Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Internet, Iced Tea, And Egg Fu Young

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Yesterday, I went by Lemongrass Cafe for takeout. The shrimp egg fu young lunch special, to be precise.

I didn't go from there to work, though. It was still at least a couple of hours before my shift started. Instead, I went a couple of blocks down the road to Heine Brothers Coffee. I got a large cup of iced tea, set up my laptop, and connected to their wifi network.

It made for a pleasant combination. The egg fu young was delicious, Heine Brothers serves a refreshing iced tea, and being able to eat and drink while surfing the Internet is something I'm unable to do at the library.

And I did get a fortune cookie. Ideally, I would have posted this entry yesterday, but by the time I started thinking about writing it, I realized that I needed to get to work. So, the opening of the cookie (and the revelation of the fortune inside) was left for today:

"Success is in the details."

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Linda Collection 5

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As you might have guessed, recently, I have been going with something other than Chinese to eat while I'm at work. (It seems to be mostly Qdoba and Taco Bell, but that's not the point.) And since I haven't posted anything recently, I thought it was time for another Linda Collection.

Of course, sooner or later I'm going to run out of the big bag of fortune cookies that she gave me. I'm not sure what I'll be doing for filler once that happens. I still have material for at least two or three more entries.

In any case, here are the latest batch that I pulled out of the bag (in alphabetical order, of course):

"He who seeks will find."
"Your ingenuity and imagination will get results."
"Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded."

I could have sworn that I pulled four fortune cookies out of the bag, though.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Forgotten And Found

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I had just arrived at work Monday evening. I got there about 30 minutes early, mainly so I could eat before clocking in. (As I discovered, that was a smart decision. It turned out to be one of those nights.)

As I was getting settled, I happened to look over to a spot along the wall where some boxes had been stacked a few days earlier. They had been moved, and in the empty space on the floor, I spotted it -- the fortune from a fortune cookie.

I have the feeling that it had probably gone unnoticed since it had been taken out of a fortune cookie some unknown time previously. I probably would have been the only one to notice that little slip of paper, just because I collect these things.

More than likely, it came from Oriental House. That is the most likely source, anyway, and I tend to resort to Occam's Razor. Anyway, here is what that fortune said:

"The cure for grief is motion."

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