Friday Flotsam

Frappy Fool’s Day! I hate it.

Okay, hate is a strong word. Don’t say hate, blah blah blah.

But really, as much as I’m into watching prank and joke shows (Candid Camera forever), I can’t handle BEING PRANKED. All caps.

I can’t. So far this morning (and these are mild) there was a fake spider behind the sugar jar (I didn’t lose my sh only I know the shapes of these stupid bug toys yet it STILL made me jump a little), notes all over the walls (when did they do this??), a planter on a pillow in the middle of the living room (I can easily move that back, no prob) and a flashlight upside down and on and flickering eerily on the chest of drawers. (That one I need to ask about. Crap.)

So, it’s time for revenge.

And I’m not the greatest at this. I’ll put broccoli in cereal bowls and right before I pour the milk I’ll hand them the bowls. NOTHING GETS WASTED, simmer down.

I’ll tell Nat (she’s been home for two days with Strep and dying to get back to school today because she is a complete sanguine replica of me and needs her flourishing social life) that her doctor called and said she has to stay home again. (that would actually be a prank on me)

I recorded Will singing in the shower (from a distance, chill) the other night, so Nat wants to tell him I posted it to Instagram this morning. “He’s not going to get upset,” I said to her. “OH YEAH HE WILL, YOU WATCH,” she replied.

That’s it. I’ll keep you posted.

Tell me your pranks! I mainly try to survive today and not read any headlines or captions because everything is ALREADY SO PRANKY it makes no sense.

Did you guys hear about New York City libraries ending late fees, and all the books (including personal notes on why they kept them) rolling in? Unbelievable! I would give anything just to sift through the books and read all the treasures (and excuses, ha!) inside.

Speaking of books, I’ll be finishing The Girl He Used To Know this weekend (it’s really, really sweet, but I fear something’s a comin’). It’s been way too long since I’ve perused a used bookstore. I might need to reshuffle today and make that happen. No joke!

Remember one hour photo?!

Not the movie. Was it a movie? I feel like it was a movie. I may have been a movie. Maybe it wasn’t a movie.

But remember the THRILL SLASH ANGST of finishing out your Le Clic, carefully taking the film out (don’t drop it!), and turning it into the Walmart one hour photo? How much extra did it cost to get one hour developing? I can’t remember. But this was the the conundrum. Do you you stay in Walmart and go bounce the bouncy balls in that big cage thing in the toy section for an hour? Or do you leave Walmart all together and come back later on? Oh, the stress. The waiting. Complete murder.

And then you come back, pay the one-hour film dude, flip through the photos of summer church camp and they’re all *#$&^$#$ing blurry. Or you’d have glowing red demon eyes. Why did we all have glowing red demon eyes?! Because we all had glowing red demon eyes.

Here’s my question: did you opt for one-hour because you’re an impatient sunufa, or did you drop the film off, completely forget about it and come back a month later?

I’m sure you know what camp I was in.

I’m running this (fast and flat!) race in less than a month. KC-ers, raise your hand if you’re running it, too. I can’t wait. It’s my favorite race in the city. It is seriously FLAT and DOWNHILL, ha!

I’ve done a lot of “ha!” in this post today. We’ll manage.

Are you running it?

Weekend plans?

It’s our school auction tonight! WE EVEN HAVE A BABYSITTER. All caps. We’ve not had an actual babysitter (and by that I mean a teenager to which we pay dollar bills) in over two years. Matter of fact, the last time we had a babysitter was for the school auction! Which was like twenty minutes before the pandemic shut the world down. How’s that for (not) funny. It’s also our (17th!) wedding anniversary tomorrow, so I’ll think we’ll power wash something and clean out the car. We just ooze romance, you guys.

From this week! Gruyere and Sausage Scones. Hey, think about this for your Easter brunch. And Thai Coconut Turkey Noodles! A fun little twist on pasta night.

Your pranks today – spill it!

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4 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Jennifer C. April 1, 2022 at 11:20 am #
    I hate April Fools too! I bet the library is pranking everyone and they will all get billed for their late fees!
    • Bev Weidner April 1, 2022 at 12:28 pm #
      Hahaha, I would think that, too - except the story is from earlier in the week. It's pretty amazing!
  2. Susan April 1, 2022 at 2:39 pm #
    Tomorrow we are babysitting our two granddaughters while their parents go to the girls' school auction. Must be a spring thing. Our daughter is a special ed teacher at the school and she (with a little help from her students) made a clever vertical herb garden out of a wooden pallet that she reconfigured, stained and outfitted with landscaping cloth. It was SO clever. I hope it brings in lots of $$$. And yesterday was our 43rd anniversary. Also, not the most mushy couple since we weeded yesterday right up until we cleaned up to go out for dinner. To clarify: not mushy, but definitely still in love; we just don't do PDA, or cheezy stuff. Happy anniversary to you!
  3. Joanne April 2, 2022 at 12:29 pm #
    Luckily my kids never did the whole April Fools thing-- probably because we were homeschoolers and I never taught them what April fools was! I don't like pranks either. We never once had a babysitter for our kids-- I mean we had grandparents galore and even aunts and uncles that we traded babysitting with but we never had someone we had to pay. We were so lucky to have so many helping hands nearby. I hope you enjoyed your night out! Our library did away with late fees a few years ago and they say they get more returns now too. I've had a book or two go missing (we literally used to check out up to 100 books at a time I swear when my kids were little!) and our librarians have told us that 99% of the time it's cheaper to buy a replacement book on Amazon than to pay the fee for missing books and they're totally fine with either. I love our librarians.

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