With the remains of our recent winter storm on the ground, I’m really not out running around this weekend. In fact, as is my custom during the really cold weather, I’m holed up on the second floor where things are, by default, warmer.
But just being up here wasn’t quite enough. It’s still a little chilly. And no one would want me to, I dunno, succumb to hypothermia, right? Right. So, I hunker down with The Stack of books, and one of the greatest of all human innovations:
The heated mattress pad.
Even when I’m motivated enough to not remain in my PJs and under the covers, this inspired item makes just sitting on the bed to read (or, at times, installing server upgrades from my laptop–I’ve actually been pretty productive today). a more pleasant experience.
Seriously, why did no one tell me about these sooner? Sure, the electric blanket is great and all, but we all know warm air rises, cold air settles, so why did I have to wait so long for someone to hook me up with something that warms from the bottom (pun intended) up? Add to this that if you are someone who has to break out the heating pad for a sore back or shoulders (i.e. when you’ve just shoveled waaaay too many cubic feet of snow off your drive way) this basically turns your entire bed into a heating pad. I hear people still talking about the blanket and I just want to say, “No! There’s something SO MUCH BETTER!” But I’m fairly certain that going up to total strangers and waxing poetic on the virtues of the heated mattress pad would result in awkwardness and/or calling security people. I’m not even sure that me blathering like a fan girl this blog doesn’t cross the border into the “little bit weird” category (clearly that particular border crossing doesn’t hinder MTVMPB much, so why worry now?).
But seriously. Best. Thing. Ever. If you’re the kind of person who keeps the house chilly, one of these is totally worth every penny.
Of course, it does make it a little harder to get out of the bed….