Though it may come as a shock, I am a very deliberate and conscious shopper. I’d rather live in a couchless chairless apartment than in an apartment with couches and chairs I do not love. A reality that was hard for Eric to accept when we first moved in together. The boy just wanted a couch! I wanted to talk about the couch for months. But after coming back from a backpacking trip through Guatemala, I realized how liberating it was not to beholden to a bunch of crap. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of stuff. But I use almost all of it.
Over the last few years I’ve tried to only buy things that I really really want or need. And not just pick something up because it’s a good deal or because I kinda like it. I want to be completely surrounded with things I adore, things that make me happy, and not just a bunch of stuff.
I am also the opposite of a pack rat. If I do not use something it is gone. GONE! Eric lives in fear that I will, without warning, in a fit of frustration with the chaos (that I’ve created) around me, throw away important documents, cords, receipts, or anything that for the moment has questionable utility. I give away clothes almost to a fault. But when I get started I just can’t stop. Throwing things in that big black bag makes me feel so free.
With all this said I have come across something that I really really really want. And to some people (Eric) it might look like a piece of useless junk. But these people just don’t get it. And would you believe it, it’s a product that you can buy off the television. The king of all crap.
It is called THE SNUGGIE!!
It’s a blanket with sleeves! And right now you can get two Snuggies and two book lights for just $19.95! When you pay additional shipping and handling of course.
I very very rarely post youtube videos. But if you haven’t seen the commercial I think you should.
My favorite part is when the family cheers at the football game in matching Snuggies. I know it’s ridiculous. It’s over the top and absurd. But that thing looks so damn useful. Some will argue “It’s just a blanket!”
But it’s not! It’s a blanket with SLEEVES!
“So get a robe!”
But you don’t understand, the Snuggie is soft movable fleece! A robe is heavy and not cuddly!
Every night when Eric and I are reading before bed (yeah, we’ve almost been married a year now…) I have to pull my arms out from under the warm covers to hold my book and I say, “I WAAAAAAAANT A SNUGGIE!”
And yesterday I came across an article that told me lots of other people want Snuggies too. Since the commercial first aired in October they have sold over 4 million Sunggies! TAKE THAT ECONOMY. Apparently even Ellen sported one on her show. Granted she was making fun of it, but obviously it didn’t deter the consumers. There are also tons of Suggie parodies on YouTube and there is even a Sunggie Facebook Page. I’m not on Facebook so I wouldn’t know.
The Snuggie is a total rip-off of The Slanket. THE SLANKET. I’m serious. I don’t know which name is better. But I don’t care, I want me a Snuggie and I want one bad. So, if anyone (HUSBAND) wants to be my Pony-tine this February 14th, they know how to make this freezing lady swoon. One size fits all!
Oh and I want the Sage Green.
Alison Snuggie Faulkner