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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Fortune Cookies
My family has a tradition when it comes to opening fortune cookies. You can not open your own. You select which one is yours and then hand it to another person at the table to open and read aloud for you. Then you or another table member will reciprocate until all of them are read out loud. It makes reading the fortunes more fun. I even make my friends do that now when we eat out for Chinese. Of course you can always make it more interesting by adding "in bed" to the end of the fortune.

I hate when you get ones that are not fortunes but words of advice and caution, grr that isn't a fortune that is a mini lecture.

I seem to get a lot star and cloud sayings. I've always been a wish-upon-a-star type of kid growing up, and I still do, but it is rare that you can see the stars here in the city. I've probably wished on dozens of 737 commercial planes.

My recent fortune:
There appear to be many clouds; but they quickly pass.
Lucky Numbers 13, 17, 18, 19, 41, 43

Years ago I got one that said "The stars appear every night, all is well." I always loved that one, which is why I remember it to this day. I had it taped to my computer screen but it faded until you couldn't read the red ink anymore. I just taped the new fortune to my office computer though.

Does anyone else save them, the good ones? Look at all those people who won the lotto by playing their lucky numbers.

Posted by Tara at 9:44 AM PDT

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:24 AM PDT

Name: jennifer
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i've only kept one. it's taped to my screen right now
"don't look for friends only when you need them."

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 11:43 AM PDT

Name: annush
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"there will be plenty of time to work hard; enjoy yourself"

No words have ever been wiser...and to think that I don't even eat chinese food!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 12:53 PM PDT

Name: Master Foley
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My desk at home I have the ones that are the funniest when you say "in bed" at the end taped up.

I got a couple of funny ones like that right now that rest on my keyboard at work

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 6:20 PM PDT

Name: Hiromi
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Finally, someone else that has a fortune cookie ritual! I usually bite the cookie into half, pull out the fortune (WITHOUT READING IT) and proceed to eat the other half of the cookie. I absolutely refuse to read the fortune until the whole cookie is gone. In my mind it is bad luck to read the fortune without eating the whole cookie. I have no idea why...just my own neurotic musing, I guess.

Anyhow, I save all of my fortunes and paste them onto 3x5 index cards and place them in my photo albums :). I tend to receive very promising fortunes:

"You will be fortunate in the opportunities presented to you", "You will attract cultured and artistic people to your home" and most recently, "Your road will be made smooth for you by good friends". Awesome...

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