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Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame – Preparation vs. Serendipity

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame ______________________ Fortune Cookie _____________ “There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.” Wow! A snarky fortune cookie – a very unusual type of message from Fortune Cookie Land. But I love it because lack of preparation can lead us down dangerous paths, for example, not thinking twice before walking in a dodgy part of town at 2:00 a.m.; such a poor decision could cost one’s life. In my line of work, not preparing before buying an expensive domain name can have terrible financial repercussions. Paying $10,000 for would be ill-advised, simply because it’s a crappy name in a crappy extension. Even purchasing a so-called wonderful name like could have devastating effects on one’s bottom line because combining Apple with its product names would open one’s company up to a dreaded Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) threat. Why? Because Apple has a trademark on

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Failing to Plan

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Failing to Plan _________________________________ Failing to plan is failing to plan. Simple, sweet, and oh so true. However, there is a flip side: over-planning can lead to inaction – remember Hamlet? Also, there is something to be said for serendipity and spontaneity, such as embarking on a last-minute vacation or buying something kicky (and inexpensive) on the spur of the moment. For major life-decisions, planning is a must, for example, planning for a baby, college, marriage, and retirement. These are decisions that should involve careful planning. Alas, my husband and I did not win the big Mega Millions Jackpot ($636 million!) last night, but two lucky ticket holders did: one from San Jose, California, and one from Atlanta, Georgia. These folks will have a lot of financial planning to do, deciding how to invest their fortunes and what friends and family will share in their windfall. From what I have heard, such a large windfall

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: A Winsome Smile

A Winsome Smile ____________________ “Your winsome smile will be your sure protection.” I call this a winning fortune, although I must say that smiling at the wrong people could actually put one in danger, like at 3:00 a.m., in the wrong neighborhood – rip roaring drunk. But let’s assume we’re talking about a normal social situation. So based on this assumption, if we can’t give a stranger a winning smile, then we have truly sunk pretty deep as a culture. A sincere smile is always better than a frown. So smile, smile, and smile some more! ____________________ Lucky numbers: Daily Numbers: 525 Lotto Six #’s: 28, 41, 12, 27, 13, 6

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: A Phoneless Cord

The Phoneless Cord __________________ “For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord.” I particularly like this fortune; although on the surface this little bit may seem humorous, there is also truth in it. There is something to be said for phonelessness, but yet maintaining a gentle and strong cord connecting us to the people we love. Too often, we are together in the same room but are still apart as we become engrossed in our cell phones, iPads, Kindles, computers, and other technology. We are bound to our technology, often slaves to it – – Guilty as charged. Perhaps we should spend more time together – I have found that playing board games is a great way to connect with those we love, as long as we do not take the game itself too seriously. Happy fortunes! __________________________ Learn Chinese: Summer – xià tiān Lucky numbers: 30, 19, 33, 48, 36, 46

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Parrots and Loose Lips

Derived from Image Found on Wikipedia (Creative Commons) __________________________ So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: On Bankers

A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining. This post is dedicated to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. May you send your message to all those greedy bankers and politicians who act solely in their own self interest and the interests of their cronies.

Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Opportunity

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment