Fortune Cookie Friday

Now we’re talking! Just when I was about to give up on this bag of fortune cookies, it totally redeems itself! Stating the obvious? Maybe. But today, I’ll take it. Have I mentioned that it’s summer and time for another summer bucket list? Well, it is. More on that to come. For now, I’ll revel in today’s great fortune.


A few months ago I discovered that I have an extreme fear of getting my picture taken. Not so much of the gather around in a group and say “cheese” kind of picture. But the me standing by myself and smiling kind of picture petrifies me. I’m serious, I’m not a fan.

So, in an effort to conquer my fears, I called up my friend Alie. She’s been doing photography for several years. I’ve seen her work (you can check it out here, so I knew she would get some great shots. Plus, because she knows me, I knew she could help me conquer my ridiculous fear of the camera. (As a side note, I tried to find out the official name for a fear of getting your picture taken. It turns out, there isn’t an official name. Although one Internet posting said it’s simply called “Being a Woman.” Good to know.)

Anyway, Alie did a great job. She made the whole process painless and easy and got some great shots. I put some of my favorites below (Seriously, there’s a lot of them, so brace yourself. What can I say? The camera loves me).

Just let me know if you need one of these in an 8″x10″ glossy format. I’d be happy to oblige. Thanks for your great work, Alie. I love them! Now I just need more frames so I can display these all over my house. Pictures of me in every room! That’s not weird, is it?

Fortune Cookie Friday

It seems like it’s been kind of a long week (despite the fact that Monday was Memorial Day so it was actually a short week). At any rate, I was hoping for a fortune that was deep and insightful. I know, I know. I should really have a better grasp on my expectations by now because this is what my fortune said:

Well, I guess it’s relevant just the same. The fortune did make me a little bit mad because it got the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” song stuck in my head. But then I watched the music video for it and I was suddenly feeling ok again. Life could always be worse. Well, unless you’re they person who has to admit that they made the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” music video. That’s probably pretty close to rock bottom. Here’s to hoping that they kept humming this tune and were able to rebound and have a smashingly successful career.