Wednesday, November 4, 2009


To the Snuggie! Not to be confused with the Slanket. For those not familiar with the blanket with sleeves/modern-day monk wear, here's a video to bring you up to speed.

I've seen this commercial for awhile, but never thought I would buy such a thing. Well, long story short, I have to lead a class discussion for my Management and Strategy class and part of that involves a Bingo game (yes I love Bingo and no, I'm not 100 years old--I just grew up WAY to close to Canada).

Anyway, after a few drinks the other weekend I thought it would be funny to have the Bingo prize be a Snuggie. Something everyone secretly wants, yet is ashamed to buy.

So I valiantly set off for Target and endured the shame of buying not only a Snuggie, but a leopard print "Wild Side" Snuggie.

I stored it on our dining room table, yet as the days passed my sense of wonder grew. Until one day, in a peak of curiosity I opened the cardboard box and broke the plastic seal to the Snuggie.

Thereby began my downfall. I couldn't resist the soft, velvety touch of the Snuggie, coupled with the ease of arm mobility. They're right. No blanket can compare. Once you go Snuggie, you can't go back.

Disgusted with myself (it is someone else's prize after all) I put away my secret shame. Only to return to it the next night. The horror.

The following night, I resisted (mostly because I had a meeting and went out afterwards) but tonight the old longing returned and I had to don it for a few minutes at least.

I'm not sure how this saga will end, but I do know what my European friends are getting from Christmas this year!


  1. Hahahaha, this cracked me up. Maybe you'll enjoy this parody:

  2. Danielle-There is a NEW snuggie ad out. I'll have to email it to you :D

    Chantal-The lack of Targets outside the mainland US would be a major damper on my living abroad. Target is just too, too wonderful!