Photo Friday guilt

So, today’s theme is guilty pleasures.  Since I’ve been über busy this week and didn’t have time to appropriately photograph my guilty pleasure, please enjoy this alternate shot:


I’ll admit it: I love the Backstreet Boys (see top left tape).  I love ‘N SYNC.  I love 98°.  And I retroactively love the Spice Girls (meaning I hated them when they were popular and I love them now).  I don’t care how cheesy the music is or how awful their music videos are (“Backstreet’s Back,” anybody?), I can’t help but smile whenever these songs start to play.  And since these tunes influenced so many of my stories in high school, they will always have a soft spot in my heart.

How about you – what are your guilty pleasures?

Don’t forget to visit Charnele’s blog to find out what her guilty pleasure is!

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12 thoughts on “Photo Friday guilt

  1. Elaine Jeremiah says:

    I like the Backstreet Boys too – I’ve got their greatest hits album and I can’t help it – I really love the song I Want it That Way – don’t ask me why cos I don’t really know I just do!

    I also like some of the British and Irish nineties groups like Eternal (an English girl group) and Boyzone (who were Irish). I like Take That (another British group) – but as they are now, not as they were in the nineties. 🙂

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      If I’d listed all the boy bands I loved in the ’90s, it could be its own separate post! In addition to the groups I did list, I also liked 5ive and Westlife, plus a ton more that I’m sure I’d remember if I thought a little longer (Fastball, LFO, though I’m not really sure that Fastball counts as a boy band). I remember Boyzone, but I don’t recall any of their songs – I think I mostly just remember seeing them between the covers of all those teen magazines I insisted my dad shell out $5 apiece for. 🙂

      Incidentally, I know exactly what you mean about the song “I Want it That Way.” I have it set as the ringtone for several of my old friends and one time, while in the car listening to one of my boy band mix CDs, it came on. A minute or two after the song ended, I heard the opening strains of it again as my phone rang, and I thought it was on the CD and that it had somehow skipped. I almost missed the call because I was so busy trying to fix my CD player, and when I finally realized what was happening, I couldn’t help laughing. 🙂


      • Elaine Jeremiah says:

        That is funny. It’s interesting to me that you liked a lot of UK and Irish boy bands. I’d kind of assumed that in America you wouldn’t have heard of 5ive and Westlife or Boyzone!

        What did you think of Nsync? I always thought they were copying the Backstreet Boys and I never really listened to them much.


        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I liked ‘N SYNC, but I liked the Backstreet Boys better. I think they were a little edgier than BSB, and I didn’t care as much for it. Still, I get a kick out of seeing them around now and then, like on Dancing with the Stars. 🙂

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  2. Amanda Babin (@amandababin) says:

    Backstreet Boys aren’t a guilty pleasure. They’re straight up pleasure. ❤
    As for a guilty pleasure, I'd have to go with Lance Bass and Joey Fatone's movie "On the Line". By objective standards, this movie has so many flaws that critics have a field day picking apart, but I can't help but rewatch this rom-com.

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      How did knowledge of the existence of this movie escape my notice? I must now find it and watch!

      Of course, the same could be said of Surf Ninjas, but it was so hilariously bad that I can’t help loving it. 🙂


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