Friday, October 31, 2008

Fortune On The Run

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I was in St. Matthews yesterday, and I grabbed a quick lunch at China 1, a take-out place on Breckenridge Lane. I decided to go with my default selection for take-out at any Chinese restaurant -- shrimp lo mein. I use that as a comparison. If they don't have good shrimp lo mein, the rest of their food probably isn't that good, either. (By the way, the shrimp lo mein at China 1 is pretty good.)

Along with my lunch, they dropped a fortune cookie in the bag, and here is the fortune:

"You are soon going to change your present line of work."

Hmmm, that sounds promising. I hope it's right.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Shattered Cookie, But Not Shattered Fortune

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This time, we have more fortunes found while I was cleaning my condo. In one case, the fortune was still in the fortune cookie, and the cookie in turn was still in the wrapper. The cookie, unfortunately, had been crushed, almost pulverized into dust. Sadly, the cookie wasn't salvageable, but of course, the fortune was.

The other fortune was simply lying in a stack of . . . well, something. A stack of papers, more than likely. In any case, here are the fortunes from this round of cleaning up:

"Any rough times are now behind you."
"You will be awarded some great honor."

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Linda Collection 1

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My friend Linda brought a surprise to a club meeting yesterday. It was a big Ziploc bag of fortune cookies. If I had heard her right, the place where she had been getting Chinese takeout was now giving her four (or more) fortune cookies with each order, instead of just one. She didn't need that many fortune cookies, so she brought them to the meeting for the rest of us.

I immediately grabbed a few cookies. A couple of the others did as well, but when I told them about what I was doing here, they let me have their fortunes after reading them. (I think they would have been thrown away if I hadn't said anything.)

With Linda’s blessing, I also grabbed the bag at the meeting's end. I haven't gone through all of the fortune cookies yet -- that was a one-gallon Ziploc bag, and it was stuffed with cookies. What I am presenting here is the first of what I am going to call the Linda Collections:

"A family reunion in the coming months will be a tremendous success!"
"A good time to start something new."
"A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself."
"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." (I think this was the fortune in the first cookie I opened.)
"The best prophet of the future is the past."
"The courage to be great lies deep within each of us."
"You are a bundle of energy, always on the go."
"You are ambitious."

There will be more to come, I promise. Hmmm, I need to ask Linda who is being so generous with the fortune cookies . . .

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Forgotten, But Not Gone

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I was doing a little housecleaning the other day, and I came across yet another fortune from a long-ago fortune cookie. I have no idea how many more I have stashed around my condo, but it's always interesting when I stumble upon one (or more) of these forgotten fortunes:

"You never show your vulnerability; you are always self assured and confident."

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