Sip, slurp, suck started life as noodlings about food. Really, it’s all about appetite.
I try to live my life the same way I eat a bowl of noodles. Grab it with both hands, slurp with gusto, and drain every last drop.
There’s an art to it.
Plus, I’m a writer. Noodling – playing with words – is what I do. And I am pretty much beside myself with glee when I think about the layers of wordplay in a name which describes my writing here, sums up my approach to life, and is also a self-referential nod to how I make my living.
You could get lost in some sort of verbal black hole thinking about this stuff too much.