Recently I saw a short infomercial for a product that is so simple, so functional, and so ridiculous looking I had to investigate further. It is called the Snuggie. Basically it is a fleece blanket with sleeves that you wear like a backward robe. I had to laugh because these things make a person look like a Star Wars character.
The thing is, I actually think it is a good idea from a practical stand point. I love to snuggle up with a blanket but don't have much freedom to move my arms without exposing them to the cold air. But seriously, it looks hilarious. And the sad thing is that I actually kind of want one ... kind of.
This is a Slanket. These things look like monk robes - or like characters from a galaxy far, far away. Hmm, maybe I should write to them and suggest that they market them to Princess Leia and Obi Wan Kenobi fans!
The Snuggie only comes in three colors but the Slanket (which is basically the same thing, but appears to be a better product) comes in 10 colors including Castle Rock and Texas Tea. I like the Moss Green myself.
So if you come to my house and it takes me a while to answer the door, it's probably because I am wrapped up in one of these things and I'm frantically ditching the evidence!