Monday, January 3, 2011

It's hard to base your life on a fortune cookie

It seems like we do this every January.  We (and by "we" I mean "Adrain) pop into our favorite local Asian Grocery store, and load up on the biggest bag of freshly baked fortune cookies our money can buy.  (This huge jar only holds half the stash.)  You probably didn't know this about us, but we are fortune cookie junkies.  We love them.  When we have them at home, we eat one every night, after dinner.  We leave out the "in bed" add-on to keep it family friendly, though Adrain and I lock eyes, and think it, thus propelling each other into raucous bouts of laughter right at the table, to the bewilderment of our hoodlums,  if you know what I mean.... (Doesn't everyone add the words, "in bed" to the end of their fortunes?)

I have one thing to say about this, my most recent fortune.

On second thought... I better not say it. 
 Bwahahahahahahaha!  Oh Happy New Year.  Laugh a LOT! 


Mandy said...

too funny, my hubby and I do the same thing, much to the confusion of our hoodlums;)

Jeanneoli said...

Cute!! I just saw on someone's blog the recipe to make them yourself and put your own words inside. Dang I can't remember.

Alicia said...

jeanne, i saw that too but i don't remember now either...and about the "in bed" thing...i didn't even know that existed till the last time we ordered chinese and my hubby read his fortune and added the phrase with a little eyebrow dance... :)

Anne said...

I do that with fortune cookies, too, and also the little sayings in the caps of Jones soda bottles. Yesterday's was something like "Your success in life is based on your efforts," or thereabouts. Add the "in bed" and I was giggling like a school girl.

Christy said...

Don't you love how simple things looks so pretty when they're in a jar!?

Jen said...

WOW, I am so glad we're normal with the whole in-bed thing. We do it every time as well, but recently we had them at a murder mystery at church and someone brought scripture ones. In Bed just did NOT work for those, but YES, we did try.

Thanks for sharing, it had made me smile all morning.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

We used to say "in bed" at the end of our fortune, but now that we have kids we say "on the toilet" . Sometimes it's hilarious! I know it's very juvineille, but we have boys and they love it!!

Alison said...

You are a goofball. But then, we do the same what exactly does that say about me?

Anna said...

Cute! Love the jar...and yes occasionally we add the "in bed" as's too funny not to!

Tiffany said...

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You are a doll!!

P.S. The Tiffany who sent you an email yesterday. :)

InspiredDreamer said...

BWAA-HA-HAAA! One of my friends's husbands totally ruined my ability to read a fortune cookie without adding "in bed" to it after about a year of going to her house for chinese food once a week. *sigh*


Have an Extraordinary Day!

Lora said...

"in bed" or my boyfriend's favorite "in my pants"

yes, we are 12.
and our future children will have those confused looks too, I'm sure.

MrsJenB said...

Ahhh I haven't done that in years - it hasn't even occurred to me. But now I have to get back into practice!

Alli said...

You're so funny my friend!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

And here I thought my hubby and I were the only 2 people that added, "in bed." This post made me laugh out loud!

Amy said...

Yep! We did this...and now that we have a hoodlum? We a grass skirt. When he was younger that got lots of giggles. He's 13 now, so it usually gets a eyeroll. sigh! :)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*chuckle!* I've never heard of adding "in bed" to the fortune cookie and it gets me in the mood for Chinese. Oh gosh. "In the mood." hee!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

hahaaha!! absolutely "in bed"...!!

How fun - buying fortune cookies - I've never seen them 'round me - but I've also haven't been looking - must look into it!!


Expatriate Buckeyes said...

Lol, literally. So then my just turned 13 year old son has to walk up behind me and say, "What's so funny?" Luckly I was at the bottom of the post with nothing for him to see and me to have to explain. :D

PS - I'm the sister of Jen of the Travling Longhorns fame. Glad she told me about your blog it's lots of fun.

Cheryl said...

so funny . . . we actually make our own fortune cookies . . . they are sooo easy . . . I actually got the recipe off of Nick Jr's website . . . . I'll look for it if you are interested.

Cheryl said...

Found the recipe!

We made these and put little thank you notes in them for my sister after she took us on a trip. :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love this tradition...too cute. Who doesn't love fortune cookies. They are the bomb!!

Karen said...

We say, "in the bathroom" after our fortunes...I have boys~!

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