Bike-Nation – Let’s face it, being bikeless in the city is a dead give away that you aren’t a Montreal native. But beware! The seemingly harmless hobby can turn into a serious addiction in the bike-centric sprawl of Montreal. Soon, you will be trolling craigslist for the best bikes and trading in your totes for saddlebags.
Coffee – A drink from Starbucks is a dangerous thing. In the morning you decide to treat yourself to a tall latte. If only you could stop there. By the end of the day you are ten dollars down and severely over-caffeinated.
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DIY – Do It Yourself projects and general crafts are great in small quantities. But this guilty pleasure can definitely go too far when you have doilie garlands hanging from every ceiling and all of your furniture is ‘crooked chic’.
Ebay – Online shopping can be a fun casual way to relax when you have some time to kill or on a rainy day. But browsing can quickly turn into an auction addiction. When you’re hunting for rare 1930s movie posters for hours, it’s time to step away from the computer.
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Facebook – When someone states that they’ve deleted their Facebook account, or “don’t really get around to checking it all that often,” I am a mix of jealous, shocked, and seriously confused. Unfortunately I, like many, can admit to spending too many hours on this social networking site.
Game of Thrones – This medieval fantasy series has become all anyone can talk about! Watching an episode or two a night is basically impossible – instead staying up until 4am or watching entire seasons in one sitting. Just make sure this addiction stays within your house walls, and you don’t get caught dueling on Montreal streets! Even the most obsessed fans will think you’ve gone overboard.
Hunger Games – Wish you lived in Panem? Swooning over the Katniss-Peeta storyline? The Hunger Games has everyone hooked. Whether you are a fan of the books or the movie, the intense plot and post-apocalyptic storyline is appealing across mediums.
Instagram – Instagram takes constant life updates to a new level. But as creepy as it sometimes is to have a live feed of what your friends are doing, it’s also completely addictive. So addictive that I now have to limit my instagram cat shots to two a day!
Justin Bieber – Scared to admit you know all the words to “Baby”? While your play count for “Never Say Never” may be embarrassingly high, everyone should just admit they have a slight case of Bieber Fever! I mean, who isn’t a fan of his new “Boyrfriend” music video? But when you start calling yourself a “belieber,” it’s time to seek help and burn your iTunes.
Kardashians – The Kardashian family is an unstoppable entity. Despite having no identifiable talent whasoever..They are plastered on countless magazine covers, are constantly on TV and even got their talons into Kanye! Have you people gone mad.
Who am I kidding....I LOVE YOU KIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lord of the Rings – Did watching Fellowship of the Ring turn into a 9 hour affair? The truth is, if Lord of the Rings is going to be watched, an entire day must be put aside for the experience. Because let’s face it, you have to watch the entire trilogy if you’re going to watch anything at all. Just know that you might get some weird looks if you start wearing elf ears outdoors!
Mad Men – Whether you’re obsessed with the Big Apple, Don Draper or the 60s, Mad Men has got you covered! But when you start drinking whiskey on the job or doubting the effects of cigarettes on your lungs, it’s time to remember as fun as it would be, you don’t live on the set of Mad Men.
Naps – Power naps are a great way to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Sadly, these 20 minute naps usually turn into hours snoozing away and result in a day wasted. Power naps really are a skill that must be perfected. An art form even. But don’t feel ashamed if every once in a while you sleep the day away, just know you’ve gone to far if you’re falling asleep at your desk or need three coffees to get your day started. That’s when you know your guilty pleasure has turned into a serious snooze dependency!
Oreo – Sure, it’s great to treat yourself to a sugary snack every once in a while. But this guilty pleasure can cause serious concerns after one oreo turns into an entire box eaten. Oreo obsessions are a dangerous thing, so when you see “Double Stuffed Oreos” in the grocery store, just run. Run very far away.
Pinterest – It’s impossible not to get addicted to this new social media tool. You think you can contain your interests to merely a few boards like “Crafts” and “Recipes,” but hours letter you’ve pinned everything fathomable on the internet and cannot contain your pins to your present 20 boards.
Quartier Latin – This busy borough of Montreal is definitely the place to be in the summertime. Whether it’s browsing through the NFB’s movie collection or grabbing a beer on one of the many patios in the area, it’s hard not to get hooked into the quartier’s easy going atmosphere.
Reality TV shows – Whether it’s Jersey Shore or the array of TLC reality dramas (Toddlers and Tiaras! Say Yes to the Dress!), reality shows are as addictive as they are embarrassing to admit you watch. Just don’t admit you watch Sister Wives or Real Housewives of Vancouver to try to keep your reality show habit under wraps.
Sun – It is so tempting to lounge in the sun for an hour or two after months of serious Vitamin D deprivation. But sun bathing can quickly turn into sunburns if you are too hasty! Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat before you spend your days catching up on the rays. And remember that this simple pleasure can turn into serious regret when you are red and radiating heat!
Twitter – This social media tool is insanely addicting. Whether you follow Steve Carell and his hilarious tweets or CBC news for up to date news, Twitter has become a powerful social media tool that keeps you up to date on current happenings. But beware; your followers may start to decline when you constantly tweet about how cute your cat is. FYI - you can follow us on twitter @awarehouse
Uggs – The guiltiest pleasure of them all! Sure, they may not be the best winter protection, soaking through at even the sight of water or snow, but they are incredibly comfortable! But if your obsession with these boots outlasts the bitter weather and melted snow, it’s time to admit you’re addicted… and ditch the shoes.
Vimeo – While you cannot find as many cute kittens or giggling babies on Vimeo as you can on YouTube, videos on Vimeo are always so aesthetically pleasing to look at. Which is probably how you can end up spending hours on Vimeo watching cool music videos or short films.
World Cup (FIFA) – Ok ok so in this case I'm talking about Euro Cup...a close second to the grand World Cup. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been playing soccer since you started walking or you’ve never touched a ball, this is the world's game. Come June 12th, if your guilty pleasure of the moment is not watching FIFA's European Cup, you’ll be out of the loop.
Xbox – Once you own an Xbox, you’ve quite literally entered a new world. A world of constant action. A world of competitive sports. While Halo or Call of Duty may be entertaining pass times, they can also become full-fledged habits. Like facebook or twitter, if you are spending more time talking to friends in Grand Theft Auto chat rooms, it’s probably time to schedule some face-to-face contact.
Yeh yogurt – While frozen yogurt is a rather ‘guiltless’ pleasure compared to icecream, it’s the overwhelming selection of candy toppings that’ll get you. If your treat ends up being cookie dough with a side of yogurt, then it’s time to admit your healthy treat is actually a guilty pleasure.
Zed’s Dead – Even if you prefer country or folk to electronic music, Zed’s Dead’s music is almost annoyingly addictive. Hopefully your roommates will feel the same way while you loop “White Satin” for the 34th time. And you could always take your obsession to the extreme and shell out the cash to see the musical duo perform at Osheaga this summer!
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