Saturday, August 22, 2009

NEW STRING OF FORTUNES

We've been ordering from a new Chinese restaurant -- two especially good dishes: ISLAND PRAWNS -- apples, pineapple, lichee sauce; CURRY CHICKEN -- thin sliced white breasts, ultra spicy sauce. JC likes their PEPPER STEAK and loves their PORK LO MEIN so it's "our place" for now.

Our new place has a fast delivery guy on a motorcycle, and the girl who answer the phone and takes the order speaks reasonably clear English.

BUT the fortunes in their cookies .. well, these fortunes cookies are different
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IT'S FUN, BEING A KID
Huh? That's a fortune?

MORALITY IS TRUTH IN FULL BLOOM
Religious, philosophical message. Old fashioned, stiff, and a bit boring.

MAY THE WARM WINDS OF HEAVEN BLOW SOFTLY ON YOUR SPIRIT
Pleasant, not thrilling, okay fortune.

OVER EVERY MOUNTAIN THERE IS A PATH, THOUGH IT MAY NOT BE SEEN FROM THE VALLEY
True, wise, mature, and even hopeful. I might paste it on the string on my door.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A POWER IN THE WORLD? THEN BE YOURSELF.
Is the writer guy into Scientology?

LOVE GOES NOWHERE UNINVITED.
Now he's cooking with gas.

IT'S NICE TO BE IMPORTANT, BUT IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE NICE.
I think I'd appreciate this fortune more if the second phrase came first. Or if the whole thing was reversed.

LUCKY YOU. GET OUT OF YOUR PARTY CLOTHES.
Huh? Maybe the guy who wrote the fortune is a girl?

EVERY DAY THERE IS SAD NEWS, BUT EACH DAY IS GLAD NEWS.
Philosophical, a little dull, but optimistic.

SOMETHING NICE IS COMING TO YOU IN THE MAIL.
Boring.


LOVE IS THE FIRST THING PEOPLE FEEL, BECAUSE LOVE IS NICE.
Nice? (Boring, and simplistic.)

EVERY IMPORTANT CALL IS A CLOSE ONE.
JC likes this one. I don't.

I have about eight more cookies to eat. I love the new Chinese restaurant's two specials, but these fortunes .... Oh well ... maybe the fortune cookie writer is on Prozac.

If you want any of them, let me know, Click the Ask Em icon, and I'll send you a copy.

So -- -- see my post, "Fortune String" -- June 22.
Big question: DO I, DON'T I keep them?
Should I paste the new fortunes on the string that's on my office door?

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