Monday, April 26, 2010

I Give You My Shame

There came a time last week whilst in the throes of my infirmity and as the chills wracked my form that I came to utter the words, "If I survive this, I swear that I am getting a Blumfy."  


No, I wasn't delirious.  I was sickly and cranky and unreasonable.  However, I was very much in my right mind.  I said I wanted a Blumfy.  You are familiar with them, I'm sure.  You probably just know them by another name, is all.  And, at that precise moment, you might even understand why I wanted one.  It was the sort of thing one might say under those circumstances.


What makes no sense, though, is that I would follow up on my feverish rantings.  To say you need a Blumfy when you are shaking so badly you can't even hold the thermometer is one thing.  To actually go find one once you are better is just embarrassing.  


I could have knit a Blumfy.  I actually thought about it several times.  They don't look all that complicated.  I probably could have whipped one up fairly quickly in stockinette.  Heck, in crochet I could have done twelve.  Yet, for some reason, only the regular Blumfy in a box would suffice as far as I was concerned.


For that matter, why I need to call it a Blumfy isn't exactly rational either.  I know it's not a Blumfy.  But after I heard it called that on a very, very funny episode of Cougar Town, I  couldn't help myself.  Just try it.  Say it once.  Blumfy.  You'll never call it anything else.  


Of course, you would only do this if you are brave enough to mention it at all in mixed company.  I still can't believe I have a Blumfy.  Nor do I really understand why I feel the need to share this information with you all.  It's not the sort of thing a sophisticated, classical lady such as myself should own.  It's not even the "brand name" Blumfy.  It's a knock-off.  A pale shadow of the original Blumfy and that isn't anything to brag about. The only thing I can say in my defense is that I didn't get the leopard print one...


Yes, I own a Blumfy.  And I use it.  I can barely hold up my head for the shame of it all.  But I feel I must be honest with the readers, lest anyone get the idea that I should become a role model for future sophisticates.  I'm nothing but  Blumfy-lovin' rabble.  


























 I may be alone in my shameful "as seen on TV" world, but I gotta tell ya...it's so very warm and cozy!  Bless you, Blumfy.  I wish you'd been here last week, but I know you'll be around for the next cold and flu season.

Unless you dissolve in the wash what with being a knock-off Blumfy and all...

SA

18 comments:

kmkat said...

I was about to google "blumfy" when the light went on. But was there supposed to be a photo of the alleged Blumfy? I see a big empty space. Perhaps Blogger was pulling its usual shenanigans?

Lynne said...

Did you stay home and snuggle with your blumfy or were you "good ol' Sheepie, you poor thing" and back at work?

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

Blumfy. Heh. That's pretty clever. Over here it's a slanket ;-)
My kid gets up early in the morning on the weekends and gets to play video games and stay in his pj's. The day I through a slanket on him he literally YELLED, "Oh My God, this solves ALL my problems."
I nearly fell over laughing.

Hope your blumfy solves all (or at least most) of yours, too!

Kath said...

I will not give you grief for the Blumfy, just disappointed I can't see the pic!

After living in my little "cardboard shoebox tacked to a rooftop" dorm room for my first winter on the island - I accept any and all methods of staying warm and functional.

catsmum said...

We've had the ads for the plain coloured ones for a year or so, but they've only recently started advertising the 'stylish' zebra and leopard print ones here - at $50 a pop - I have to say tasteful and stylish aren't words that I associate with leopard print [ unless a leopard's wearing it ]
Thee knockoffs have started appearing for around $10 but so far i haven't caved.
I don't need to.
I have quilts
and a bathrobe

=Tamar said...

Applause from this direction! I've been wearing something much like a sweatsuit for pjs this year. $10 for the knockoffs, eh?

Mia said...

Glad you're feelin better sheepie and I use my own heavier version of a "blumfy" every single day. As a matter of facct, i still have a moment or two.. maybe I'll go use it now!

Harma said...

Very smart buy. If AGK can have a pink blankie with hearts, then you're entitled to have a Blumfy! Besides, they are good for your carbon footprint and your heating bill, since you can stay warm with less heating.

Did you buy the same blue one as in the picture?

Karen said...

It took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about. I thought for sure you still had the fever but when I realized I thought "Lucky woman!" Enjoy your blumfy in good health and bad.

trek said...

Neatnik has a Tinker Bell patterned Snuggy. She loves it. Soft, warm, and goes all the way to the toes.

No shame here.

Anne said...

My BIL got my MIL one for Xmas several years ago. In hot pink. It was a priceless moment when she opened that sucker up, let me tell ya. We even got blackmail pics of her wearing it!

Cursing Mama said...

I happen to own and wear the name brand leopard print version myself. It's fantastic!

(although I must admit I acquired mine via a white elephant exchange and didn't actually purchase said stylish warming device)

April said...

As I was scrolling down I kept thinking to myself, "Oh no she didn't", "She wouldn't", "Not Andy Hillstrand's future wife", "She really wouldn't."

And you did.

At least it didn't come from the Dollar Store. Uhhh, right?

Julia G said...

Blumfy? Is that what Word Verification is calling it?

Sometimes guilty pleasures are the best, and the As Seen on TV stuff is the bestest! We have the Humongous TV Remote Control and still manage to lose it weekly--IN the couch cushions.

What does the AGK think of all this? Or is he too cozy on his pink heart blankie to notice?

knitseashore said...

I can't see the photo. But I just *know* the AGK has already taken it over, and is sleeping on it. He's keeping it warm for you, right? :)

Knitting Linguist said...

Ha! I love it. The only question is how long it will take before the AGK decides that the Blumfy is his...

Donna Lee said...

We could have used one of those these last few nights. We turned off the heat in early April and are reluctant to turn it back on. It's been a bit nippy.

Georgi said...

I love my blumfy and would not be ashamed to announce it. It is the perfect think for when a person is down or feeling sick. enjoy the heck out of your blumfy!