08 February 2008

My Guilty Pleasure

It is time I fess up...I did to my husband last night, and I am about to do it here...

I have a guilty pleasure, and it is one that I have had for over 30 years-yes, since I was about 6. I am hopelessly addicted to the show, Guiding Light. My mom and sisters were the ones who got me hooked. I can remember going on trips to Dallas to see my siblings, and if we were in the hotel at the right time, Guiding was on. I watched during vacations and holidays. In college, I would watch if I didn't have class. I remember when my parents got their first VCR-GL was taped every day, and Mom and I would watch it in the evening. If Mom and Dad went on vacation, it was my job to make sure that "the story" was taped. After I became a stay-at-home Mom, I would either watch while my kids napped or tape it myself and watch it later.

The technology of today, though, has made my guilty pleasure impossible to do without. Going to miss it? I can DVR it. If something is recording for the kids-no problem! I can rewatch the episode at www.cbs.com . The big thing for me now, though is SPOILERS! I have a favorite site, and I go on the message boards in the morning to read the recap for the day. Think it might spoil the fun? NO WAY! It sets me up for whether or not my favorite characters are on.

So, last night, I fessed up to my husband. No, not about watching "my story". Nope, not about reading spoilers. It is about my new "job". Blogging has given me a bit of confidence in myself and my writing, so the next natural progression? Writing, but not just any old thing. I am writing the weekly recap of Guiding Light for one of the websites I like to read about GL on. I've been doing it for about 3 weeks, and am really enjoying it. It's not a big deal, really, but I decided to finally tell Andy. He had a little laugh about it which I knew he would, but then the important question, "Are they paying you?" Well, no, they're not, but I am writing for someone about something that I love.

So, my guilty pleasure continues, and my secret is out!

1 comment:

Sydney said...

I love it! That is so funny! It's too bad you can't get paid for that. I grew up on CBS soaps too. Y&R, ATWT, & GL were always on when I was growing up. I try to pop in on them every now and then, but I just can't keep up with the changing casts.