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Dark Enchantress
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0 posted 08-02-2002 03:48 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

I was eating some Chinese food last night (surprise, surprise) and even though I don't eat the fortune cookies I always crack'em open to see what they say. Last night here's what mine said:

"You have the unique ability to find inspiration in defeat."

"Your options are only limited by your fear."

"Go with your instincts."

For once those Chinese guys told me something useful. lol What are some things you guys have seen in your fortune cookies? Weird or not..

"if you know me so well then tell me which hand do I use?" Tori Amos

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1 posted 08-02-2002 04:28 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I once got one that said something like "You keep good toilet." I'm *assuming* that means personal hygiene, but how exactly is that a fortune?! They must've been asleep at the presses. LOL

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2 posted 08-02-2002 07:05 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

Yeah. lol Or too much saki. Hmm.. or do they only drink saki in Japan? Oh well. You get the idea.

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Remember though, fortune cookies only make sense if you tack on '...between the sheets.'

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4 posted 08-03-2002 03:37 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Alicat beat me to it- we usually say a more concise 'in bed' though.

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When we would have Chinese food at my old High School, they would have fortune cookies that weren't really fortunes. Come to think of it the weren't even really proverbial statements! Some of the most... lackluster fortune cookies were:

"Help keep America drug free! It takes you and me!"

Or

"America is the land of the Free!"

"I am not alive enough to kill myself." - Mary Ipal

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6 posted 08-05-2002 04:09 PM       View Profile for Spice   Email Spice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Spice's Home Page   View IP for Spice

You got to have Chinese food for lunch at your High School?
I'm so jealous. Just to give you a clue of my food...Every monday it's "Pizza and corn"....or you can just the deep-fried corn dog. yum yum....

Anyway, we do that as well...add the little "In bed" line at the end....Thats always entertaining to go out to eat and have a few drinks with friends and go around the whole table reading fortunes and laughing hysterically at how well the "in the bed" line can fit some of the fortunes SO ironically well.


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So that means ... I keep good toilet in bed ...

Um ...

Bedridden Mike

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Baby, if yr fortune cookie were true with that 'in bed' tacked on, I'm afraid I'd hafta disown you.  

So let's say it doesn't always work that way, hm?

And since most North American Chinese food is deep fried, I haven't touched the stuff since before I was 8 years old (makes me horribly ill), so I haven't seen a fortune cookie message in longer than I can remember.

But I do know that even my completely messed up friends never thought to add 'in bed' to their fortune cookies!   So is it an American thing, or a certain age-group thing, or what?

Seems I'm always too young/too old/too weird/too far north to understand what's going on.  


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I didn't know about it either, Lori, so I don't think it's an "American" thing. Silly.

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"You have the unique ability to find inspiration in defeat...in bed."

"Your options are only limited by your fear... in bed."

"Go with your instincts.... in bed."

Sometimes they can fit ironicly well. haha

"if you know me so well then tell me which hand do I use?" Tori Amos

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11 posted 08-06-2002 01:48 PM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicia

~Been doing this for ages. And from our last Thai dinner:

'You are broad minded and socially active,...in bed'.

'You have many friends when you need them,...in bed'.

'You have unusual equipment for success, use it properly,...in bed'.

'Tomorrow will be an extraordinary day for you,...in bed'.

Ah, what fun. . *Peace.
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That could get mighty strange mightly quickly ...

You are a type who loves the rain ... in bed.

Lucky numbers 7 21 2 ... in bed.

"A fool speaks. A wise man whispers." in bed?

NO wonder I don't do that. It goes from cutesy to nonsensical reeaaaal fast.

Then again, I don't eat out much.

MikeyBarrelsofFun

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13 posted 08-07-2002 05:23 PM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

my boyfriend and i had the most surreal messages in our fortune cookies, I got 'a bicycle stands on it's leg because it is tired' and my boyfriend got 'a man with a clipboard and a suit can get anywhere',
very strange but had us in hysterics and we will always use that chinese restaurant in the hope that we get similar messages
anya
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14 posted 08-07-2002 05:43 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I found one today, from a while ago...it read "You will see the pyramids in Egypt." Add the phrase "in bed" to it, and you get something REEAAALLY strange!

~Beth

You look inside my wild mind
never knowing what you'll find
still I want you all the time
yeah I do
'cause you get me
~Michelle Branch

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I'd give you some examples of fortune cookies I've opened, but I don't regularly eat Chinese food.

Sincerely,
Titus

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16 posted 08-08-2002 11:53 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I had Thai last night. Sweet noodles with chicken. Green curry with coconut milk, chicken and eggplant. Roast duckling with mushrooms, sprouts, ginger and some unidentified spice. And plenty of Thai iced tea to wash it down.

Heaven!

Oh you've got green eyes.
Oh you've got blue eyes.
Oh you've got grey eyes.
-New Order

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Ne'er tried much Thai food. I'm a boring person.

Is this what you wanted me to be?

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