Tesoro, Pioneer’s publisher weighs in on the good tiddings

Mark Tesoro

My favorite food is Chinese food. I either eat it or make some variety of it two or three times a month, I can’t get enough of it. My favorite is Kung Pao chicken, followed closely by beef and broccoli and pork lo mein. An, I prefer plain white rice over the fried variety.

I regularly travel to work at the Pinedale papers and make it a point to eat at the Golden Buffet there. In Evanston I eat at Wonderful Inn religiously; there’s my shout out to what I believe are two of the best Chinese restaurants in the state.

One of my favorite parts of the meal is that little edible trinket that comes after the meal, the fortune cookie — that wonderful American novelty with a little saying tucked inside, which follows the meal.

I know there is a myth that if you don’t eat your fortune cookie then your fortune won’t come true; unfortunately, I hardly ever eat mine. Just don’t like the taste. I do make it a point to keep all of my fortunes and so here’s my run-down of fortunes from a year of Chinese. Just a note, the spelling errors and grammatical errors are not mine.

  • As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.
  • You are always welcome in any gathering.
  • Behind an able man, there are always other able men.
  • Good work, good life, good love, good-bye oppression.
  • Investigate new possibilities with friends. Now is the time!
  • You life will be happy and peaceful.
  • Don’t look at how far you have to go. Instead, look at how far you’ve gotten.
  • There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.

How depressing would it be to get ones like:

  • Your transmission should be going out soon.
  • Run, don’t walk, the IRS is coming.      

I’ll sign off this year and thank all of you for reading the Bridger Valley Pioneer in 2018. I appreciate your business and support.