Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has guilty pleasures but why do they have to be guilty, why can't they just be things that you enjoy.
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I often get ask about what my guilty pleasures are and usually I would say watching TV and Taco Bell. Now these are still things I absolutely love and am sometimes I do indeed feel guilty about being obsessed with these things. However, awhile back I asked a friend what their guilty pleasure was and they told me that they don’t believe in guilty pleasures if you like something then you shouldn’t feel ashamed about it. You get to like what you like.

Here I am to talk about my lack of guilty pleasure and how I am embracing the things I like and trying not to be ashamed about any of it. So people ask me what my favorite TV shows are and I stop and say how much time do you have? Then this begins my list. Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Jane the Virgin, Gilmore girls, Riverdale, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, The Fosters, and honestly so much more. I used to feel guilty that I watched so much TV and had some many favorite shows. Then I realized that I read a lot still, I hang out a lot with friends, and I can be active. This made me realize that I don’t need to feel embarrassed or ashamed about the amount of TV I like. So basically Netflix is life.

Now let’s move on to this Taco Bell thing. I was ashamed because fast food is bad for you and I have always been a plus size girl so my obsession with Taco Bell just made me look extremely bad… Or so I thought. However, I love Taco Bell and I am not ashamed anymore. I don’t eat it every day; I actually haven’t had it for over 10 months. Granted I haven’t been in a country that has had Taco Bell for that long. Even if I was in a country with Taco Bell I wouldn’t eat it every day just when the cravings come up. Which if I was in America now now I would eat so much Taco Bell, which is going to be the first meal I have as soon as I get home. I don’t feel guilty about that for a second.

These are no longer guilty pleasures but instead just obsessions that I will tell people about with no fear of what people will think in anyway. Here I am believing in what I like and who I am and not caring for a second what other people think. I think that it is also important for you all to discover that also. If you think something is great and you love it. Do not feel embraced, ashamed, or guilty about it. It’s your life and you deserve to like what you like. I promise once you realize this you will begin to feel a sense of peace and I believe that you will love yourself a little more.

Guilty Pleasures shouldn’t be a thing. We shouldn’t worry about what other people think about the things we like. They don’t have to like them it’s not their life.

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Remember Zero From 'Holes'? This Is Him NOW

"Mr. Slick Living"

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"Holes" was one of my favorite Disney movies for a really long time. It came out in 2003 when I was about 5 years old. There aren't many actors from the movie that went on to stay in the public eye. Well, except for Shia LaBeouf. That man made several statements but even he disappears from the watchful eye of the media every now and then.

The actor from the movie that I have been most concerned with, however, is Khleo Thomas. I will admit, I had quite the crush on Khleo when he played young Hector Zeroni aka Zero in "Holes", despite him being a good ten years older than me. But I quickly lost track of him over the years.

So relatively recently I got on Instagram to do a quick search for him to see what he was up to. And, if I'm being honest, see if he was as cute as I remembered.

Low and behold, I did find Khleo Thomas and if anything he is more attractive than I remembered. Now, a quick reminder, we fell in love with him when he looked like this:


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And now he looks like this:



Now, me finding him attractive aside, let's take a look at what he's been up to over the years. Even though he's been out of the public eye every once in a while does not mean he has not been busy.

Since playing Zero, Khleo Thomas has done a multitude of things. He has scored a few more acting roles in shows like "Bones" and "Sons of Anarchy". Khleo launched an R&B;/rap career. He has become a widely entertaining Instagram and social media personality aka Mr. Slick Living.

On top of all of that, Khleo has become a successful entrepreneur as well. Launching two clothing brands of his own and sprinkling in a little male modeling in his spare time. What doesn't he do?

Khleo has two successful clothing/merchandising brands by the names of "Goddesses Living Amongst Men" and "Slick Living Apparel". Both are founded on staying "aware" (Khleo has mentioned several times over on his IG about why he doesn't use the word "woke"). They also give vibes of staying true to who you are and presenting yourself as the goddesses or Awerewolves you are.

Much of Khleo's brand seems to be rooted in the fact that he is unapologetic about who he is, where he is from, and what he plans on doing with his platform. He makes hilariously honest videos on Instagram and isn't shy about taking a dance break, or several.

Fans of Khleo (aka Goddesses and Awarewolves) seem to love that he is so willing to launch discussions with them and actually respond. His blunt opinions and responses make him much more approachable to everyone that loves him and sets him apart from other celebrities in this day and age.

He seems very in touch with his audience and is honest about how he feels about himself and others. The whole point is to be truthful and be open. That's something that I can get behind in 2019.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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