Maybe over my vacation i'll take Carrie up to the dog park and let her run and run with other dogs. The dog park dynamics can trigger Christine, but i've high defenses for dealing with people unknown to me.
The ramen was sufficient for two and was good. I'm not sure it's worth the bother -- buying tickets to pick it up at a specific time days in advance -- but presumably it helps the co-op.
But why did humans develop an interest in eating long skinny noodles? Do other people find long skinny noodles fun? Slurp? A pleasurable challenge? As a less than coordinated person, i did wonder as i negotiated the noodles last night. I do enjoy the fun twirls and twists of various pastas, but i do avoid the long skinny noodles.