Browsing internet news the other day, I came across this article about a human shaped cellphone holder pillow. It’s called a Hugvie. What in the hell?? Just when I think I’ve seen it all. From Gina and her discovery of cupcake ponies, and now to pillows you can hug while talking on your phone (because you can’t just hug a regular pillow apparently). And the pillow has a skin-like texture? Ewww… Sounds a little too Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Silence of the Lambs to me, thank you. I mean, who are you fooling? Is your mind that simple that holding this pillow will make you feel like the person is really there? I suppose I shouldn’t judge, maybe I should give something similar a try. Okay, so the next time I’m talking to my long-distance parents, I’ll hug my pillow tight the whole time. We’ll see if I get that warm fuzzy feeling.
I’m figuring if the pillow hugging doesn’t work in regards to making me feel closer to whomever I’m speaking to on the phone, then I’ve got the perfect use for this pillow. The article says research supports a decrease in the levels of cortisol when there is physical contact with a simple object, say a skin-like feeling pillow anyone? This decrease then helps to reduce stress. Science, okay, at least the plethora of weight-loss ads I’ve seen on TV, also suggests that reducing cortisol levels in the body can aid in losing weight. I figure if I hug this creepy pillow 24/7 (or probably just my own pillow from home because I’m betting the price for this human-shaped pillow is probably pretty steep and I’m pretty cheap), I’ll be sure to lose that extra five pounds I’ve been carrying around.
And if that doesn’t work out, I’ll just have to revert to getting me one of these bad boys:
If I can’t lose the weight by hugging a pillow everywhere I go, I may as well carry a pillow on my head and take a nap while I’m at it.