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OT - Getting to Know You QOTW 8/5

What is your favorite vice? (smoking, drinking, chocolate, et cetera)

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Sitting in front of the computer for entirely too long a periods of time. I do love me some chocolate too though.

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Um...mine isn't particularly legal.

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In order:
1. Caffeine
2. Wine
3. Alcohol
4. Cigarettes
5. Emotional shopping
6. Chocolate & Cheesecake tie

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Laurie!!!! :D:D:D (Pleasantly scandalized) :D:D:D I can't decide if I think that your vice is a controlled substance or bank robbing....but I'm leaning towards bank robbing! ROFL But if it's...ahem...something else, you should move to Denver. You can't throw a rock without hitting a dispensary these days. Wink

Lillie, my list is almost identical to yours, except minus cigarettes. I used to smoke, but I quit smoking daily in 2003, and I quit entirely (meaning not even the occasional social smoking) in 2006. The date of my last ever cigarette was August 10, 2006 (I remember it because it was exactly a week before my friend's wedding, at her bach party.) I made a deal with DH that if I could go a whole year without taking a single puff on a cigarette, we would start trying to have a baby. We actually only made it 11 months before we started trying, but close enough. I actually don't miss it now, although sometimes I used to miss it. I think it helps that you can't smoke anywhere in public now anyway - cuts way down on the urge to "social smoke."

Other than that, we are vice soul mates.

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If I lived in Colorado, cigarettes wouldn't have made the list. We stayed there in October for a week and I swear it was like finding a needle in a haystack to find a place where it was allowed. In Denver AND Colorado Springs. I quit before and need to again. Dh hates it and I want another baby. I have to sneak them at work or on Girl's night out.

eta- I hate red wine. Wink

And all of the chocolate lovers will probably be jealous, but I have to brag anyway. I get real German Chocolate tomorrow and it will correlate almost perfectly with PMS!!!! Heaven.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

Um...mine isn't particularly legal.

Lol. We may have similar vices....

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Besides that other thing...I enjoy coffee, alcohol, sugar and nicotine. I quit smoking cigarettes, but do enjoy the nicotine lozenges still.

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"wlillie" wrote:

If I lived in Colorado, cigarettes wouldn't have made the list. We stayed there in October for a week and I swear it was like finding a needle in a haystack to find a place where it was allowed. In Denver AND Colorado Springs. I quit before and need to again. Dh hates it and I want another baby. I have to sneak them at work or on Girl's night out.

eta- I hate red wine. Wink

And all of the chocolate lovers will probably be jealous, but I have to brag anyway. I get real German Chocolate tomorrow and it will correlate almost perfectly with PMS!!!! Heaven.

*Clutches her heart* You cut me, Lillie. You cut me real deep.

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See, to me, vice has negative conotations. I prefer to call each of those things my "friends" Smile

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Coke. I love love love coke. I would give up drinking everything else just for a coke. If for whatever reason I had to diet I would work coke into my diet.
I refuse to drink pepsi, it grosses me out.

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"Potter75" wrote:

See, to me, vice has negative conotations. I prefer to call each of those things my "friends" Smile

For those of us without your workout-ethic, some of those things are not our friends. hehehe

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Huge bowls of sugary cereal.

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"Potter75" wrote:

See, to me, vice has negative conotations. I prefer to call each of those things my "friends" Smile

That is why drinking is not on my list. I enjoy it, it is a fun social activity, and red wine (which I love) has health benefits. Not a vice in my mind so long as it is done in moderation.

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"wlillie" wrote:

For those of us without your workout-ethic, some of those things are not our friends. hehehe

I will say, I had to do a long run today in the afternoon heat, and I do agree that I was cursing my friend wine for coming over last night Smile

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Oh yeah and around Easter.... the peanut butter eggs. OMG. I love them.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

Um...mine isn't particularly legal.

:ROFL::ROFL: Admittance is the fist step to recovery! J/K you're my hero for the day lol!

Mine would have to be sex... lots and lots of sex!

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Sex isn't a vice. It's exercise. :rolleyes: Duh.

j/k

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"azin_may" wrote:

Coke. I love love love coke. I would give up drinking everything else just for a coke. If for whatever reason I had to diet I would work coke into my diet.
I refuse to drink pepsi, it grosses me out.

I can totally relate. I'm in recovery though.

My vice is TV. I love it. Grew up on it. Can't live without it. Sigh.

Hate chocolate, wine, ice cream.

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Mine is silly reality TV shows.....Survivor, Big Brother, Toddlers & Tiaras, Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, SYTYCD, Dance Moms, ABDC, Real Housewives......OMG my list looks ridiculous! lol

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"wlillie" wrote:

Sex isn't a vice. It's exercise. :rolleyes: Duh.

j/k

Hey, if there's an "addict's anonymous" class for it, then it's a vice LMAO!

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"Alana*sMommy" wrote:

Mine is silly reality TV shows.....Survivor, Big Brother, Toddlers & Tiaras, Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, SYTYCD, Dance Moms, ABDC, Real Housewives......OMG my list looks ridiculous! lol

Ha! This made me laugh because my first reaction was, "ooh, yippee, me too!" But, I don't watch any of those shows. Mine are Idol and Biggest Loser, as well as an occasional Amazing Race and Hoarders (does that one count?).

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"wlillie" wrote:

For those of us without your workout-ethic, some of those things are not our friends. hehehe

Haha, yes, and when my old pal Wine comes around, she always brings her friends with her - More Wine and The Munchies. LOL!

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"b525" wrote:

Ha! This made me laugh because my first reaction was, "ooh, yippee, me too!" But, I don't watch any of those shows. Mine are Idol and Biggest Loser, as well as an occasional Amazing Race and Hoarders (does that one count?).

I forgot Idol but don't watch the others you mentioned. I also watch My Strange Addiction, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, NY Ink, Sister Wives, and House Hunters. Yes, I have a problem! lol

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"Alana*sMommy" wrote:

I forgot Idol but don't watch the others you mentioned. I also watch My Strange Addiction, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, NY Ink, Sister Wives, and House Hunters. Yes, I have a problem! lol

Oh, yeah, House Hunters International, too! Also like Chopped and Iron Chef America. These are my guilty pleasures of summer TV watching... Smile

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"b525" wrote:

Oh, yeah, House Hunters International, too! Also like Chopped and Iron Chef America. These are my guilty pleasures of summer TV watching... Smile

Your shows don't seem near as trashy as mine, lol.

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My other "legal" vices include FOOD (which is why I'm on Weight Watchers -- 30 pounds down!), America's Next Top Model, and obsessing over our web traffic stats at work.

Food-wise my biggest problem is wanting to snack at night after the kids are in bed. Worst time ever! I suspect my other vice has rather a lot to do with that one.

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Yeah like some others, i could say caffeine(coffee) and alcohol, but i don't really view them as true vices, the only downside to them really is the money they cost me! But i think its worth it.

I'd have to say my propensity to snack.....or my internet/tv habits.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

(which is why I'm on Weight Watchers -- 30 pounds down!),

That's awesome!!! Congrats:)

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Laurie, WTG on the weight loss!! AWESOME!

Mine is Coke too! And Breyer's Blasts Oreo Ice Cream. Damn you, Breyer's.

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Ben & Jerry's....that's my favorite thing to eat ever.

(Thanks on the weight loss comments...it has been a struggle but I feel fantastic.)

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I have to say smoking. I still miss it! I know so many people hate the idea of it, but I loved having a cup of coffee with a cigarette while doing the crossword. Or a beer and a cigarette while playing cards. Its hard for me to unlink the items. Actually, I don't drink coffee anymore and rarely have beer (mostly wine).

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"Potter75" wrote:

See, to me, vice has negative conotations. I prefer to call each of those things my "friends" Smile

love! Smile

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"Alana*sMommy" wrote:

Mine is silly reality TV shows.....Survivor, Big Brother, Toddlers & Tiaras, Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, SYTYCD, Dance Moms, ABDC, Real Housewives......OMG my list looks ridiculous! lol

"Alana*sMommy" wrote:

I forgot Idol but don't watch the others you mentioned. I also watch My Strange Addiction, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, NY Ink, Sister Wives, and House Hunters. Yes, I have a problem! lol

You basically listed my entire TV time, but I'll add So You Think you Can Dance and Teen Mom! My fiancee can't stand it!

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Way to go Laurie! That is awesome!

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I guess mine would have to be facebook and McDonalds french fries.

I do admit to watching 2 reality shows. The Bachelor series, because watching how some grown ups behave is stupefying and I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance. It's awesome cause, unlike Idol, you actually have to be incredibly talented and athletic. I'm amazed at the dedication and hard work those contestants put in.

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"elleon17" wrote:

You basically listed my entire TV time, but I'll add So You Think you Can Dance and Teen Mom! My fiancee can't stand it!

I said both of those, lol.

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Champagne or white wine. If the bottle gets opened, it gets drunk. :eek: I have a rule of self-preservation to never open a bottle of wine after dinner unless I have guests to share it with.