Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Jedi Book-Saber

This January I finally opened the Snuggie that Dave bought me for Christmas-- in 2009. Yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that I waited over a year to take one of my Christmas presents out of the box. (Don't worry, it wasn't my "big" present-- I don't have that many issues with being cold.) I'm wasn't sure why Dave bought me a Snuggie. He said he got it at the last minute because it was a really great deal-- so maybe I'm not the only impulse shopper in the family. :) It probably was actually inspired by our frequent temperature disagreement issues. Dave wore shorts and a T-shirt while hiking through the snowy Alps in high school and has lived through two Siberian winters. I, on the other hand, can feel a light California breeze blow by and insist that I need a jacket so I won't die. So maybe the Snuggie was a smart idea after all.

Regardless of the smartness of the idea, the Snuggie box got put in my office and instantly disappeared in the piles of papers and random junk to be sorted. When it finally surfaced months later it was summer and the urgent need for a blanket with sleeves was somewhat less pressing. But now it is winter again and I finally decided to give it a try. My Snuggie is a nice camel color, so not only does it warm me up and keep my hands free, it gives me the appearance of a cozy-warm Jedi knight.

However, I didn't realize that there was another fantastic surprise waiting for me inside the box. When I opened it, I found that the Snuggie included a free gift: a booklight. And not just any booklight-- a booklight that dramatically unfolds with the press of a button, one that smolders with the eerie blue glow of a lightsaber. Seriously! Coolest. Christmas. Present. Ever!!


Emily Laing said...

I must be a Jedi too, because I got the same gift! A year ago...rock on Jedi moms!

Ranell said...

I love my snuggie! It is leopard print, so maybe some kind of 'wild' jedi. Bring your snuggies to book club tonight, Emily & Karen ... you'll need them!

brittanimae said...

Yes! Jedis forever! Seriously, you are the coolest snuggie wearer I've seen. You should probably be in the commercials.

Lara said...

I think you have definitely found your Jedi powers, from the looks of your face in the pictures! :)

And, it's nice to know that someone else has an office that swallows things right up!

Jared and Allyson said...

That is hilarious! And, you look AWESOME as a Jedi. Maybe they should consider casting you if they decide to do any more movies. ;)

Oh, and I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that sometimes lets gifts sit for awhile before using them.