Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Although some people are all cultured and chick-magnetty, I am not.

For example, one of my attractive physical traits is that I am a sweaty guy. I sweat at my desk, I sweat while driving the car, and charmingly, I sweat while sleeping.

That last one kills me. I live in a foggy and temperate city, yet if I dare put a blanket on any part of my naked body above my feet, I'll sweat up a storm. Is sleeping such a workout for me? Apparently it's a real ass-kicker.

And of course, I'm in constant search for the elusive cool spot on the pillow. Some nights, there is no cool spot.

Actually, let me restate that. Some nights there WAS no cool spot. Tonight, there's a big pillow-sized cool spot because I just bought me a Chillow!

Chil-low! Chil-low! Chil-low!

The Chillow is basically a flat heavy bag that's mostly filled with foam. You pour 10 cups of water into it, and then, assuming you don't leave it in the sun or oven, it's naturally cooler than your body temperature. You put that baby in your pillowcase for an all-over cool pillow. Ahhhhhhhh. And with all the water in it, it should be a pretty good heat sink, sucking up my potential sweatiness all night long. (Cue the porn music)

Actually it's not really my head that gets sweaty. Usually it's my ass. (Cue the funkier porn music) I guess the Chillass isn't out yet though. Anyway, until then, my sheets (and wife) look forward to a less-sweaty night. I'll let you know how it goes.

9 comments:

tinyhands said...

I bet if you was to ducttape a Chillow to your sweaty-ass there'd be a couple more little Daisy's running around. Be careful with that.

nrd2 said...

no more room for oxalis; the yard would be covered in daisies.

Mike said...

Tiny, the words duct tape and ass should never go together. *shudder*

Nrd2, hey you leave the clever associations to me!

Velvet Sacks said...

Okay, I can't remember the quote I'm thinking of, but it has something to do with "when cooler heads prevail."

Mike said...

I'll give the Chillow update soon, but I think in this case warmer heads prevailed.

carey said...

Can you freeze it?

Mike said...

Carey, you're not supposed to freeze it, but you can definitely put it in the fridge. I didn't have a problem with it not being cold enough though.

The girl-next-door said...

I'm hoping it comes with the funky porn music you mentioned...then it would truly be the gift that keeps on giving.

Mike said...

Girl Next Door, you have a genius for marketing. You need to reconsider this dead-end "teaching" crap.