Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The "Breaking News"

Well, I promised breaking news last night, but am finally getting around to posting it tonight.
After several posts and many laughs about the infamous As Seen on TV Snuggie, I am proud to announce that I am now the owner of one of these gems.
To catch up, here's the past Snuggie posts:
Now I know in the past I have poked fun at and even questioned who would need one of these over-sized-blanket-backward-robes--- but in all honesty I couldn't have given an accurate opinion of the Snuggie because I didn't have one.
Well things have since changed.
One of our Aunts said she had been reading my blog and couldn't resist giving me this Snuggie.
She presented it to me on Sunday and told me I could throw it in the closet if I wanted and she'd never know! No way! I was trying this baby out!

On Sunday afternoon, I pulled it out and tried it on. I sat for a few minutes and realized that my new Snuggie friend is quite warm and really "snuggie"--- whoever named that thing must have tried it out first... it was genius!
So this is my second official apology to the dear Snuggie. Only this time, I am able to speak in regards to Snuggie, as not just another viewer of the infomercial, but as someone who has been Snuggied... and I can totally see where people would want one.
Snuggie definitely keeps you snug and warm, but I do have two issues with it...
My main concern with the Snuggie is wondering if it's made of fire-retardant fabric. It may just be me, but my Snuggie has the most static electricity you have ever seen! It makes every hair on my arms stand up while I have it on, and when I touch something sparks start flying like the Wicked Witch of the West! It was cold last night when we went to bed, and I thought about putting my Snuggie on, but I was scared I'd start a fire in the middle of the night. I don't even know if we have a fire alarm in our room, so I decided against it. Plus I remembered what Bill Weir said on Good Morning America about the Snuggie and your spouse...
My other concern with Snuggie is how long it is. Now I know its One Size Fits All, but if I tried to walk around in it, I would fall on my face--- it's definitely not something I'll be able to wear to ballgames like the people in the commercial (even though my Snuggie is Gator Blue!). Devin told me they had to make it this way so it would fit everyone from people as short as my mom to Shaq. Good point. But I think if I am going to wear my Snuggie and be able to walk around in it, I might need to take my blogger friend, Katie's advice and order some "Mighty Mend-it" so that I can hem it.

No matter how much I bent and stretched, I still couldn't reach that pocket... I felt like the lady in the infomercial who couldn't stay under her blanket!

Being so long, also presents another problem--- the Snuggie has pockets, but because of it's length, I can't reach them. I don't really know what the pockets are for, but I'll certainly be using my Snuggie pockets for snacks. But thats just me. The plus side is that the pockets are so big that you could keep just about anything in them--- TV remote, water bottle, book, telephone, small child...

Don't call child services, this isn't Annabelle!

Snuggie, I have seen the error of my ways, and I now know firsthand your greatness.

Other breaking news at the Whitehurst House:

Annabelle tried out her Bumbo seat, and loves it...



HeyHey said...

Oh my gosh Annie, Annabelle is precious!!! I looked at that picture and then looked at mom and said that I was heading to Florida! I miss her so much!!!
P.S. Congrats on the snuggie!

Marla Taviano said...

That pic of Annabelle in the Bumbo seat is sooooooooooo cute!!

Charon Benton said...

OH my! Annabelle stole the show on that post--goodbye Snuggie HELLO precious angel!!!

Kristy L. Morrison said...

Dylan is going to be so jelous of the Snuggie! I guess I will have to get one for his bday..You are so incredibly goofy and blogs like this remind me why I love you soooo much! And Belle in the Bumbo-Is it wrong that I want to chew on her little cheeks? I LOVE IT!!!

Aleta Kaylee said...

You are so crazy girl. I love your blog. You and that snuggie....you crack me up. Annabelle is looking super cute as always!

Katie said...

OH my goodness! You know, it actually looks pretty comfy... Keep us updated on how you like it. :o)

She looks so sweet and so much like a big girl in her seat!! She is so cute!!!

Stephanie said...

HILARIOUS!!!! The blue really brings out your eyes!!! Hmmm what amazing aunt and uncle got annabelle that adorable bumbo??!!! hehehehe

Alex and Jill said...


I believe this is the first time I've read your blog. You and your family are just precious. I look forward to getting to know you better, as I will add you to my blogroll, if that's okay?