Monday, March 28, 2011

March Madness Indeed

I know it's been a while since new content has appeared on Not-a-Fortune. This is due to the confluence of at least three events: 1. moving; 2. travel; 3. lack of material. Luckily, my friends continued to eat Chinese food in the interim and shared their fortune cookie tales with me- including, if you'll believe this, one report of a restaurant that charges twenty cents per cookie! 

While he was moving, my friend BoogieRoc uncovered three cookie inserts - all not-a-fortunes:
"We must become the change we want to see."
[Am I the only one who wonders if Obama was eating Chinese food when his '08 campaign slogan struck him?]

"The really great man is the man who makes everyone feel great."

"Made in the USA"

@CleverTitleTK shared this gem, which apparently came to her at just the right time:
"You are heading in the right direction."
[An actual fortune, I dare say. And: never bad to hear; unless, of course, you're headed down a dead-end road directly into a boiling pit of lava. Then I might suggest doing an about-face.]

This came to me from Tennessee, and as Becky said when she sent it, "Never doubt the power of a fortune cookie! Especially one sent to you from a girl in Nashville :-)"
"Life is a series of choices. Today yours are good ones."

My friend Allison is visiting Disney's California Adventure and last night she texted me this photo along with the caption, "I spy two places you might like. Can you pick them out?"
Lucky Fortune Cookery AND Golden Vine Winery?! #heaven

@UffishL directed my attention to this piece in the New York Times , an invitation for writers to share their own fortune cookie wisdom. The comments aren't completely worthless.

And finally, here's what I've been doing while not 1. moving, or 3. eating Chinese food so as to accumulate fortune cookie inserts. (See paragraph 1)
fortunecookiejunkie at D.C.'s famous Kramerbooks


  1. Entertaining material! You know the "be the change" cookie is actually play on a Ghandi quote. He said "be the change you want to see in the world." I even think I might have written a blog about it but I can't remember, there have been so many in the last year and a half.

    Keep eating Chinese!

  2. Yay!
    I made the blog!
    More importantly... I got to send my friend (that'd be you) an excellent fortune. ;-)


Comments are always appreciated. Please share your thoughts here: