August 25, 1958 was a landmark day in culinary history, as Japanese company Nissin Foods introduced the very first instant ramen noodles to the market. Nissin employee Momofuko Ando invented the process for “flash frying” noodles, allowing them to be packaged in those cute little bricks that have since become ubiquitous all over the world. It’s funny to think that when Nissin first introduced instant ramen to the public, it was actually considered a luxury item due to its high cost compared to fresh noodles. That’s far from the case today, since instant ramen is literally one of the cheapest items on your grocery store shelf, and has become a huge part of the eating habits of the poor and wannabe poor…
I don’t touch this stuff, but plenty of other people sure do. It’s easily one of our top sellers at Mecca…
And while I lament that I don’t have access to the adorable photo of my sister’s late black cat sitting in an empty box of Top Ramen, I’ll instead veer over to the business at hand…. mainly, Di’s Share Your World questions for this week!
Do you have family photographs on display in your main living room?
I pretty much “live” in my computer room… not that I have any family photos in here either. The stand my TV sits on (back in the day when I used to sometimes watch it) has become a secondary stash for some of my stuff. There is one thing that contains two photos which was made for me by an old internet friend from the LA area (the same one who is responsible for there being a Buster Possum character)…
No, that squirrel is not family.
Oh, when I went to take that photo for this post, I also found this lying beneath it all…
What was the best vehicle you owned?
I’ve only had the Sonic for four and a half years now, so I’ll have to get back to you on that one….
Did you pass your driving test first time?
Yes I did. There were all the rumors that I’d have to parallel park, or that I might end up with “Failing Phyllis” as my examiner…. but neither turned out to be the case.
Does loud music from a neighbor or passing cars annoy you?
Yes, and it particularly annoys me at work when everyone’s got their music playing on their phones loud enough to heard several aisles away. Nobody wants to hear your fucking music! Turn that crap down!!!!
What has made you smile over the last seven days?
Well, definitely not my home’s thermostat going bad yesterday and nearly burning my place down. If I seem a bit jittery in this post, I’m still waiting for my HVAC guys to come out and look at that today.
But for now, the usual SYW-ending laff from the past….