Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day!

I'm not doing a prank post. Frankly, everything I've put out there is so, well, out there, that you'd probably believe anything I tell you.

Granted, I do love a good prank. I used to veeeerrrry gradually shift an old boss' carseats every time I moved his car, so he thought he was growing bigger or smaller, based on which side of the caterpillar's mushroom he'd eaten that morning. I also instituted a bathroom hall pass rule at an office, and, of course, there was the time I told my mom I was both gay and pregnant. (I had to wear clompy boots and eat a ton of pickles.)

Instead, I'll pass a hearty congratulations to my parents, Beth and Bill, who met at a party on this date many (many) years ago. I think meeting on April Fools' Day tells you anything you would ever need to know about my family. (If not, Factoid #2 is that my dad goes by Skeeter.)

In the comments, tell me something I could have said that would have been prankworthy. Also, tell me why people seem to have a preconception that I'm blonde.

11 comments:

charlotteharris said...

... because nothing says gay like pickles do. kidding! i know what you meant!

you could have pranked us by blogging that you were locked in the bathroom again... trapped with nothing but a bathmat and a laptop, begging your readers to please contact a locksmith to set you free

Malnurtured Snay said...

Why do I think you're a blonde? Reference your last post. :)

Shannon said...

charlotte - I thought of that one, but as everyone knows I don't have home internet, I don't think it would quite work.

Snay - Plenty of redheads and brunettes have done the same thing, I'm sure.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I don't know what brunettes would've done, but I'm pretty sure redheads would've flown into a temper and demolished the door with their fists of rage.

Shannon said...

Snay - As a proud brunette, I had a very silly panic attack. Hrm. Maybe I ought to go back to red.

Lemmonex said...

People think you are blond? Really? This makes no sense....maybe bc you are half Australian?

Malnurtured Snay said...

Wait, do you have an Australian accent? I might be in love with you.

For the record: I never thought you were blonde, I thought you had black hair for some reason. However, if I was going to think that you were blonde, I would have based on your previous post.

OTOH, are blondes capable of replacing their door locks? Questions, questions.

Shannon said...

Lem - Or maybe because I do things like get trapped in bathrooms?

Snay - No accent, unless you cuont the twang that pops up after my third beer. And, I'm not capable of replacing a door lock (a friend did it for me), I did at one time repair a car with a Chicken McNugget.

Zipcode said...

Nothing wrong with blondes hehe

Gilahi said...

Sorry if I offended by saying I thought you were blonde on Tuesday night. Here's the deal: I'm rotten with names and people tend to converge in my mind. I discovered funny lady J-Money at about the same time I discovered funny lady Shannon. My wife can tell you that I'm constantly referring to what one of you wrote, accidentally giving credit to the other one. J-Money posts her picture, and she is blonde. Ergo, all funny ladies are blonde in my mind. Except Wanda Sykes. And Lily Tomlin. And Lucille Ball.

Shannon said...

Zip - Nope, but I think we can agree I'd look ridiculous as a blond.

Gilahi - I'm amused, not offended. I've been told a couple times that they expected me to be a preppy blonde.