(g) fortunes / who bears standards? (1.10)

Fortune: You will live long enough to open many fortune cookies.

buona fortuna

health screening; pokes and
prodding, scales, numbers tell a
piece of the story

cookies in moderation
can be tasty and good too

may we all open
many fortune cookies and
live long happy lives

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

buona fortuna = good fortune in Italian

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
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~~~~~~~~~~NOTE~~~~~~~~~~

It appears WP has done another update of sorts and I can no longer eliminate the extra excessive line spaces. I can no longer copy and paste from my own documents without WP jamming all the sentences together. And there appears to be no way to correct it.

“Paste is now in plain text mode. Contents will now be pasted as plain text until you toggle this option off. If you’re looking to paste rich content from Microsoft Word, try turning this option off. The editor will clean up text pasted from Word automatically.”

Toggling off does nothing to correct the extra line spaces it just puts you in Visual Mode where extra excessive space is automatic. I am not sure how exactly, but I am able to take some extra spaces away – but now it just takes twice as long to post.

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(g) fortunes / who bears standards? (1.10)

Fortune: There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

who bears standards?
(see note)

while change is constant
some venues could stand to leave
well enough alone

each little thing does not have
to be exactly the same

standards need to be
flexible; creative folks
will use all colors

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies. While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos, bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer. Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

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~~~~~~~~~~NOTE~~~~~~~~~~

It appears WP has done another update of sorts and I can no longer eliminate the extra excessive line spaces. I can no longer copy and paste from my own documents without WP jamming all the sentences together. And there appears to be no way to correct it.

“Paste is now in plain text mode. Contents will now be pasted as plain text until you toggle this option off. If you’re looking to paste rich content from Microsoft Word, try turning this option off. The editor will clean up text pasted from Word automatically.”

Toggling off does nothing to correct the extra line spaces it just puts you in Visual Mode where extra excessive space is automatic. I am not sure how exactly, but I am able to take some extra spaces away – but now it just takes twice as long to post.

(g) fortunes / Bank on Caution (1.9)

Fortune: Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.

Bank on Caution

when the doorbell rings
look out the peephole; survey
says: someone else sells

brushes, makeup, popcorn and
magazine sales drain paychecks

just who benefits
from your good looks, while snacking
as you read alone?

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!
http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

~~~~~~~~~~Note~~~~~~~~~~

It appears WP has done another update of sorts and I can (will) no longer eliminate the extra excessive line spaces. I can no longer copy and paste from my own documents without WP jamming all the sentences together. And there appears to be no way to correct it.

“Paste is now in plain text mode. Contents will now be pasted as plain text until you toggle this option off. If you’re looking to paste rich content from Microsoft Word, try turning this option off. The editor will clean up text pasted from Word automatically.”

Toggling off does nothing to correct the extra line spaces it just puts you in Visual Mode where extra excessive space is automatic.

(g) fortunes / self-reliance works best (1.8)

Fortune: All fortunes are wrong except this one

self-reliance works best

rely on present
circumstances to predict
atmospheric sway

basically, hard work gets
to accomplish the future

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) fortunes / chipping away at the cold (1.7)

Fortune: 7 Don’t behave with cold manners.

chipping away at the cold
1
when the creek freezes
be hesitant to cross it
The ice may be thin
2
blanket your face with
a warm smile and be ready
to aid those who fall
3
black or white ice; both
are a hazard in winter –
behave with respect

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) fortunes/ northern exposure (1.6)

Fortune: A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

northern exposure

frozen in space and
time; this winter the only
conclusion is “cold”

©JP/dh

At about 9 am… With 9 F or -13 C and a wind 17 mph… one might add ‘darned’ to ‘cold’.

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

I already wrote this piece and it sort of fits this challenge. Though I have these two words: Winter and Cold.

<a href=”https://frankjtassone.com/2018/01/06/haikai-challenge-15-1-6-18-winter-storm-or-artic-cold-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-renga-haiga/“><strong> haikai challenge 15</strong></a>  

Winter has thrown down the gauntlet. So this week, your choice of unconventional kigo includes either Winter Storm or Artic Cold. Any haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, haiga or haikai poem of your choice is fair game!

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(g) fortunes / times’ illusions? (1.5)

Fortune: You can always find happiness at work on Friday.

times’ illusions?

bitter cold morning
normal winter; no whining
weekend looms ahead

those nine to fivers, five days
a week; seek sanctuary

clock watchers might have
slightly longer waits until
heaving work aside

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse