Friday, May 13, 2011

Friendly Fortune

“A friend in the market is better than money in the purse.”
“A friend in the market is better than money in the purse.”
What does this mean? Does that mean I should buy a friend with the money that was in my purse?!Am I supposed to go out to the Friend Store?
“A friend in the market is better than money in the purse.”
I seriously don’t know what to make of this one – I have come across some bizarre Fortune Cookies in my life, but….since I am trying to stay true to the whole write what I pick out of my Happiness Cup, here it goes.
What is the Happiness Cup you ask? Boy, am I glad you asked!
I got it for a $1.00 at the market – I took the money out of my purse to buy it. Who says money can’t buy Happiness? So, every time I get my Hot and Sour on at Pei Wei or New China (YUMMY!) and get my Fortune Cookies, this is where they end up. After I write about them, they go in another small cup – don’t have a picture for that one – that way I don’t get them mixed up.
Okay, I digress….“A friend in the market is better than money in the purse.”
One thing that makes me happy is buying things for other people, no reason for it, a simple surprise, a little treat. How about Starbucks coffee? Ice Cream from the cooler? Cookie from the bakery? I may just treat you with something for some random unknown reason.
Does that count as a friend in the market? For my purposes today, yes I believe that it does!
I haven’t been shopping with a friend lately, but one of my favorite memories with T****S**** is shopping together for dresses that I wore on a cruise. It was like a scene in Pretty Woman…literally I could hear Roy Orbison singing in his slightly off-key way. She bought ballroom dresses, I bought my fancy Dinner with the Captain dresses and we had such a good time. I spent more money than I meant to, my poor little purse was empty – but guess what I had a friend in the market!
Live, Laugh, Love ~
Vanilla Mama
For the chance to get more money in your purse…your lucky numbers are: 11, 18, 22, 29, 31, 41.


  1. Maybe your friend works in the market and can get you discounts?

    Haha, I don't know... Strange fortune!

  2. I think a friend in the market is someone who helps you to see what is good value.

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  4. Hmmm, interesting! I'm not sure what that phrase means, but I know we could find out if we googled it?

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  5. A friend is always good whether in a market or in our backyards weeding or taking clothes off of line. Your friends are very lucky. Random gifts hmm:) sound so nice !
    I like your fotune cookie keeper cup, mine are in an empty prescription bottle with a tight lid. I read them while waiting in the car when I carpool with my daughter.

  6. If you have money in your purse but no friends, that is not as good as having a friend but no money.

    I think so, anyhow.

  7. Haha nice post! Why not have both friends and money? Then you can enjoy both at the market!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  8. So you bought me something from the market? For my birthday?! How. SWEET! Do you need my address or...

  9. I would definitely need a friend in the market to help me choose. I tend to be super selective and still pick the unripe (or over ripe) fruit. Sight. That's life.


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