Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Well That Was Lame...

Fortune Cookie Inspiration


This last week, I sat down to write about ten different times and even wrote multiple pages of material that I will probably never use because I wasn't happy with it.  And when I can't write, I can't sleep! 

I finally decided I'd had enough.  My one person pity-party had to come to an end!  It was time to suck it up, put on my big girl panties, and actually finish a blog post.  This sounds like a simple enough task, but my writer's block had gotten the best of me, leaving me frustrated and irritated at my lack of production every time I sat down at my computer. 

So last night, after getting both girls to sleep, (this is an accomplishment in itself), I still couldn't pin down a subject.  Rats.  This definitely called for some popcorn.  (Normally this would call for a glass of wine, but since I'm out right now, popcorn had to suffice.)  I opened the pantry door to get some kettle corn only to notice a fortune cookie staring me right in the face from the shelf.  "Hmm, what if I opened the fortune cookie and wrote about whatever the fortune inside said?"

After pondering whether the idea was stupid or not (hindsight is 20/20 by the way...) I decided that this was the perfect exercise to break out of my funk!  And so it was decided...the subject of my next post was in the hands of whomever (or whatever) stuffed this little buddy over at "Baily Fortune Cookie" factory!  I unwrapped the cookie, and before I could even get it out of the wrapper, unintentionally cracked it in half.  Excited to see what it said, I hurriedly pulled the paper fortune out, inadvertently crunching stupid fortune cookie all over my counter at the same time (apparently this was a very brittle fortune cookie!).  I carefully turned over the paper only to read...

 (and yes, this is really the fortune cookie I opened!)

I sat and stared at it, dumbfounded, wondering what the heck kind of "fortune" this was, and laughed at the lack of though provoking subject matter it contained.  Usually they at least give notion to some deep thought about friends, family, or prosperity.  But, nope.  Not this one.  Not tonight, when I was looking for the perfect little piece of inspiration! 

The funny part was, though, this is exactly the kind of thing I needed.  Nothing perfect, silly even, to shatter through the brick wall I have been scratching at for this past week with nothing to even show for.  I then thanked the Lord for his sense of humor, finally wrote something worth sharing, and headed off to bed.  

So remember, friends, when life hands you a fortune cookie, never take it too seriously, and definitely, definitely don't blog about it! 



  1. So, you broke through your writer's block and ALSO something good is going to happen on Friday. Score!

  2. Gosh! I know the feeling - sometime you should ask your readers to give you a topic- but watch out! they may sock you with something impossible!