Listening to I've Never Seen Star Wars, while the victim, or guest, who tries pop-tarts for the first time - actually likes them. I think I had them a time or two at Aunt Alma's, it's the kind of thing she would have done for me. Mostly I know I got to eat them while doing market surveys at the downtown mall when I first came to this city. We interviewed a lot of little kids, which is a bit like hitting one's head against a brick wall, but more painful. We were required always to ask "anything else" and write down the answer, until they said "no." This is the one time no kid will say "no." They will just make stuff up, or repeat themselves, endlessly. Most of us would just stop asking, and write down "no." Hell, this was about fuckingpoptarts, dammit.
To do the interview, we would heat and present cut up bits of poptart, in varying flavors, leaving halves left over, that we all would nibble on. Minimum wage folks, students, marginal all in our own ways, it was food, more or less. Most of us still got rather sick of it very quickly. One guy did not. We wound up having to get more supplies for the 'study' because he would snarf it down, even stealing whole packages. Later, D would talk about a guy he gamed with, who another friend called a "food vacuum" because no snacks were safe in his presence, and no one else would get any. Probably not the same guy.
I can't imagine eating them today. Or pot noodles, as the INSSW show made Sandi Toksvig try. Not sure if the pot noodles are analogous to Ramen noodles, but I assume so.
Made lunch for D's parents, enchiladas, salsa refried rice, salad. Thrown together, no recipe as such, but they turned out well, and D's dad effusive in his praise of my cooking. Nice talk, more comfortable over the years. We had a little plumbing moment this morning, and I got an unexpected, clothed, cold shower down my arm. We sorted that, more or less. Got the second ceiling fan down and replaced - in the music room. Got a foam board to put up more of our postcards, which I found looking for other paperwork. We spent part of this evening doing arts & crafts. A collage. No adhesion yet, but laid out for morning.