First of all, I must say … the internet is a wondrous thing. So wondrous in fact that … after having checked the weather forecast (otherwise known as “Arctic Blast 2010”), I posted on facebook that I was “regretting my decision to not ask for a Snuggie for Christmas”.
I mean, I wanted a Snuggie, but I also wanted that “as seen on TV” ab roller plus a few years back. It probably went for something like a buck fifty in my garage sale not too long afterwards. So, I tried to show some restraint every time I left my house and saw Snuggies staring me in the face … Walgreens, HEB, etc. They were everywhere.
Not minutes after posting that thought on the internet, my friend Elizabeth Elliott said …. “look for me when we pick up the girls from dance … I might have a little something for ya.”
And this … my friends … was it:
A real life, genuine, leopard print (for my “wild side” she said) Snuggie!! My very own! Just hours before the biggest football game of the season (Go Longhorns) and I had myself a Snuggie. She did make me promise to take pictures and blog about it … which I would classify as a “conditional gift” but seeing how I would have done it anyway I quickly agreed!
A big, shout out “Thank You” to Elizabeth!
On the way home from dance I looked in my rear view mirror and saw this:
Savannah was sitting there, booklight and all … in MY Snuggie. She looked JUST like the lady on the cover of the box. I thought it was hilarious. I had to stop and take a picture.
Then I came home to try it out for myself.
It was all great fun. I’m a big fan of the Snuggie now.
I do think that someone was watching TV with a blanket and thought “maybe I could add sleeves and give it a cute name and make a lot of money. The whole American Dream thing.
Elizabeth thinks someone thought of it when they accidentally put their bathrobe on backwards.
I do know that I haven’t watched TV in a long time with a blanket … and tonight I watched the football game while wearing my Snuggie and I enjoyed it very much.