Geez. That sounds like a wicked, hot Harlequin romance doesn't it? Well, sorry to disappoint but I'm not going to write a post about writing today. This last month has been such a whirlwind of being out there talking about ILLEGALLY BLONDE (and I don't mind it!) that the overwhelmingness of the promo side of things has worn me down a bit - and I really didn't even do that much! But the head cold from hell still lingers and I've decided - and my horoscope agrees - that I'm taking some much needed me time to relax more this month. As much as a working mom with 3 kids can relax. Which got me to thinking about what it is I do for relaxation. Specifically, what is it I do that - even though it relaxes me - that I'm just not that proud of. I'm telling you right now, it's not healthy. No morning jogs, or evening swims. Nothing that I can point to proudly and say, "Not only does it relax my mind, it improves my body." I wish.
So, are you ready for my confession? *Deep breath* Here goes:
I read trashy gossip magazines like the National Enquirer and each copious amounts of junk food when I doing it (preferably Humpty Dumpty bar-b-q potato chips or peaunut M & M's. If I'm really in a sleezy mood both at the same time)
That' right. I admit it. I'm a closet (well, I've just outed myself here) trashy magazine reader. There's just something about reading celebrity gossip that makes me feel all relaxed inside. My favourite issues usually have pictures of the celebs in their bathing suits with their eyes blocked out and arrows pointing to cellulite thighs and beer bellys. Is it my subconscious pulling me towards the magazine stand and telling me, "See, you're not in that bad a shape. Look at that actress right there."
So, I'll fork over the more than five bucks for that throwaway mag and snuggle down into a comfy chair (or if I'm at the cottage, the hammock) with a favourite junk snack and spend a mindless hour devouring mindless gossip. It's relatively cheap entertainment and a sure fire way to de-stress. I think more people should try it actually :)
So, what's your guilty pleasure (keep it rated G people!)