There are a few other bloggers that are doing these Guilty Pleasure posts as well. It all started with C.J. Duggan and if you want a bunch of smiles, circle back to her site and see the comments to read other pleasures.
Currently in Canada it is summer. It is sweltering hot and we are setting record high temperatures daily. It's hot here dammit! Hot I tell ya. Hot! However even though our grass is brown and our lakes feel like bath water, my feet refuse to believe I am not walking on ice. Ever since I was a little kid my feet have been cold. I do however have a cure of my feet of ice. Oh yes! My Guilty Pleasure this week are Boom Socks!
Ok, you're probably asking yourself, 'what the hell are Boom socks'. Well allow me to elaborate. The name Boom socks goes back a few years so I'm trying to remember correctly how it all came about.
I have a bunch of wonderful on-line friends. Really the best friends a girl could ever ask for. When we first met each other on-line we had long secretive screen names. You can never be sure who you're going to meet on the other end so nobody used their real name on-line. Well this one friend had a very long screen name, so we shortened it to Boom.
For Christmas one year, she bought a bunch of us these amazing socks from Bath & Body Works. At the time my town in Canada didn't have a Bath & Body Works and we certainly never had these amazing Aloe filled soft bundles of warmth. When I tried on my first pair, my feet had thought they had died and gone to foot heaven. Going forward those amazing Bath & Body Works socks affectionately became known as Boom socks. So much so, I haven't a clue what they are really called.
Fast forward a few years and a half dozen of these beauties later, our town finally opened a Bath & Body Works. I rushed right in, ignored the coco-nutty scents calling me from all the corners and I immediately walked up to a sales lady and breathlessly asked, "Oh do you sell Boom socks?"
She promptly told me, "ah no" but I had seen them just passed her shoulder and pointed with my finger and exclaimed in some sort of outrage that she was keeping me from my Boom socks and yelled, "RIGHT THERE!"
See the thing is, I was so used to calling them Boom socks, I completely forgot what they were actually called and acted all mortified that the Bath & Body Works staff had never heard of Boom socks.
I realized the error of my ways (as I seen her back slowly away from me) and apologized. I bought a few pairs and left quickly. Incidentally the real name for these socks are 'Fragrance & Shea-Infused Lounge socks'. I just looked it up. Yeah I agree, Boom socks are totally a better name.
Here is a snap shot of my various Boom socks and a few of my Betty socks added in for good measure. Ah Betty, she could be another Guilty Pleasure post but we shall leave that for another day.
Have you tried these Boom socks from Bath & Body Works or a store like that? Will you start to call them Boom socks now too? Does your feet have a love affair with warm and fuzzy socks?