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Guilty Pleasures: Everyone Has One… or 5

Guilt·y pleas·ure


  1. Something, such as a movie, television program, food/drink choice, or music that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.

Everyone has some sort of guilty pleasure and if you say you don’t, then you’re lying. No one wants to admit what his or her guilty pleasures are because there is the fear of being embarrassed or judged. I personally have a lot of guilty pleasures and I’m not ashamed of it. To each her own, right? But for pure entertainment, I’m going to give a few of my own. Who knows, maybe someone out there agrees with me!

Fifty Shades of Grey: I love Fifty Shades. I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m also not one of those people who have only seen the movie and claim that’s the only reason why they love it, I have read the first two books (currently on the third) and am in love with the story. It’s different and it shows a side of some people’s sex life that most people find uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into bondage or dominance/submission or anything like that but the story between the characters is what I really like about it. Sorry to those who hate it, but I think it’s great.

Mountain Dew Voltage: I’m not usually a soda drinker but whenever I see Mountain Dew Voltage, I just feel like I have to get it.  Sometimes if I’m thirsty and in the mood for something sweet, I crave the Voltage!!! It’s delicious. 

Iggy Azalea: Initially, I thought Iggy was awful… well she is but there’s something about her music that makes it super catchy. Like, I can listen to it without cringing. She is hot, super tall, and kind of reminds me of a giraffe (which is my fav animal). Her life story and how she got to where she is now is interesting and even a little inspirational. 

French fries: I can’t control myself with fries. Straight fries, curly, crinkle cut, don’t care. Add melted cheese, bacon, and ketchup, whatever. I love French fries with all my heart. I know I should probably swap the fries at the restaurant for some broccoli once in awhile, but nah. I love fries way too much. 

Instagram: Insta is probably my favorite social media site. I love posting pictures on Instagram and also seeing what’s going on in other people’s lives. Getting ‘likes’ feels great and don’t even deny it. Some people say that they don’t care about getting ‘likes’ but c’mon, you have to admit that it’s fun when you do. Also, adding a location to your photo and putting a witty caption is always a good time… maybe it’s just me?

Jill Perniciaro is a Junior at the University of New Haven studying Criminal Justice. She is a Long Island gal at heart but is loving New England more and more every day. Even though her major is unrelated to writing/communications; the entertainment world of TV, movies, fashion, beauty and music is her side passion. Eating, watching movies, going to the gym, shopping, and bowling are also things she likes to do. Jill's fav animals are giraffes, monkeys, and otters. Her favorite color is purple, she loves the Weeknd with all her heart and she's most likely wearing her RayBan's cause she doesn't like to squint. She is a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon and she is hoping to pursue a career in Crime Scene Investigation. She is very happy to be a part of New Haven's HC chapter as secretary & a writer for the blog section :-) You can follow Jill on Twitter @jjillll (4 l's) and on Instagram @jillperniciaro.  HCXO