I decided to abstain from April Fool's Day this year.
Just call me a conscientious objector. I just didn't think the morale at my house was up for the pranks. And with the weather the way it's been, I was just too run down and cold to bother. In fact, I was so against the non-holiday this time around, I made it my mission to spoil the pranks of others. Not in a mean spirited way. Instead, I thought of myself as a sort of Robin Hood...taking from the prankster and giving to the pranked. When I noticed an obvious prank being pulled, I felt I needed to shine a spotlight on it to protect the innocent from needless pain and suffering.
Yes, I was a killjoy.
I really wasn't that bad. I kept to myself all day, working on a project that was due at the end of the day. I can't complain really, I was left alone for the most part. That's always the best thing to do when you run across a bear coming out of hibernation. Even Henry Chow, ninja kitty, steered clear of me. He was obviously still holding a grudge from the other day when I yelled at him for sinking his claws into my neck.
But that was self-defense. I would never go on the attack unprovoked!
Then again, I did drop the f-bomb on an unsuspecting telemarketer in the early hours of the morning. But in my defense, I was still sleeping, I had a migraine, and I was invoking my first ammendment right to free speech! Ok, that might have been taking things a bit too far...under the circumstances, I felt I needed to reach for the only defense that held any weight on a miserable day like today.
I muttered out the words, "April Fool's" just before I heard the line go dead.
I guess she didn't have a sense of humor. It must be contagious. Hopefully it's only a 48 hour mean streak, I'm ready for a good mood again. I hear the sun is coming out tomorrow, that might just be the trick!
Until the next time...I'll be an April fool if it's a nice day tomorrow!