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Friday, April 01, 2011

No Foolin', It's Friday!

I'm a little behind on book reviews (again), so while I *try* to get my act together, how 'bout a little Hopping? Yes? Okay, then ... Click on over to Crazy for Books to join the fun.

This week's question: Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?

- First, let me say that April Fool's Day is one of my least favorite holidays. I'm not into practical jokes at all, but I'm so gullible that I'm often the target of them. My FIL loves to tell the story of how he and my husband-to-be tricked me on my wedding day. We were married in Portland, Oregon, so my husband's family had to travel from Arizona to attend the wedding. They stayed at a nice little hotel in Hood River, Oregon, which overlooked the Columbia River. Since we were penniless college students and neither of our families really had any money, we weren't planning on a big honeymoon or any other kind of extravagance. In fact, the plan was for us to spend our wedding night in the hotel room my in-laws had been using, while they stayed in a different room of the same hotel. I didn't love the idea, but since I'm nothing if not practical, I agreed with the plan. Imagine my surprise (and relief!) when, a half hour or so after we got married, my new husband pulled a receipt out of his wallet showing that we had a room booked at Skamania Lodge, a very nice hotel/resort where I had worked as a teenager. He had reserved the room a month earlier, but thought it would be funny to tease me with the idea that we'd be spending our wedding night down the hallway from his parents. Despite its rather unauspicious beginning, the hubster and I have enjoyed 13 very happy years together.

And he hasn't stopped taking advantage of my gullibility yet! What about you? Are you totally gullible? How have pranksters taken advantage of you? C'mon, tell me I'm not the only one out there who falls for everything ... If you're here from the Hop, thanks so much for stopping by. Leave me a comment so I can stop by and check out your blog. Have a wonderful (read: uneventful) April Fool's Day!


  1. Some of my favorite pictures of you are during the reveal that a special honeymoon was indeed in your immediate future.

    Here is the link if anyone else wants to see the pics!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    That was a very nice joke of him, or at least it ended nicely :) Happy April Fool's Day!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved your "mini cooper" story! Men......

  4. Eek! A honeymoon with your parents in attendance...not the best start to a marriage. lol Glad everything worked out for you.

    Thanks for hopping by!
    Rachel-Endless Reading

  5. I love this story, susan! And, yes, I am gullible as well. Then I always feel like "duh". LOL

    By the way, I've been reading the Virgin River series thanks to your recommendations. Loving it!!

    I'm on the hop too!

  6. Hi, and thanks for visiting today. I think it depends on how early it is as to whether or not I'm gullible. If I haven't had my coffee I take everything seriously. The later it gets, the less gullible I get. Ha! I hope you didn't get pranked this year. Have a great weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  7. Awww your hubby's so sweet and cute! That was a very nice surprise so consider yourself lucky :P I don't usually have that much luck, my hubby prefers mean pranks :P

  8. I'm so gullible too :| but thankfully my family members only stick to the bare minimum when it comes to pulling jokes on me.

    I'm a new follower, by the way!

  9. At first I wasn't going to participate in this week's Book Blogger Hop. I'm not even sure why.

    But here I am. And I'm glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I'm happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

    Highlights include - low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog -

    They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

    I'm going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I'm coming out of prankster retirement!
    Howard Sherman

  10. haha oh man that's awful.

    I'm overly trusting so I also hate pranks on other people. Thus my "joke's only about me" hoaxes lol

  11. Luckily I'm not quite as gullible as I used to be. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! :)

  12. Oh...I am definitely gullible.

    Pretty neat about your wedding night...glad your husband still has lots of surprises.

    I am stopping by from the blog hop.

    Hope you have a fun blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

  13. Aw, that was a cute story! I'm actually not a gullible person. I'm way too suspicious, especially on April 1st. No one succeeded in pranking me this year, but I love seeing other people get pranked.

  14. Hahaha! That is too funny! Unfortunately for my inlaws (not me) the grooms mother actually showed up on their wedding night demanding to know how things went... BIZARRE!!!

    Just stopped by from the hop!


  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love jokes and I'm glad yours ended nicely, especially since it was your wedding! Have a great weekend!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books


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