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In the year AD 1568...


In the year AD 1621...

When most people think of origami paper they probably think of the kind found in any arts and crafts shop - thin, smooth, multicoloured on one side and cut to squares. This type of paper is called 'kami'. Kami is the Japanese word for paper but is used in English in this specific sense. It was invented in the late 20th century as a mass produceable, attractive way to teach school children origami. To a serious folder it is usually not used in a finished model; it is prone to fading, may be too thick…

For once, this is a general daylog, not a chronicle of anything.

I will, however, offer updates. Heh.

I've pretty much stopped losing weight, although my docs expect I will lose more. They're calling it a 'long plateau.' As of now, I'm hovering around 224 lbs, so down 141 lbs from my high point, down 121 lbs from January 1, 2016 and down 110 lbs since starting the pre-surgery diet. Life is much, much, much improved. I am off all three of my maintenance drugs (well, I'm finishing the…