A 12-Song Music Mix I’ve Been Using For Mental / Physical / Emotional Time-Outs

If I Learned Anything From My Upbringing, It’s That Time-Outs Are Essential To Life At Times.

When The Things You’re Doing, Working-On, Etc Etc, Are Getting Tooo Personally Pressing, Or Possibly Worse, It’s Time For A Time-Out.

For ME…

…Time-Outs Were Originally Used As A Punishment.

Being ADHD Out-The-Ass…

…I Found Them Excruciating.

Sit Down.

Be Quiet.

No Doing Nothing.

No TV.

No Music.

No Video Games.

No Books.

No Nothing.

Just Sit There.

They Never Lasted Longer Than 15-Minutes, But Those Were The Worst 15-Minutes In History Each And Every Time They Were Experienced.

Now, However, They Are An Essential Tool In Learning Something…

…Anything.

At Least, Anything Deemed Important Enough To Truly Truly Remember Remember.

Period.

Now My Time-Outs Include Music.

With That One Little Tweak, I Totally Revolutionized The Whole Concept Of Personal Time-Outs For ME/MYSELF.

So, Here’s My Current Time-Out Music Mix.

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DANGEROUS

Personal Jesus and Dangerous Single Edition (via Amazon.com)

by DEPECHE MODE

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A KIND OF MAGIC

Queen_A_Kind_Of_Magic_(song) (via Wikipedia)

by QUEEN

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WHERE IT’S AT

Beck - Odelay (via Wikipedia)

by BECK

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BATTLE FOR THE SUN

Battlecover (via Wikipedia)

by PLACEBO

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THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD

fogerty-centerfield (via retro-cafe.com)

by JOHN FOGERTY

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU

Stealersalbum (via Wikipedia)

by STEALERS WHEEL

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WHO CAN IT BE NOW?

Men At Work - Business As Usual (1981) (via Amazon.com)

by MEN AT WORK

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((#8))

TANGO IN THE NIGHT

Fleetwood_Mac_-_Tango_in_the_Night (via Wikipedia)

by FLEETWOOD MAC

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((#9))

THUNDERSTRUCK

Razorsedge (via Wikipedia)

by AC/DC

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((#10))

YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN’

Judas_Priest_SforV (via Wikipedia)

by JUDAS PRIEST

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((#11))

RUNNING SCARED

The Essential ROY ORBISON (via Amazon.com)

by ROY ORBISON

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((#12))

WHEN THE BODY SPEAKS

Exciter (album) (via Wikipedia)

by DEPECHE MODE

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So What Do You Think, My Peeps?!

Would That Mix Relax You And Put A Smile On Your Face?

It Mainly Works For Me, Which Is Generally Good Enough.

Music DOES Save Lives.

Period.

Always Has.

Always Will.

At Least, I Would HOPE So.

Wouldn’t You?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!

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If You’re An Avid Walker… …These 7 Essential Classics Belong On Your MP3Player. Period.

Alright, My Peeps…

…You’re All Very Well Aware By Now That Going For A Walk Is My Primary Means Of Both EXERCISE And MENTAL/EMOTIONAL Downtime.

I Get Out There…

…I Slap On My Tunage…

…And I Go For It.

Sometimes…

…I’m Walking For Distance.

Other Times…

…I’m Walking For A Time-Period.

I Almost Never Know Which I’m Going To Be Doing Until I Get Out There And Get Movin’.

I Like To Change-Up My Routes…

…Trying To Never Go The Exact Same Way Each And Every Time.

Like My Blog, I Tend To Perform The Other Activities In My World As Randomly As Possible.

I HATEΒ MONOTONY.

.PERIOD.

By Maintaining A Feeling Of Pure Randomness…

…My Activities Almost Always Have The Feeling Of NEWNESS.

It’s How My Brain Works…

…And It’s How My Life Unfolds.

I Tend To Just Fall Ass-Backward Into Situations…

…Almost Totally Regardless Of WHAT Said Situation Is.

It’s Both A BLESSING And A CURSE, To Be Sure.

ANYWAY…

…The Point Of This Post Is To Quickly Discuss Some Tunage.

I’m Going To Impart Some Quickie Knowledge On Y’all.

You See…

…I Try To Walk Each And Every Day, When It’s Possible To Do So.

And There Are Many Days When I Go For Said Walks, But I Just Don’t Seem To Have The Energy/Motivation To Go As Long, Or As Far, As I Would Like.

THAT’S WHERE THE SWEET SWEET TUNES COME INTO PLAY!!!

Right Now…

…I’m Going To Share With You Something I Feel Y’all Should Consider For The Next Time You Get Out-&-About.

When It Comes To A Lengthy Walk-About…

…You’ve Gotta Have Those Songs That Motivate You.

Songs Where You Can Time The Steps Of Your Feet With The Beat Of The Song.

They Help You Kick-It-Up At Notch…

…And They Help You Crank-It-Out Like Nobody’s Business.

Here, For Y’all’s Pleasure, Are The 7 Most Important And Essential Songs…

 (in no particular order as I love them all)

…For Powering Through MY Walk.

I’m Going To Begin This With…

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HONORABLE MENTION

TOO LATE

TOO LATE” Is My Favorite Jam From THE CARS2011 Album “MOVE LIKE THIS“.

By

THE CARS

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HI HI HI

HI HI HI” Is Possibly The Best Song PERIOD From The Band WINGS. It Was Released In 1972.

By

WINGS

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I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU

KISS Released The Song “I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU” On Their 1979 Album “DYNASTY“.

By

KISS

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T.N.T.

AC/DC Released The Song “T.N.T.” As A Single In 1975.

By

AC/DC

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BILLIE JEAN

MICHAEL JACKSON‘s “BILLIE JEAN” Is Off The 1982 Album “THRILLER” But Was Released As A Single In 1983.

By

MICHAEL JACKSON

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST” Was Released By The Band “QUEEN” In 1980.

By

QUEEN

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I’M WALKIN’

I’M WALKIN’” Was Released On ROBERT CRAY‘s 2005 Album “TWENTY“.

By

ROBERT CRAY

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HALO

HALO” Is Simply My Favorite Track From DEPECHE MODE‘s 1990 Blockbuster Album “VIOLATOR“.

By

DEPECHE MODE

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That’s Them, My Peeps.

Those Are THE 7 SONGS (and an Honorable Mention)Β I Simply MUST MUST Have On My Little Music-Box.

I Don’t Listen To All Of Them All The Time…

…But I’m Always Glad To Know I Have Them Handy.

I Derive Much Motivation From Each Of Them…

…And A Heaping Amount Of Pleasure, Also.

If I’m Going To Suggest ANY SONGS That I Feel SHOULD BE On Your Player…

…In Regard To Aiding In Personal Motivation…

…To Get Y’all Movin’ Movin’ Movin’…

…Those Would Be Them.

A Short…

…Sweet…

…Simple Little List Of Jams That Are Very Easy To Obtain…

…And Even Easier To Truly Enjoy!

Are You Ready To Go Tromping-About For A Bit, Yet?

I Sure As Hell Am.

I’ve Already Done One Walk Today…

…And I’m Already Planning On Another.

The Outside Temperature Will Be The Deciding Factor As To WHEN I’ll Be Going For Another Stroll.

I Love To Sweat…

…But I Don’t Wanna Roast.

It’s Supposed To Be One Hot Bastard Outside, Today.

So My Second Walk Will POSSIBLY Be An Evening Affair.

That’s Fine With Me.

It Gives Me All The Time I Need To Come-Up With A New Playlist!

BRING ON THE DAY, WORLD!

I. AM. READY. FO. SHO.

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EIGHT Cherry-Picked Jams From An A.M. Walk-About!!!

Good Morning, Boys And Girls…

…And Those Of You Whom Are Transgender.

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It Is Absolutely GORGEOUS Outside Here, Today.

So You Just KNOW I Had To Go Wandering Around Town.

No Real Destination.

No Real Timetable.

No Real Nothing.

Just Me…

…My MP3Player…

…And My Rubber-Ball.

 (which I squeeze as I walk since I have VERY fidgety hands, but also now have a helluva grip)

It Really Felt Good, Actually.

My Legs Have Been Stiff And Sore For 3-Days, Now.

BUT…

…A Nifty Walk Does Help.

It Doesn’t Take Away The Soreness…

…But It Does Turn My Legs Into Jelly, Thus Relieving Some Of The Stiffness.

ANYWAY…

…My Music This Morning Was TOTALLY ESSENTIAL.

.PERIOD.

Without It…

…Yeah…

…I Wouldn’t Have Lasted The Entire Journey.

As I Said…

…My Legs Have Been Killing Me…

…But The Music Was Quality Enough To Keep Me Movin’ Movin’ Movin’!

Sooooooo…

…Here’s A List Of EIGHT Of My Favorite Tunes From This Morning’s Hike-About-Town.

Are You Ready For This???

GREAT!!!

MEEE TOOO!!!

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[#8]

BIG BALLS

by AC/DC

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[#7]

CONFIDENCE MAN

by THE JEFF HEALEY BAND

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[#6]

HEAVEN’S ON FIRE

by KISS

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[#5]

DANCING ON THE CEILING

by LIONEL RICHIE

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[#4]

WAITING FOR THE END

by LINKIN PARK

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[#3]

PRINCES OF THE UNIVERSE

by QUEEN

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[#2]

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

by EDDIE MONEY

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[#1]

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

by KISS

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Some Super Quality Jams, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

Y’all Please TRY To Have A Decent Day.

I’ll Be Working Right Here For The Bulk Of The Day.

Hey, It’s Better Than Punching A Clock, Ya Know?!?

Sure You Do!!!

T’is Hump-Day Wednesday…

…So The Weekend Is Fast Approaching.

I’m Sure We’ll Survive Until Then.

If Not…

…Uh…

…Hmm…

…Well…

…I’m Sure We’ll TRY To Survive Until Then.

There.

Much Better.

Says The Exact Same Thing, Only It Replaces Certainty With Ambiguity.

Now THAT Is How I Like To Handle Things.

For Those Of You Who Know Me Personally…

…Yeah…

…Yeah…

…I Know….

…Ambiguity Is Its Own Language…

…And It’s One Know VERY VERY Well.

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I Believe The Common Term To Use Is…

“WISHY WASHY”

…Or Something To That Effect.

Whatever It Is…

…I’m A Freakin’ PRO!!!

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SO…

…Please Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

I’ll Catch Y’all On The Flip-Side!

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MY Top 3 Walkin’ Tunes: To REALLY Get’Ya Movin’!!!

When It Comes To Goin’ For The Ole Walk-About…

…The Music You’re Listening To Becomes Of The Utmost Importance.

Sometimes…

…You Start To Feel Yourself Slowing Down Just A Tad.

SO…

…You Decide To Kick The Music Into A High Gear.

Something That Will Get You Cranking Along Again At A Minor Break-Neck Pace.

Remember, We’re Walkin’, My Peeps.

Not Jogging.

Not Running.

We’re Just Walkin’…

…But We’re Looking To Take It Up A Notch.

So We Slap On A Tune Or Two Or Three That Get Those Juices Flowin’ Again!!!

You Want Something With A FAST BEAT…

…Something That You Can FEEL Each And Every Time Your Foot Hits The Ground.

YOU And THE BEAT Become As ONE.

Since I Walk A LOT…

…These Are Just The Tunes I Turn-To First When I Need A Pick-Me-Up.

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HONORABLE MENTION:

“PORN STAR DANCING”

By

MY DARKEST DAYS

(2010)

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#3

“I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU”

By

KISS

(1979)

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#2

“BILLIE JEAN”

By

MICHAEL JACKSON

(1983)

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#1

“ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”

By

QUEEN

(1980)

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TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…Any Of These Numbers Can Get Ya Movin’!!!

When The Beat Of The Song Corresponds To Your Foot-Falls…

…You Know You’re In The Zone!!!

It Can Seriously Turn A Lack-Luster Walk-About Into A Jam-Tastic-Trek!!!

WOOT!!!

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“…One Dream… One Soul… One Prize… One Goal… One Golden Glance… Of What Should Be… It’s A Kind Of Magic…” — QUEEN (“A Kind Of Magic” (1986))

…One Shaft Of Light…

…That Shows The Way…

…No Mortal Man…

…Can Win This Day…

…It’s A Kind Of Magic.Β …

… … …

…The Bell That Rings…

…Inside Your Mind…

…Is Challenging…

…The Doors Of Time…

…It’s A Kind Of Magic. …

… … …

…The Waiting Seems…

…Eternity…

…The Day Will Dawn…

…Of Sanity. …

… … …

…Is This A Kind Of Magic?…

…It’s A Kind Of Magic…

…THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!…

…This Rage…

…That LastsΒ A Thousand Years…

…Will Soon Be Done. …

… … …

…This Flame…

…That Burns…

…Inside Of Me…

…I’m Here…

…In Secret Harmony…

…It’s A Kind Of Magic. …

… … …

…The Bell That Rings…

…Inside Your Mind…

…Is Challenging…

…The Doors Of Time…”

…It’s A Kind Of Magic…

…It’s A Kind Of Magic. …

… … … … … …

Freddie Mercury AND Christopher Lambert

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QUEEN !!! !!! !!!

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I Figured Before I Totally Stopped Talking About…

HIGHLANDER

…I’d Make Mention Of My Favorite Song From The Flick.

A KIND OF MAGIC

…by…

QUEEN

…Is Said Favorite Song.

In Fact…

A KIND OF MAGIC

…Might Honestly Be The British Rockers BEST Song.

Now…

…You Know Me.

You Know I Know The Difference Between…

My Favorite

…And…

The Best

…And I Generally Make Mention As To Which Of Those Two Something Is.

In This Case…

BOTH Are TRUE.

.Period.

Now…

…Perhaps…

…With This Bloggin’ing Complete…

…I’ll Actually Be Able To Get This Song Out Of My Mind For At Least A Minute.

It’s Been On Almost Constant Replay Since Friday Night.

And It Hasn’t Helped Matters That I’ve Got It On My MP3Player…

…Which Is Never Far From Me As Some Of You Are Already Aware.

I Do Love Me Some…

QUEEN

…And I Do Love Me Some…

A KIND OF MAGIC

…And I ESPECIALLY Do Love Me Some…

HIGHLANDER

.Period.

Give It A Look AND A Listen, My Peeps.

You’ll (likely) Be Glad You Did.

Fo Sho, FO SHO!!!

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So… How Did I Spend MY Cinco De Mayo???

Well…

…I Watched The St. Louis Cardinals Get Their Rows Hoed By The Houston Astros…

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…So I Needed A Quickie-Quick Pick-Me-Upper.

What Does That Mean???

I Broke-Out The Ole…

HIGHLANDER: THE IMMORTAL EDITION

…That’s What!!!

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Since I Was Forced To Give-Up The Drinking A Couple Years Back Because Of My Fragile Stomach…

…MY Cinco De Mayo’s Had Become Quite The Bore.

So…

…This Year…

…I Sincerely Wanted To Try Pepping-It-Up A Bit.

I Figured A Decent Day Of Baseball…

…Quietly Enjoyed In The Comforts Of My Own Home…

…With Some Hot Coffee In The Evening…

…Would Be A Nice…

…Simple…

…Pleasant Way To Spend The Day.

But THEN…

…The Cardinals TOTALLY TANKED HARD.

😦

It Quickly Became Apparent That My Evening Was Still Pleasant…

…But It Was Starting To Take A Turn For The Worse.

That’s When I Said…

“I Need Something Cool To Watch And Enjoy Before I Get Cranky Over This Pathetic-Ass Ballgame. Period.”

That’s When I Broke-Out…

HIGHLANDER: THE IMMORTAL EDITION

…On The DVD.

Then…

…I Proceeded To Get Myself Lost Lost LostΒ Within The Awesome Realm That Is…

HIGHLANDER

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Suddenly…

…The World Was A Much Happier Place.

I’ve Been On A…

HIGHLANDER

…Kick SINCE!!!

It Just Made Me Think About How Utterly POWERFUL Movies Can Be.

They Can Turn An Off-Evening Into A GRAND GRAND GRAND Evening By The Simple Motion Of Pushing The PLAY Button!

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Now THAT Is POWER!!!

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And I Sincerely Did FEEL Said POWER.

When Certain Scenes Would Occur In The Flick…

…Yeah…

…I’d Get Goosebumps!!!

I Just LOVE IT When That Happens, My Peeps, Fo SHO!!!

Great Movies ALWAYS Do That To Me.

Some People Have Religion, etc etc.

Some People Have Booze, etc etc.

I Have…

CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

…And…

VINCENT PRICE

…And…

BURT REYNOLDS

…And…

PETER SELLERS

…And…

PETER CUSHING

etc etc etc

I Won’t Say Mine Is Better…

…But I Will Say Mine Is MUCH More Fun!!!

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ALSO…

…As An Added Little Bonus…

…I’ve Been On A…

QUEEN

…Kick!!!

The Very Popular British Rockers Did-Up The SOUNDTRACK To The First…

HIGHLANDER

…Flick!!!

Talk About A Total ONE-TWO-PUNCH Of PURE-PURE-PLEASURE!!!

I Get A Flick I Love Love LOVE And GREATLY ENJOY…

…And I Get Some Great Great GREAT TUNAGE To Boot!!!

Would I Be Able To Call That WINNING?!?

I Think So, My Peeps.

I Think So, INDEED!!!

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Please Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

I Know You’ll All Be Trying To Do So…

…And I’ll Be Doing The Very Same.

Catch’Ya’L8r!!!

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“12-IN-’12”: My Guilty Pleasures… …Songs Edition!

Well Kiddies…

…Since It’s 2012

…I’ve Been Pondering AND Ponderin’…

…And Have Finally Decided How To Begin My…

…”12-IN-’12” Series.

Sooooooooo…

…Let Us Begin Here With…

“My Top 12 Guilty Pleasure Songs Of All-Time”

First Of All…

What Exactly IS A “Guilty Pleasure Song”???

For ME…

…It’s A Song I’ve Long-Loved…

…Yet Get A Bit Bashful About When Others Find-Out…

…I’m Actually LISTENING TO IT!

Everyone Has A Few Of Them…

…And THESE Are MY Top 12!!!

#12

"SMILE" by VITAMIN C (1999)

#11

"BODIES" by DROWNING POOL (2001)

#10

"I TOUCH MYSELF" by DIVINYLS (1991)

#9

"BLAME IT ON THE RAIN" by MILLI VANILLI (1989)

#8

"BARBIE GIRL" by AQUA (1997)

#7

"MACARENA" by LOS DEL RIO (1995)

#6

"NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE" by S CLUB 7 (2000)

#5

"I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON'T DO THAT)" by MEAT LOAF (1993)

#4

"MMMBOP" by HANSON (1997)

#3

"WHAT'S UP?" by 4 NON BLONDES (1993)

#2

"JUMP AROUND" by HOUSE OF PAIN (1992)

And Finally…

#1

"FLASH" by QUEEN (1980)

Yeah…

…I Know…

…I Am SO SO SO…

…LAME.

However…

…While A Lot Of You Would Likely Say…

…”Dude, I HATE THESE SONGS!”…

…I’m VERY VERY SURE…

…A Lot Of You Secretly LOVE Some Of Them, Also!!!

Isn’t THAT What A True…

…”GUILTY PLEASURE”…

…Is REALLY ALL ABOUT??!!??!

EXACTLY MY POINT, My Peeps!!!

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