Erica Lucke Dean

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April Fool's Day

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.

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 amendment 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! 

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