Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie

chinese fortune cookie

Yesterday, I received a phone call from a company that I have been interviewing with since December 2008. Dozens of phone calls over the last 20 months and six visits to meet with members of their team later, they offered me a position that is a really great fit for my skills, schooling, and experience.

To celebrate, we decided not to cook. I picked up Chinese on the way home. They threw in way too many fortune cookies, so we both just closed our eyes and grabbed one. I opened mine first, and what does it say? “All your hard work will soon pay off.”

We smile, we laugh, we high five, we kiss, we laugh some more.

Then Claire opened her cookie.

“All your hard work will soon pay off.”

What a day.

Which picture do you like best?


  1. Eco Painters says:

    i prefer the second the first one is bit blur…

  2. Congratulations on the job!

    I definitely like the first one better. The narrow depth of field really emphasizes the text. In the second picture my eye tends to bounce around, trying to determine what to focus on.

  3. I like the first photo best. Second one is OK too but has too many things fighting for attention in my opinion. (I’m no professional photographer though) There’s more focus in the first one.

    Congratulations on your new job btw :) I just love those fortune cookies. I always seem to get one with a particular saying that is just right for me at that particular moment. Or maybe it’s just my imagination lol

  4. 1st…because from your text I infer that the focus is on the words..

  5. I like the 1st one.

  6. I like the close up. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes these things just seem to fit?

  7. Alec Rowan says:

    making me hungry now

  8. Congratulations! It’s meant to be! I like both photos, but the first one wins for me because it’s up close. The fortune in the background is a little out of focus but looks cool because you can see that it’s the same fortune. Congrats again.

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