I have a few guilty pleasures in this life - things I enjoy, I truly enjoy, but prefer not to admit to the public simply because it's either 1) abnormal, 2) an oddity, 3) too immature, 4) gross, or 3) just plain weird. In some realms these three words are used interchangeably; however, for me, they are very distinct words, while similar, not exactly the same. As it stands, to me, my guilty pleasures are pretty stupid and there is no reason why I should tuck them away as secretive. Don't worry - none are illegal (that I know of *laughs*)
You want an example now, yes? Ok - this is a strange guilty pleasure. I love Beyonce's song "Single Ladies" - BUT I only want to see the video if it is some weird video on YouTube - such as the one of Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, Cubby dancing away, or the clown lady. I have no use for the original video. I want to laugh when I hear the song. Odd, eh?
This blog really started out weird.... *reading up*
eh... I'll leave it.
So moving on, you all know I like to keep this blog craft related so I am going to talk about one of my other guilty pleasures that starts with an R and is craft related: Regretsy.com.
There is just something about April Winchell and her ability to point out some, of what I agree to be, epic crafting fails. If you haven't been to Regretsy, know that her language is very strong and her opinions made very clear. I personally find her to be extremely funny with my "Compare and Save" posts probably being the funniest.
The focus of the website is going through Etsy, which most of us know is a very popular ebay-like website for crafters, sellers of craft materials, and sellers of vintage items. But there is a big problem on etsy with re-salers and to be honest - a lot of crap.
I don't know what it is about the website that just keeps me going back for more. Obviously some posts don't do anything for me, but if you go through one or two pages (barring you are not easily offended by cursing, focus on half naked men, male underwear, and crafted female genitalia), you'll find something that makes you roar with laughter.
Or at least I know I do :)
*pops back over to the website*
Oh Regretsy, you never fail me.
This post is part of the ABCs with the Accidental Knitter meme. The Ravelry post is here if you are interested in reading other posts or would like to join in yourself!