03 March 2009

150 Lumps O' Goodness: A Sesquicentennial Of Sorts




I know what I said yesterday about being tired and pulling back, but truly this was too good to pass up.

The Family Unit and I went out for dinner at a nearby pan-Asian eatery. They put ‘diner’ in the name, but I have to believe that the Chinese equivalent of a US diner would be a very, very different creature indeed. I doubt Toto or Kenny G would be the music of choice.

One thing they do have is these big bins along the wall, under the condiment racks, containing big piles of fortune cookies. As part of the evening’s entertainment for Wee Lass I took her over to the fortune cookies so she could pick out some for us.

And lo, look at the fortunes I found! How about that for a tweak on the nose from the Universe?

Sitting there in the light of the table lamps, the “designed-to-make-everyone-happy-so-noone-ends-up-enjoying-it” type music, the clatter and blare of the open kitchen hard upon my ears, my vision narrowed in on those fortunes. It was an illuminating moment.

Combined with the common human fascination with round, even numbers, the fortunes served as the perfect base for this, my 150th blog post in 150 days. Given that my 100th post was a bit of a fireworks display, I thought something more sedate would be nice.

150 posts. Wow. I know there is a lot of hard work involved in that. But I have also had lots of good luck as well. I won’t try to figure that out, I’ll just ride the wave, and have another cookie.

Happy 150th, everybody! Thank you for giving me some good cookies!

40 comments:

  1. Happy 150! I have to think Wee Lass has a bit of Irish Chinese Luck running in her veins because those are some pretty good fortunes she picked out.

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  2. Happy 150???? What a bizarre thing to have to write...y'know...

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  3. When the fortune is good, like these are, I totally believe in them. 150 posts..well done!

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  4. Cookies? I don't remember sending you any cookies...

    Well done on hitting the mark.

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  5. Did she eat those cookies before her meal came???? Cause, you know, she could spoil her dinner that way. . .

    Congrats on your sesquecentennial!

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  6. "How about that for a tweak on the nose from the Universe?"

    *tweak on the nose* - I am so stealing that.

    Happy 150th, Gumby

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  7. Congrats on 150! How come I have the song "Take it Easy" by the Eagles stuck in my head?

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  8. Happy 150! I love when the fortunes match the person!

    My sister was 8 months pregnant when she got a fortune cookie that read "A little stranger will enter your life."

    I have one that I keep in my wallet that reads "There's no need to search for happiness. It's sitting right beside you." yup, I was having dinner with John. :)

    My 100th is coming up. I'm working on it.

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  9. Miss O usually says, "What does this even MEAN?!?!?" and usually I can't tell her. But those fortunes? Are all good. You didn't need *me* to tell you that, though. Hurrah for your buckfitee.

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  10. Those are some kick ass fortunes.. Happy 150th post, Irish.

    Here's to open doors and the end of the maze. ;)

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  11. Speaking of mazes:
    "Mostly, the women want to write about themselves, and it helps them, you know? Gives them wings, so that they can rise above the confounding maze of their lives and, from that perspective, begin to see the patterns and dead ends of their pasts, and a way out. That's the funny thing about mazes: what's baffling on the ground begins to make sense when you can begin to rise above it, the better to understand your history and fix yourself."
    That is from Wally Lamb's "The Hour I First Believed."
    I know writing truly helps me to figure out many confounding aspects about myself, and your writing hopefully has helped you through your tough time as well.
    Congratulations on your new job!

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  12. Thanks for the 150 posts!

    And awesome fortunes. I had very appropriate ones myself this weekend. I love it when that happens :)

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  13. Happy 150th, Irish!
    My advice? Play those numbers..

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  14. Tipping a large room-temperature pint of Guiness in your direction (and down MY throat)! Cheers, my friend, on the new job, on the fortuitous, um, fortunes and for having had the tenacity and humor to persevere.

    I love you, man.

    Pearl

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  15. p.s. 150 posts in a row. :-) Nice.

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  16. and I am not completely caught up yet, either, but I have enjoyed every moment. Wee Lass has some skill at picking...I am wondering if I sent her some bingo cards...no, just kidding, i don't get bingo or horse racing. Or craps for that matter....anyway, thanks IG. your blog always makes me think (even when I don't wanna)

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  17. Hey, My 150th was yesterday! but I havent been posting everyday like you have....

    Congrats my friend, and dont you love when fortune cookies are accurate?

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  18. I think I'm coming up on my 150th!
    Congrats!

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  19. Thanks for giving the blogging world 150 wonderful reads xxx

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  20. I got three really good ones in a row once, but could not get the camera to focus as well as you have done!

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  21. You are most welcome. Awesome fortunes. How serendipitous.

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  22. Kenny G? Did you go for dinner in hell?

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  23. Okay.... start relaxing NOW. I am 20 posts behind you. I think I am going to relax this week as well you trend setter you.

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  24. 150 days of posting? My hat is well and truly off, sir. I'll not be matching that due to some slight laziness in Feb...
    (Also, I'm oddly obsessed with the number 23 so this post scores on that random level)

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  25. Good for you. I just reached my 100th post over at The Second Road. I don't know how many I've done on my regular blog. Too many some days or it seems that way.

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  26. Happy 150th dude. I knew you had it in you. and then some.

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  27. Wow! 150 is higher than I can count - even with my shoes off. Keep 'em coming.

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  28. I knew you couldn't give us all up that easily Irish.......you love us too much and you may be a wee bit addicted to the bloggyshere, lol.
    Aren't we all? But hey, I've met the most interesting people here and actually feel like I've made a few friends in the process. Like you (don't you dare tell anyone that I said something that damned sappy Irish.....I friggin mean it too...).
    Sorry I haven't been able to get back to your e-mail about the prose. I've just been busy with my catering. I'd say it's definately a go and let do biness......what a ya say dude?? I can't believe that I just called you dude:) Seriously dude....

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  29. Congrats on 150. Very auspicious. But, ahem, just because, you know, the universe kind of effs with us all (in my opinion), I have to tell you that I've got that exact same maze fortune seven years ago. It meant a lot to me too, then, I still have it in my jewelry box.

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  30. Happy 150th!!!

    To celebrate I'll be flirting with the loud noises and knucklehead notions of my younger self by seeing Black 47 tonight in Dayton.

    Alone.

    I'll have a pint for you.

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  31. Happy Happy...
    150th!
    Amazing how the fingers flow...

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  32. Happy 150th!!! Now I am waiting with baited breath to see what you marvel us with for your 200th!

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  33. Thems is be some fine numbers my man. Put them to good use..aka lotto!!!

    then share with your brothren.

    Happy blogging!!

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  34. The cookies say it all. Onyer Gumbo!
    June in Oz

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  35. You are a blogging machine. You gotta love Chinese food, but can a fortune cookie realy be classified as dessert? It's more like a horoscope in a cardboard shell.

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  36. I can't believe Chaka dissed the tasty goodness of fortune cookies. Dipped in jasmine tea? Nothing better!

    Congrats on 150, and may all your good fortunes come true, even the ones that end in prepositions. ;-)

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  37. I love it when the Universe speaks to you, and confirms you are on the right path......

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