It's September 13, Fortune Cookie Day!
I love the whole thing with fortune cookies, don't you? First there's Chinese food, and you can't be unhappy with a plate full of Kung Pao and a fist full of chop sticks.
Then, just when life can't get any better, along come the fortune cookies. Your hand lingers over the plate. Which is The One for you? Down the fingers go, like fat little dowsing rods, and up they come with a mystery wrapped in a desert -- two great things in one.
Of course, I've never found exactly what I hope for inside: "You will win the lottery next week" ... "The answer to your question is Yes" ... "It's not too late to grow taller." But it could happen. I could be one cookie away from my wildest dreams coming true.
Ironically enough, September 13 is also Defy Superstition Day. I suppose we could have done that instead, and probably nothing bad would have happened. But hey, why take the chance.