Friday, March 08, 2002

Fortune Cookies for your Soul

Sorry to disappoint, but I am, once again, going to speak of lunch and food. (Look away now if you are on a diet.)

I ran out of cheese or, actually, got sick of it, so today I went for Suzi's Chinese Food. Spicy bean curd with hot and sour soup and white rice (instead of fried.) I did Tae Bo last night for one hour and figured it would be best if I didn't overdo it today so I passed on the fried rice. The advanced Tae Bo is, quite literally, a pain in the ass. My butt is still sore from last night.

Anyway, I got a fortune cookie with my lunch and the fortune was quite interesting.

"The person you are thinking of is also thinking of you."

OK, so this has me wondering. WHO IS THINKING ABOUT ME???? Geesh. I'd rather have a fortune that read "Help! I'm trapped in a fortune cookie factory and I can't get out." My mind is racing. Is it HIM? Is it Dr. Tom? Is it somebody from Ci2i? Is it somebody from Tivoli? Is it somebody I work with now? Is it my family? Geesh. Can you be a little less vague please? If you are listening Mr. Great Confucius in the Sky, next time, please be more specific, ok? I can't handle vagaries.

Some of my other favorite fortunes were:

"One old friend is better than two new ones." "To one who waits, a moment seems a year." (Got that just after I told somebody, "ah, I'll do that tomorrow.")

Once, when Austin was under a big ice storm and the ground froze over for four days straight, I walked to Kim Phung and the first person to open a cookie got: "You will approach the road before you with a newfound spin" or some such thing. I guess that's how you say, "Drive Carefully" in Chinese. Or actually Fortune Cookie speak (whatever that is.)

I wonder if we could hook up this blogger thing to a fortune generator. It would post random fortunes every day at a certain time. Hmmm. Wouldn't be that hard, I bet I could do it. There's a fortune generator built-into Linux and I could just write a wrapper for it.

Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in "Carol's Little World" signing off.





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