The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Snuggie Blankets

snuggies I’m sure you’ve all seen the cheesy television commercials for Snuggie blankets by now. Snuggies are fleece blankets with neck and arm holes (making the wearer look like a medieval monk), and have been a big hit with consumers for some reason. I don’t have one, but am wondering if those of you who do have them think they’re worth it.

Thus far, I’ve read lots of conflicting reviews about Snuggies. Some people think they’re too thin to do any real good as a blanket, but others swear by the product and say that activities like reading, knitting, etc. are a lot easier to do with a Snuggie than with a regular blanket.

I looked online and saw that you can get two Snuggies plus two portable book lights for just $19.95 and a shipping and handling fee of $7.95. Sounds like a good deal on the surface — but that’s only if the blankets are actually of decent quality.

Anyway, if you have one, let me know if they’re worth it. I’m thinking about wearing a Snuggie while working at my desk during the day so I can turn the thermostat down a few degrees. I could end up saving on my heating bills, so who knows!

Knee Pain

supercissus I suffer from chronic knee pain due to the fact that I played a lot of sports when I was younger. I even ran cross country for a couple of seasons when I was in high school, which led to a whole slew of problems, including a stress fracture in my foot.

Anyway, my knee pain isn’t so bad that I have trouble walking or can’t get out of bed in the morning. But it does sometimes get to the point where it affects my ability to hit the gym and spend quality time on stationary bikes, treadmills, or Stairmasters. This is obviously not a good thing, as I certainly don’t need any more excuses not to work out!

So I’m thinking of trying Super Cissus, which is a supplement that helps with this sort of pain. Lots of bodybuilders use the stuff so they can enjoy pain-free workouts. That’s all I’m really looking for, so I’d definitely like to give this product a try!