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Today's fortune cookie says "You will never know hunger."  I think that may be the only fortune I've ever seen that gets positively worse when you add "in bed."  I mean, hunger in bed is a fun thing, right?

Well, at least it's definite.  After all those fortunes that simply make vague generalizations, say things about my personality as a whole, or cover their asses with "you might do such-and-such," it's refreshing to see one that makes a clear and emphatic statement about the future like it's supposed to.
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Every time I get an interesting fortune-cookie fortune, I feel like I should hang on to it, but there's no real point in doing that unless I set aside a place to keep them all so I don't lose them, and I can't think of a suitable place because really, what's a good place to keep things that small? Besides, I'm trying to cut down on my pack-rat tendencies and stop hanging on to random objects. So I end up just throwing them away. But now, thanks to the magic of LiveJournal, I can keep them in memory without having to stash away the actual pieces of paper. (Of course, I technically could've done that from the moment I first bought a computer, but I'm just so much more motivated to write down silly things when I can inflict them on a bunch of my friends (and a few random lurkers--hi, lurkers!) at the same time.)

(Incidentally, I think that may have been the first time I've ever used parentheses within parentheses. I feel so...naughty.)

Anyway, tonight I ate at a place I can't remember the name of, but I think I'll want to go back if I'm ever in that part of town again. I didn't think much of the service, but the portions were large and they served most excellent sesame balls along with the fortune cookies. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing. And the fortune that prompted this entire post was: Reasonable people endure. Passionate people live in bed.

Sounds good to me.
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Ate Chinese again; this time the fortune was WTF-ish in a different way. It read: Happiness always accompanies with you.

And the reason I asked the new-pet question had nothing to do with any future plans of mine, believe me. I asked because I had just arrived home in the dead of night to find myself face to face with a largish dog I'd never seen before. Fortunately it didn't decide I wasn't supposed to be there and start barking or attack me or anything, but damned if I had any idea whether or not it was supposed to be there. It's rather disconcerting, as you may imagine, to encounter strangers of any variety in your house when your roommates are asleep. After contemplating the situation briefly, I concluded the critter was probably either an invited guest or a permanent addition to the household (this would, I realized, explain the appearance of a large dog crate in the kitchen the previous day), but either way I couldn't help but think it a little unorthodox that not one word of this had been mentioned to me beforehand. Only yesterday did I happen to run into the more talkative of my housemates-slash-landlords (the less talkative one I don't think would speak to me without being spoken to unless there was a fire), who let me know that they were boarding the furball through the end of the month, and apologized for not having warned me. I accepted the apology rather offhandedly, as what else could I do? They're nice people and I enjoy living here; I've got no complaints for the most part, but this particular incident did happen to come within just a couple weeks of a similar one that was rather more of a hassle (they didn't think to tell me they'd be re-grouting the bathroom tile, and I woke up late one morning in desperate need of a shower only to find that the shower was off-limits, pretty much for the rest of the day. In fact I almost didn't get to shower the next day either.) So, finding myself in one of those "is this really weird or am I just crazy" moods, I took to LJ for a reality check, which several of you kindly gave me. It's good to know I'm sane.

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Dec. 19th, 2003 01:47 am
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I had dinner at a Chinese restaurant tonight, and this was my fortune:

Some men dream of fortunes, others dream of cookies.

This may be the silliest fortune I've ever received. In fact I almost feel gypped. Not much of a "fortune," really.

On the other hand, one of my friends wound up with a fortune I remember seeing back in high school, probably the most memorable I've ever gotten: You may attend a party where strange customs prevail. I take great satisfaction in the thought that this fortune, though it took years, eventually came true for me IN SPADES.

A question for my loyal readers: Do you think it's perhaps a leetle inconsiderate to adopt a cat or dog and not notify your housemates beforehand? Does already having one make it okay to acquire another one without prior notice? How 'bout if you're not permanently adopting the critter, but only boarding it while its owners are away or some such--ought you still to let your roommates know that there's going to be an unfamiliar large animal in the house?

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