July 16, 2012
Helpful Hints from joeeze: Does your burrito lose its flavor in the microwave overnight?
It occurred to me yesterday afternoon — when I opened the microwave to nuke a pizza only to find a semi-petrified burrito I'd microwaved the previous evening and then forgotten about while I was busy doing something close to nothing (but different than the evening before) — that I can't be the only person on the planet to have made such a discovery.
And thus was born in my brain (reasonable facsimile pictured up top) the way to avoid repeating such events: Leave the package/wrapper/can/box of whatever you're microwaving out on the counter so that it acts as a mnemonic flag to alert you that you've put something inside the machine.
A nice variation on Edwin H. Land's legendary, alway-inspiring dictum to "Solve the problem with what's in the room."
Bioré Black Nose Strips (Nipponia Resort Tropical Floral Edition)
For many years I've been an occasional user of Bioré nose strips.
There are few things more exciting than carefully peeling one off, then examining the gleanings under a high-powered lighted magnifier.
It's like the mountains of the moon writ small, right from your very own pores.
So it was with much interest that I read Winnie Sui's review of Bioré's Black Nose Strips (Nipponia Resort Tropical Floral Edition).
She wrote, "Basically it's the same as other Bioré nose strips but looks and smell wayyy better lol... and it's black — so for freaks like me to get a better sensation because the 'dirt' comes out on the strip much easier to be seen. Azaleas and Plumeria — they have different scents and smell amazing on."
Up top, Winnie with her strip on.
Below, what she brought out, captioning the photo "EWWWW!!!!!!"
Alas, it does not appear that I'll get the chance to try these, as her review appeared in January of 2011 and a web search by my Crack Research Team©™® came up empty.
Anyone has some stashed away, you know where to find me.
In the meantime, near miss pack of 10 in Black (alas, not the Nipponia Resort Tropical Floral Edition): $12.50.
Chair — Kumi Yamashita
Carved wood, single light source, shadow.
H110 x W50 x D15cm.
From The Green Head: "The Pizza Peddler Rolling Pizza Cutter delivers every pizza lover's dream of having a cute little silicone monkey riding a unicycle on top cutting perfect slices. Even better: As the wheel slices through the pizza, the monkey's little legs move to push the pedals."
World's coolest public toilets?
Studio Pacific built these public toilets at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto precinct on Wellington, New Zealand's waterfront.
Meant to be seen in the round, the design comprises two elongated, irregularly curved forms, instantly recognizable from all key pedestrian approaches and terminating a sequence of spaces and elements along the laneway.
These organic forms are suggestive of crustaceans or sea creatures, as if the structure was a kind of fossilized husk that had been discovered and inhabited.
Each form contains one accessible public toilet, with one of the two also including cleaning facilities.
The robust concrete construction is appropriate to the surrounding maritime environment.
Vivid Blue Glow-in-the-Dark iPhone Skin
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