What a terrible day. First of all, I got stuck in some messy traffic this morning, thanks to a wide load on the highway. Then I got to the office and started trying to print some documents, and my printer didn’t work. Oh, well, I’ll worry about that later. I’ll scan something instead. Oh, wait, that didn’t work, either. Then I decided to shred some paperwork, and my shredder wouldn’t come on! And then I realized that I forgot my phone and my iPad today. They’re keeping each other company on my kitchen counter. Basically, it’s like I have the opposite of the Midas Touch today; everything I deal with breaks! All I need now is to run out of gas on my way home. That would make for a swell ending to my day. Did I also mention that my computer crashed? Thank goodness I have a laptop. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have all of my email contacts, so if you don’t get the blog today and you’re reading it on facebook instead, that’s why.
But, on a brighter note (literally), the sun is starting to come out FINALLY, for the first time all week. It’s a touch warmer than it’s been, and the weekend is supposed to be amazing. That would definitely improve things, wouldn’t you say?
Today is Opening Day for baseball season, and I don’t think anyone is more excited than Jay. Typically, this is a day of celebration for many reasons, like the arrival of spring (although not quite yet this year) and the start of a clean slate for all 30 MLB clubs. In Cincinnati, the home of the first professional baseball team, it’s somewhat of a holiday, with many people taking off work to cheer on the Reds. For decades, the first pitch of every major league season took place in Cincinnati, and they continue to be the only team that kicks off every season with a home game. Jay isn’t a Reds fan, however, he’s a true blue Yankees fan, as witnessed below.
Tomorrow is April Fools Day; are you excited? I’m not a huge fan of this so-called holiday, namely because I’m fairly gullible. I have a friend that likes to send out the panicked “I’m pregnant” email every year, and I fall for it every single time. Because I don’t like to be tricked, I don’t do it to other people. But I do have a few fun ideas for you, in case you’re feeling mischievous.
1.) Buy some jelly doughnuts for the office. Use a straw to suck out the jelly filling and replace it with ketchup. Your co-workers will get a treat they won’t soon forget. (I’m going to be very wary of any breakfast foods that show up at Pineapple HQ.)
2.) Go into your workmate’s office and go to the Google homepage. To the right of the search bar, click on Language Tools. Scroll about halfway down, and you’ll see a very comprehensive list of languages. Click on your choice (Klingon? Chinese? Zulu? Elmer Fudd?) and your victim will be wondering what the heck is up every time he uses Google.
3.) Need a fun prank to play on your boss? Paint over the tip of all his or her writing utensils with a coat of clear nail polish, then watch the frustration grows as he or she tries to make notes. If you’re a little scared of your boss, let him know that nail polish remover will wipe it off easily. You might want to have some on hand.
4.) Here’s an interesting (although slightly disgusting) trick to play on your boyfriend or husband. Scoop out an inch or so of his deodorant, then replace it with cream cheese. Make sure you mold it to the original shape of the deodorant. He’ll wonder why he smells so bad all day. Or you can just wipe bagels under his arms. Whatever you think!