[INSERT THE SOUNDS OF A HUSTLING, BUSTLING DINER. clinking glasses, rattling plates, unintelligible prattle in the background, all that jazz. even muffled Christmas music because someone forgot to switch the satellite radio or something.
and now, this happy voice:] Good day, network users! This is Steve again. I felt compelled to report on my progress, since I met several other users who were kind enough to take interest in me! Thank you very much, again. I am doing well! And better still, now that I seem to be beginning to get a sense of where things are relative to myself.
I must say, though...It is very hard to remain rather...out of touch with much of my senses in this body! There are just so many smells and sensations...And some cause reactions I'm not entirely certain of just yet! But I'm pretty sure the key reaction so far has been hunger. Much and more of the food I've encountered has made my stomach react more and more! So that must be it, a––
["Here ya go, sweetheart," says a waitress; loud clink of a plate.] Oh! Thank you! Thank you very much! It looks wonderful, and smells even better!
[a moment, please, as Steve fidgets with utensils and cuts up some unseen meal and makes some really loud eating sounds. and yummy noises.]
Oomh–– Ouh, my, thish...[slurp.] Ish verr' goodh! Oh! [smack.] How wonderful! I could've never imagined the sense of taste before! This is even better than the salty discs from the night before! Who knew there could be so many different combinations of flavor? [the clink of utensils. a bit more loud chewing for a little bit.]
...Oh! Right. I was wondering! I saw some people taking down some of the lovely rope lights out in the streets. Was that part of the holiday with the trees? I must admit, I rather liked those lights! It's a shame they can't simply stay up for good, don't you think?