My apologies for the interruptions. Allow me to complete the pictorial chronicle of how my friends spoiled me and fed my fortune cookie obsession. Since I've been teasing you with my trip to P.F. Chang's for weeks now (exciting, I know), I'll begin with the not-a-fortune I received after Colleen and I had a scrumptious (shout out to my mother, as that's one of her favorite words) meal, which began with the all-too-addictive crispy green beans and ended with an interesting carrot cake cheesecake in celebration of my birthday (duh).
"Everyone feels lucky for having you as a friend."
[Sidenote: this cookie insert includes my lucky number, an element imperative to Bea Dazzler's belief in an insert's proverbial power.]
This cookie insert, though not bearing an actual fortune, may have been a harbinger of what was to come. Feast your eyes on the card Colleen gave me:
Now if that doesn't say "I feel lucky for having you as a friend," I don't know what does!
Do you recall where I keep my fortune cookie inserts? Over a year ago, in my second Not-a-Fortune post ever, I wrote about this little gem, which I had just received as a 30th birthday gift from Myrtle.
Yeah, well, it now looks like this, crammed to the gills with cookie inserts:
In fact, the little silver fortune cookie that could is so stuffed that I have a stack of cookie inserts sitting on my desk awaiting a new home. At least I did until my friend and next door neighbor Hester gave me this fortune folio:
According to the faux insert on the cover card, "Success comes to those who keep their fortunes in this handy scrapbook." Woo hoo!
And someone wanted to make sure I don't have any trouble filling the scrapbook, as I received this box of personalized fortune cookies:
(And this photo was taken after several have been consumed!)
You'll note the word personalized, meaning I won't be sharing the contents of all of those fortunes. However, I will tell you the first cookie I opened contained an insert reading, "You will always love not camping." I cannot imagine that this will ever not be true.
Thank you to everyone who helped make my birthday special. You all remind me how fortunate I am to have such great friends and family every day of the year.