And then I got hit with a little insomnia and saw the infamous infomercial - OH, the snuggie IS the big blue blanket!
(Yep, she even wore it to Vegas)
Well, I have one word for you - COZY!
(I just HAD to be reading twilight for the photo...)
Seriously - a few years back my friend gave me the best Christmas present EVER... the Cozy...
Okay, so technically it's known as The Softie - and available at Sears only during the Christmas shopping Blitz. Frankly I didn't look at the box when I got mine and gave it my own name which is better anyway :)
So... which is the better blanket? Let's do a little comparison SHALL WE?
T - seriously guys, there are days when this blanket provides TOO MUCH warmth - I'll start sweating underneath it... of course, because it's super versatile that means I can just flip it over so that the fuzzy side is out and the microfiber side is next to me... now it's just perfect... Does YOUR blanket have a microfiber side KP?
KP - "I'm pretty sure the Snuggie creates a sauna effect, and it will help me lose even more weight!"
T - I take that as a no on the microfiber side...
T - this thing is years old... and still going strong. The tag is looking a little ragged - but the rest is still beautiful and, well... cozy!
KP - "My Snuggie got around like the town slut. Everyone wanted to try it on. It loved all the attention. You know, ladies, that thing hasn't been washed yet. I'm just saying."
T - ummm, okay - we'll give that one to the Cozy - just out of principle... (ewwww)
T - I zip up the front, snap a few snaps and my formerly flat cozy becomes a robe - if that's not cool what is? It even snaps around my ankles just in case I need to step over a puddle or two - no dragging in the water. As a bonus - I never feel like I'm wearing a Hospital Gown because it has a BACK! There's even INSTRUCTIONs just in case you can't figure it out!
KP - "The Snuggie is completely awesome and amazing! ... And by awesome and amazing, I mean completely ridiculous. Seriously, it doesn't stay up! There's no Velcro in the back!"
T - another point for the Cozy, boo-yah!
T - didn't I already mention that the heat factor is versatile? And the fact that it can be a blanket, a throw (what does that mean anyway - it said it on the box), or a robe... very cool, very versatile...
KP - "Oh, Snuggie. I am so disappointed in you. I don't think my dream of teaching anger management in you will be possible."
The Onceler - "A Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat. But it has OTHER uses. Yes, far beyond that. You can use it for carpets. For pillows! For sheets! Or Curtains! Or Covers for bicycle seats!"
T - Okay, who invited the Onceler... and seriously - did he miss the day in class when they were talking about overuse of exclamation points...
T - yikes... ummm... I bought one for a friend getting married... at 50% off it was just $25... but worth EVERY penny!
KP - well... she didn't actually comment on the price - but she referred me to the official website, which has a video which advertises a price of 14.95 plus shipping and handling PLUS as an added bonus you'll receive a press and open book light.
The Onceler - "Just at that minute a chap came along, and he thought that the thneed I had knitted was great! He happily bought it for three ninety-eight.
T - okay, another round goes to the Thneed. Crap!
T - oh... they don't make 'em softer - I could live in this thing... do you think they'd make pants out of this fabric for me?
KP - "I am completely naked under it."
The Onceler - "The touch of their tufts was much softer than silk, and they had the sweet smell of fresh butterfly milk!"
T - hey, Onceler - I don't think we asked for the smellability comments yet! Whatever...
and KP, now I'm even MORE worried about the Snuggie's washability!
There you have it - everything you ever wanted to know about the Snuggie, the Cozy, and the Thneed. It's up to you now which you put on your Christmas Wish-list...
and if you find a dealer for the Thneeds... just remember that they're not very environmentally conscious over there... Just saying... save the Truffula trees!
P.S. - I REALLY did take all of KP's quotes directly from her many posts about the Snuggie (I even got her permission to use them!)- she's one of those girls that watches a lot of informercials... she's got the Bump-It AND the Sham-WOW... but does she have a Magic Bullet or those cool knives that cut tomatoes so thin you can read through them... because I do!