Sunday, September 20, 2009

and i will show you mine...

today i am grateful for...

guilty 2

indulgences. last night i unabashedly cheered my lil' heart out watching the UGA football game in a soho sports bar with my husband and friends. i introduced my coworkers to the genius that is "party in the USA" by miley cyrus (and a few other current top 40 chart toppers). and i shared cheesecake ice cream with eddie. in bed. while i drew some cheeky pin up gals.

guilty 1

guilty 3

guilty 4

i am a huge fan of guilty pleasures. in fact, i kind of swear by them. things i (not so) secretly love...

*biting my nails.
*being an obnoxious sports fan, mainly football and soccer.
*espousing worthless pop culture trivia.
*bad dancing, such as droppin' it like it's hot... probably the worst offense of them all.
*taking cabs, whenever i can "justify" it.
*making my own ice cream sundaes, in the pint carton, and eating the whole thing.
*eating a cupcake in one whole bite.
*drinking prosecco and cleaning the apartment.
*wearing granny panties, and not in an american apparel, ironically sexy way. the kind you buy in a pack at a discount department store. white cotton and high-waisted to the navel.
*reading self-improvement books and children's books. you will probably never find me on the train reading palahniuk or bukowski.
*staying up til the wee hours to watch netflix's watch instantly t.v. section.

phew. i feel better. i tend to surprise people with these certain guilty pleasures of mine. i know it's not very fashionable to reveal such shamefulness, but this is me. so what are y'alls? it's only fair to show me yours, since i showed you mine...


jennifer said...

I love your guilty pleasures list! Mine includes the following:

1. Britney Spears
2. Reading WAY too many blogs (I only feel guilty about this because I feel I spend too much time looking at other people's art/creations when I should be spending that time working on my own)
3. Watching shows on the SyFy network
4. Ice cream! I eat some type of ice cream at least 4 days out of the week. Fortunately there are plenty of low fat varieties so I don't feel THAT guilty.
5. Any type of cake or cookie batter...seriously I could probably eat the whole bowl. I would get sick and regret it but it would be delicious.

That's all the comes to mind right now, probably because these are the ones I feel most quilty about (but not really). By the way, I just found your blog and love it! I'm sure I will be adding yours to the list of blogs I spend too much time reading.

Lila said...

oh miss ginny branch stelling, you have no idea how much better this makes me feel!

Lenoir said...

1. I wear the sluttiest underwear I can find under really demure outfits.

2. I tell people I'm on a diet and then cheat when nobody is looking (I know I'm only punishing myself)

3. Read blogs all day instead of looking for a real job.

4. I watch marathons about Brookhaven obesity clinic while eating a carton of ice cream.

5. I say mean things to people and then tell them that I'm kidding. I'm not.

6. I desperately want my life to look just like a movie or a magazine spread. And I really want the appropriate soundtrack to play from the heavens at just the right moments.

Anonymous said...

I'm swooning over your first two girlies. Are you going to be selling any of your lovely drawings?
I'm sure there are people out there that would be interested. *bats lashes*

Sealicious said...

Thanks for being so honest about your guilty pleasures!!!

I have a few of my own . . .

* Gossip Girl
* raw batter (esp. cookie dough!)
* "bad" pop music
* reading blogs at work
* (too)long, hot showers

katielizabeth said...

Oh, Miss Ginny,
I knew ever since I saw your wedding pics on Miss Amy's blog that I liked you. I have never been proven wrong. From your catalog of Fall scents, to your love of French finery, your blog is pure pleasure. I could go on and on.

Here ya go:
* I swear whenever I feel like it, even in front of my sweet little girl.
* I adore terribly stupid girl movies like Coyote Ugly, and Laura Croft.
*I love to drink red wine in bed.
*Turkey drumsticks and Lays potato chips. OMG.
*Thrift store shopping when I am broke.
*Gilmore Girls marathons

I am going to be thinking about this all day now.

Danielle said...

i'm so obsessed with my netflix watch instantly that the other night, i had some billing error and called them at 3am to fix it. i felt totally neurotic.

i love nuance. and what lovely sketches!

Anonymous said...

`Ohh, I'm a soccer fan as well. I'll ignore everything in the room while a game is on.

`I also like eating uncooked ramen noodles as a snack.

`Putting Sleepless in Seattle/Pride & Prejudice/Under the Tuscan Sun/Love Actually or something of the sorts on repeat for hours while I clean the house; that being said, I love love cleaning and will do it for anyone on a day off.

`Rearranging my kitchen supplies and dinnerware in their drawers and cabinets for the thousandth time.

`Walking around in undergarments (whether sexy or not) all the time at home; Unfortunately I live with my parents now and have settled for a very expensive and Mrs. Robinson-esque robe.

`Cheese. Stinky and smelly and gooey and expensive cheese.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

these are amazing!!!! i love hearing everyone's secrets! like really juicy gossip, except totally harmless! oh i love it!

Miss B said...

(1) ordering twice as much take-out food as I actually want or need, so that I can have it cold and leftover for the next couple of days
(2) spoon + jar of Nutella
(3) book buying -- I can never resist buying more books, new or used, it doesn't matter -- I keep promising myself I won't buy new ones until I've gotten through the pile of not-yet-read ones, but...
(4) much too much internet playing while at work (though I guess if I'm still getting all the work done, it isn't _so_ bad, right?)
(5) coffee and a cupcake for breakfast almost every Wednesday when I work from home

There are so many more, really, but a girl needs to keep some secrets.

miss kelly said...

heart this post Mademoiselle Branch-Stelling

1) Eating grocery store made fudge brownies (the whole package in 3 days)
2)chewing 3 pieces of gum at a time
3)80s prom dresses kinda make me swoon
4)drinking OJ out of a swirly straw
5)Spending 3+ hours reading blogs
6)spending my last few bucks on Vogue, tea, and treats...even though i haven't paid my bills :/ (working on that)

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

yessss miss kelly! i like drinking prosecco out of stripey paper straws and i am beyond guilty of spending my last pennies on frivolities. adult responsibilities coming last... eek.

Lis said...

1. Gossip Girl
2. Dipping pretzels in peanut butter
3. Cake frosting from a can
4. Anthropologie catalogues
5. French Vogue
6. Domino magazine...until its demise
7. your lovely, lovely blog.

Thanks so much for sharing your life with all of us.

JC said...

Ginny, I love seeing your amazing illustrations in a bigger size!!

As to my guilty pleasures:

- I love "young-adult" fiction and rereading my childhood favorites... I just reread the whole Madeleine L'Engle Wrinkle in Time series. So many plot holes... but so good!
- Fast food. Every few months, I'll go into a Wendy's an order chicken nuggets, a junior bacon cheeseburger, and a Frosty float. My most recent scheduled binge was last week!
- eBay sniping. I know it's not fair, and I already have so much stuff, but! I need whatever it is I'm sniping! More than anyone else! Now!
- Stroopwafels. I can eat an entire box in under two minutes. And want more.

Faux Naif said...

i love this! it sounds like you're having so much fun. and who says pleasures have to be guilty? and yay, you've posted more of your drawings! i just love them so much!

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

What lovely lovely drawings. You should sell these! I would love to have one of these cheeky ladies on my wall!


ring around the rosies said...

Oh miss I just LOVE your drawings and your blog!

chelsea rose said...

these pictures will go on sharpen my pencil.

WREN said...

My guiltiest pleasure, VH1 Reality TV. That is probably theee worst!

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