Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's all in the cards.

Saturday night, my girlfriends and I went to this restaurant popular for its Dinner/Tarot reading formula called Bella Stella in L’Assomption. During dinner, you retreat to a quiet room for a 15 min. Tarot card reading with the restaurant owner... 
Needless to say, the place was filled with women, except for one shy, real cute and too-young waiter who couldn’t look any of us in the eye. One more estrogen-filled evening for moi.... 
At best, the food was okay. The card reading add-on is definitely a crowd pleaser, however, or else how do you explain that you have to book at least 3 months prior to get a reservation - to eat mediocre food...? Maybe, it’s the waiter... 
Plus, I’m not sure how reliable this card reader’s skills are, but overall entertainment factor was definitely high - partly due to her flagrant inconsistencies. This was my second visit, third for my friends, and to my delight, somehow, somewhere, my so-called destiny went from a grim outlook to a happy one. I bet it’s my fenshui re-decorating! I have to admit, I wanted to go back to get a different future. I just didn’t like the one I bought last time.... 
First time, she said: I will have an abortion, one child if any, a boy, I will meet a man sometime in the future, I will have a new job. 
Oh.My.Lord! So much to look forward to...That card reading proved to be the BEST contraceptive EVER! Although, I was kinda hoping that I’d at least have sex with this man I’m supposedly destined to meet, and hopefully he’s not just some guy that winks at me at the video store on his way to the adult section.  
This time: I will have twin boys, a large sum of money is coming my way and I won’t have to work for it (sweet!!), I will get married 100% guaranteed (GUARANTEED!!!! Her words.....) and I’m meeting the “One”, Capital “O” before next May. 
I left the restaurant a satisfied customer :) Overall, I recommend the place for a fun time, but keep your expectations in check. 
Now, if you are single and in your thirties, you may not publicly admit it, but you are more likely to: 

  • Read your horoscope everyday
  • Buy horoscope books, and read other crap like “The Secret”
  • See Tarot card readers, fortune tellers, and other crazies in the same category 
  • Maybe own a Snuggy
And why do we do it? Because it makes us feel better and less accountable for our own future if we believe that our destiny/fate is not completely in our own hands. That, and we search for that glimmer of hope that we will not die alone. 
Here’s a short list of things I’ve heard over and over again, from friends in happy relationships, of course. I know they mean well, and I love them for it, but I will also hurl in their face the next time they utter such nonsense. 

  • It’s when you least expect it
  • You gotta BELIEVE!!!!!! 
  • Ask the Universe
  • You will meet someone soon, and when you do, he’ll be the greatest guy ever. I know it, cause you deserve it!
As I remain skeptical to what Mrs Fortune Teller/Restauranteur tells me, I am not sure the Universe is freakin’ listening either! So, I ask you: Do you believe in the “One”, with a Capital “O”? And is it enough to believe that eventually you will meet him?

Japanese Anime Tarot Cards!
Even adolescent ninja boys need guidance sometimes...


  1. Good God, please tell me I have never said any of those four things to you otherwise I totally give you permission to punch me in the boob.


  2. Wow those are some brazen predictions for your life. Lol. This restaurant sounds kind of fun. I wish we had something like that here in KC. But I think the only restaurant we have here that provides entertainment during dinner is Chuck E Cheese. :(