It seems quite reasonable to point out that for about a hundred years we've been able to modulate environmental factors in our homes but we go out of our way to find the perfect blanket. We can basically terraform every room in our house to fit our needs and wants yet we still cling to our blankies for something I can only surmise as a psychological regression into fetal nourishment. They help us feel like we can return to the soothing warmth of a mothers womb. I can't find anything really wrong with this although it does seem a bit pitiful the more I think about it.
It’s all a conspiracy of Big Blanket. They want us to need them, man. I tell you it’s a cover-up. Big blanket and whole comforter cartel. But I said too much.
It is instinctual. Baby monkeys prefer a wire mother covered with cozy cloth to a bare one that feeds them. I know that I must have at least a sheet over me to sleep, no matter how warm my room is.
haha. I was counting on strange responses as this was a deliberately strange post.
With (redacted) administration as their leading benefactor.
I certainly hope we will all continue to use blankets.
It's true we can regulate our home temperatures, but for most people, that means using air conditioning and heating, both of which cost money and waste resources. A blanket is a much less wasteful method of keeping warm.
Yes-- I agree with Marissa + they look nice on beds, especially the handmade quilts that remind us of their makers.
I actually prefer to sleep on a cool room, with cozy blankets, breathing fresh air, and keeping warm at the same time.
Don't be fooled. Those quilts are just a way for the Amish to take over the world one bed at a time.
I admit the Amish are a major threat. They are ready to take charge when the power grid goes down and they are the only ones left who know how to do things.
A group of men that go around all quiet, frowning with beards and all dressed in black and don't get me started on the buggies.
Yes,they do sometimes use blankets in the buggies, though in our current world situation we should probably be more concerned about the Afghans.
Definitely some loose threads around here today. But this one takes the blanket. Just sayin'...
Your body temperature goes down when you fall asleep, so a comfortable temperature when you're awake will feel cold after you doze off. That's why we need blankets. Plus, they're comfortable to cuddle up under, of course.
This thread is hilarious. Thanks for the laughs and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Yes, this is a strange thread but in a hilariously delightful way. So I must chime in. In addition to psychological comfort, I think it's also about psychological safety and protection. We are vulnerable when we sleep, a total loss of control over our body awareness. Covering up while we sleep protects us, if only from the occasional spider or mosquito.
That sounds like the "duck & cover" from the 1950's and 1960's with the idea that a thin wooden desk or your arm could protect you from an atomic bomb.
You see, this is how big blanket gets you. They make you addicted to the banket. The blanket will protect you.
Good one (s). I prefer duck down and cover...
Run? Waddle away? It's got me wondering. How do you get down off a duck?
It's easy just go to one side and let gravity do it. Just try not to step on the wings (they hate that). It's harder to get onto the duck.
Now I think you are confusing Amish with Quakers.
Quakers don't use buggies anymore, but quackers will eat bugs. Don't take that as a blanket statement.
Richard Nixon was raised a Quaker (some of them don't like it when someone types that he was a Quaker). And he knows all about coverups (just not how to get away with them).
Well that's just Duckie...I'm ducking now, totally chagrined at my typo Quacker to Quaker. I can blame spell check for that. There now, I think that covers it. If anyone gets their feathers up over this, please send me the Bill. I can deal with it no problem, like water off a duck's back.
I know, right? Or in junior high, we were to sit on the floor in the hallway, facing the lockers, and bend forward, arms over our heads! (presumably because at that age, we could no longer fit under our desks...)
Yeah! Real safety and protection!
More like perfect position to bend over and kiss your arse goodbye! And we weren't even given any blankets.
I shall have to discuss this with my therapist!
We did the same hallway crouch for tornado drills back in the 1980’s. My favorite thing was the fire drills in the middle of winter. We couldn’t take our coats to class, so everyone was in the snow and cold without them. One school had its fire drills end in the gym (I guess so we could all die together).
If you sleep with a cozy Afghan (hound) you will be cozy, warm, protected from predators and covered with dog hair in the morning.
Think I'll stick with feather duvet, and a blanket. It's winter guys, bundle up. Stay warm...
My first blanket has been holding me hostage since I was a baby. It whispers in my ear every night, telling me that if I ever disobey orders it will kill me in my sleep. I now have a small army of blankets as requested by Blankie. I feel so smothered and overheated. Someone please send help.
I am originally from Northern California. Contrary to what some people might think, it can get cold at night there depending upon where you live (for example, in San Francisco’s Richmond and Sunset Districts). As a matter of fact, it can even be cold in the Richmond or Sunset during the day depending upon the wind current. Early on, I became acclimated to sleeping with blankets year around as well as to always leaving home with a jacket on. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for tourists to come to the Bay Area for a vacation and have to go to Macy’s in Union Square to buy outerwear.
It was 30 degrees (Fahrenheit) here in Akron, Ohio this morning. You know shorts weather.
ROFL, Gregory! I, too, am a San Francisco born and raised native. We lived on the other side of town, in Vistitacion Valley, which was sort of the "donut hole" in the overcast (along with the Mission District).
However, moving from the blanket to the moth hole, my first house was in Pacifica, which inspired this poem (probably also understandable for those out in the Sunset):
"Standing on the cliffs at dusk;
The sun comes out,
And goes down.
You have to live in Pacifica
Lol. As long as you understand MsLiz, that's what makes poetry.
LOL--the point of the poem being, that in that area, it would be foggy and cold and overcast most of the day; the sun might break through sometime between 4 and 6 in the evening, just in time for sunset. (In the summer, anyway--the clear skies happened in winter--provided it wasn't raining.)
If you’ve ever lived in Erie, PA, you would certainly know what blankets are because it gets mighty cold there during the winter. I’ve noticed that at least two members of HubPages live there and would probably confirm this.
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