Yep, that's me. In a Snuggie. But it's not my Snuggie. It belongs to my girlfriend.
Not long ago we were camping with friends on a small island. The wind had whipped up and it was really cold-like bone-chilling cold. The fire kept getting twisted upward into a flaming tornado threatening to fry our faces off, so we couldn't get too close. It was miserable.
And somehow this commercial for the Snuggie came up:
We all joked at how stupid it looked. I mean, come on. It's a backwards robe that makes you look like a monk. The ad makes everyone appear mentally challenged by just the simple idea of using a regular blanket. Sorry. I can answer the phone or read a book while wrapped in a regular, comfy blanket.
Then there's that shot where everyone looks like they're going to catch the sleeves of their Snuggies on fire. Freaks me out every time.
Apparently Snuggies have become something of a phenomenon, with Snuggie parties being thrown at certain clubs and such. It's even spawned parodies of it's commercial:
As it was a friend's birthday (and I think she may have actually brought the subject of the Snuggie up as we froze our backsides and fried our faces off), my girlfriend decided to purchase one as a joke gift.
It sat on the dining room table for a few days, but each time she passed by it, I saw a certain longing look in my girlfriend's eyes.
By day five she broke down.
"I have to check it out," she said. She popped open the box and pulled out a large blue blob of material. Unfolding it, she quickly found the sleeves and slid her arms through.
"Ooooo," she said. "It's soft."
I touched it. Indeed it was soft.
And she lived in the Snuggie for the next three days. Seriously, the thing never left her body except when she went to work-where adorning oneself with a backwards robe would (despite all of the claims in the commercial) be a bit awkward.
The picture at the top of the page is the first time I ever deigned to wear the Snuggie. I'm a bit of a pessimist, ya know? I wanted to hate the thing, to make fun of it as the silly looking clothing item that it is.
But you know what?
It's damned comfortable.
Get your Snuggie at... well, the Snuggie site or here at Amazon.