A quick and dirty roundup of some notable Shame-ber items:
Japan’s #1 mixer has a lukewarm secret lurking in his Shame-ber – barely heating up frozen food when he’s deep in the cups. Well, I guess that’s not a big secret, but it’s Shame-ber worthy nonetheless.
Accacia of Union Suit fame shares three items she is particularly ashamed of: corned beef hash from a can, the music of Shaggy – including his duet with Cyndi Lauper, and CSI: Miami (it’s no NCIS!).
Drinking box wine and enjoying some of Joaquin Phoenix’s early work – before he abandoned acting for his highly successful rap career.
Have a great weekend. RAWR!
Stalking or spying on someone through their blog, Facebook, Flickr, etc.
We all heard Luke Burbank admit to getting T&E and then checking up on his former co-workers and other people he used to have relationships with by reading their blogs. I also heard from listener Rubly who engages in similar behavior. This breaks down into two different, but equally shameful categories:
1. Reading someone’s blog in the hopes that they will one day write about how awesome you are, and how they shouldn’t have done you wrong. Or, at the very least, you will be able to read about how miserable their lives are and get to feel superior to them…. until you realize that it’s five a.m. on a Tuesday, you’re drunk, and wearing nothing but underwear.
2. Reading their blog because you are secretly jealous of the fact that they lead a (seemingly) more glamorous life than you. For example, you have a hidden love for the show Gossip Girl. You have a co-worker who has met the whole cast and posted pics to her Facebook account. You would never admit in daylight hours that you wish that YOU could meet the cast of Gossip Girl so you could brag about it on Facebook, but you get a little T&E and before you know it, you’re looking at her photos and the jealousy settles on you like a scratchy Snuggie.
Just say NO! to blalking.
Another anonymous Ten wrote to spill the contents of his Shame-ber:
Sometimes, when I’m in drinks, I like to shop. Since I’ve moved to the big city, it’s not as bad…I can always return the items to the 24 hour Wal-Mart the next day, as long as I don’t open the entire collector’s series of “Three’s Company” while I’m wasted.
Before this Ten moved to the big city, he had to fall back on online shopping to curb this drunken craving. One morning, he woke up with a splitting headache and a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach.
I knew I went on a spending spree, but wasn’t sure what I had attempted to buy. Thankfully, nothing out of the ordinary appeared on my bank account. I had purchased a DVD of the band “Live: Live in Amsterdam”, thinking I had purchased “Coldplay: Live in Amsterdam.” I caught that in time to cancel the order.
Although he’d found and canceled this drunken transaction, he still felt uneasy.
But still…there was something out there. Something I had tried to buy or had bought. Looking through my e-mails, I found something that read to the effect:
“The credit card you used to purchase tickets for “Celine Dion Live in Las Vegas: A New Day” has been declined. Please contact your bank or use a different card to complete this transaction.”
I was going to Vegas in a few months and wanted to see a show but…why this show? The only thing I can think of as to why I tried to buy a ticket is that I love technical shows, but hate Celine. Still baffled by it and stayed in my shameber until now. I’m just relieved the card I used didn’t have enough money on it to complete the transaction, although, if I would have seen the show it would have been another great story.
Well, anonymous drunk shopper, I will quote the words of Celine Dion to you:
“There is some love that will not go away….”
At least until you sober up the next morning!