My Real Life

November 29, 2012

Things I Love…That Are Bad for Me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

1.  Chicken McNuggets.

Forget the 6 piece.

When we go to McDonald’s, I get the 10 piece.

And, to be honest, I could easily down the 20 piece without even thinking twice.

Chicken McNuggets in hot mustard sauce and I am in heaven.

Pure heaven.

2.  Driving fast.

Driving really fast.

There is something about speeding down a highway that is so freeing.

I don’t speed with the kids in the car, but I’ll admit that if I ever get to be alone in the car, (which is pretty much never), my foot gets a little heavy.

I once got a ticket for going 97 while I was driving my little Nissan Pulsar through Pennsylvania to college in Ohio.

When the cop came to the window, he said, “I didn’t have my radar on when I saw you, and by the time it kicked in, you were at 97. I know you were going over 100, but can only ticket you for what I clocked you at.”

I said, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it!  I must have lost track!  I was just following the traffic!”

But in my head, I was saying, “Over a hundred?  Try 110, buddy.”

I have a need.  A need for speed.

3.  Movie theater popcorn.

I don’t get the butter…it actually makes me a little sick to my stomach, but even the regular popcorn has enough salt on it to dry up a snail.

But, I love it.

I can’t go to a movie and not get some.

It’s just so delicious.

Makes the whole movie experience better.

My eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I can never eat all I buy by myself, particularly because my lips dry out before I can even get a third of the way through, but that’s why I bring Real Man to the movies with me.

Cuz we share the popcorn love.

Oh, and because I love him.

4.  Wearing really high heels.

I love my heels.

However, I have a job that has me on my feet for most of the day.

I wear them anyway, and they don’t bother me while I’m wearing them.

Because I have flat feet, the heel is actually quite comfortable for me while I’m wearing them.

But, coming home and taking them off is painful.

My foot goes from 8 hours of tiptoe to flat on the floor and it hurts.


I should probably by some halfway heel slippers and wear them when I get home to ease my feet back into the flat position, but that seems silly.

So, instead, I’ll just suffer for my beautiful shoes.

5.  Pinterest.

I love Quora, as I spoke about a few posts ago, but I still enjoy Pinterest.

The reason it’s bad for me is because it makes me feel bad about myself.

Someone posted on Facebook the other day a poster that said, “All of my friends are posting about the pinecone wreaths they made after finishing baking their perfect pound cake.  I’m just happy the kids got a bath and nobody died.”

That’s pretty much how I feel most days, and some days, we don’t even get to the bath.

I look at some of the recipes and crafts on Pinterest and think to myself “Do people really have time to do all of this stuff?”

And they must, because there is the picture proof!

I guess the only way to stay with Pinterest and not feel like a failure is to just stick to the pictures of hot guy celebrities and book reviews.


Daily Gratitude, Day 28

Today I am grateful that my parents are both still alive and well.


  1. 100 mph?! YOU?!? I must say, I’m stunned 🙂 I get all my speeding tickets for going 35 in a 25 zone. Do you have any idea how hard it is to drive 25mph on the way home from an interminable Little League game when all you want is to get dinner on the table and have a glass of wine? But cops are very unresponsive to that argument, I’ve found.

    Comment by Susan Hubbard — November 29, 2012 @ 8:07 am | Reply

    • 25 zones are the bane of my existence.

      Comment by abozza — November 29, 2012 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  2. Love this post! I like bad things 😉

    Comment by Gioia Mama Artist — November 29, 2012 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

    • I think we all do…some are just afraid to say so. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — November 29, 2012 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

      • I suppose you’re right 😉 well, there are bad things and terrible things as well 🙂

        Comment by Gioia Mama Artist — November 30, 2012 @ 10:09 am

  3. Amen on the hot mustard w/nuggets! LOL Totally feel you with the speeding thing and the whole popcorn thing – why even offer butter? I usually take home the remaining half of the bag to enjoy the following day after my lips & tongue have recovered. Its been eons since I’ve been to a theatre so no new movies for me nor their super tasty popcorn.

    Tip – chapstick up before, during and after eating the popcorn 😉

    Comment by Helen @ my lil adventures — December 22, 2012 @ 1:50 am | Reply

    • You know, that’s kind of a cute gift idea…movie tickets with Chapstick. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — December 22, 2012 @ 8:25 am | Reply

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