Wednesday, January 2, 2008

first fortune cookie of the year

One of my favorite things to do with the Kids' Dad is to go out to eat, preferrably at a buffet restaurant, and just sit and talk the afternoon away. I would have to say the ultimate time was about three weeks ago at the Pizza Ranch where he had me laughing so hard I'd taken my glasses off because tears were running down my face and I was pleading for mercy because my stomach muscles were absolutely aching from laughing so hard. :D

Today we went to a Chinese restaurant (bet you hadn't guessed that from the title of the post!!!!), specifically the King House Buffet. :) The food was.... well there was a lot of variety and the types of food offered had changed a lot since the last time. The taste was really quite good, but it wasn't very hot, which was disappointing and probably not up to code. The problem might have been that the plates were really cold to start with. Didn't stop the visiting from being AWESOME though!!!!!

On the way out the door they have a bucket full of fortune cookies on the back of a statue of an Asian Elephant (trunk up of course) and we each grabbed one. Not a bad tasting cookie, either, which is nice. Sometimes a fortune cookie can be stale or just naff tasting. Blech. Not the place for a Chinese restaurant to skimp on as it is the last impression you will have of their establishment. The last thing a restaurant owner should want is a customer walking out the door trying to scrape the taste off their tongue with their teeth while saying, "Ewwwww that was just... nasty!" So, I cracked it open, nabbed the fortune and popped the first half in my mouth. YUM! And the little paper said....

You will be travelling and coming into a fortune.

SEE!!!!! I knew 2008 was going to be a fabulous year!!!! lol

The funny thing about fortune cookies... so often they tell a person what they want to hear about themselves, or offer general good advice. Others are just plain ridiculously inappropriate for the person receiving it. I rather miss the ones that used to say, Confucious say, 'He who farts in church, sits alone', or some other such wisdom of the Orient. But I suppose that would be as politically incorrect as children on the playground playing "Cowboys and Indians".

How about you? Have you had a fortune cookie yet this year? If not, what is the most memorable fortune cookie you've ever received????


Protium said...

Confucious say, "Man who walks backward through swingdoor is going to Bangkok"

I don't remember ever having a fortune cookie.

Fiery said...

That is an awesome "confucious say" saying!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!

You've never had a fortune cookie? Little squicked in the middle, bendy, vanilla kinda thing with a tiny paper message inside???????????????


Remind me to bring a few along then dear brother, ya can't live your life without knowing what the fortune cookie has in store for you! *snerk* :D

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Confucious say, "Man who flies plane upside down will have crack up" aw sorry, had to throw in my 2 cents worth...:-D

I have only come across them a few times and they were yukky ones, all dry and like cardboard!

Fiery said...

LOL!!!! I love it! Thanks for piping up! :D

Yep, a fortune cookie isn't moist, but it shouldn't be yucky either. boooooo for bad fortune cookies!

Poodles said...

I haven't had one lately, but I love them. I could eat them until I got ill. The hulk knows that he can keep his fortune, but I get the cookie when we go for chinese.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Have not had one either, which is surprising as the Chinese population in Australia is significant.

Harry Nads said...

Confucious says...

"Man who smokes dope on toilet gets high on pot."

"Man who screws woman on bare ground gets piece on earth."

"Man who farts in church sits in his own pew."

"Man who sneezes on golf clubs gets Ickey Woods."

"Man who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger."

Fiery said...

Harry!!!!! :D Ole blogger ole pal! It's *FANTASTIC* to see you pop up out of the woodwork. You've absolutely made my whole evening!

Thank you very much for that awesome collection of "Confucious say..." quotes and for including the one I botched in the post itself.


Have a very VERY Happy New Year. I hope 2008 finds you happy and content in your life. :)

OzAtheist said...

Haven't had a fortune cookie for ages! I think all the Chinese restaurants stopped handing them out because they became a bit naff.

Harry Nads said...

I'm still around... watching... lurking. :)

I have been really busy the past month, but maybe I will have more spare time soon.

OzAtheist said...

OK Fiery, you got me thinking yesterday and I remembered seeing a box of futune cookies at the shops the other day, so I bought a packet on the way home last night.

I know it's a bit rude to cross-promote your own blog on someone else's, but I hope you forgive me this time?

I have just posted a blog about the fortune cookie box, including photos and where to obtain them. I plan to eat 1 per day and post the 'fortune' in the comments. For anyone interested here is the url: Fortune Cookies

Today's 'fortune' was:
Those who admire the freedom of birds have never built a nest.

Fiery said...

OzAtheist, :) As far as I'm concerned the highest compliment a commenter on my blog can pay me is "You got me thinking". Thank you for that. Really am thrilled by that!

And what a fabulous idea for a series of blog entries!! Can't wait to read 'em!

Very thoughtful of you to offer up the apology for blog cross-promotion and the least absolute **LEAST** offensive "promote your own blog" I have ever had here.

So no worries mate, hope you get some traffic from here to there.

Hound Doggy said...

I had a fortune that said I would be recieving cake......I'm.still.waiting....

Fiery said...

Say Hound Doggy, sounds like you've been waiting on that cake for awhile now. Quick question for ya!

Once you have it, are you going to eat it to?

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Here's a story I found today about the history of fortune cookies...thought it was interesting :-D

Fiery said...

Heya Thump!!!

I had no idea that fortune cookies were not chinese in origin. They lend themselves so very well to "Confucious say" yet even that is apparently very rarely even used.

Thanks heaps for the link, it was a fun read! And those pacman fortune cookies were really weird!!!!

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