No. 43: Fortunes for Working Writers

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Work | 2 comments

It was a dark and stormy night. OK, not really, I’ve always just wanted to type that.

When I’m not making paper fortune tellers, I actually make my living writing all kinds of practical stuff for clients.

So it only seemed natural to create a printable cootie catcher for working writers. It’s to help wordsmiths everywhere glimpse into their professional futures.

Download this PDF, print, fold and read the writing on the wall. Sample fortune: The next time a clients says “the check is in the mail” ask if he’s willing to take a lie detector test.

No. 43: Fortunes for Working Writers


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No. 37: Running Away and Joining the Circus

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Life Decisions, Work | 0 comments

Who hasn’t dreamed of running away to join the circus? Taming lions. Flying through the air on the trapeze. Life on the road.

I don’t know anyone who’s actually done it. Well, I take that back, I think my yoga teacher might have done a circus stint at some point.

But for most us, it’s a dream we’ll never have the moxie to act on. It’s still fun to ponder, though. What would happen if I did go for the circus life? What job would I be able to land? Find out with this paper fortune teller. (No lion taming required.)

Sample fortune: You become a master fire eater and best friends with the bearded lady.

Download this PDF, print, fold and discover your life under the big top.

No. 37: Running Away to Join the Circus

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No. 28: Where to Eat Lunch With Your Co-Workers

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Life Decisions, Work | 0 comments

It’s finally lunch time. You’ve made it halfway through the work day. And you’re ready to escape from cube-land for a mid-day break. Probably with a couple co-workers in tow. But where should you go for lunch?

Sounds like an easy question. But getting four adults on the same page can take longer than it should. Sometimes you’ve used up all your brain cells at your job. Or one person repeatedly shoots down every restaurant idea. It’s enough to make you yearn for that weird square pizza on your grade school lunch tray.

Until you find a time machine, we present this lunch-time cootie catcher to get you to the right food faster.

Download this PDF, print, fold and find out where to enjoy your lunch hour (or half hour).

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No. 28: Where to Eat Lunch With Your Co-Workers

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No. 12 How Will You Do on Reality TV?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Misc., Work | 0 comments

If they’re being honest, even moderate TV snobs have at least one reality TV show they want to be on someday. Me? I dream about rocking it out on The Amazing Race.

Even though I’m a terrible navigator, can’t drive a stick shift and have toddler-like meltdowns when I get too hungry. But, hey, I still think I can win, and you probably do, too.

What will the all-powerful cootie catcher say?

Download this PDF, print, file and finding out whether or not you should start sending in those audition videos.

Sample fortune: You almost made it to the finale, but you threw up when they made you eat a pile of pigs’ feet.

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No. 12 How Would You Do On Reality TV?

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No. 5: A Cootie Catcher to Fight Office Boredom

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Work | 0 comments

I’ve been a freelance writer for 10 years, but if I ever decided to take a traditional job again, it would have to be a place where the office culture embraced a little sarcasm.

After all, what better way is there to get through a boring afternoon at work than with a little humor?

The next time your boss is gone, break out this fortune teller and call an emergency meeting.

Sample fortune: Your suspicions are true: The creepy IT guy is totally reading your personal emails.

Download this PDF, print fold and commence amusing your office mates with a mostly suitable for work fortunes.

No. 5 A Cootie Catcher to Fight Office Boredom

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No. 2: A Paper Fortune Teller for Slightly Jaded Graphic Designers

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Work | 0 comments

Sure, you get to spend a lot of time in front of a gorgeous Mac, but let’s face it, being a graphic designer isn’t all punk rock posters and art books. So use this paper fortune teller to lighten the mood before you head out for a client meeting or race toward today’s deadlines.

Sample fortune: Somewhere deep inside, you secretly love Comic Sans.

Download this PDF, print, fold and try out your new fortune-telling abilities.

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No. 2: Fortunes for Slightly Jaded Graphic Designers


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