Friday, February 29, 2008

Doubly Fortunate

The bad news is that I had to go to yet another lecture at work today. The good news is twofold: this lecturer actually spoke decent English (unlike the Tuesday at 4pm lecturer, who absolutely did NOT), and the department bought the attendees lunch from Doc Shey's - yummmmmmmm. My lunch came with a fortune cookie that happened to contain two fortunes. Not a bad thing, I say.

The first said that I should remember this date (hard to forget on Leap Day) because in "exactly three months" I can expect something wonderful to happen. The second said to expect a terrific vacation soon. I can't help but think that on May 29 (which happens to be my birthday), PDM is going to give me a kick-ass vacation as a present. Cool!

10 comments:

LL said...

Did you drop the hint to PDM yet? :P

MW said...

How many mimosas did you have before you allowed yourself to fantasize like this? ;-)

Jeni said...

You reasoning about the fortune cookies makes good sense to me. If I were you, I'd probably start shopping for clothes, packing them in new luggage too while contemplating the great vacation get-away obviously being planned for that time in 3 months from now.

MW said...

Oh yeah. Where could you possibly go on vacation that would be exciting and new?

dr sardonicus said...

I'm sure PDM reads your blog for birthday hints.

fermicat said...

ll - absolutely! He says he already knows what he is getting me for my birthday, but he could add that vacation into the mix, right?

mw - alas... no mimosas were served at the lecture. No doubt they would be more popular if that happened. Maybe I could anonymously suggest it to the new chairman (who seems hell bent on having lots and lots of these lectures).

jeni - logic and reason are our friends! Especially in cases like this.

mw - Are you suggesting South Dakota? We were actually thinking of going to Arizona in May. It isn't new to me, but PDM has never been to the desert and I haven't been there in 5-6 years and would enjoy going back.

dr s - PDM doesn't stop in here very often, unless he is having a slow day at work (a rare occurrence). He's just not a blog reader. And I have learned to be much more direct about my "hints" - as in just ask for exactly what I want. PDM says hints don't work on guys and I have to agree with him based on past experience.

wa11z said...

Vacations rock.

tiff said...

Makes perfect sense to me.

I've sat thought many a lecture that took me 3/4ths of the time to figure out the the lecturer was saying...it's a real treat when one can understand them from the get-go!

magnetbabe said...

Oooh, you guys could go to Flagstaff, see the red rocks in Sedona and then Meteor Crater! That would be a fun dessert vacation for your birthday! Of course you wouldn't be allowed to laugh too hard at all the crystal-grabbing hippies in Sedona, a fortune cookie would have brought you there after all.

Dave said...

Sedona, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, that I've been to. Just a skip over to the Canyon and then a few hours down to Phoenix. Good stuff.