Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NO! You MUSTN'T!! Oh, what the heck...

Theirs was a forbidden love...

And so was theirs...

And especially theirs...

(Ha. You knew I'd sneak a camel in somewhere, didn't you? It's Hump Day, after all.)

The camel and the zedonk won't even let a fence keep them apart -- that's the power of love. Either that, or the magnetic pull of the forbidden. (And that zedonk...well, he was obviously the product of yet another forbidden love -- zebra and donkey.)

There's just something about a no-no that makes you want to scream, "Oh-yes-I-will!"

Contrariness has a lot to do with it, I suspect. If something isn't allowed, whether by society or our own bloody willpower, it must be fun, right?

So, what forbidden thing have you given in to lately?

What's that you say? Me first?

All righty. I'll 'fess up. Send the children out of the room, and cover your eyes if you're sensitive.
.  Spoiler Space

I had a cup of coffee. Which I'm not really supposed to drink anymore. Heartburn, caffeine can raise your blood pressure, yadda yadda yadda. Whatever.

AND I had whipped cream on it. It wasn't even the fat-free kind. So there! (But no sugar. There are limits to my daring.)


What? You're still reading? *sighs* You're disappointed, aren't you? You were hoping I was going to spill about some clandestine rendezvous, or a wild weekend bender, or an illicit relationship with a badger or something, weren't you?

Sorry. My wild side gets most of its forbidden jollies vicariously. 

But you are welcome to outdo me in the comments. You know, so I enjoy your forbidden jollies vicariously. Come on, don't be shy. I promise I won't tell a soul. ;)

Or you can totally dishearten me by telling me how strong your willpower is. Go ahead. I'm tough. I can take it.


Anne Gallagher said...

Okay, promise you won't tell. I have a mad crush on Brian Williams (from the news). I want him to be my husband. I spend time with him every single night at 6:30 and ban my daughter from the kitchen so I can relish our time alone. Whew, that took a load off. Thanks Linda.

out of the wordwork said...

I fear I'm much too boring - my big no-no's usually involve eating potato chips in bed (and leaving crumbs that the hubby doesn't appreciate).

Summer Frey said...

The most scandalous thing I've done recently is let my kittens into the "no cat zone" of my in-laws' house because they're so depressed that they can't be with me. A cat mom can only take so much scratching and crying before she caves!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I ate an entire king-sized Milky Way candy bar yesterday. It was semi-melty. And I LOVED it. mmmmmm...
That was WAY worse for me than all that time I spend in the pool house with, you know, my pool boys.

Patty Blount said...

Ok. I confess. I killed someone. I DID IT! I murdered my hero's mother!

It had to be done. A psycho stalker got to her. I mean, come on! The stalker couldn't have gotten the hero, right? The book would be over.

Linda G. said...

Anne -- Oh, you naughty girl! But I totally understand. He's a cutie-pie, and he has a really nice voice.

Nelsa -- Ha! What a crumby thing to do. ;) (Yeah, I know. Lame. Sorry.)

Summer -- You have my sympathy. I can never resist an insistent cat. Don't worry. Your in-laws will get over it. It's their grandkitties, after all. ;)

Teri -- Mmmmm. You're killing me here! I loooove Milky Ways. Okay, must think about pool boys instead. Fewer calories.

Linda G. said...

Patty -- *rubs hands together, delighted* Now we're talkin'! Murder and mayhem -- that's what I call giving in to the forbidden! (Even if only theoretically.)

Jessica Lemmon said...

LOL, what a bunch of rebels we all are!

I think the most rebellious thing I've done lately is put half-and-half in my coffee. As a new(ish) vegan, my friends are always looking for slips. I had a little milk, sue me!

Also, I wrote a scene that will NEVER NEVER see the light of day. NEVER. But I wrote it. So there. ;)

abby mumford said...

i hit the snooze button.


Kristina said...

I've been trying to come up with something, but haven't yet. How sad is that??? Guess today needs some rebellion added and stat!

Trisha Leigh said...

Since I've been dieting for oh, say, a year mine mostly revolve around food. Sometimes you MUST go to Chick-Fil-A and eat an entire meal PLUS a shake. The trick is not feeling badly about it. :)

Linda G. said...

Jessica -- Oh, you badass, you! Hey, if I promise to only read it at night, will you show me that scene? ;)

Abby -- Whoa. Twice. Better watch out -- you're on the downhill slide there! Next thing you know, you'll be throwing that alarm clock across the room.

Kristina -- Clearly you need to work on this. Quick! Grab something unhealthy to eat and read a trashy book!

Trisha -- Oh, but it's more fun if you feel naughty about it. ;)

Anonymous said...

I never no-no. I'm so boring. Doesn't mean I don't have lots of no-nos in my head. Maybe I'll pluck one from my skull and act on it. But if I do a no-no and my family disowns me, Linda. It's on your head! lol

Unknown said...

It's 11:00 a.m. and I still haven't bathed. :P

Jessica Bell said...

I let doggy S#@t on the balcony for three days because I was lazy to take her to the park :-/ EEEWWW!!!! I know!!!!!

Linda G. said...

Suz -- I will happily take the fall for you. Because it's just sad if you never indulge in any no-nos at all. ;) You can always start small, like having a candy bar for breakfast, and work your way up to something more impressive.

Monica -- I'd be more impressed if you said "It's 11:00 a.m. and I still haven't bathed with Paolo, the pool boy." ;)

Linda G. said...

Jessica -- Well, that's just crappy. ;) (Um, sorry. Me. Puns. It's a sickness... *grin*)

Candyland said...

Oh, man! You're SO dangerous!!! I hate the word NO. Always a rebel.

Sarah Tokeley said...

I've gone three whole days without chocolate. I'm going to have some tonight and tell my other half that you said I should :)

Linda G. said...

Candyland -- Sorry. That's just the way we badasses roll. ;)

Sarah -- Good! Tell your other half to have some too. Because I said so. ;)

Michele Shaw said...

Shh. I keep stealing candy from my son's stash, but hear me out! It's maddening, he hoards candy and separates it by color and type into toys! It just sits. I steal it for the greater good! Poor candy:)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I haven't made the bed in two whole days. I know, right? A rebel without a clue. Oh, and I inhaled reeeeal deeply when my husband was smoking a cigarette this morning. (Heck, just because I quit smoking doesn't mean I have to give up second-hand hydrocarbons, right?)

Kasie West said...

Right now I'm writing a forbidden novel. Forbidden because I'm supposed to be working on my sequel. Shh. Don't tell Michelle. :)

That first picture of the cat and dog is hilarious. It almost looks like they know they've been caught.

Linda G. said...

Michele -- LOL! Hey, I'd say you have a great excuse for your candy stealing. Nay, not just an excuse--an obligation, even. Can't have that stuff going stale, right?

Susan -- Two whole days? Horrors! As for your sneaky way to continue cigarette habit -- I'm impressed with the lengths to which you'll take your vicarious appreciation of an activity. ;)

Kasie -- Oh, I love forbidden novels! Keep sneaking time with it. ;) And, yeah, the bulldog and cat pic is my favorite. They look so "uh-oh, you caught us!"

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Love the pics!!! I can't fit forbidden in to my busy schedule at the moment but it's on my to do list!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

I've eaten handfuls of chocolate-covered malt balls. Oh, and a banana split. And cookies. And a beer. And chips.

I've written a blog post about farts.

I've ignored business phone calls (yeah, the kind that would actually make me money in my real job) to write said blog post.

I've reheated restaurant leftovers and served them to my guests for the last three meals.

I took my step-mom shopping when I should have been working.

I haven't mowed my grass or weeded my garden.

And I ate butter chicken last night and then slept next to my husband (who hates garlic and curry).

That's just in the last 24 hours.

Whew. Thanks, I feel better. How many "Hail Lindas" do I have to say?

Linda G. said...

K-pop -- You simply MUST make time in your schedule for some forbidden stuff. It's good for morale. ;)

Diane -- ROF,L! Okay, you win. You have doing the forbidden down to a science. *grin* No Hail Lindas necessary -- just give yourself a pat on the back from me.

Tara said...

Well, since you have access to my naughty files in EW, I have nothing to add here. [g]

This needs a tweet simply for the best comment I've read in a while...

Linda G. said...

Tara -- Aw, come on. Don't you want to share with the whole class here? ;) And thanks again for the plug on Twitter. :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Squeal! I love that first picture! Look at the shocked expressions on their little faces! They didn't expect to be caught.

Just like Weiner.

What's the naughtiest thing I've done lately? Sad to say, I'm pretty boring. The worst I've done is give my students assignments I have no intention of grading. Hey, the report card is due online a whole week before school ends. But I have to keep the students busy and productive for 7+ hours a day. They're still learning ... I'm just not grading it.

They need to learn for learning sake and not for grades anyway. Right? Right?

Steph Schmidt said...

I finished off three slices of cake in one sitting. Worse, I called it second dinner knowing it would spoil my careful diet plan. At least I'm being judged by a panel of my peers on the couch of judgement.

Linda G. said...

Dianne -- I know! Aren't those two just perfect, lying in each other's arms? The poster children for illicit love. Re Weiner: gawd -- the name is just too perfect for words. Re your not grading the final assignments: I totally did the same thing when I was teaching. It's self-preservation. ;)

Steph -- Wow! Three slices? That takes dedication in the pursuit of the forbidden. I'm impressed! :)

Vince Ferraro said...

Since my hero is a lesbian and my WIP needs research I have been using my netflix to stream "lesbian themed" movies to help my straight guy imagination "keep it real." Some of these movies are down right nasty. I would turn them off, but hey...I HAVE to do my research. That giggling your hearing is my wife's editorial contribution.

Nick said...

I guess if you cross a dog with a cat you get a..... cog?

Linda G. said...

Vince -- Ha! Your sincere dedication to research moves me. Your wife, too, apparently. *grin*

Nick -- That would be one odd-looking animal!

Elena Solodow said...

Never underestimate the power of an illegal coffee.

Let's I bought one too many YA novels, which is fine except I'm moving in a month and there's no way I can read that much by then...*sigh*

Linda G. said...

Elena -- Yeah, but that novel will be there, just waiting for you, when you can find a spare minute. There's no such thing as "too many" novels! :)