of singing sinners. But, how could … Read More waterloo, oh, I needed you

how to effectively waste your time

Thankfully, I had to think about this one. Sadly, there came a point when the ideas, all based on real-life (mine), came a’tumblin. For the record, I haven’t done everything on this list — at least not #4. Anyway, here are some ideas for how to effectively waste your time: 1. Write your acceptance speech for your Academy Award. Then give it — tears … Read More how to effectively waste your time

one man’s shame is another man’s glory

Ah, guilty pleasures. If you don’t have one, shame on you. For me, it’s currently the TV show “Jane the Virgin.” I know, I know. That’s why it’s a guilty pleasure. To those of who you feel a need to start talking about PBS when I mention it, phooey. There’s a reason I like it. It’s fun. It’s good. It’s pure escapism. There are … Read More one man’s shame is another man’s glory

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