@moonhat there was a bus downtown at lunch that had cats and kittens in the windows! And if you were nice they would let you in to meet them, and you could see if the kittens might be right for you, just like David Byrne sang about in “Seen and Unseen”.
@DVDBZN “Snuggie parent company Allstar has agreed to pay out $7.5 million to settle allegations it duped its customers into paying more than they should have through some confusing ordering processes”
@PooltoyWolf Yup, space heater. I have one in my bedroom. I turn it on a bit before bedtime and close the bedroom door. By the time I head to bed my room is a nice, toasty 75*. It easily maintains that temperature through the night. Granted, it’s in the mid-30’s outside, so it probably wouldn’t do quite as well in a colder climate, but it works great for me.
@DVDBZN Nope, never! Space heaters get a lot of stigma as unsafe fire hazards, but they are actually very simple devices with few moving parts and failure points. Almost all heater fires are caused by negligence and improper usage. If you keep your heaters clean, maintain them properly, and don’t leave them running unattended, they are very safe.
my mom bought all the women in our family “the comfy” for christmas. i had never heard of this thing (apparently it is a shark tank product) and thought it was mostly kind of a gag gift…until i returned home and found that the radiator in our bedroom was stone cold and i put this thing on and…wow. i never wanted to take it off. i even slept in it that night. i have to say, for a gimmick, it’s amazing. i wear it all the time when it gets really cold.
(tea, hot chocolate, electric blankets, knee socks, and a warm partner are all good too tho! ;))
@jerk_nugget I have one, too. I set my thermostat to 50 F in the winter, and The Comfy and a pair of Baffin Bay Base Camp bootie slippers keep me nice and warm. Hey, Meh, sell The Comfy, wouldja? I could use a second one.
@Chakolate yeah me too, good idea! my partner is jealous and i’d like a backup just in case. (washed mine as directed - cool water & tumble dry - and so far so good but i feel like anything with fluffy fleece gets not-so-fluffy over time.)
@Chakolate yeah, unfortunately i have to rely on a laundromat so when i wash mine i don’t dry it all the way (the dryers there tend to run hot and i don’t want to fry it) so it still has to hang to dry, plus if it gets dirty it’s just kind of at the mercy of whenever i can get to the laundromat. boo, hiss.