Ellie’s Guilty Pleasures #MFRWauthor


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Welcome to week 10 of the 52-week MFRW blog challenge.  Each week I will post something about that week’s topic. Ready to play?

This week’s prompt:

 Seven Guilty Pleasures

Only Seven?  Hmm, well I suppose I can go with the top ones.

  1. Supernatural –  I make myself a bargain that if I get a certain word count, or get X number of pages edited for someone,  and some housework –  because housework is the bane of my existence –  then I reward myself with some Sam and Dean time. Only one episode though, because I could sit for hours and binge watch. However, if I double the amounts above I get two episodes.
  2. Nancy Drew games – No judging!  I read the books when I was preteen, and I admit I am hooked on the games. I love the puzzles, having to figure out the clues, getting all of the easter eggs, . . . yes, I am a gamer nerd.  Not in the sense that others are who are playing FPS games, but I love love LOVE Nancy Drew PC games and Lara Croft on PS3. I have played every single Lara Croft game since the first including Dark Angel, up to the most recent which I don’t have yet because I haven’t beaten the last one. Danger on Deception Island, Curse of Blackmoor Manor, The Haunted Carousel, I’m stuck on The Phantom of Venice,  I have Nancy in the last chamber that I have to figure out the sequence of turning the valves so she doesn’t drown.  I’ve managed to kill Nancy probably about 35 times now. Good thing she is resilient.  
  3. WASHI tape– Hello, my name is Ellie and I am a WASHI tape addict. It’s been seventeen days since my last purchase. I own 73 different styles of washi tape and I want more. (Don’t tell my husband that number please I beg you!)
  4. BUJO – also related to the washi tape, because this is the biggest use for my washi tape. I don’t know what I ever did before I discovered the bullet journal aka bujo. I get behind on occasion when life gets busy, but more often than not it holds my daily todo lists, highlights that happen,  a record of appointments and  scheduled events/classes. It is my life blood! * clutches it close to my chest*
  5. PENS – I had an unhealthy obsession with pens before using a bujo, . . . can anyone guess what enables me to indulge in this pen obsession even more? You guessed it, my BUJO! Come on, you can’t keep a record of your life simply with black ink. Pens come in a myriad of colors and I have each month color coded. Most of the time my writing is in black because I did a whole month last Spring in hot pink and wow, was that hard on my eyes! But, the highlights of the day, a special quote, a mandala, or a scripture that had significant meaning that day – these things are set off with color and various width of pens from .3 micron to a wide chiseled edge Staedler Mars. Only a true pen junkie will understand.  I also have a couple of fountain pens . . . excuse me while I have a moment, . . . I absolutely love how they flow, but when you use a cheaper paper, they will bleed through and definitely ghost onto the backside.
  6. Dark Chocolate covered expresso beans!  Now you’re talking. Come on – chocolate, coffee, together. . . brilliant. The only thing after a handful I could rearrange the entire garage and start on five other projects before they wore off and then I crash horribly unless I eat some more and then I ‘m good to go until those wear off or I fall asleep . . . and come to with seven unfinished projects and a path of destruction in my wake.
  7. HGTV – as much as you may think I have some serious addictive behavior, . . . you really don’t know the half of it. I couldn’t tell you any of the current shows on TV except Master Chef Junior. I can’t even tell you what night that is on. However, I can tell you exactly when Property Brothers are on, Chip and Joanna Gaines – love them, ( Yeah I know that isn’t the name of the show, so what!), Love it or List it, tiny houses fascinates me but I could never live in one full time.  A few weeks ago when I was quite ill with the flu, could barely keep water down, and was buried in a cocoon of comforter and layered clothing, I had the clicker in hand – not that I was clicker happy, but to keep anyone else from using it. It was Property  Brothers back to back episodes until they got to one that I had already seen. AT which time I switched to DIY channel and bathroom crashers. I think the only reason I got away with it is that they didn’t want the germs as when I lifted my hand to my mouth to cover my cough, it was the hand that held the remote. DETERRENT FOR THE WIN.  You will be happy to know I have since disinfected the remote as well as 99% of our house. I give you a 1% error for places I can’t reach like above the cabinets.

I could go on and on with things that I really enjoy but seldom indulge in like fried chicken, chocolate ice cream, going to the theater,  going to auctions, but the prompt was for seven. Probably a good thing to limit that as I will tell on myself and share TMI!  Here’s a list of other bloggers sharing their guilts:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How are you liking these posts? I know I’ve been awol this past week with other posts but I’m getting a lot of words down. I promise to share another excerpt soon but when the muse is talking,  I have to give my full attention as she’s a fickle thing!

You can find other posts in this series from yours truly here:

  1. Raindrops on Roses
  2. They’ll Survive – I Guess
  3. Binge Watching #MFRWauthor
  4. Thank God for Grace in Editing!
  5. #MFRW Best Friends
  6. Crafty Author #MFRWauthor
  7. Musical Mayhem #MFRWauthor
  8. A Rose by Any Other Name . . . #MFRWauthor
  9. I’ll take What is Purple Prose for 50 Alex #MFRWauthor

Til next time!

Write on my friends, write on!

Ellie

 

 

 

 

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12 comments on “Ellie’s Guilty Pleasures #MFRWauthor

  1. Pens are a guilty pleasure of mine, too. Especially the 4-in-1 pens. They’re perfect for editing. I use pens with a good grip for writing drafts in my notebook. Notebooks are another guilty pleasure, though that has quelled some. I have a journal that I use to record the day and free write. And I have what I call a “draft book” that is used for drafting stories, obviously. I have a couple lying around in my house. I need to gather them all and store them in one place.

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    • Interesting! I watched a video of another author that she talked about her draft book on Tuesday and I was just talking with my friend Misty, about the “draft book”. This makes so much sense and I am going to start using one, and seriously try to consolidate my pieces of paper and notes jotted on old envelopes and such. Gathering in one place – this is my goal for having my own office.

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    • The first time I saw washi tape in Michael’s, I bought a twelve pack. It’s been a continued feed ever since. I wish that I could find seasonal washi, but I don’t seem to be able to find them. I was actually hoping to find one with little shamrocks but no luck so far. I did find one with Easter eggs, and one with little bunnies.

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  2. I had no idea what washi tape was, so I Googled it (the Internet is my #1 guilty pleasure). It sounds like you’re into crafts, which is cool. Similarly, I’d never heard of bujo, so I Googled it, too. Here’s the result for ‘What is BUJO?’

    “Fortune telling fraud, also called the bujo or egg curse scam, is a type of confidence trick, based on a claim of secret or occult information.”

    Ahem. So, Ellie, you’re a crook and you admit it? On the Internet, for everyone to see? Even the police? You’ve got balls, woman. 😉

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    • One of the reasons that I’ve made several posts about the bullet journal is that it has been a great organizational tool for me. The washi tape is kind of a throwback to scrapbooking and a way to dress it up. If you like games, I recommend you give one of Nancy Drew’s a chance. OF course if you are anything like me, then I get another one when I finish a game. I recommend STEAM.

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