**WARNING** While today’s post is about dumb stuff, it’s still rated Spicy.  So if you are easily offended about anything along that line, don’t read this post.  If you do read this post, don’t send me an email because you were warned.

Everyone should have a family tradition or a hobby or something that connects you like it will never connect others.  In our family, that connection is… wait. 

I should say that this is between Alpha Hubby and me since we didn’t start this until Alpha Son was out of the house.  T’wouldn’t be appropriate otherwise.  So it would be a couple-tradition.  When it is something that makes the two of you look deeply into one another’s eyes in public, drawing you together in a private way as nothing else can, creating a secret between the two of you no one else needs to know about, it’s a couple-tradition.

So in today’s post, obviously light and fluffy because I haven’t had any flashes of brilliance to post lately, I am going to share our deep, dark secretive couple tradition. 

The tradition is:

Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie… In Bed

Yes, Chinese fortune cookies.

Oh, not the eating of them.  Alpha Hubby won’t even eat his lovely little crunchy calorie-laden bit of nothing.  Nope, he came up with a better idea.  His brilliance?  After a series of stoopid or boring fortunes like “Smile at yourself today” he said to me one day:

“Hey, let’s add the words ‘in bed’ after every fortune.  That might make them funnier.”

Thus, a couple-tradition was begun a few years ago.  It not only made some fortunes funnier, it sometimes ended up being pretty darned good advice sometimes. I will share some of our recent wonderful (depending on how you look at it) fortunes:

It is what you haven’t done that will torment you… in bed.

Give yourself some peace and quiet for at least a few hours… in bed.

By listening, one will learn truths… in bed.

Never argue with a fool… in bed.

Everyone is fun: you just have to find their fun side… in bed.

Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens… in bed.

Be concerned, not obsessed, with your health… in bed.

Have a vision.  Be demanding… in bed.

Never doubt logical things… in bed.

Nothing gets in the way of your vision of yourself in the future… in bed.

Everyone has a photographic memory.  Some just don’t have film… in bed.

And… one ??? huh ??? one:

Attend to Business today.  Leave that street-side flower alone… in bed.

Yeah, I kinda wondered about that one myself.  Street-side flower??

I will leave you with this beauty that sent us into paroxysms of laughter in the restuarant, causing people to turn and smile at the couple enjoying themselves:

Compliment three people every day… in bed.

And just ’cause:

The BEST “she dumped me” song ever; I just love the chorus:


(Or the link) – http://youtu.be/hM6Z-eOWXZQ