I was in quite a quandry back on thursday night… the night before April Fools Day. I was horribly sick at home, couldn’t really walk very far, and yet I really wanted to go into work to leave pranks for everyone.
Even my Sweets was begging me to pick up the camera and fake blog about how good our moldy onions in the refrigerator tasted when spread on toast (hmmm, will remember this one for next year).
Last year I had quite the ball and made a reputation for myself in the process. I’m afraid I let a number of people down this year, or maybe they’re just afraid they still haven’t discovered what I’ve done to their desks. Stealing pens, messing up computer desktop images, and leaving Swedish Fish everywhere… I had a blast. My chef-d’oeuvre came in the form of a Kitty Litter Cake left in the work area where we share treats and muffins. I bought a new cat box and scooper, and filled it with an atrocious Americana confection of crumbled up spice cake, pudding layers, and ground up chocolate covered espresso beans. I don’t have to describe what I did with the microwaved tootsie rolls do I?
And as luck would have it I was too sick to do anything this year. I couldn’t even whip up a batch of jalapeno-no-sugar-over-salted-chocolate cookies! So I have officially declared that all April will be filled with fools. Starting off with my fake mini ipods I hope to make a tiny ripple on this campus somewhere. The inspiration came from a fake cardboard insert that comes in the packaging of mini ipod cases. It was a simple one sided image of a blue ipod and I immediately knew that I had to scan in my ipod to make 3-D cardboard ipods to “lose” around the campus. We had just that day shared stories at work of people having their ipods stolen in a split
second. Setting around fake ones could both be cruel or karmic. The project has gone great so far… I’ve made silver, green and blue ones, complete with a fake screen that signs my work. This is the sort of thing pulled all the time on my favorite cockeyed.com. I just need to finish assembling and leave them around in libraries and coffee shops around the University.
I can’t wait!