It was suggested by an anoymous blogger known only as Doobster418 that me and fellow blogger Ms. Marilyn over at Serendipity answer a few questions about a particular holiday – April Fool’s Day. Doobster418 was prompted by Willow’s Corner, whom I’ve not had the pleasure of reading yet, but will. I reckon this type of blogging assignment is called “Holiday Touring” and is a first for me. Since I need to write often in order to write at all, I thought I’d go ahead and answer a few questions about April Fool’s Day. Lifting the instructions from Doobster418, they read: “A blogger selects a holiday and then poses three questions to two other bloggers he or she has selected. The questions are about how, if at all, the two other bloggers celebrate that holiday.” So, here we go:
Question No. 1: What, if any, April Fool’s Day pranks have been pulled on you? Alternatively, what is your favorite April Fool’s Day joke?
I haven’t been pranked on April Fool’s Day. At least not to the degree that would make it stand out as an actual prank. There’s been a lot of lame one liners tossed at me on April Fool’s Day, such as “Look up there! It’s Superman!” Or someone handing me fake money and then shouting “April Fool’s!” As for a favorite April Fool’s Day joke, I don’t have one. Which might leave you thinking that I’m boring or a little too serious about stuff. But I’m not.
Question No. 2: Do you pull pranks or practical jokes on April Fool’s Day? If so, please tell us about some of your best pranks or practical jokes that you have pulled off.
I guess I’m not much of a practical joker on April Fool’s Day, or any other day. However, I do like to make stuff up, musically, orally and in writing. Some of that might be considered a joke.
Question No. 3: April Fool’s Day should be a national holiday — yes or no? Defend your position.
I almost came to dread seeing “Defend your position” on tests when I was in college. I was one of those non-traditional students you’ve heard about who go back to school in their later years. I was 46 when I started college at Slippery Rock University in 2006. It was rated a top party school by Rolling Stone Magazine at one time (no joke), which had no influnce on why I chose that particular college. Do I think April Fool’s Day should be a national holiday? Yes, because the world needs more brains on dopamine.
It’s not required of me but is suggested that I choose a holiday and get a couple of bloggers I know to do as I’ve done; the holiday I’ve chosen is Groundhog Day. If you’re wondering why, it’s because I have a love/hate relationship with whistle pigs. I love their cuteness but hate their appetite for all things green in my garden. The two bloggers I’d like to see write about this national holiday are Walk2Write, who blogs on Blogger, not WordPress, not that it matters. I used to have a Blogger blog, still do, but should take it down because I don’t blog there anymore. I’m not even sure why I switched to WordPress. Walk2Write is one of my earliest internet friends and a great writer who likes to walk. We all should do more walking. My second blogger I choose for this Holiday Touring thing is Y. Prior, over at Priorhouse Blog, who I’d also like to thank for noticing a discrepancy that causes folks to go to my neglected website when they search “TC Conner.”
1. What do you do on Groundhog Day? Play with whistle pigs? Feed them? Visit Punxsutawney, PA?
2. If you garden and are terrorized by greedy and gluttonous groundhogs, what do you do to keep such a pestering pig out of your garden?
3. If you could live one day over and over again, what day would you choose, and why?
Have fun with it Walk2Write and Y. Prior!