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It’s here! It’s now! It’s finally happening! Today is bento giveaway day on Little Big! But I should back up. What the heck are bentos, anyway?
Back in the dark ages when I worked at the library slinging books and shushing prepubescents for a living, I brought my lunch to work each day in an adorable obento, or Japanese-style lunch box. Many lunch-related adventures were had including the lady that microwaved a sandwich so foul I considered eating in my car. Fortunately, she was fired. Hooray! Another day I finally stood up to a snarky coworker and made Sarah and our friend Adam laugh so hard I thought he was going to herniate. I have those warm and fuzzy memories today thanks to the bentos.
But I no longer work and I typically eat my lunch at home next to an adorable toddler and all is right with the world except for the few thousand bentos and bento-related accoutrements that are taking over an entire storage bin in the garage. It’s too much! One might even say I have a plethora of
pinatas bentos. Even though I still pack bentos for picnics or travel and fully plan on sending Isobel to school with adorably packed lunches, I have more than enough kawaii cuteness stashed away to feed an army of hungry Duggar children. This is where you, dear friends, shall benefit. Because I would like to put together not one! Not two! But THREE packed-to-the-brim cartons of bento-y goodness to three lucky readers! That’s right!
Just look at all that adorable crap! You know you want some! Best just got better – most of it is covered in hilarious Engrish. I love me some Engrish. I will give to you: multiple bento containers, chopsticks, sushi grass, plastic character toothpicks, containers, straps, plus stuff I don’t even know the name of it but its says “good eating funtime nutritional joy taste!” so you know it’s fucking awesome whatever that is.
Not only will I be picking three lucky winners, you have three chances by which to win.
First, you must leave a comment: It’d be super cool if you left your comment in Engrish or told a hilarious lunch story about a coworker, but that part is optional. You’ll win my love and affection and possibly the admiration of dozens, but even a quick GIMME GIMME BENTO PROFIT! will do.
For two additional chances to win:
1. Tweet this exact line (and post a comment saying you did so):
“Entering @exlibris’ BENTO GIVEAWAY at www.thelittlebigblog.com was the smartest thing I’ve ever done! Plus I smell nice!”
2. Check out one of my sponsor’s shops and leave a link to at least one favorite item in the comments. You have your choice of:
Three ways to win and three winners. You just can’t go wrong. I’ll announce the winners late next week and leave you with this inspirational Engrish quote:
“True love is like Big Foot… Everybody talks about it, But nobody has found it. Don’t worry”
I’m sure that’s given you all plenty to think about.