Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to Snuggieville!!

Well, it’s officially 2010! Everyone always hopes for a wonderful new year and we all eagerly anticipate the joys we hope it will bring. Therefore, let’s start the new year off right - with some humor!! Yes, my friends, it is time to laugh……..WELCOME TO SNUGGIEVILLE!!

What is “Snuggieville” you may ask? Well, unless you have been living with Osama Bin Laden in a remote cave somewhere, I would think that it wouldn’t be too hard to figure out what I’m talking about (and you never know, Osama Bin Laden might be using one of these on those cold chilly nights in his cave!). I am talking about the “Snuggie.” Oh yes, they are EVERYWHERE!! You have probably seen them in every store you shop in! The box has a very comfy and content looking woman on the front and she’s wearing one (whether it be blue, pink, or leopard print). They even make them for kids (and DOGS) too!! Oh the joy (or to most, the HORROR!). It’s the infamous “blanket with sleeves”!!

For quite some time, I have been making fun of the Snuggie (and my friends and I have been having some good laughs about it). My favorite jestings come from my dear friend Adam who complains that the Snuggie is a “bathrobe turned backwards” and that “if you can’t figure out how to work a blanket, you deserve to be cold!” My friends, Amy and Shane, have also added their two cents worth here and there. Amy has said that they’re ugly, but that they could possibly be improved with a cool belt or some “bedazzling.” ;) Shane…….well….Shane is just too good for a Snuggie!

We have all enjoyed talking about the ridiculousness of Snuggies and have laughed ourselves silly over them. However, this greatly stirred up my curiosity about WHY Snuggies are so popular and if they are all they are cracked up to be. Then, I started kind of wanting one - just as a joke (and to take some awesome pictures!). My friend, April, wanted to be the one to grant my snuggly wish and so she bought me one - A PINK ONE!!!!! *Thank you, April! YOU ROCK SISTA!*

So, what did we do? WE TOOK PICTURES!! Oh yes, did we ever!! We had a blast! And, I just had to incorporate some “accessories” in with my Snuggie in order to give a little “wink” to my friends. The belt, bling, and tiara are for Amy. The sunglasses….for Shane (of course! What else?!). And the sunflower…for Adam (you would only understand that if you seen his profile picture). Then, April and I just took a bunch of pictures to demonstrate just how ridiculously HUGE the Snuggie is (and I think that plus the camera adds more than just ten pounds!). Oh, and Adam is totally right…..it IS a bathrobe turned backwards! Though, to a bathrobe’s credit, it actually CLOSES! The Snuggie does not! It leaves your backside feeling strangely exposed (like a hospital gown, I’m afraid). But, you learn not to mind so much because you are too busy pretending to be a Jedi as you endlessly flaunt your arms and position them in ways that Obi-Wan would (like using your enormous sleeve as a muff). Dang it, Yoda, where is my light saber?! Complete not my ensemble is!!

The entertainment factor alone is reason enough to own a Snuggie. However, I have discovered that its original intended purpose (warmth) functions fairly well. It’s convenient when you want to be covered (but not smothered) by a blanket and want to have your arms free. In fact, I am wearing this “pink nightmare” right now as I type! Yes, it’s shameful (and a downright disgrace) to all you anti-Snuggiekins….I know. I have betrayed you all with my conversion (to Adam, president of the “anti-Snuggie alliance”, I am so sorry! Well, kinda! LOL)!! Though, I still agree strongly that it is one of the strangest, most ridiculously redundant inventions ever conceived…..but gosh darn it, it’s a barrel of laughs! How can you not want to laugh yourself silly when you see it (or wear it)? Me,….I am tickled pink!! Ha ha!!

I hope you have enjoyed this blog and your grand tour of “Snuggieville.” While I wouldn’t wear it on an airplane like the gal on the box (it’s true! LOOK AT IT!) or want to be buried in it, I will wear/use it some around the house. Besides, in my daughter’s eyes, she says I look like a beautiful princess lol! Oh yes, look at my fluffy pink gown!! I’m gorgeous!! Yeah, roll your eyes all you want…….but you KNOW you want one!! Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Go ahead and get you one! You know you want to! No one has to know!! ;) Get Snuggified!!

Warm wishes and big laughs to you all (and may the force be with you!). ;)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Melissa said...

Thank you! Like just about anything, things get better with age and experience. I know I am a much better writer than I used to be, and my talents will develop more and more as the Holy Spirit develops my character and enriches me with His wisdom. To Him be the glory!! I find myself the more I find HIM. :) He brings out the best in me!

However, I'm not sure what you mean by "older." How far back have you read? My oldest ones aren't even on this blog. I originally started on MSN spaces (and still maintain that blog as well).

P.S. Next time, don't be so shy - Mr./Ms. Anonymous. ;)

Carla said...

Hey You! Yeah You! You in the pink Snuggie! Hilarious photos of the Snugglieness. I have not given in to the rage. I have to laugh at the commericial when I see that whole family wearing red Snugglies to the football game and around the campfire. They look like monks.

Melissa said...

LOL Yeah, isn't it hilarious?! :) I have never seen the commercial. I should google it! LOL Love ya!