Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Jar Called To Me

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I was at Jefferson Mall yesterday, and as I walked by the food court, I decided to make a swing past Max Orient. The jar of fortune cookies on the counter was just a little too tempting, so I picked up a half dozen before going on my merry way.

As usual, I waited until I was home to open the cookies. It's less messier that way, and also less chance of losing any of the fortunes. And here are the fortunes that came with that batch of cookies:

"A four-wheeled adventure will soon bring you happiness."
"Now is a good time for a new collection or hobby."
"You shall soon make a long, overdue personal decision."
"You will be happily surprised by a long time friend."
"Your ability to love will help a child in need."
"Your sense of humor allows you to glide through these difficult times."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Fortune

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I haven't done the big family Thanksgiving get-together thing for a few years. With my parents at one end of the state, and my brother in another part, getting together for both Thanksgiving and Christmas is a little bit of a problem. So, we save the big get-together for Christmas.

As a result, Thanksgiving is something of a challenge for me. I'm not particularly interested in cooking a big meal just for myself, so for the past two or three years, I have been going to Golden Corral for Thanksgiving dinner. Their buffet is always good, and I rather liked the idea of steak for Thanksgiving. A little offbeat, but that's why I liked it.

This year, though, I was in the mood for something just a little different. I learned that 8 China Buffet was open for Thanksgiving, and I decided that sushi for Thanksgiving might be an even more offbeat choice.

As always, the food at 8 China was delicious. The restaurant was a little emptier than I thought it would be. In all honesty, I thought there would have been more people who didn't want to cook the big meal, and opted to eat out. Of course, they might have all been at Golden Corral.

The big-screen TVs were all tuned to football (thankfully, with the sound off), which gave me another reason to be thankful. As I watched the Detroit Lions get pounded yet again, I was thankful that I was not a Lions fan.

And of course, with the end of the meal came the fortune cookie. Here is my Thanksgiving fortune:

"To find ourselves, we must first lose ourselves."

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