The only thing this tea cozy doesn't do is recite "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat."
Back in the day, I used to work for a big-box housewares store (because they paid me to,) and one perplexing question I received frequently over the course of my time were about tea cozies. It seemed like once the weather took a turn towards winter, everybody and their mother wanted a tea cozy. Which would have been fine, except for the fact that, well, we didn't sell tea cozies.
By the way, on the list of experiences I never expected to have in my life, having a septuagenarian lady from Prince Edward Island lose their marbles because we didn't sell tea cozies ranks pretty highly. You would have thought I had insulted Anne of Green Gables or something. In any event, she left the store tea cozyless, and I was left wondering if anyone actually made or sold tea cozies anymore. Heck, the only place I'd ever seen them at all were on old British sitcoms on PBS.
Hey; I live in the States. We're not exactly known for our massive tea intake. In fact, as far as cozies go, we apparently make them for just about anything but a teapot.
And so, in the interest of doing something a little bit different today, here's a bunch of cozies that have nothing to do with tea. Besides, cozies are kind of like hats for inanimate objects, aren't they?
For those of us who like our morning coffee with a pump of chemistry, these reusable cozy sleeves have the molecule for caffeine embroidered on them.
Of course, if you prefer gaming to chemistry, then maybe this cozy sleeve is a little bit more up your alley.
But what about your mug at home? Doesn't that deserve a cozy, too?
Don't worry, there's cozies for them, too. I just happen to like the sentiment embroidered on this one the best.
Even your iPod/iPhone/iTouch can have a cozy.
Must resist urge to make joke about keeping iProduct toasty...must resist urge to make joke about keeping iProduct toasty...
Okay--now the iDoohickey-cozy-making-people are just toying with me; making it nigh-on impossible to not make a crack about listening to pop stars from a pop-tart-cozied iThingamajig.
Luckily, though, I found one iWhosywhatsit cozy that is impossible to make fun of. Behold:
A Stormtrooper cozy. The only way it could be better is if Droids are compatible with it.
And that's it for this week. See you Monday!