Monday, May 30, 2011

Today's fortune: May 30, 2011

Today's fortune: You will always have good luck in your personal affairs.

One hundred fifty days into this project. That's a milestone, but the real milestone will come on Day 183, an anonymous day in early July. That will mark the midway point of the year and the halfway point of the My Daily Fortune project. And that's still more than a month away.

After I sat down at the computer this morning to post my fortune, Jamie came into the office carrying two plates, each holding an egg white sandwich on a bagel with cheddar cheese and cream cheese. The sandwich was delightful - probably the best breakfast sandwich I've ever eaten - and I ate it with a relish, regardless of a large dollop of grease that landed on today's fortune.

The sandwich half-devoured, Jamie asked about the fortune. I told her that I would be having good luck in my personal affairs, and she gave me that famous "You're a dead man" glare. I thought she was going to take the rest of her sandwich back.

But really, Jamie knows better than that. I'm a one woman man.

Of course, this fortune doesn't seem to be referring to love affairs at all, but more like "personal business." In that way, today was quite lucky.

If you've read the blog the last week, you know I've been doing some landscaping work in front of my house. Part of that work included tearing out 30 castle wall paving stones. I didn't have anything to do with them, so I posted an ad on Craigslist and I was able to sell the paving stones for 25 bucks that very same day.

A couple days ago, I tore out the remaining landscape feature: 14 large slate stones. These suckers are really cool, but again I didn't have a use for them.

This morning, an interested buyer came to the house and picked them up. Because of the sheer "neat" factor, the price was a little more steep: a hundred bucks.

With a crisp Benjamin in my pocket, Jamie and I hit the town and turned our good luck into a good time. We spent some time shopping, Jamie buying supplies for a baby shower she'll be throwing soon, and me taking advantage of a 20% off sale at Half Price Books. And since we were working off the profits of our rock sale, we also treated ourselves and took a momentary break from "lockdown" to enjoy dinner at Cinzetti's, an Italian buffet that has surprisingly great food (the chicken spedini is some of the best I've ever had).

Lockdown has given us a new appreciation of our splurges. Days like this, when we can celebrate good luck in our personal affairs, are pretty sweet.


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