You should probably google the recipe and choose the one that appeals to you most, as there are many variations. I've never done it with vermicelli, and I still love them. It's also fun to try different vegetables - the most common ones are cucumber, beans sprouts, and carrots, but I also like red pepper, radish, zucchini, and also shaved ginger.
2. The best part about this is the kid's accent and how quickly he settles the matter and moves on to ping pong. Do yourself a favor and don't bother reading the comments.
4. This song helps me get dressed in morning sometimes.
5. This has happened to me twice in the past month, once in New Rochelle, once in Iowa. In Iowa I located and killed the perpetrator, but the New Rochellean is still at large in my childhood bedroom. In my family we call these insects doubtfire bugs (I think the first experience my siblings had with one was while watching Mrs. Doubtfire), and there is a war against them. I once tried to kill one with a meat cleaver, but instead chopped an extension cord and made the power go out. I've learned since then, and only use flat, dull weapons.