Things I’m grateful for: Chinese food and Sisters

I’ll have to amend my previous post and put Chinese food in the running for least photogenic Asian food on the basis on these pictures:

It’s a good thing the packaging is white or it would be a monochromatic mess.

In March before I started my road trip, I got a tattoo of the Pleiades on my wrist.  I meant it as a writing reminder based on one of the best Salinger quotes of all time:

“Give me a story that just makes me unreasonably vigilant. Keep me up til 5 only because all your stars are out and for no other reason.”

Unreasonably vigilant. I love that.

But I got the Pleiades cluster because it’s about sisters, seven or nine of them depending on who you talk to. I’ve always been a girl who’s gotten along better with men than with women. Because of that, I treasure the women I’m close to and I love them like my for-real sisters.

So to those girls – Jen, Noelle, Bet, Lorien, Lady Miss D, Karen and Jessica Faith – I send my love tonight and a thank you for being in my life. And I leave you with the fortunes I got tonight in my cookies. I actually opened two because the I thought the first one was bogus:

And then the second one was ridiculous as well.

Sometimes, that’s how it goes.