In my introductory post on not-a-fortune, I noted that my best friend and her family have crafted a special way of doling out fortune cookies. Taking a cue from her father, she takes all of the cookies for those who have participated in the meal, places them in her hands, mixes them up, and then allows each person to select his or her own fortune cookie. On our most recent visit to Austin's Chinatown (where the dragon pictured above greets bar patrons), I attempted to photograph this tradition.
(holding the cookies)
(mixing the cookies)
(Mr. Jones selecting his fortune cookie)
(me selecting my fortune cookie)
Are there any traditions or rituals that you maintain when you receive fortune cookies?