Back when Godiva was owned by Campbell Soup (little known fact), the company store used to have big bags of refrigerated Godiva "seconds" (smudged icing or something) that were ridiculously cheap and just as delicious. It was a great, if fattening, employee perk.
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For fine action of laying down copious words on paper, a balanced, hefty fountain pen as Meisterstuck with an ink reservoir such resides near the top of the luxury goods pecking order. That applies when money is not an object. A person may crack resin of the standard line in a drop. A possible downside concerns its incongruity in a suitably independent & literary coffee shop.
I hesitated to drop $20 on a paper notebook and then discovered that this one stands up to practically any pen ink. This is my notebook for final drafts. It has a folder for opera tickets, postcards, receipts & etc. Check out the new dotted grid paper in this one.
This Noodler's pen pushed out of my daily arsenal a German, 18k, medium pointed pen. The best aspects of Noodler's Pen are a responsive and smooth steel nib that is interchangeable, a screw down cap, a piston reservoir for ink, and an ink level window. The pen is light and thin.
...Enjoying the wry humor of _ Spook Country _ It is full of marketing characters and over the top settings. Yes the details are very imaginitive. My favorite of his short stories is _ Burning Chrome _ because of how much I loathed the Chrome secondary character after Gibson's brief descriptions of her.
I visited the stores in Ayoama, Tokyo and in Chelsea, NYC. Unlike New York City's fashion centers of Lang and
Costume National, the representatives in CdG's stores are approachable and civil. Just don't take any pictures and you will have a nice time. My best experience of Tokyo was in buying Shiso perfume at CdG from a gracious, young Japanese lady. You will find there something wonderful.
The myriad of scenes and simulated settings stun me when I pick up this game. The story is okay and the characters seem more real than real. Quantic Dream blazed a path with their renders of faces which make the game shine. The beginning setting works well for me, and sorting the controls is part of my discovery a story in _ Heavy Rain _ .