Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A March Full of Fortune

Did everybody read Cristina's amazing guest post? If not, you should. It was the first March post and will be hard to beat. However, I've got another exciting guest post lined up: Matt Kelsey, of My Daily Fortune fame, wrote a post that I know you'll love. I'll publish it Friday. In the meantime, enjoy all of this fortune cookie fabulousness I've been storing up.

Single Blonde in the City sent me these cookie inserts, from Chinatown in Westlake:
"Now is the time to call loved ones at a distance. Share your news."
"Your dynamic eyes have attracted a secret admirer."

You may recognize the top insert. Bea Dazzler received the very same not-a-fortune when she and I dined at the very same establishment in January. We considered it a reference to her pregnancy and I believe her exact words upon reading it were, "If they don't know by now, they haven't been paying attention." Continuing the trend of pregnancy-related news on Not-a-Fortune, I'd like to wish a very happy birth day to Bea Dazzler and Princess Quite-A-Lot's first child, a beautiful baby boy they welcomed early this morning. 

Bea Dazzler received this insert a few days ago, saying, "you have to have done the second to do the first":
"To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose the next best."

The birth of Baby Bea Dazzler-A-Lot is surely a loving win!

Single Blonde also sent me this photo, taken at Austin's House Wine:

I received this puzzling cookie insert, which my resourceful friend researched and says refers to an e.e. cummings quote:
"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question."

Mr. Fabulous's contribution:
"Help! I'm being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery!"
[Funny, and food-related, which I always enjoy.]

My parents visited their favorite Chinese restaurant and received these inserts:

"You will be honored with a prestigious prize or reward."

"You have an active mind and a keen imagination."
[The first, my father's is clearly an actual fortune. The second, my mother's, is not only not a fortune but sounds familiar- has it appeared here before?]

Finally, Erin and I attended a Chinese New Year cooking class over a month ago and I forgot to blog about it. Before I arrived, Erin selected the dish we would be preparing:
Foodie not-a-fortune: "Sesame chicken"

Full disclosure: This may or may not be the sesame chicken. However, it is a photo from the class, so at least there's that.

Mmm, dessert, Chinese New Year style. 

Also: when asked about the Year of the Rabbit, Chef Dorothy Huang commented that, "after the turbulent year of the tiger, this is going to be a peaceful year." Here's hoping...

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