Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fortune Cookies

WT and I have a favorite Chinese buffet we often go to on Fridays.
It's a bit of a hole in the wall, but business is brisk, the food is fresh
and they have the most tender spring rolls in town. WT always gets
such a kick out of the fortune cookies, which are always brought at
the end of the meal, along with the bill. He likes to remind me about
The Simpsons episode when Homer, unhappy with his fortune, goes
to the back of the Chinese place and types his version of fortune
cookies. WT has been excited lately about the medical research deal
he's been working on. So, no joke, here's the fortunes we got Friday.
(I think he's been back there with Homer typing up and planting his
own cookie inserts.)

His is fantastic, but ((yikes))...
does this mean I am going to meet my untimely demise?
I want a refund.

31 comments:

  1. I love this peek into your life. I think rituals in their many forms are so important. We have a similar Wednesday night ritual. Sloane has gymnastics right after school. We go to gymnastics followed by our weekly library visit. Then we get Chinese carry out and go home for dinner. I look forward to those simple pleasures all week long.

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  2. Or traveling to Europe to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for medical research! :P

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  3. I think a trip to Europe is in order!

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  4. I'm voting for the trip to Europe!

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  5. Willow,
    Or a vacation to Hawaii.
    rel

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  6. A boat trip down the Nile. Eating peeled grapes and being fanned by tall Eqyptians.

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  7. Talking about fortune cookies, this is something I have never fathomed. Yet I so much like to know

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  8. Lady Willow, a trip in Pays de la Mée...
    Smile for You , and have a good night !

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  9. Just a posh trip to anticipate!

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  10. I love fortune cookies !!

    I got one once that said: 'your face is your fortune, better have a good stiff drink' - truly, that is what it said.. ha!

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  11. You know, there is no such thing as a coincidence ...

    :-Daryl

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  12. I'm betting on a slow cruise to Spain!

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  13. I think you are going to wherever that singer you love is performing oversees somewhere.

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  14. Willow, I save all my fortunes whenever I get Chinese! Mine from last night was "You will soon gain something you have always wanted."

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  15. Of course not silly billy, you'll just be nipping over to Paris for that little black dress or whatever else hits your fancy!

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  16. It just means you'll be going to Rome on Monday for the Grape Escape!

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  17. Hope it's not the River Stix!! Yipes! Nah, it's for The Grape Escape, remember?

    The medical research, though, that's a noodle scratcher. A bit specific too. Hmmmm

    CYA there! ♥ ∞

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  18. How fun! I bet WT was so happy to get that fortune! The day I handed in my resignation at my job to be a stay at home mom I went to lunch with friends. My fortune that day said "You will make a change for the better!" No such thing as a coincidence!

    I agree with the others here...yours just means you're going to take a trip to Europe in the future. :) Can I come?

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  19. Does it mean an ocean? It could be a river. You could be crossing a great river. Let's hope it's on a boat. Fun night!

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  20. Hi willow, yeah, I got a lot of fortune cookie's message, too, since my husband and I love to eat at Chinese Restaurant. Happy "I love to write day" :)

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  21. so please keep us posted as to which fortune it is! lovely to have found your blog, i look forward to many visits xv

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  22. Like most bloggers, I think it is a trip to Europe, so I'd better let Liz know that you're on your way and tell her to make Windsor Castle as pretty as it can be. Oh, and did you know that HRH Charles turned sixty yesterday? Or was it the day before? Uh, I can't keep up with so many fellow Scorpios celebrating birthdays these days, including one of your very young ones, willow. I don't think yor fortune cookie means demise at all. I think it's maybe time to pay the Eiffel Tower, the Big Ben and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral a long overdue visit :-D

    I'm celebrating my birthday today and you're more than welcome to pop by my blog for a relaxed and chill-out jam session on piano, guitar and vocals.

    Greetings from London.

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  23. Love this story and love it when the little fortunes are in harmony with what is going on in my life.

    great post on cigarette smoking, too. love the billy collins poem....

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  24. Lovely post.
    Fortune cookies are like taste of hope that lead to take a step forward.

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  25. No, no....surely it means you'll be going on a world cruise.

    Doesn't that sound better?

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  26. I agree with Diva...a trip to the homeland is in order... and maybe you would like some company...I'll start packing!

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  27. If England visit Vita's gardens

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  28. Ha! Those fortunes really cracked me up...

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  29. Willow, maybe all it means is you are going to move across one of the oceans to a new residence. But what a coincidence!!

    This is syncronicity here, and you have to think about what has happened.

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  30. LOL--these are great. I always save the ones I like and put them up on the refrigerator. They're always phenomenally vague, and could represent just about anything, but if I like them, they get put up there. If I don't care for them, they mysteriously just happen to disappear.

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  31. Hah! I love those little chinese fortune cookies of yours. I think you should keep them and one day waaaaaay off the faraway future, your kids can tuck them into your funeral clothing. I know, sounds morbid, but I like your sense of humour.

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