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Five Guilty Pleasures
Didn't I do this one before? Or have I just read it everywhere and am confused?

Don't answer that.

Ok, I was tagged by two people: scarslet and xpapergirl

Ground Rules: The first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 Guilty Pleasures" and people who get tagged need to write an LJ entry about their 5 Guilty Pleasures as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

1. Livejournal. I should be doing other things, but I'm not. And yes, I do feel guilty about it. Sometimes.

2. Buying paper/scrapbooking/journaling/craft supplies. I spent about $20 yesterday alone on...pencils (rainbow colored!!), pens (purple and green ones), a 4x5 pad of kraft paper, a 1x3 pad of kraft cards, a journal (don't I already have one or five??), a cool pre-inked brush calligraphy pen (it was only $1!), and 4 packages of origami folding paper (rainbow boat, folded rose and two packs of turtle folding - I only meant to get one, oh well). Actually, that's not bad...

3. Scarves. I think I'm getting addicted to buying beautiful, cozy-looking scarves. I've spent about $20 on four just in the past week. I should start wearing them so I won't continue to feel guilty. It used to be necklaces, big clunky ones. But I actually wear those when I go out and I've stopped buying them in favor of scarves.

4. Coffee and tea. Well, more coffee than tea. I shouldn't drink as much as I do because of my heart condition. But I can't help but crave it. Tea is better for me. And why is that a guilty pleasure? Because I have a lot of it at home, but I don't use it nearly as much as I make coffee.

5. My housekeeper. We never could have this pleasure back in the US, but here it is actually affordable. And if she were ever to quit, I would literally cry. I love how my laundry is done every other day (I put it into the washer before she gets here, she hangs them up and folds and puts away the last load). And how I never have to clean the bathroom. I do dishes myself on the days she doesn't come, but the night before she comes, I load up the sink and don't even think about doing them. I feel guilty, but I'm sure I'll get over that soon. LOL Plus, she's a sweetheart and she's our babysitter.

Ok, tagging time! co_techie, eleme, fu_shu_jing, sammykate and wendy_in_md - you guys are it!

damita98 tagged me for this meme. I've seen it around, but hadn't done it yet, so I'm doing it now. LOL

4 Jobs You Have Had in Your Life:
1. Customer Service rep at Sears
2. CALPIRG representative - most hated job ever!
3. Legal secretary at Geffen Records (when there was a Geffen Records!)
4. Office manager/HR for a technology consulting firm (My official title was Chief Operating Officer, but we only had 4 people in the company!)

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:
1. LoTR - Fellowship of the Ring
2. LoTR - The Two Towers
3. LoTR - Return of the King
4. probably Serenity (I've only seen it once, and want to see it again soon!)

4 Places You Have Lived:
1. Morrisville, Pennsylvania
2. Charlotte, Michigan
3. Orlando, Florida
4. Los Angeles, California

4 TV Shows You Love to Watch:
1. The West Wing
2. Lost
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Law & Order (original and SVU)

4 Places You Have Been on Vacation:
1. Bangalore, India
2. Orlando, Florida
3. Guam
4. Tokyo, Japan

4 websites you visit daily:
1. Livejournal blogs
2. non-Livejournal friends' blogs
3. GoPets (forums or the site)
4. Livejournal

4 of your favorite foods:
1. Pho (Vietnaamese Noodle Soup)
2. Dim Sum
3. Sushi
4. Anything my mom cooks *sigh*

4 places you would rather be right now:
1. In North Hollywood, in my house.
2. On a plane going on a trip
3. With family in Seattle
4. In bed...with Chris. (sorry, had to add that)

4 Bloggers You are Tagging:
1. dubbage42
2. gabbytheguy
3. minminminminnie
4. slave2three

So, I got something done this morning that I've been meaning to do for a few weeks now. I was reading my friends page and saw a comment about under-the-bed storage by shortindiangirl in sugarandbrine's journal and that gave me the push I needed to finally unpack a box that's been sitting in our bedroom (and being used as a catch-all for our clothes). The box was a tall one and had bedding in it. I got out a bunch of large plastic bags, bagged up the comforters and pillows and extra sheets I brought with us from the US and stuffed them all under our bed. Then I collapsed the box and stuck it on the balcony we're using for storage of all these things related to packing. Now our bed is covered with all the clothes that had been thrown on that box, but I'll put those away this afternoon. It feels good to cross another thing off my list!

It is lunchtime, so I'll update about Sunday in my next post, hopefully later today. It was a good day, contained going out, shopping (as I mentioned in my "guilty pleasures" meme) and sushi. I don't think I'll be whining, so rest easy. ;-)

What I'm feeling: hungry hungry

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co_techie From: co_techie Date: January 16th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
My 5 Guilty Pleasures:

1. Having hot chocolate and cake in the middle of the night (doing so right now)
2. Lounging around at home on a lazy Sunday with Jeremy (I did today)
3. Manicures and pedicures
4. Spending hours with baby Brian and having him all to myself (this gets broken every 3 hours because he has to feed with his mother)
5. Indian food - maybe I should've put this at the top of the list :)
sammykate From: sammykate Date: January 16th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn, damn, damn! I am going to have to meet some more people!!!! You've tagged me again and I STILL don't know anyone!

Okay, I will probably do what I did last time - post in my other journal and tag people who read that one. Now, I just have to develop a healthy sense of guilt, or my "guilty pleasures" are just "pleasures."
wendy_in_md From: wendy_in_md Date: January 18th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Damn, damn, damn! I am going to have to meet some more people!!!! You've tagged me again and I STILL don't know anyone!"

My sentiments, exactly! :c)
From: gabbytheguy Date: January 16th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the tag Priya - I am just about to do it over on my blog...I know I don't always pick up on these - to be honest it depends on my mood and how interesting I think it will be for me to do and for other people to read...

But you got me on this one!
wendy_in_md From: wendy_in_md Date: January 18th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here’s my basic list. Check out my blog for a little more detail. :)

1. Shopping for craft supplies.
2. Herbal tea.
3. Television.
4. Internet.
5. Hugs from my kids.
eleme From: eleme Date: February 1st, 2006 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I know I got tagged like, two weeks ago, and I did notice! I just didn't do it right when I saw it then I forgot. But! Now I'm remembering! Here's my list:

1. Buying books. I love them so much, but we really don't have the money to let me do it as much as I'd like. So when I do it's a treat, but I still feel guilty. (I honestly felt a giddy excitement when I was driving home from the library on Sunday after checking out some books and buying a brown paper grocery bag of books for $4)
2. Chocolate!! I <3 it. And I shouldn't feel bad when I eat it, but sometimes I do just a little.
3. Sleeping. I love sleeping and it's companion of comfiness and snuggling. But shouldn't I be awake working on something else?
4. Sitting here at my computer. I spend so much time randomly browsing LJ or other sites when I know I should be doing something else...
5. Getting hugs from my kids at school. I know it sounds crazy, but I do feel bad sometimes ... am I not supposed to encourage these hugs or hug back? Is it bad? I've read comments from other teachers about this "no physical contact" thing going on ... but honestly, it makes me feel so appreciated and loved when some little guy comes up and gives me a hug. It's not like I ask for them, they just choose to and I'm not going to turn that away!
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