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    Work has been absolutely brutal lately and it promises to get worse in the weeks ahead. . .so, when I came home tonight, I decided to treat myself to some "comfort food": Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Absolutely no good for me, few redeeming qualities. . .just tastes good.

    So that got me to thinking: What sort of 'guilty pleasures' have I enjoyed through the years to take me-- even temporarily-- to my 'happy place' ??

    Some are food & drink related:

    Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for Sunday brunch.
    A good thick steak smothered with mushrooms sauteed in butter.
    Pork Rinds and tabasco sauce
    Jiffy Pop on a camping trip

    Musical sins:

    "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
    "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols
    "Moon River" by Andy Williams
    "Rocket Man" by Elton John
    "Last Train to Clarksville" by The Monkees

    Choices, choices, choices. . .

    Called in sick so I could stay home and watch Round 2 of the 1997 Masters
    Belvedere instead of Smirnoff
    Macy's vs. Mervyn's
    Premium vs. Regular

    Cinema sans apologies:

    Toy Story
    Scarface ( say hello to my leetle friend. . .)
    Last Man Standing
    Night of the Living Dead ( B &W Original )


    And the next thing I knew, yet another Foo thread was born. . .

    What do you count amongst your favorite guilty pleasures, Foo ?


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    a weekend doing nothing.....at least nothing of importance to anyone be me,
    .....(Mrs. Bocco was out of town)


    Getting up letting the bed go unmade (perhaps all day)

    Turning the cell phone off and the rings off on the home phone

    Brewing a fresh ### of coffee and spending the morning reading - newspaper, a good book, whatever, and in the afternoon when the coffee was gone opening a Mirror Pond and spending more some more time reading or surfing the we

    Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner whenever and letting the dishes go until the next day
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    Montecristo cigars, once or twice a year if I can. Along that line, good pipe tobacco in the winter for my meerschaum.

    Excellent beer. Too much of it. (Bless Mrs. TheZagPhish for tolerating the results, albeit with the occasional comment).

    The occasional alternative poison. (clears throat)

    Appetizers in all their variety and glory.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Oh! Another... "Working from home," when I really just check e-mail once and a while pretending to be productive.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Some are food & drink related:

    Virtually any microbrew in the NW
    Jack Daniels
    Calamari

    Musical sins:

    Abba
    Blondie
    Prince

    Choices, choices, choices. . .

    Regular drip coffee at Starbucks at less than half the cost and none of the taste, but none of the wait, and more gasoline for the car.

    Cinema sans apologies:

    Logan's Run
    Ishtar
    Half of my DVD collection that no one seems to "get."
    I wear a helmet while internetting.

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    I got nothing
    "Bringing you more of little since 2007"

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    "Guilty pleasures"? The only pleasure that I can think of that would make me feel guilty is some sort of infidelity, and I'm not into that.
    Pleasures:
    Single Malt
    Real Beer (currently offerings from "Left Hand" are my faves)
    Red wine (just about anything over $10 a bottle suits me)
    Italian food
    Grilled steak
    Pork roast
    Bar B Q ribs
    Pork tamales
    Chiles relleno

    Perhaps tops on the list would be good companionship like after an epic bike ride with friends or the recent reunion I attended where several of the above items were included with stimulating and frequently humorous conversation. It doesn't get much better than when it's shared with friends and/or family.
    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Called in sick so I could stay home and watch Round 2 of the 1997 Masters
    Fun fact...Rub has not used a single sick day since he started at his current job (early July '07).
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

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    Default Most obvious answer........

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    Kahlua in my morning coffee.
    Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. -- Dave Barry
    f∞

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    Paying for the sports tier on digital cable so I can watch GU hoops. . .

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    Some are food & drink related:

    Ribeye-medium rare with gorganzola butter
    Veal Porterhouse, cause baby cows taste better
    King Crab at Ray's Boathouse- That's where I asked my wife to marry me.
    Dungeoness(sp?) Thermidor with fresh French Bread at the Leschi Cafe
    Phad Siu at Thai Bamboo (#17).

    *Seriously...Try these dishes.

    Musical sins:

    "Don't tell me you love me" Night Ranger
    "Coyahoga" REM
    "Celebration" U2
    "Adored" Stone Roses
    "American Dreaming" Dead can dance.
    "Higher Days" Psychedelic Furs
    anything from "the last temptation of Christ" by Pete Gabriel
    "Operation Spirit" Live
    "Jane says" Juanes addictione



    Won't call in sick but have altered day (I'm the boss) to accomodate my sports time comflicts.


    Crown instead of R & R
    Stoli or Grey G instead Of Schmirnoff
    Saphirre(sp?) vs Gibson's

    Cinema sans apologies:

    Highlander (the first one only)
    Scarface ( say hello to my leetle friend. . .) Yes Reno.
    Murder in the first (Bacon was robbed of a best actor nod by the timig o f the release of this)
    Night of the Living Dead ( B &W Original ) I first saw this in the 7th grade. Went home..cleaned pants...and never forgot.
    “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” ~Jack Handey~

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    Guilty Pleasures:

    Food/Drink
    Maker's Mark - straight up
    new york cheesecake

    Music
    Rod Stewart - old stuff
    the Boss - old stuff

    Leaving work early to catch 5pm Zags tip-off!!!!!
    ZAGS RULE!!!

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    My sins by category

    Food: Pepperoni pizza hot pockets, Pop Tarts with the white frosting and red filling

    Drink: Red Kool-Aid, gas station coffee, Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Music: Katy Perry, Hall & Oates

    TV: Local news
    What are you doing, Adam? Do you even know how many people go blind from pizza shrapnel?

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    Saying to telemarketers, pollsters, and other unsolicited callers, after they ignore my first " No, Thank You" :

    "What part of 'No, Thank You' did you not understand? Since you can't earn an honest living by dealing with people in person you can at least learn to listen."

    Then I hang up


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    There's this Russian girl at my work.........


    Chocolate chip cookies. Baskstreet boys ( not all the time ) (shi*t you guys are gonna make me pay for that one )

    Christmas movies in the summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Saying to telemarketers, pollsters, and other unsolicited callers, after they ignore my first " No, Thank You" :

    "What part of 'No, Thank You' did you not understand? Since you can't earn an honest living by dealing with people in person you can at least learn to listen."

    Then I hang up
    My favorite is telling them that I am busy at the moment but if they leave me their home number, I'll give them a call back when I can. This usually throws them for a loss and they'll sputter something about not giving me their home number.

    That's when I say "What, you don't want me calling you at home interrupting what you are doing?"

    It generally registers.

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    In college, our phone number was one number off from the local Pizza Hut and being in a college town, we received dozens of calls for pizza. After a year of saying wrong number, we actually started accepting some orders. Despite the fact that we would answer the phone "hello", people would just go ahead with their orders. I'm betting the local PH's customer service percentage went all to heck during that time with all the PO'd customers that never received their pie.

    The most memorable was one night. We took an order for a large pizza that was to be delivered to the dorms. We went out and bought a large dominos pizza and delivered it to that address. The look on the kids face as he paid us was priceless. He didn't say a thing but you could see the wheels turning.

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    Drinking milk from the carton. Yes, I know it's wrong but why get a glass dirty. . .

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    Fooing from work

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    Sleeping in

    Stolen moments

    A glass (or two) of wine

    Caramellos
    ...and there definitely is no such thing as Prince Charming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagpower View Post
    My favorite is telling them that I am busy at the moment but if they leave me their home number, I'll give them a call back when I can. This usually throws them for a loss and they'll sputter something about not giving me their home number.

    That's when I say "What, you don't want me calling you at home interrupting what you are doing?"

    It generally registers.
    I like to let them start into their pitch and then ask them if they can hold on for just a minute......They usually say No problem. I set the phone down and go back to watching TV or whatever, and don't pick the phone back up for 10 minutes or so. They are usually gone by then.....
    IZF
    Keep out of the Foo, unless you know what you are fooing.......

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    Pringles. Original.


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