Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Fortune

Tom, Jeremy and I went out to eat at a Chinese buffet recently -- Jeremy's choice, and a buffet is definitely a good value when feeding a 19-year-old male!

At the end of our meal, of course, we received the requisite fortune cookies.

I always wave my hand over them, waiting for one to call to me. Jeremy shuffles them and then picks, which he did that night before anyone could choose any other tactics.

This then led to a debate, as Tom believes in the "Proximity Theory": if it's closest to you and/or pointing to you, that fortune cookie is yours.

So Jeremy shuffled the cookies back into their original order, as he hadn't done much rearranging and could still remember which cookie had started where. And so we selected according to Tom's rule. And here's how they worked out:

Jeremy: "Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude." Jeremy admits to having virtually no work ethic unless he enjoys the task or the company he's keeping, so this was perfect!

Tom: "You have a curious smile and a mysterious nature." Also perfect, as 'tis very true on both counts.

And then there was mine: "You are the crispy noodle in the vegetarian salad of life."


Caren Gittleman said...

OMG that was too funny and cute!!

I agree with Tom, you are always supposed to pick the fortune cookie that is either pointed towards you or in the closest proximity to you!


You are definitely the one who adds to the meal! :)

Nicole said...

Philosophy by fortune cookie. Love your result!

Leanne said...

FanTAStic! Absolutely fanTAStic!

Angela FRS said...

It's true!! You are the crispy noodle! We always use the "proximity" theory, too. Too funny.

Ms Bibi said...

I love your fortune,lol.

Stopping by to say Hi from FMBT. I am your newest follower.


Jenn said...

LOL... a perfect fit for all I'd say!!

Robin said...

Perfect! You are the CRISPY NOODLE!!!!

Karen Harris said...

I love your fortune. If we could all be crispy noodles think what a wonderful world this would be!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the methodical selection of the fortune cookie. LOL And you are definitely our favorite crispy noodle, one we all enjoy! Who likes a soggy noodle??

Sheila said...

You ARE the crispy noodle in my vegetarian salad of life! :)

Mhel said...

lol... cute fortune quote for you Mary. You definitely are. You have a very interesting food blog that makes it different from the other stereotypical, here's-my-recipe / im-a-great-cook blog.. U

Not that I realized that fortune cookie was an American innovation in Chinese restos there...

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