A wonderfully delicious Chinese dinner is NEVAH complete without "The R e a d i n g--out loud–of the Fortune Cookies"; these near-tasteless cookie contortions are the perfect punctuation to all things fried rice, lo mein and kung pao.
So what if it’s juvenille? Sometimes it’s just the shot of sunshine you need.
Last night I went out to dinner with a group of friends, and three appetizers, six entrees, noodles and fried rice later, we had "The Reading" (three guesses where). Because Chinese food was oozing out our ears, we opted for a liquid dessert at Starbucks, sitting outside by their fireplace since it was a rather coolish but delightful night. Mine? Some of you could guess: a
6 ,000 490-calorie Caramel Macciato Breve with an extra shot of caramel (but NOT an extra shot of espresso 😉 if you click that link, you’ll note they don’t even give the caloric value for breves–half and half vs whole milk–anymore ). I chose the diet route–I only got a tall/small instead of the venti/large.
Several of the girlie-Qs in our group had never read fortunes quite the way I’m accustomed: adding the words "in bed" or "nekkid" to complete the fortune. For whatever reason, this adolescent tradition continues to amuse me and always adds
a touch of class to the merriment of the night. I especially liked MY fortune…it’s last in the list below. Smile with me, won’t cha? 🙂
Your dearest wish will come true…..(goin’ for a hat trick?)
Your present plans are going to succeed….(does this mean you’ve had prior failures?)
To be mature is to accept imperfections….(nekkid works best with this one!)
Patience is a key to joy….(hmmmm, having a little trouble there?)
You(r) cheerful outlook is one of your assets…. (this is one time I don’t think it’s the best time to lol….!)
You are never selfish with your advice or your help.…(PERFECT for the one who got this one…she’s VERY adept at (ahem) "directing traffic")
Your life is a dashing and bold adventure…..(enough said 😉 )
You KNOW that you are supposed to choose your own fortune cookie, and not let anyone else choose one for you, right?
Your fortune fits you well!
That sounded Tasty and Fun!
My husband ALWAYS has to put “in bed” at the end….regardless of who is reading their fortune. (okay, he does stop when the kids read theirs now!)
Tiggerlane, nc 😉
Beckie, it was and it was!
Karmyn, you can’t help but smile when you do it…I mean, read the fortune and add those words…but you knew that, right?
LOL!! I like your comments too!!
True story…two days before I had my last ultrasound I went out to coworkers for lunch. We had just been discussing whether or not I’d have a boy or girl. My fortune cookie said “Son” on the side that teaches you to speak Chinese. Sure enough…I’m having a son August…so see…they are silly but just might be true!
The trouble with this kind of post is that half an hour later I’ll want to read some more.
Some friends of ours started us on that silly path.. but I never knew about the “nekkid” part. So now I’ll throw that one in once in awhile.
oh look at Willowtree brag about his prowess and fortune
Richie Ann, Helllooo 🙂 And congratulations on your soon-to-be arrival :). Hmmmm, I KNOW some of ’em could be true….
WT, cute…reeeellll cute.
Pamela, ah ha! teachin’ an ol’ dog new tricks…not that you’re an old dog, but it IS a new trick :).
I love the “in bed” trick. It makes the fortune so much more amusing.
I do have to share, when I was pregnant with Aaron, our first ultra sound and testing on me showed some possible problems. After pouring my problems into a plate of Almond Boneless Chicken, my fortune read “A love relationship takes on an added dimension”. Call me weird, but it made me fell a heck of a lot better.
I have to admit. I employ the tag “in bed” in all readings of my fortune cookies as well. Juvenile? Perhaps. Entertaining? Always.
After reading this entire post, here’s what stood out the most to me:
Whoa! I never thought about an extra shot of caramel in my macciato! What a great idea!
Clearly, I need to get out more :/
I ALWAYS add the “In Bed” to my fortune cookies. It really annoys my husband but I continue to do it.
Nikki, sometimes things like that ARE divine if you ask me…seriously.
Heather, gee, I could’ve written this post a lot more succinctly if I had just penned your comment…Hmmmmm.
Susan, I totally thought of YOU when I wrote about CMs…lol…I consider this a personal PSA for you :).
T.O. Bear…maybe your husband hasn’t heard the “right” fortune yet, lol. You should make up your own and maybe he’ll get a kick out of it.