See why I am not a fan of wordless? It leaves too many questions. All unanswered. Words would have explained it all. Eased all of your concerns. And doubts. All because of a simple little picture.And I'll tell you. It is real. It is a real ultrasound. Of me. With a baby in my belly. Approximately 8 weeks along.
However. That baby. Well. She's come a long way...baby. Because now...she looks like this:
And those mad photoshop skills. Well...those belong to my husband. Who simply changed the date. Somehow. I don't know how. Because I don't have the mad skills. The tech skills. The savvy. Just the brilliant idea. And I have spent the day basking in my own cleverness. Ignoring emails. Screening my calls.
And many many thanks to those of you who believed. Even just a smidge. Because you made my day! I especially loved the email from Lizzy accusing me of taking advantage of a brain-addled, half-bald man. I don't think I have ever done an April Fool's prank before. Though I am a big fan.
Google does some of the best. Especially for people with gmail accounts. Last year they offered up a new program that let you have 5 email date changes a year. So that you could pre date work that had to be emailed. Or suit some other correspondence to your date needs. All based on the science of the "e-flux capicator."
And then this year they offered up a new program called "autopilot." Gmail will save you time by reading and responding to your email messages. Simply by mimicing your style. How often you have typos. Even to your own level of emoticon use. "It's like you, but automated."
Or who remembers when Taco Bell said that they bought the Liberty Bell? And that they were now going to call it the Taco Liberty Bell?
Or last year on you tube, when all videos linked to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give you up?"
But. I think my favorite pranks come from the BBC. I think that they pioneered the corporate prank with their Swiss spaghetti harvest of 1957.
And I loved their entry last year. With the discovery that penguins really can fly.
So...what about you? Did you fall for any pranks this year? Do you have a favorite? Are you much of a jokester? Oh...and I have extended the contest for the copy of "Bride and Prejudice." Just click here to enter. Winner will be announced on Friday.