While this may not seem like much of an accomplishment to you, I, personally, am quite surprised at this. Since the last time we talked, I have stared death in the face and threw caution to the wind. Yes. . .I ate the new KFC Double Down sandwich.
This is what it looks like in the ads:
And this is what it looks like in reality: Amazing what a little makeup will do, eh?
So, just to give you the facts, this "sandwich" costs $4.99, plus tax. They don't serve it in the UK. The original recipe (fried) version offers 540 calories and has 32 grams of fat and 1380 milligrams of sodium. The grilled version is only 460 calories with 23 grams of fat, but it packs 1430 milligrams of sodium into this little package. What does this all mean? I don't know. I've never really been a calorie counter. But I did figure out during my research that eating burns 85 calories per hour, so if you slow down and take six hours to eat your Double Down, you actually have worked off the calories you took in - right?
Imagine you're in a restaurant and you order the chicken cordon bleu. Your order comes out beautifully arranged on a plate with side dishes and garnishes. Then you toss your knife and fork aside and proceed to pick up the chicken with your bare hands and eat it. That's what the Double Down is like. It just tastes like you're eating a main dish with your hands. It tastes fine. It tastes good, in fact, but it doesn't really taste as special as I had hoped. Also, as expected, it was a little smaller than it looked on TV. Plus, I did feel a little iffy afterward - I think all the sodium got to me.
Now, since this entry is all about doubles, let's move on to the next topic - sleeping. After eating a sandwich like that, I wanted to take a nap. And what better place to take a nap than this beautiful, bright orange sofa! "But, The Former 786," you say, "I also would like to take a nap and there isn't enough space for two on that beautiful, bright orange couch!" Not a problem, faithful reader!
That's right, this sofa TRANSFORMS INTO A BUNK BED!
The Doc Sofa/Bed was brought to my attention by, alert reader, Zufelt. I did some quick research online and found out that it is sold by a company called Bonbon Trading. Now, before you get too excited about this bed, know that 1. This furniture comes from England, and 2. This sofa/bunk bed costs $6800! That's more than I make in a week!
However, if you're still interested, I should inform you that the Doc sofa/bed does come in other colors and there is an "extra large" version that costs closer to $9000.
Arrival seems very plausible, which is why it works. It feels like a realistic response to an extra-terrestrial encounter. This isn't an action-packed alien invasion blockbuster -- it's a deep-thinking drama about trying to understand the incomprehensible. Amy Adams carries this movie, and Jeremy Renner isn't annoying. This is slow, but smart science fiction.
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