I’ve been sick twice in the past week. Last week, I was hit with a sudden upset stomach that kept me out of work for a day since I couldn’t be far from the bathroom and the past two days, I’ve been achy, shaky, congested and frustrated with a sore throat.
And I’ve watched nearly two full seasons of The Vampire Diaries for the millionth time.
I don’t know what it is – I find comfort in cheesy vampire stories when I’m sick. I don’t want anything that makes me overly think or is super deep and is going to make me emotional or any of that.
My usual go-to is Twilight. Twilight is my ultimate sick day guilty pleasure and pretty much the whole reason I bought my special edition Twilight Forever box set so that I can watch them whenever I want. I have such a soft spot in my heart for Twilight and what that book did for the YA community – for authors and readers – and I’ll always have that soft spot. Plus Stephenie Meyer is such an awesome person, legitimately. Now I’m kind of wanting to watch Twilight right now…
But yes, here I was, sitting on the couch, on my day off, feeling generally miserable and awful and I was too lazy to grab my Twilight movies to put into my PS4 so when I saw Vampire Diaries while scrolling through Netflix – I knew exactly what I needed and its been so awesome the past few days.
It just made me think – isn’t this what stories are supposed to be about? Why do we always concern ourselves with watching every brand new thing that exists? Why do we pressure ourselves to always like the BEST things, the most critically acclaimed or what not? It seems so silly. Sure, those things are great. But its all about experiencing a story and getting good feelings about it. I’ve been sitting here, feeling miserable but not totally miserable because I’ve had the dramatic residents of Mystic Falls to keep me company.
I need cheesy vampires when I’m sick and I’m totally okay with that.
What are you go to guilty pleasures?