Saturday, January 9, 2010
As Seen On TV
I finally succumbed. After years of easy resistance to the endlessly advertised "As Seen on TV" items, from the Chia Pet to the ShamWow, I have in my possession, a Snuggie. Yeah, that's right, a Snuggie - you know, "The Blanket That Has Sleeves!"
Driven by my inability to acclimate to Utah's winter climate after almost eight years here, I found myself talking back to the TV. "Yes, I want to keep warm AND have my hands free!" In fact, it was the only item I asked my husband to get me for Christmas (along with admission to the LDS Storymakers conference in April).
So, does the Snuggie live up to its advertising? Yes, and no. The hands free aspect of it is wonderful, as I can sip my hot cocoa with my arms fully covered. However, for me to stay really warm I would need another three layers of thickness to the thing. It is way too cold here for a blanket that thin. I usually end up with the Snuggie on and an extra blanket over my lap.
The other night I was doing just that while watching Conan and he made a joke about people who were sitting at home in their Snuggies. I squirmed a little. Then Andy Richter (Conan's sidekick) said, "Yeah, I was gonna buy a Snuggie, then I realized I could just wear my robe backwards."