Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Guilty pleasures, Sharing your

Librarians often have guilty pleasures that belie their professional personas. Your unhealthy fascination with celebrity gossip magazines, World of Warcraft, hip hop music, romance novels, or prostitutes won't qualify as a guilty pleasure if you're shamelessly blogging about it at the reference desk.

Ask the readers: What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

80 comments:

Kate said...

Ponies.

an otherwise male librarian said...

lifetime original movies.

Anne said...

Everything you listed except World of Warcraft. I'm not THAT big of a loser.




Well, okay. It is just romance novels. But you totally called it!

Anonymous said...

Magic the Gathering Card game

Trekkie said...

Reruns of Star Trek Enterprise every Tuesday night on SciFi channel.

Tuesday? OOooooo! Today's Tuesday! :)

Anonymous said...

New Super Mario Brothers on my DS Lite

Anonymous said...

Pokemon... also on the DS. fun fun!

Nugget said...

"Charmed" reruns...I'm so ashamed...

Graham Lavender said...

Anything with vampires in it - Anne Rice novels, Dracula in his various roles in various media, random Japanese anime & manga, low budget horror films from the 1970s...

Chloe said...

Benders.

Anonymous said...

Librarianship

Emily said...

Playing competitive Boggle. Alone.

Anonymous said...

Reading on Livejournal about the fetishes and depravities of others.

Anonymous said...

Doctor Who (classic). EastEnders. Mr. T. Dynasty. Gossip Girl. Smoking (strictly legal stuff).

Trek is so not a guilty pleasure. Wear that geek badge with pride!

Anonymous said...

America's Next Top Model.

Anonymous said...

Rabbit Bites
I love Rabbit Bites! Buns and Chou Chou making me grin....

Anonymous said...

Reading People magazine at the haircut shop or the doctor's office, but of course never at the library.

Sports uniform trivia, especially baseball, and the Uni Watch blog.

The RSS feeds for nearly 200 Flickr groups, members, pools, and tags.

Anonymous said...

Battlestar Galactica!

3goodrats said...

Lost. And, um, lolcats.

Trekkie said...

Thanks Anonymous 2:47 pm

It's just that I'm such a disappointment to my mother. She insists I'll never get married with such geeky interests.

Isabelle said...

Fruitcake. Yes, it's a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Watching this online (while at work!)

www.nbc.com/30rock

Don't tell anyone...or everyone will want one.

Kevin Musgrove said...

National public library policy.

And the lady with the duffle bag on the morning train.

Anonymous said...

OMGponies!!1! - cuteoverload.com
Sometimes I accidentally-on-purpose leave the patron screen activated and everyone passing by gets to see the puppies-and-bunnies-and-cats-oh-my!

Anonymous said...

Fashion.

Trashy memoir.

Anonymous said...

Singing Justin Timberlake’s “sexyback” while dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld in the staff lounge while my Lean Cuisine is heating up in the microwave.

Anonymous said...

Listening to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" soundtrack at maximum volume.

Walt Lessun said...

butter pecan ice cream

Anonymous said...

Twin Peaks reruns on Sleuth.

Anonymous said...

fanfiction...Harry Potter and JAG fanfiction at that... (I don't view my reading of Pride and Prejudice fanfiction as quite such a guilty pleasure because most of it is much better written...)

Dem0nic1 said...

Getting paid to play Magic: the Gathering and AD&D for teen programming @ the library.

BTW- my wife and I watch Star Trek all the time- we even borrow the seasons from the library- next gen, voyager, etc.

Can you say "greatest job ever"?

Anonymous said...

Just about any competitive dating show out there: Bachelor/Bachelorette, Rock of Love, Temptation Island (full episodes of the latter on Hulu!)

anonymous 2:47 p.m said...

Harry Potter fanfic- wow. A guilty pleasure indeed. I was none to pleased with the epilogue myself, Anonymous 4:55 pm.

BTW- married people can totally watch the Trek. It's all about finding the right person to share the Kirk Shoulder Rolls with. Worry not, Trekkie- they're out there.

Marissa said...

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. Yes, I am helping plan a release party in August for the final book.

Fanfic OMG.

Helene H. said...

Project Runway
Music Videos on YouTube
Nip/Tuck
Blogs/websites: I can has cheezburger, the Sartorialist, Apartment Therapy, Television without Pity, What is Alan Watching?
Clearly, I've way too much time on my hands...

Amy said...

This is so fun!

Perez Hilton Celeb gossip
Today Show
The View
Sportscenter

Anonymous said...

I'm with Nugget...

Charmed reruns
Celebrity Gossip Blogs
US Magazine... I slip it inside the New Yorker :)

Anonymous said...

Librarian's Guide to Etiqutte

kittenfemme said...

Writing porn, romance novels, and the whole Lindsay Lohan/Samantha Ronson thing!

Helene H. said...

More Guilt:
Page Six
La Dolce Musto
People
Us ("stars...they're just like us!")

Anonymous said...

Trekkie Pride! I am a Trekkie child of Trekkie parents with a Trekkie husband - embrace the Trek! I saw the best numberplate on a car ever - NCC1701 - subtle yet geeky, I love it!

Anonymous said...

I watch an incredible amount of really bad tv...for a librarian.

Laura said...

All My Children

Anonymous said...

Gordon @#$(*$! Ramsey shows.
Any lousy B movie or Z movie.
Punk rock and the current opera scene, but then I'm a very sick librarian.

With issues.

Dollgirl-chan said...

trashy magazines

Japanese dolls & toys (my house looks like a toy store!)

supernatural romance novels

hostess chocolate cupcakes w/ the white squiggly thing on top

zelda said...

All Zelda Nintendo games.
Project Runway.
Scrabbulous.

Anonymous said...

Found Magazine
www.foundmagazine.com
and its comments section

Suzanne said...

All of that stuff....while KNITTING!

Altamari said...

Gossip Girl and gangster rap. I realize they are opposite ends of the "Guilty Pleasures" spectrum...but that's how I roll.

Julie Andel said...

Reruns of the OC and yes I need to buy the series :)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Eating several maraschino cherries straight out of the jar....

Anonymous said...

Drag Racing - a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda going 135 mph down the track.

Anonymous said...

Degrassi the Next Generation...OMG, its the best

Anonymous said...

Bubbletown (Facebook app)

Anonymous said...

Yaoi
MXC
People.com
on-line real estate listings

Anonymous said...

People.com news feed, Y&R and B&B on the DVR. And Petfinder

Anonymous said...

for me, it would be LOLcats, Google News, Gossip Girl (the pics of Britney at the beginning of the year were very amusing.. she's becoming 'normal' again, if that's possible)

Canadian said...

Enid Blyton books

Anonymous said...

eating chocolate chip cookie dough out of the tube, while watching Coronation Street on the CBC

Silly Swedish Skier Says So said...

dating programs. I miss Change of Heart.

Anonymous said...

Home decor, organizing other people's closets and learning nothing from TLC's What Not to Wear.

Anonymous said...

Jon and Kate + 8

Janet said...

I don't think anyone has posted this one yet: 80s hair metal! And I'm hopelessly addicted to MySpace and Facebook.

Deborah said...

Project Runway.

Anonymous said...

WWE Smackdown and Webkinz...SOMETIMES at the same time!!!

Susanne said...

Currently it's Buffy and Heroes.

LegalGoddess said...

VH1's "I Love..." series. The "I Love the 80s" is my fav but the "I Love the New Millenium" is cool too. Weird how tech from 2001 seems so antiquated now.

I am also relieved to know that my fascination with People magazine is common among my compatriots. I am suprised no one has mentioned http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/, a blog which makes me laugh until I cry. I only look at it in the secrecy of my office, though.

And small powdered donuts.

Anonymous said...

Paranormal romance

Anonymous said...

Yes! Zelda rules!

Also Capt Janeway on Voyager. She's my BFF.

Anonymous said...

World War II

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, "Ladette to Lady"

Anonymous said...

lolcats, loldogs, lolponies, loldinosaurs...

soren faust said...

Planning my next life as a poltergeist.

Drug lit.

Project Runway.

Beth Gallaway said...

Nutella. WoW. Rock Band. Time travel romance books. :)

Anonymous said...

the spike show "1000 ways to die" and marshmallow peeps with a glass of milk...

smp1 said...

Taco Bell.

smp1 said...

Celebrity Jeopardy

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Anonymous said...

Rail accident investigation reports. :(

Anonymous said...

Stargate Atlantis.

And Baking.

Brought a whole lot of cupcakes to the library one day for staff party.
...got three smooshed to my face.