april fool's day is the best day ever.
At first I was confused, then I heard talk about it, and then it brought a weird smile to my face . . . I had a bummed last day of March, feelings-wise.
i commented in the post about someone's grammar being incorrect, and within ten minutes i had a new livejournal friend, someone questioning my grammar authority but ultimately bowing down to my immense intelligence, and someone who commented that he really liked my livejournal name. conclusion: serial adders bring people together!!!!
All is not to be lost!
You bonded over an April Fool's Day Joke.
Excellent. We make of it what we will.
It's actually a really stupid joke.
It's totally odd and yet, like moths to the flame, they are burning it up with that post.
By the way, I can say something nice.
I had a bummed last day of March. I waited for the mood to change, however, and it did.
3 hours into April Fool's and I was irritated as all hell, I've never liked this "holiday," people think of the most horrible and stupid pranks ever...half of them don't even make sense...I'm just glad I'm not working or in high school anymore, I slept the whole day.
I hear and understand you on that one.
When planning a prank, few people rarely take the time to think of the possible outcomes.
In other words, they rarely look for possible catastrophes from their mark's reactions to a prank.
I learned that one early on . . . oddly enough, nothing to do with April Fool's Day, at that.
I was at a family get together for some other holiday . . . and I decided it would be funny that I would hide in a dark recess in a hallway at my grandfather's house.
I waited for someone to come along in order to pop out of the dark and scare them.
My aunt, who was in her middle age at the time, came walking down the hall.
I jumped out and went "RRRRRRRRRRR!"
She bit. She was completely surprised and resultingly scared by my 'harmless' scare effort.
She also scolded me, shakily, telling me that her heart was going 50 miles an hour . . . and she followed it with the guilt of "what if you did that to your grandfather? His heart could easily stop. You wouldn't do that to him, would you?"
If I was kind of a jack-ass kid like some were, that wouldn't have affected me. However, it got me thinking back then, and I just assumed not to do anything goofy to folks. If I did, I'd make sure that there was no catastophic outcome involved.
I guess I just think a lot.
Sorry 'bout the long response.
With that being said, we seem to have a hard time practicing what we speak.
When I was a teen, we horsed around with complete strangers. Prank phone calls, and the like.
Sometimes the cops came 'round . . . but we were a combo of lucky and clever.
It took a few good years to realize that pranking someone is really not a good idea, or at least, one without possible liabilities and negative consequences.
Yeah, I'm hoping the guy I'm dating doesn't pull anything, he's the only person I know who could actually affect me somehow. Anyone else, well, I simply don't like my other local friends, so anything they'd say or do I'd want more than one opinion on before having a reaction.
That's very healthy.
You want to trust someone thoroughly before you make a decision.
Out of the kids back home, a small band of us developed that cadre that kept each other out of major harm . . .
We're still very close. Now that three of us are in Los Angeles, that trust runs deeper because there's few of us to deeply trust.
Folks we trust back home are 2,000 miles away from any quick help.
i think its funny...playing of some LJers fears of adders :)
Yeah, it truly is what one makes of it.
Some folks are upset over it.
You should see some of the responses!
Oooh, it turned up some real hornets.
Me? I just think it's kinda odd.
I'm afraid of adders! Ummmm... the snake, I mean.
Adders are poisonous-venom snakes, like rattlers and asps, right?
I don't know... It was really just a lame attempt at a joke. :)
2004-04-01 04:33 am (UTC)
Wow, I should have read your post first huh? I hadn't even realized that I'd repeated exactly what you said.
No man, don't worry.
Actually, another fine LJer noticed the 'stalked' nuance to the userinfo, then I kind of started watching for more weird stuff . . .
It's not 'my scoop' or anything, really. It's spontaneous information, captured by a few thousand sources, probably all at once.
All of it currently pertaining to . . . something along the line of . . . "WTF?"
I'm still curious as to what will happen.
i honestly dont care.
Yeah, I saw that you don't like April Fool's Day in your post.
Understandable. It reminds me of the old radio broadcast that fooled a lot of folks into thinking aliens had landed.
Note: At 17,729 comments, the comment function was shut down for the first serial adder post.
The response stated that it had reached the maximum number of responses allowed.
Translation: April Fool's Day is so over, dorks. It's been capped at that number.