Friday, March 30, 2007

My fortunes

Fortune cookies frequently criticize me, directly or indirectly. Here's a fortune I got this month in Florida: "Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient in nothing."

The worst was one I got years ago at SWEN in Northport, Ala.: "The only obstacle in your path may be your stupidity."

I write SWEN in all caps because the name of the restaurant -- a hangout that Sydney and I miss dearly -- stands for South West East North, believe it or not.

My most bizarre SWEN fortune read: "Alas! The onion you are eating is someone else's water lily."

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