Operation Tractor Beam. I believe my card was #7 in a barrage intended to remind the recipient what a good idea moving back to NYC would be.
The soup thing refers to an incident at a Korean restaurant in Japan last year. This person thinks I hate soup, but really soup just requires a particular confluence of weather, health (or lack thereof), and mood for me. Unless it’s summer, in which case I’ll go to town on some chilled soup, in particular, ajo blanco. Seriously, if you’ve never had this soup (also called “white gazpacho”), you must. I literally purchased a food processor just to make it (I needed to stop going to expensive restaurants to acquire it). Note that the Wiki page would lead one to believe that the vinegar is optional… I happen to think it’s crucial. Serve with sliced green grapes and chili oil sprinkled over the top.