Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Can't Help You - I am Just a Cookie


So, hubby and I went to a new place for Chinese last night and the food was yummy and the atmosphere was all modern-licious and we were totally satisfied except for one little thing.

(ACK no fortune cookies!)

The manager approached us as we were leaving to see what we were thinking about his hip little restaurant

(at least I thought he was the manager because his tag just said 'manager' so I figure that was either his title or his first name and a very lucky coincidence ... sort of ... for him)

and we noted our lack of cookies which sent him running off to grab us two.

So we left all happy, dappy with our little plastic wrapped cookies and we tore into them as soon as we were back in the car and had adjusted the overhead light just perfectly so we didn't miss anything.

(I should confess that I print out my horoscope every month - because I like to know what is going to happen and they are sometimes eerily accurate ... seriously - and yes, I sometimes peek ahead in books to see if my heroine is still around at the end)

Mine said ... NOTHING ... just a little blank piece of paper which somehow seemed very appropriate for me *sigh* right now

and hubby's said - "BITE ME".

Which is, of course, kind of funny, but not a proper fortune really because a proper fortune would read, "YOU WILL BITE ME", so this was more of an instruction cookie which had hubby laughing very hard and me a bit peeved that we had not received our proper fortunes.

"Your path is arduous but will be amply rewarding"

is the fortune that I have received so many times I have lost count.

This roughly translates to "the hard stuff will make you a better person" - but I am getting a little tired of the arduous path and hoping I am a good enough person to skate through life for a couple years or months or at least until next weekend.

But what do I know, I am after all, a person looking for my future in baked goods (where's that magic 8 ball when I need it anyway?) ...


1. Lucky Fork Shirt by Xenotees
2. Cootie Catchers by KatsKrafts
3. Fortune Cookie Baby Booties by SushiBooties
4. Mr. Magic 8 Ball by Artsy
5. Ceramic Fortune Cookies by YogaGoat
6. Vintage Fortune Tiles by FoundPaperCo

11 comments:

Beth said...

rofl That's awesome... and bizarre!

miss indie said...

hahaha oh my goodness those are the funniest and creepiest fortune cookies I have ever heard of!
Well, at least the food was good :]
xo.

M.M.E. said...

A blank fortune...does that mean you get to create your own? Or that the little kid in Cambodia making them got lazy?

Bling Girl said...

haha!
i hate lame fortune cookies that arent really fortunes. my sister would always get the cool ones about meeting a mysterious stranger and such and i always got the lame ones.
But a BLANK one thats just wrong! lol

Kendra Zvonik said...

I know what you mean, Cat. I'm overflowing with character, too.
here's my fortune for you . . .
you are the reward.

zJayne said...

too funny - about that blank fortune cookie...that is GRAND! yes yes... a smidge scary to write your own future...but alas, so worthy you are!

Sherry said...

Passes Magic 8 ball, because I really do have one. And, that's about all I've got right now.

Sherry said...

I just thought that you should know, my word verification was piti me.

the Lost Earring said...

My sister got a great one once:

"You will inherit a gold mine in Africa."

I say take the blank one is lucky...write your own :)

uncorked said...

yes- I will write my own future... ugh I think my pen just ran out of ink guys- I totally want the gold mine though.... ooh Sherry- we need to track word verifications- I can never read them- I always have to get a second shot at it

Xenotees said...

Too funny! Love this story!

I like fortune cookie fortunes & horoscopes too! Mostly when they are in my favor...

Thanks for highlighting one of my Xenotees in this excellent post!