One of my favourite things on a cold day/evening is a snuggle under a blanky on the couch. Preferably with one of my other favourite things on the couch; my laptop. So I have had a secret yearning for a Snuggie for quite a while now. And since we’re headed for yet another freezing winter, I finally decided to get one. I don’t care if it’s bogan-y, or silly, or whatever. I LIKE TO BE COMFY AND I WANT ONE.
But they seem to have stopped making them. No Australian sites seem to have any and the only American site I could find that did international shipping was going to charge me $25 for the item, and $31 for shipping (they only did courier, not normal post). I am not willing to spend over $50 for a novelty blanket with sleeves, so I gave up on getting a Cookie Monster one and decided to just get a plain one.
But do you think I can sodding-well find one? Everyone’s making fun of them, Andrew Daddo wears one in an AD — and yet I’ve been to all sorts of horrible cheap shops that I never shop in and couldn’t even FIND one. So I headed back to the web.
That’s when I found gizmodo’s review, saying that the blankets with sleeves made under the Snuggie brand are awful. So I feel like I dodged a bullet, except that they say I should get a Slanket, which, again, don’t seem to be available any more on any Australian websites and if I want one from an American one, I’m looking at $56 again (this time, not even for priority shipping — just normal). I think it’s a conspiracy and i say BOOOOOOOOO.
Then I go to the supermarket tonight and discover three “Sleeve blankets” (I think that’s what they were called; it was something creative like that) for sale in various horrible colours, for $13. I was hugely excited despite the horrendous colours and then, at the back of my head, a little voice said “it will be scratchy… just open it and check… think of gizmodo…” and I opened the box to touch the fabric — and it was, indeed, awful.
So, if anyone finds a nice blanket with sleeves that is genuinely snuggly (and happens to have a Sesame Street character on it) for under $50, let me know. Because I’m fit to cry about now from frustrated longing.
UPDATE: I’ve been saved!