Fool for April Fools...
Ha ha. That time of year has come and gone when mischief and mayhem are encouraged. At least until Halloween comes around again...but here are the details of the dirty tricks I played on a few close to me.
1. Trick 1: Telling my roommates I was running away to California.
Here's how that went down...
Me: (with text) "I have to go. I need to be with drew. My heart is breaking without him. I'm leaving now. I'll pay the rent. Don't worry. I'll explain later.
About an hour went by before they responded. The response came in the form of NIcole calling and saying. "What's going on?" I launched into a tearful (crying to cover the laughter, my friends...try it) diatribe about how I just needed to go. I needed to see Drew, despite work or school or anything. She was worried, but also helpful, so at that point I knew the battle was half won. She told me she could send their half of the rent to Drew's house, and she wondered if I had an idea how to get there. When she asked me where I was, I blanked and said I had to pick some things up in Joplin first. She wished me luck, and I told her that I would call her a little while later with more details. I called about 15 minutes later and told her I was just messing with her. She was relieved. She said she would have worried until she got home and saw I was there. Everyone has their tolerance limits for dirty deeds. I didn't want to push the potential tolerance of the rubnic. I only just started living with them after all. I think I'll wait for Drew to get back and we can torture them dually.
2. Trick 2: Telling my not quite ex-husband (as of next Wed. people, so not far off) that I'm pregnant.
This also began in the form of text. He is a wonderfully nice fellow, and though he knew it couldn't possibly be his baby, he still seemed supportive. Here is the transcript:
Me: I'm pregnant
Ex: Are you sure. I know thats a dumb question
Ex: How far along
Me: Month and a half I think
Ex: Is it drews
Me: Yes. There was no one else
Ex: Does he know
Me: Not yet. Should I keep it? I'm scared
Ex: At the store now. Call you later
Me: Please do. I don't know what to do.
I let this one go for about 15 more minutes as well, letting the point sink home. I don't know that it's easy to get a true response out of people through text, so the follow-up had to be with a phone call. I called and reminded Travis that it was April 1st. He was like, "Seriously? So are you messing with me now, or were you messing with me then." Man. I love it when they're so far gone into the joke they don't even see the obvious answer. I am a devilish lady for sure.
3. Trick 3: Telling my mom that I'm pregnant
Ok, let's give this one a little context. So, yeah, if you've read any other blog crap of mine you might have noticed that I left my husband on Jan. 1st for another man, who in turn was leaving his wife. Hmmm. We ran away. literally, for about a week, much to the abhorrence and rejection of our friends and my family. Soooo.... even though Drew is taking some time away to get things straight in CA, having his love child (or possibly the Viking twins Bing and Bong) in my belly adds an extra zing to the joke. My mom has no problem with Drew now, of course. That only lasted for about 2 weeks, and it was really more of an issue with me leaving "Sweet Trav." Well, here goes. I wish I had the transcript...
I called my dad's cell phone, because my mom never answers hers, and ask to talk to my mom. They're in Iowa, visiting relatives. I say, "Hi Mom. I'm pregnant." The call drops out. Whoops. I call back and ask her if she heard what I said. She hadn't. I repeat myself and get something like, "Oh, my god. Caaaaaas! Seriously?" I say yes. She asks whose it is. I say Drew's. At this point I can tell she's on the point of either panicky agitation or a little bit of excitement, but not wanting to be truly evil, because I've pulled this joke before (on mother's day 2005) and she really does want grandbabies (you can only cry wolf so many times), I gave it about 30 more seconds and told her I was kidding. She was relieved, and even laughed a bit. She was outside the house, so I told her to go inside and tell everyone else that I was pregnant and turn the joke on them. I'm still waiting for an update. I bet she got the giggles.