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My brother just woke up and walked out of his room into the kitchen and changed the calendar from March to April.  Which reminded me what day it is today.  April 1st!  April Fools!  So, thinking quickly, I gasped loudly at my computer screen.  

"Oh my god,"  I said with wide eyes and a gaping mouth.  "Mitt Romney dropped out."

The look of pure and utter shock on my brothers face was priceless.  But being the generally kind decent human being that I am, I quickly smiled and said "April Fools!" and proceeded to laugh about how I got him only seconds after he had changed the calender to April.  

He didn't find it very funny.  Sigh.  Big brothers with high functioning autism.  I tell ya.  No sense of humor about telling them that their biggest anxiety is no longer something to worry about and then telling them that you are just joking.  Well, at least I didn't tell him that the Supreme Court upheld "Obamacares".  I am sure that he's figuring something out to get me with now.  Although, being the genius nerd that he is, he'll probably tell me that Pluto is a planet again.  Hehe.

Okay, but, my wife is still sleeping in, because it's spring break for her, so, I still have time to plot an April Fools prank on her.  She's more fun than my brother, who, god love him, is like shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to April Fools jokes.  So, I really have to make my prank on my wife count if I want to feel like I really made the most out of April Fools today.   But I don't have long.  Any moment she could wake up.  I have to think.

Think, Anton.  Think!  

What can you prank her with today?  

Should I wake her up and tell her that I can't find the cat?  No, that's just cruel.

Should I tell her that it's still only Saturday when she wakes up, so she thinks she has another day left of spring break?  No, also cruel.

Should I tell her that Game of Thrones Season 2 IS available on iTunes and we can watch it without paying over $200 a month for cable after all?  No, that is just sadistic.

Think, Damn it, think!  

Oh, hey, I just remembered that the census records for the 40s is releasing today and I can finally find my birth mother!  Maybe I could use that on her.  Say that I found out on Ancestry.com that I am related to someone famous.  She would believe that, because on my father's side I am related to Princess Diana.  Now, who can I say that I am related to?  Who is a famous Italian?  Hehe... Sly Stalone.  I'll tell her that I am a close cousin with Sly Stalone!  Haha!  

Okay, straight face.  You can't reveal you are joking by smiling.  This isn't a great joke, or even a good joke, but it's all you have before she wakes up and remembers to expect it from you.  

My friend got me with this posted on Facebook.  I believed it until I saw LL Cool J.

Did you prank anyone today?  Did anyone prank you?

12:26 PM PT: Hahahahaha!  I just did it!  I walked in with my ipad and told her that the census records released today and I am second cousins with Sly Stallone and she yelled "WHAT??" with the perfect amount of shock!!  Hahaha!  Then I told her April Fools a fraction of a second before my straight face broke into smile.  

That was fun.  :)


1:23 PM PT: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!  My brother just got me good!  I can't believe that I believed him!  He said that he read that Boner and Cantor are considering impeaching Obama over the Solyndra thing and I believed him!!  He kept a totally straight face for a good minute while I was asking him if he was april foolin me.  touche', bro.  touche'.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

    by Anton Bursch on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 12:24:18 PM PDT

  •  thanks for sharing... (3+ / 0-)

    I gotta admit that I HATE April fools jokes.  No matter how carefully considered, they are always at someone's expense.

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 12:53:58 PM PDT

  •  I turned my husband's sock drawer (3+ / 0-)

    upside down, pushing the socks in from underneath as I closed it.

    He didn't think it was funny when he opened it, but he did laugh a little.

    He came in about an hour ago to tell me my car tire was flat.

    "Ha!" I said.  "April Fool's, right?"

    "No" he replied.  "Your front tire is flat."

    I didn't believe him, even as he took my keys to fix the flat.  I waited for about five minutes to join him outside.   The car was jacked up and he was pulling my spare from the trunk.  Wow- I did have a flat.

    "Your spare is flat, also." my husband said, throwing the tire down and slamming the trunk.  "Now I have to get both tires fixed."  He was getting a little angry.

    I began sputtering apologies, like I don't know how I got the flat or why my spare was also flat when he said,

    "Well, I'm not dealing with this today."

    "Why not?  I need my car.  If you won't do it, I will."  Now I was getting angry.

    "I'm not changing the tires today because it's April Fool's day!  Ha Ha- got you"  And he released the jack to show a perfectly inflated tire.

    He has now told half the family that he got me good.

    And now I just told the world.

    Happy April Fool's Day!

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 01:02:32 PM PDT

  •  Our day has been very sedate.... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Anton Bursch, arizonablue

    Thanks for sharing your fun.

    Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

    by princesspat on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 01:53:37 PM PDT

  •  no pranks in immediate family, but got a long- (1+ / 0-)
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    Anton Bursch

    distance one, & it was a whopper!

    see here for a GREAT prank from a really unlikely source!

    at least if you're a historical cookery buff, 8-)

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 10:06:57 PM PDT

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