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Roll Your Own Fortune (Cookie)

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The fortune cookie that ends your Chinese restaurant meal sets the tone for the rest of your night, and possibly the rest of your life.  On the plate upon which they are served, WHICH cookie is YOURS??  There is a lot of pressure riding on what you unveil on that little strip of paper that’s randomly stuffed inside a fortune cookie, isn’t there?  We’ve all broken one open, read it, and said “Huh??” as we shrugged our shoulders.  Fortune cookies are getting a little stale – in both senses of the word.  The tiny scrolls of paper offer only tidbits of cryptic advice, and no real insights in to the future.  More confused than ever about our fortunes, we somehow manage to muddle through the rest of our night and the rest of our lives.

Chinese fortune cookies have quite a history, they are easy to make yourself, and there are some great, and not so great fortunes that we have read in the past.

But wouldn’t it be special, if those tiny little fortunes were truly prescient, profound, inspiring, and life changing?


Well, here’s YOUR chance!

Let me start you off with two:

May your life be like a roll of toilet paper.  Long and useful.


We are here today because of the path we chose in the past.



Add your fortune submissions in the comments below, or use our handy dandy contact form, and we will incorporate them in to this article.  If we get enough good ones, I foresee (no, I didn’t read this in any fortune cookie, though I might have!) us creating and selling The Chinese Quest line of Fortune Cookies with all net proceeds, of course, being donated to charities.

Who’s with me?  Put your thinking caps on, and share with us your original fortune’s below.

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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