Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Yesterday was a crazy one at school. I separated two young men who had THAT look in their eye that said somebody was about to get punched. Thus, I dissolved that situation with a brief, direct, and stern conversation with each one privately and made eye contact with them during passing periods. By the end of the day, one flashed a smile for me. Hmmph.

Willy-nilly weather and a full moon bring out ridiculous behavior in students, mine are no exception. As soon as the last bell rang for dismissal, I heard the most absurd, rowdy, cuss-words-a-flyin’ noise in the hallway. Unamused, I walked out and came face-to-face with two ladies arguing. From what I could gather, somebody posted something on Facebook. Isn’t social media marvelous? When former students ask why I do not friend them, I say  you drive me bat-shit crazy  I post inappropriate things  I don’t want your drama! I told the ladies to take their issues elsewhere and I went to the library for a staff meeting. After suffering that hour-long torture information session, I had an hour before Bible study. Obviously, I needed a mid-week dose of Jesus. I also needed sustenance.

Which brings me to the topic of this blog post. Actually, I don’t know what this blog post is about and I apologize for my recent writer’s block. Because it was cold and rainy, I wanted soup. I’m not much of a soup connoisseur, except for egg drop soup. It’s amazing that I even like this soup considering my hesitation towards eggs. I stopped at a nearby Asian restaurant for a cup of egg drop soup and a green salad with that ginger dressing that is oh-so-yummy. I polished that off like I was going to the electric chair then decided to get a large container of soup to-go. You know, for my lunch today (and more fortune cookies inside!!!). A trip to the Asian restaurant is not complete without a fortune cookie, which IS the topic of this blog post!

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Husband is seriously excited about this nugget of wisdom. An alert just popped up on my desktop reminding me to pay the water and electric bills …. I wish I could get paid for being awesome.

Because I am awesome, my cookie had TWO fortunes inside.

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This cookie wisdom has already happened. I recently began working with a professional photographer and graphic designer in Fort Worth for private lessons using Photoshop and my Nikon camera. It’s overwhelming and frustrating, but I’m grateful he’s willing to help me improve. He’s praised my work, which is wonderful to hear, and says I have a lot of potential. He also thinks I an amateur photographer, not a beginner. I am my worst critic but his unexpected support is appreciated and I accept his praise graciously!

What’s new in your world? How is 2013 treating you? Do you get excited about fortune cookies when you eat at Asian restaurants? Tell me something in a comment!

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  1. Holli February 21, 2013 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Here’s something funny, last Friday my honey went to our local chinese restaurant to pick up our order and when he got home, it did NOT have 2 fortunes like normal and the one we did got- had NO fortune in it!! SO what does that say about our fortune?! LOL

    • Nicole February 21, 2013 at 8:21 am - Reply

      It means you need to go back and ask for cookies with fortunes inside. LOL In college, one of my roommate’s parents owned a fantastic Asian bistro close to campus. Bless their little hearts, they would deliver to our dorm and brought us all kinds of delicious fare. One night, the delivery guy (some moody high school punk kid) brought us dinner but no fortune cookies. We called and they made him bring us cookies. BAHAHAHAHA If he was mad before, he was LIVID on the second trip. 🙂

  2. Helen (@EatEnjoyLive) February 21, 2013 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I’ve never had a fortune cookie……
    They don’t come with orders here in the UK, you have to pay extra for them, and well I’ve just never bothered.
    I can fully relate to the separating students at school stuff though. Drama!

    • Nicole February 21, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

      SAVE THE DRAMA FOR YOUR MAMA!!!!! I’m kinda sad they don’t include fortune cookies in the UK, that is not right! What I think is hilarious, though, is fortune cookies are NOT Asian. Some silly person in America dreamed up the idea. I think some of the larger companies are based in China, so the cookies are MADE in China, but shipped to America. Ridiculous!!!!

  3. Stephanie February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Man, I definitely could not deal with kids like that all day, I’d go crazy. Social media is the worst for starting drama! I love your fortunes (and I happen to think your photos are amazing.) Now I want chinese food…

    • Nicole February 21, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

      awww, thank you Stephanie! Students are definitely entertaining, more so on some days than others, but it’s never a dull moment around them. As for Chinese food, I hungry now! It stinks that my lunch is not until 1:15pm. Ughhh!!!!

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