Thursday, April 24, 2008

Getting the Right Fortune

Every other Thursday is the day that we all look forward to at work the most - payday! The money may not stay in my checking account long before it makes its way into someone else's coffers but for at least one day every other week, I have a little money which means I can splurge a bit and maybe order lunch out rather than eat whatever unappealing food stuffs I might have brought from home.

I wasn't the only one in that mindset today as out of the six of us in the room, four decided that Chinese food sounded pretty good for lunch. Renee had leftover barbecued ribs that she brought in from home that smelled divine so I can fully understand why she choose to pass on the Chinese; had I brought something more appetizing than a leftover piece of chicken and a stale pita pocket, I might have opted out also but the lure of the MSG was calling so I figured why not?

Along with our entrees, the take-out place had of course tossed in a handful of fortune cookies as what's Chinese food without a fortune cookie? The little pile of cookies sat between Wayne and myself on the counter at the dispatch console so when I finished my very tasty Moo Goo Gai Pan, I grabbed a fortune cookie out of the pile, cracked it open, and got a fortune that said this -

Well, how do you like that? It's true! I guess I grabbed the right cookie! This time next week I'll be out in California and probably groaning because I ate one too many chile rellenos but that's okay because I won't have to go to work in the morning like I do tomorrow and not having to go to work is definitely a vacation no matter how you look at it!

Of course, that's not until next week so for now, I'm going to bed a bit early as my day off tomorrow is not my day off tomorrow and it's back to work for me for a little extra overtime ... sigh ... I'll catch up to everyone a little later on - I promise!

13 comments:

  1. Your day off tomorrow is not your day off tomorrow...I actually understood that.

    Bwahahahahahahahaaaa

    Only 6 more days!

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  2. What about the egg roll!

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  3. oooh damn now you got me craving Chinese!! too bad they don't deliver at 2am!!

    sigh.

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  4. Is it just me, or are fortune cookie writers getting lazier?

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  5. If we have takeway I choos chinese every time - I love it!

    You must be so excited about your vacation Linda, not long now!

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  6. I love California--you lucky lady--have a wonderful time!

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  7. I love Chinese food too. It's what I miss most about not working in an office. We used to get it about once a week or so - "L16" was my fave: shrimp with Chinese vegetables and fried rice. Yum. They made it just right.

    Your California trip will be here soon. Yay Linda!

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  8. What Travis said. I understand that too. I love the fortune cookie message. Yep, that's right. See you next week for some Mexican food. Off to the boat. Have a great weekend. :)

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  9. You picked a good cookie!

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  10. Darn it, that should have been MY fortune cookie. Hehe. Have fun.

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  11. That was totally amazing. Oh my Lord. I think the Universe is thinking in your direction at this time in your life but that's just my uneducated humble opinion on the matter.

    Who am I to argue with a fortune cookie?

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  13. I'm so excited for you! You SO deserve this vacation, and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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