Monday, December 28, 2009

I Want A Snuggie

On Thanksgiving I mentioned that I thought that wearing a Snuggie was, perhaps, giving up..

As in,you have officially reached middle age and have become a remote control wielding couch potato. I'm sure unconsciously, the Snuggie probably represents something deep inside me regarding my own fear of middle age....

Anyway, a Snuggie, I reasoned, was a bit of an embarrassing thing to have. From those inane commercials to the box with the "As seen on TV logos." I want nothing "As seen on TV" so please, don't get me one of those cheese graters for your feet.....They even have Snuggies now for dogs....Yes it's true. I saw it at Wegmans.

Needless to say I did not get a Snuggie for Christmas. (I did, however, get a Mason Bee House  and a Stoneware Compost Crock) Much more in line, with who I want to be.

Right?


My niece, however, did get a Snuggie. A LEOPARD PRINT Snuggie. (Have I mentioned my love of leopard print yet on this blog???)

Look how on the box it says, "Snuggie Wild Side" like anything about the Snuggie even remotely appeals to anyone's WILD SIDE......That woman on the box sure looks wild doesn't she???? Like maybe she'll kill you with her remote control if you try and take it from her. That kind of wild.

Anyway, I tried it on. It's made of kind of cheap fleece. Rather light actually. But warm. And actually...

Kind of cosy...

OH MY GOD. The realization dawns on me as I stand there with it on.... I want a Snuggie..... 

I'm a reader. And a Blogger. Both things I do curled up in a chair. I'm currently sitting next to the fire and I have a blanket on my lap. BUT it reaches only to my waist as I need my hands free.  Something that could be easily remedied by the Snuggie. (My goodness, I also wish I invented the Snuggie.)

I'm only telling you this dear readers because sometimes I'm Oh-So-Natural-And-Self-Actualized....

And really.

Deep inside.

I want a Cheap Looking Leopard Print As Seen On TV Snuggie.




8 comments:

The Fine Art of Motherhood said...

Oh my heavens... I have nothing really to say about this. I'm sure that had this been invented prior to the time we had the discussion where you said, "PROMISE ME you will never let me wear CHUNKY SANDALS!" that this would have been in that list of things (along with, "Don't let me marry a man that wears socks with sandals and stands on the street admiring his lawn")...

Stephanie Draven said...

I think if I could one in leopard print, I might also be willing to try one on.

Christine said...

Steph-I admit, it was the leopard print alone that made my resistance to the Snuggie start to thaw....

Deanna-I am sure you are correct that a Snuggie would have been on that list.

Kristin said...

Therefore now after trying on the Snuggie, in leopard print of course, you won't be added it to 'the list' but rather let it linger just out of your reach.

lianna26 said...

WAIT Chris! I have the PERFECT solution to your snuggie...it's called a Slanket (I think) and my friend Scott got one for Christmas! What is a slanket you ask, well...it's a HOMEMADE Snuggie and his is made out of a fleece that has "A Christmas Story" moments on it (pink bunny suit, leg lamp, etc.) But there you have it...a homemade snuggie is CLEARLY not cheesy :)

Christine said...

Ah....You may be on to something Leighanne. If I made the Snuggie myself I could feel much better about it (and myself....)

Stephanie Dray said...

But you cannot own something called a slanket. The word is noxious. Nothing good starts with slank, and it rhymes with skank!

Christine said...

Ah, the rub....What with my dislike of jarring noises, I fear that you are correct. Alas, my plans for the Slanket have been axed. (also a jarring word)

Notice I could not even use the word Slanket in the comment where I thought about making one. I called it a Snuggie.

I think I need comfort that the Slanket will be ill able to provide.