Hmmmmmmm - why 10? That seems like an embarrassment of guilty pleasures so lets see where this goes.
- British Invasion music - my absolute favorite from the sixties. There has never been nor will their likely ever be a band as influential as the Beatles IMHO.
- This one is somewhat embarrassing but I really like a lot of those Hallmark Movie Mysteries and Christmas movies. My now 18-year old granddaughter and I used to watch the Christmas movies together and the mysteries are always fun to watch, even though simple to solve.
- I love reading conspiracy theories. I am particularly interested in the Jesus had a family and has a bloodline so well described in Holy Blood, Holy Grail and turned into a fun read by Dan Brown in his novel The DaVinci Code.
- Kennedy Assassination - this single conspiracy theory gets its very own spot on the list. Why? When I was a supervisor on the Product Support Team at RadioShack a few years back, one of our customers was The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. In that position I was lucky enough to have several conversations with the then manager that ran the place. I asked him point blank if Oswald acted alone or if the Conspiracy theorists were correct and he simply chuckled and said "Chuck - anyone who goes through this place and looks at the evidence and thinks Oswald acted alone is a fool". Now we may never get the whole truth but we should keep looking.
- Promise not to laugh, but I am a Bigfoot believer. One of the common stories heard is the tale of a 50 gallon drum thrown down a hill - not rolled but thrown. I actually know someone who claims to have seen that and he was scared to death as he related the tale.
- Old sci-fi and horror movies have always been faves of mine. The first movie I remember seeing was Tarantula - incidentally one of the first movies a very young Clint Eastwood appeared in. And then there is The Day The Earth Stood Still - the original version. One of my nicknames when Lynn and I worked together for a small company was bestowed by the company president - Gort - the first real bad ass of my youth.
And then there was The Thing - an original made better when remade decades later by John Carpenter. James Arness played The Thing in the original, in the remake your imagination played a much larger part.
- Liver and onions - a vastly underrated plate of food IMHO. Typically the liver is cooked so well done it looks and tastes like shoe leather but properly cooked to a pinkish medium it is buttery and great. Really. Seriously. Come on - give it a try.
- Frozen Snickers bars. I am a Type II diabetic but I still enjoy the occasional frozen Snickers bar. Halloweens were always fun when my kids were growing up - they knew to bring those little Snickers bars to me - LOL. They could exchange them for whatever we had left over and we always had good stuff so they never felt cheated.
- Old sports cars - my very first car was a 1956 MGA. I'd kill to get that one back - and yes I still fit in one, albeit barely LOL. It looked exactly like this one - wire wheels and all.
- Caspers Hot Dogs -you can take the boy out of Hayward but you can't get Hayward out of the boy. From the first time I had one, Caspers dogs have been my fave, and now they can be ordered and shipped to NC. Yay me, I have already put in a birthday request for a case.
That concludes my list of guilty pleasures and puts this week's topic to bed. See ya next week when east meets west in another 2-on-1 when Ramana and I blog on the same topic.