Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Guilty pleasures.

I absolutely love book stores and stationary shops. I'm like a pig in shit when I enter them.

Today I had some time before a meeting and I walked into my little piece of heaven. Estoril Books. There's nothing like the smell of fresh pages, the cracking of the spine when you open a book for the first time and the new words and world it invites you into. I really love reading. Admittedly I prefer fiction as it's my way to escape from the world. I create pictures in my mind of the characters and basically create my own mental movie. I love it.
I heard about a book called: Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. It's a "no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous!"
I put that in the basket along with 2 James Patterson best sellers.
I could have stayed in the store for hours, but my stomach started growling.

I stopped at a quaint little coffee shop, complete with the lovely coffee bean aroma and fairy lights. I ordered my latte and blueberry cheesecake and started going through my book selection.

It was only when I took my first mouthful of the scrumptious cheesecake that I realised how ironic life can be sometimes. Here I am (and I'm convinced I'm the only one in the world who has this done this) eating cheesecake reading: Skinny Bitch.

I felt guilty! I immediately dropped the book down on the table so no one else could see the cover and looked like a fugitive suddenly crouching down low, scoffing the cheesecake (every. last. crumb) and shifting my eyes around the room to see if anyone else picked up on the irony.

Good grief! The book is excellent though! In half an hour I'd read 59 pages and I feel shit scared to drink soda (liquid Satan, as they call it), sugar or sweetners and milk. I'm scared to go on, but honestly it's excellent and it makes A LOT of sense.

I felt so guilty, I blew the dust off my gym card and entered through the daunting doors. I have officially signed up for 4 personal training sessions to get me started and so that I can learn what I need to do with all that scary equipment.

PS. I ordered the cheesecake as the last bit of crap I shovel into my mouth for a while, until I get down to the weight I'd like, then I can spoil myself every now and then.
(This was actually more for me than you, to justify my guilty little pleasure.)


non-Blondie said...

ah stationery...I love to flick through an Officeworks catalogue or stroll around one of their megastores during the back to school sales. What wouldn't I need 14 different shades of green highlighter for?

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thank you!!!! Non-blondie, it's nice to know I'm not alone!

The Divine Miss M said...

I'm in agreement about book stores, they are heaven. But I have to slap you for your choice in book!



Ruby said...

i love bookstores and stationary shops:) i can stay in there for hours!!!!

Oh, and i'm the queen of irony.....i always point it out to other people..i think it makes our lives interesting

KaB said...

The smell of books...old books...seriously makes my bum hum...hell, I glow! I love bookstores...can get lost in there for hours! Actually, my ex (who is now my best friend) told me that he first thought I was sexy the minute he saw me paging through a book & giggling at its contents! (this was on the first day that we met!)...good memories there :)

As for going back to gym & getting into the groove of things again...good for you! I've done the same...so we can keep tabs on how we're doing :)

What's the problem with milk by the way?!? I drink Fat free...is that alright?!? What does the almighty 'Skinny bitch' book so about that?!?

Ruby said...

hey hun! you've been tagged...go see details on my blog:-)

Don't believe a word I write said...

Eat the cake and go to gym, dude. Best of both worlds!

KaB said...

You've been tagged!

Anonymous said...

ahh, that's too funny :) I just try not to eat anything that's man made (and no diary)- lots of meat and fish and fruits and veggies. nice job on the gym!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

One girl, that seems to be the way to go!! You must be one skinny ass bitch :-) hahahahah!!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Oooh goody, KAB and Ruby! I'll go see! I hope you've tagged me in something nice ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hahahaha!! Miss M, I was fascinated so I bought it...but I'm onto my Petterson books now :-) x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

I love irony too Ruby...it's hysterical! x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Aw, good memories...that's soo romantic,Kab. I'd love to have met someone mysterious and dreamy in a book store! How lovely!

Argh... gym.
I also drink skim milk and I like it! So tough titties if the skinny bitches don't like it *excuse the pun*

The Blonde Blogshell said...

I'm loving your idea Don't believe :-) AWESOME!!!