My (Sort of) Guilty Pleasures – #MFRWauthor

Author Robin Michaela - #MFRWauthor 52 Week #BlogChallengeWe’re already at week #10 of the MFRW blogging challenge. The idea of the challenge is to help me find topics to blog about so you can get to know me a little better. With that in mind, get ready to find out (*cue drum roll)… Robin Michaela’s seven guilty pleasures!

First of all – what exactly IS a guilty pleasure? I checked out the Urban Dictionary and they define it basically as something you like, but something you know you probably shouldn’t indulge in (much).

Without further ado, here are mine (not necessarily in order):

  • Dark chocolate – I mean dark…rich…sinful (also good qualities for a romance hero!). The 72% kind of dark. Don’t even try to pass regular milk chocolate off on me.
  • John Denver – Yup, I fell in love with him in high school and actually just played one of his CDs in the car this afternoon – with the windows up and while singing at the top of my lungs. (Not something you can unhear once you’ve heard it, but that’s why I raise the windows. You’re welcome). His music was part of the catalyst for my move to Colorado, where I spent 18 years on a Rocky Mountain high. Although I love where I’m living now, I do miss the cathedral mountains (after all, I got to see Pikes Peak EVERY DAY for 18 years!). I never got crazy enough to try to touch the sun, but I certainly made some wonderful memories.
  • The Travel Channel – I’m always planning for a trip someday. We travel now, but I want to go to China and see the Great Wall, to Iceland and see the Northern Lights, to Machu Picchu and hike the Andes, to Holland in the spring so I can see fields upon fields of blooming tulips. For trips like these, I’ll have to wait for retirement… meanwhile, I watch the Travel Channel and dream.
  • Chips, queso, guacamole, and a grande margarita – I love Mexican food, but I would be perfectly happy to just sit on a patio eating/drinking from what I consider to be the four basic Mexican food groups.
  • Minty Mallows – Thankfully, these are seasonal holiday goodies from Trader Joe’s or I would go through a box of this candy crack on a daily basis. They’re just marshmallows, but they’re covered in minty, chocolaty goodness that tastes like a York peppermint patty. My (grown) kiddos even get them in their Christmas stockings (yes, they still stocking, too), but I lay in a secret stash every year and enjoy a box once a month or so until they’re gone. Last year, I made it all the way to June before I ran out.minty mallows - author Robin Michaela
  • Frozen fruity umbrella drinks – This turns into a wine and/or hard root beer phase in the winter but, in the summer, I love margaritas (see above bullet point), mojitos, cosmos, daiquiris – in short, anything you’d sip by the pool, at the beach, or in a cabana (*bonus points if it’s brought to me by a shirtless, short-stubbled waiter with muscular biceps and chisled pecs).
  • Romance novels – There’s a reason I write them! I like ’em all – contemporary romance novels, western romance books, paranormal romance, science fiction, alpha, billionaire, erotic, BBW, shifter – you name it, I read it. And, having an ereader allows me to enjoy them without tempting people to roll their eyes at my choice of literature.Robin Michaela - Southern Roads: Baby, Count On Me

What are your guilty pleasures? Leave a comment below, then check out some of the other authors in the blog challenge: Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “My (Sort of) Guilty Pleasures – #MFRWauthor

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Regarding your travel wishes: I used to live in northern Canada so I’ve seen the northern lights. They are NOT worth freezing your toesies off. One of my sons & his wife live in the Netherlands now so I’ve been there, but I’ve never seen even a single tulip, let alone whole fields of them. Bicycles, though — I’ve seen the equivalent of whole fields of bicycles. Does that count? Here’s my list,

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  2. Meka James says:

    The beauty of the e-reader. On top of no one knowing what you’re reading, you can carry so many books with you at once. It’s perfect. For the longest time I wanted Samantha Brown’s job. Hell who am I kidding I still want her job! She gets paid to vacation and report back on how that vacation was, talk about a dream!

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    • RobinMichaela says:

      I agree, Meka, I’ve always been jealous of her! And, I DO love that I have about 500 books on my Kindle. Remember the “olden days” when you’d travel and haul several books along with you so you’d have enough reading material to get you through the trip? Trying to pick up my suitcase was a hernia-inducing experience.

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  3. Cathy Brockman says:

    I couldn’t live without my ereader or a book. I too love romances. Guacamole and a margarita is another awesome one ( cabana boy bringing it even better)

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  4. Helen Henderson says:

    Hadn’t seen minty marshmellows, but it reminds me of marshmellow peeps and rabbits. They were made not far from where I lived, were available for a short time, and I could eat the entire pack without blinking. I’ll second travel channel and John Denver. But my song was West Virginia, only now it’s sun, Tennessee. Thanks for the memory. Good post.

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