Sunday, June 28, 2009

good fortune?

Last night we went to one of our favorite Chinese restaurants for dinner, Szechuan Palace. It was built by my great grandfather Waldo Sexton and thus has a highly eccentric atmosphere that is adored by many. We ordered a tofu dish, which Natalie adorably calls "fufu," as well as some sesame chicken, and a new chicken and vegetable dish that I had never tried before. Everything was amazing! It all came with won-ton soup (they have the best), egg rolls, and those yummy chips and duck sauce. And as expected, we all received a fortune cookie at the end of the meal. I never eat mine because I once read the calorie content and was horrified that such a small thing could have so many calories, so I usually just open it up for the fortune and pass the cookie on to my girls. But that night was different.
As I opened my cookie, wondering what my fortune would be, I saw that it was empty! I was in shock and disbelief, as that had never happened to me before and I so wanted a little fortune! (Don't ask me why. I really don't know.) Well, needless to say, I came to the conclusion that I have no future. Depressing, right? But it's kind of the way I've been feeling lately, so I took it at face value. But that's not even the best part of my story--Terry then opened his cookie and found the funniest fortune I have ever seen--"You will have some new clothes." Seriously?! That man is such a clothes hound-you wouldn't believe how many articles of clothing he has! So to us, it was a hilarious fortune. Then the kids both got some fortune about wisdom and grace, the typical fortune you would expect. All in all, it was a funny moment for us that night. Something I thought was worth noting.