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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I'm continuing to make good progress by stitching at least one thread a week on each project.
SnowDays - I completed the inside of the box. Aren't the snowmen cute?
Scarf - I completed the center of this paisley.
Dogwood afghan - I finished the third square.
Paisley purse - Deborah Forney I added the beads and small dorset button to the large paisley.
Sneek Sampler - I completed a good bit on this section of page 7.
Hardanger Sampler - Linda Driskell
I did one thread in the lower left, where the scissors are pointing.
Drawn Thread Gingham - Working on the original piece, I stitched the chicken scratch leafy area. The directions for how to do this can be found on Mary Corbett's blog.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Apparently, this is the sixth in a series of "One Pounders" at Burger King in Japan. This is the first one I've read about.
The buns have four types of cheese baked into them, in addition to six slices of strong cheddar cheese between the layers. There are four quarter pound 100% beef patties, fresh onion, ketchup and mustard, and pickles. The sandwich weighs approximately 502 grams, and has 1,399 kcalories. The cost for the sandwich alone is 2,040 yen or 2,340 for the "setto" with fries and a drink. It is available for a limited time only.
What I want to know is who eats these sandwiches? Really.
Monday, August 28, 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Is napping while standing up a thing in other countries, or is this only in Japan?
The standing sleeping booth, created the Koyoju Plywood Corporation, a Hokkaido based company really is called Giraffenap. Giraffes can sleep while standing and for only a few minutes at a time, so this seems to be an appropriate name.
Currently, Nescafe Harajuku is installing these sleep pods and taking reservations for 20 minute nap sessions. You can make reservations here. Inside the booth are pads and platforms to support your head, back side, shins, and soles of your feet.
The Giraffenap are set to go on sale in late December or early January, with workplaces being targeted as purchasers. Would you be interested in having one in your workplace? I think many people in Japan don't get enough sleep and these nap pods would be great for those people. I don't like to nap during the day, so I probably wouldn't make use of them if they were available.
Friday, August 25, 2023
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