Every time I see a tweet or artfully created picture of leaves and a park bench with the words “Cuddle Weather” embossed over it, I can’t help but think, “Is this real life? (Photo courtesy of Glenn Loos-Austin on Flickr under CC license)
Every time I see a tweet or artfully created picture of leaves and a park bench with the words “Cuddle Weather” embossed over it, I can’t help but think, “Is this real life?” (Photo courtesy of Glenn Loos-Austin on Flickr under CC license)

By SARAH LEWIS, Editor-in-Chief

October is upon us once again, and it’s freezing cold already. Okay, maybe it isn’t freezing yet, but if you know me, you know that I consider anything below 70 degrees to be an unnecessary gift from Satan. I probably shouldn’t live in Michigan with this mindset, but it is what it is.

Although I hate the cold weather, I know how to prepare for it. A plethora of blankets, coats, hoodies, socks, and…my Snuggie will help me survive to April. I’ve been known to sleep in footie pajamas, hoodie, and gloves in the coldest months, so go ahead and judge me now, but I don’t like to be cold, alright?

Are you enjoying the cooler weather?

  • Yes! Love it. (57%, 8 Votes)
  • No way! Brrr. (43%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

In between the moments of me stockpiling sweaters and long johns, I’ve noticed something that’s been the center of attention in the social media world lately…this phenomena known as “cuddle weather.” Every time I see a tweet or artfully created picture of leaves and a park bench with the words “Cuddle Weather” embossed over it, I can’t help but think, “Is this real life?”

Okay, I understand that it’s cold and you want to cuddle with someone, but do you differ from cuddling during other times of the year. “Oh, I’m sorry baby, it’s windy and a nice 65 degrees, so we can’t cuddle.” Incorrect. Cuddling isn’t a seasonal thing. Cuddling doesn’t come around one time a year like Christmas, okay?

It’s not something that we look forward to like 100.3 blasting Christmas music starting like tomorrow while I skip around my house singing “HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS!!!” Get ready for that Lewis household.

It really gets on my nerves when people complain about the weather and then say, “I wish my girlfriend was here #needtocuddle #warmmeup” or “Where’s my man and his jacket?!? I’m freezing!!!” To this I say…WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

Why do you need someone else to warm you up? I can’t help but laugh at this. Sure, if you want to text or call your significant other and tell them you wish you were cuddling with them, go right ahead. BUT please, don’t tell the world because you look kind of pathetic.

What happened to the good old days of cuddling up with a cup of coffee and a good book? How do you think the pioneers used to warm up? With a good brush fire, that’s how, because if they were caught cuddling they probably would have been shunned by society and received the emblem of a SCARLET LETTER. We all know what Hester Prynne went through for being the community trollop.

If you’re cold try snagging a heated blanket or an extra layer of clothes. I’m most definitely not throwing cuddling under the bus because I can snuggle with the best of them, but don’t act like the only way you gain warmth.

I promise that Snuggies are actually quite warm, and contrary to popular belief they’re pretty attractive. Whenever I see a guy sporting a Snuggie, my first thought is, “GIMME SOME OF DAT.” I’m being serious, honestly.

Can we all please calm down about this “Cuddle Weather” thing? It isn’t a holiday, it isn’t hastily scratched into my planner, and it most definitely doesn’t have a celebratory song. Why don’t we all cuddle whenever we want to and use a blanket when we’re cold instead of being thieves of others’ body heat. I bought a new Snuggie with monkeys on it, and I cannot wait to parade around my house wearing it 24/7 because I just like blankets with sleeves.