As everyone who is good at enjoying the finer things in life knows, this Sunday is a big day. FINALLY, after a freaking YEAR of waiting, Game of Thrones season 4 is on. I've been rewatching the entire series on the treadmill since Christmas.
It's often hard to motivate myself to get out of bed at 5am to run, but not this morning. This morning I was finally up to the Red Wedding (should that be capitalized? I don't know). Is there any better way to wake up than that? I think not. Added bonus - all of the typical minor annoyances of the workday paled in comparison.
After that was over, I had more excitement to look forward to because I don't only live vicariously through fake medieval characters, I also live vicariously through fake celebrities. I have a radio show I follow religiously (the Kane show), and I was positive one of the DJs was announcing her pregnancy this morning. I was right. Is there any better feeling?
I helped interview a potential new teacher at work. I was nervous about figuring out what questions to ask. It never occurred to me that interviewers get nervous too. Maybe not managerial type people that do it all the time, but it's not the norm for me. If I am ever forced to change jobs, this could be a useful tidbit to keep in mind.
I really love April Fool's Day, and I've taken part in some hilarious hijinks over the years, at least in my opinion (the only one that matters). Yesterday, I got both my classes and my friend Kristin at work really good. The only downside is I can't tell anyone the story unless they are a Maryland teacher. Otherwise it would require way too much boring backstory and that just ruins everything.
Kara came up with what I thought was a genius idea to prank Eric. He's extremely devoted to his Xbox. While he was at the gym, I packed up all his video games in a box and hid it. When he got home, I informed him that the baby could now hear, and as a result I didn't want any more violent video games in the house, so I had removed them all. I told him he would be able to use his newfound free time to read baby books.
Obviously, the success of an April Fool's joke lays in how upset the victim gets. This would be a huge lifestyle change from Eric, so at the very least I expected a little backtalk. But he just took it in stride and was like "oh, ok, sure, well I have been meaning to read Alligiant anyway".
So, yeah, great, I guess I'm probably right that he'll be a great father, but it really took the wind out of my sails to yell "APRIL FOOL!".
My other idea was to tell my mom that I had decided to attempt natural childbirth, but I didn't think I could even say that on the phone without laughing.
The following is my life motto. Sorry I'm not sorry.
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Did anyone else participate in April Fool's Day? It's ok if you participated by being fooled. I'll still be proud of myself even if 98% of the people I fooled were under 10 years old.