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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fortune Free?

I enjoyed Chinese food for dinner the other night on our date.

Eric and I decided to eat at P.F. Changs. It seemed logical considering the faint and compact atomospher of the restaurant-perfect for our baby free evening.

I ordered double fried noodles with chicken and vegetables, brown rice, and a glass of White Zinfandel. Throughout the meal my mind was unable to stop thinking of the much anticipated fortune cookie.

With the last gulp of wine, our waitress brought our ticket, complete with 2 crisp fortune cookies. I took one and passed the ticket tray on to Eric, who picked up the other cookie of good fortune. As we cracked them open to read their words of wisdom and prophecy, horror crept over me.

My delicious cookie of fortune was empty! All I held in my hand was a shell of what should be a testiment of my near future.

This is obviously an upsetting scenario, but is something you should be able to shrug off considering the mass production of fortune cookies in the United States. Someone is bound to accidentally forget to slip the written words into a cookie. So, why then, am I not able to shrug it off? THIS IS THE 2ND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME!

Not once, but twice, have I had no fortune, no future, no wisdom. This is concerning to me. I'm not superstitious, or wasn't, but now I'm wondering if someone, somewhere is trying to warn me of my fortune free future. defines fortune as, "Luck; a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a persons control."

With this in mind, I have constantly been looking over my shoulder, watching my step, and not sleeping well. Is the consistency of not receiving a fortune implying that I have no luck and everything that happens in my life IS under my control? Or is it suggesting that I better watch out because no fortune is bad fortune?

I am quite convinced that I am the only person who has ever received two fortune cookies void of any intuitive message, but when I really think about it, it all seems a bit asinine. Those cookies are made solely for our entertainment and for dorks like me to add the phrase "in bed" to the end, right? In this captivating case however, I am going to be fortune free (in bed), which does not sound like a fun-filled future.

Or maybe all of my racing thoughts and rambling blogging is just my way of avoiding the fact that I am simply......unfortunate.

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