Then we went off to dinner at Marie Callender's. There was a bug -- a big bug -- a big weevily potato-bug sort of bug -- almost exactly halfway down in my bowl of soup. I was deeply, deeply displeased. And, fortunately, not at all hungry (see also cheeses).
Anyway. I have now spent lots and lots of time with people, and I feel much better now. Positive social energy, huzzah!