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remember me?

1.] smoked a cigarette? yes
2.] smoked a cigar? yes
3.] made out with a member of the same sex? kissed, yes..
made out? yes
4.] crashed a friend's car? no
5.] stolen a car? no
6.] been in love? yes
7.] been dumped? yes
8.] done a shot? yes
9.] been fired? yes
10.] been in a fist fight?
11.] snuck out of your house? yes
12.] had feelings for someone who didnt have them back? yes
13.] been arrested? yes
14.] made out with a stranger? yes
15.] gone on a blind date? no
16.] lied to a friend? yes
17.] had a crush on a teacher? no
18.] skipped school? yes
19.] slept with a co-worker? yes
20.] seen someone die? no
21.] been on a plane? yes
22.] thrown up in a bar? no
23.] taken painkillers? yes
24.] miss someone right now? yes
25.] laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? yes
26.] made a snow angel? no
27.] played dress up? yes
28.] cheated while playing a game? no
29.] been lonely? yes
30.] fallen asleep at work/school? yes
31.] used a fake id? no
32.] felt an earthquake? yes
33.] touched a snake? yes
34.] ran a red light? yes
35.] been suspended from school? no
36.] had detention? yes
37.] been in a car accident? yes
38.] hated the way you look? yes
39.] witnessed a crime? yes
40.] pole danced? no
41.] been lost? yes
42.] been to the opposite side of the country? north and south? no
43.] felt like dying? no
44.] cried yourself to sleep? yes
45.] played cops and robbers? no
46.] karaoke? yes
47.] done something you told yourself you wouldn't? yes
48.] laughed till some kind of beverage came out of your nose? yes
49.] caught a snowflake on your tongue? no
50.] kissed in the rain? yes
51.] sing in the shower? yes
52.] made love in a park? yes
53.] had a dream that you married someone? no
54.] glued your hand to something? yes
55.] got your tongue stuck to a flag pole? no
56.] worn the opposite sex's clothes? yes
57.] been a cheerleader? no
58.] sat on a roof top? yes
59.] didn't take a shower for a week? nyes
60.] ever too scared to watch scary movies alone? yes
61.] played chicken? yes
62.] been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? yes
63.] been told you're hot by a complete stranger? yes
64.] broken a bone? yes
65.] been easily amused? all the time
66.] laugh so hard you cry? yes
67.] mooned/flashed someone? yes
68.] cheated on a test? yes
69.] forgotten someone's name? yes
70.] slept naked? yes
71.] gone skinny dipping in a pool? yes
72.] been kicked out of your house? no
73.] blacked out from drinking? yes
74.] played a prank on someone? yes
75.] played strip poker? no
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I finally had that stupid cyst-thing removed from my wrist. The doctor is an ass..
He told me I would be put under a mild sedative and I would be fully awake thru the "procedure". He would make a small 1 inch cut and just pop this thing out.
I wake up after being fully put out and I have a full on arm cast! WTF!!!!
I told them take that thing off, I can't work with that thing!!!
I didn't expect this thing to big thing. Anyhoo..I am getting better. Got the stupid cast off tuesday and went back to work yesterday. I just want this wrist thing to be over with. I have been dealing with this for 3 years now.
Oh ya..And then I went back to the Dr for a follow up visit and he asked me if I had ever been in his office before...Gah!

Ack..right now I am getting bad news about the job. Something exploded on the waterfront and the union is calling some kind of strike..yikes!
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Claim: April Fools' Day began in the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar took over from the Julian. Those who forgot the change and attempted to celebrate New Year's (previously celebrated on the 1st of April) on the wrong date were teased as "April fools."
Status: Undetermined.

Origins: It
has become tradition on the first of April to pull jokes of the harmless variety on those near and dear to us. We plot and we scheme, and often the yuks are funnier in our imaginings than how they play out in reality, but that doesn't stop us from sending the little kid in us out on a rampage. Even the most staid among us have been known to indulge in a practical joke or two, so beware of trusting anyone on that day.

How the custom of pranking on April 1 came about remains shrouded in mystery.

When the western world employed the Julian calendar, years began on March 25. Festivals marking the start of the New Year were celebrated on the first day of April because March 25 fell during Holy Week. The adoption of the Gregorian calendar during the 1500s moved the New Year to January 1. According to the most widely-believed origin for April Fools' Day, those who could be tricked into believing April 1 was still the proper day to celebrate the New Year earned the sobriquet of April fools. To this end, French peasants would unexpectedly drop in on neighbors on that day in a effort to confuse them into thinking they were receiving a New Year's call. Out of that one jape supposedly grew the tradition of testing the patience of family and friends.

But that's only one theory. Other are:

The timing of this day of pranks seems to be related to the arrival of spring, when nature "fools" mankind with fickle weather, according to the Encyclopedia of Religion and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Country Diary of Garden Lore, which chronicles the goings-on in an English garden, says that April Fools' Day "is thought to commemorate the fruitless mission of the rook (the European crow), who was sent out in search of land from Noah's flood-encircled ark."

Others theorize it may have something to do with the Vernal Equinox.

Some think to tie in with the Romans' end-of-winter celebration, Hilaria, and the end of the Celtic new year festival.
Wherever and whenever the custom began, it has since evolved its own lore and set of unofficial rules. Superstition has it that the pranking period expires at noon on the 1st of April and any jokes attempted after that time will call bad luck down onto the head of the perpetrator. Additionally, those who fail to respond with good humor to tricks played upon them are said to attract bad luck to themselves.

Not all superstitions about the day are negative, though — fellas fooled by a pretty girl are said to be fated to end up married to her, or at least enjoy a healthy friendship with the lass.

In Scotland, an April fool is called an April "gowk" — Scottish for cuckoo, an emblem of simpletons. In England, a fool is called a gob, gawby or gobby. In France, the victim of a hoax is called a "poisson d'avril," an April fish. ("April fish" refers to a young fish, thus one easily caught.) The French delight in shouting "Poisson d'Avril!" at the denouement of the foolery. Some also insist that all pranks include a fish or at least a vague reference to same within the joke. Asking someone during a phone conversation to hold the line, then later returning to the call and inquiring of the victim if there'd been any bites is a popular groaner. So are pranks which trick the victim into placing calls to fish shops or the local aquarium.

The media also can't resist getting into the act. Radio personalities are especially drawn to creating playful hoaxes. The year Canada introduced a two-dollar coin, pranksters from CHEZ FM fooled listeners into believing April 1 was the last day the treasury would honor all the two-dollar bills still in circulation. Local banks and the Royal Canadian Mint fielded call after call from concerned citizens. That same year, other radio pranksters had people going through their pocket change in search of the elusive two-dollar coins which had mistakenly been minted from real gold.

It's not just the DJs who give into the urge to prank on April Fools'. Canadian Member of Parliament Sheila Copps was responsible for a particularly creative leg-pull in 1996. On the respected news show CBO Morning, she announced that the clock in Ottawa's Peace Tower was being switched over to digital.

Arguably the best media-generated April Fool's joke dates from a Richard Dimbleby "news report" aired on 1 April 1957 on BBC's Panorama. It opened with a line about Spring coming early this year, prompting the spaghetti harvest in Switzerland to be early, too.

Against a video backdrop of happy peasant women harvesting spaghetti from trees, whimsical claims about the foodstuff's cultivation were made in a straightfaced manner. Spaghetti's oddly uniform length was explained as the result of years of dedicated cultivation. The ravenous spaghetti weevil which had wreaked havoc with harvests of years past had been conquered, said the report.

More than 250 viewers jammed the BBC switchboard after the hoax aired, most of them calling in with serious inquiries about the piece — where could they go to watch the harvesting operation? Could they buy spaghetti plants themselves? (For those anxious to try their hand at homegrown pasta, Panorama producer Michael Peacock offered this helpful hint: "Many British enthusiasts have had admirable results from planting a small tin of spaghetti in tomato sauce.")

Although adults get into the spirit of things (ask any zoo worker about manning the phones on April 1 and having to field endless calls for Mr. Lyon, Guy Rilla, and Albert Ross), it's the children that seem to truly celebrate the day with wild abandon. April Fool pranking between students and teachers is an ongoing battle of wits, with kids favoring the timeworn standards of a tack on the chair, the "missing class" (kids hide under their desks when the teacher is momentarily called out of the room), or a springy fabric snake coiled in a can of nuts. Not every teacher fights back, but those who do are often inventive about it. For more than 20 years, one grade school teacher in Boston comes in early on that day to write the day's assignment upside down on the blackboard. When her curious students arrive, she tells them she did it by standing on the ceiling.

The style of April Fools' pranks has changed over the years. Sending the unsuspecting on pointless errands was an especially prized practical joke in those earlier post-Julian days. In modern times, that form of pranking has shifted away from April Fools' merriment and seemingly become a rite of initiation into many groups, both formal and informal. New campers are routinely sent on a mission to retrieve the left-handed smoke shifter from its last borrower by more experienced campers who then quietly guffaw to themselves as the tenderfoot wanders about in vain on his quest. Others are often roped in to add to the hilarity, with each person the newcomer asks pointing him in towards yet someone else who will further the joke. Rookie pilots are sent in search of a bucket of prop wash, and new carnies sent on wild goose chases for the elusive keys to the fairgrounds.

Current tastes seem to run more to funny phone calls and media-driven extravaganzas. But it's still okay to reach back to older times for inspiration. Be a traditionalist — on April 1 send a co-worker to fetch a tube of elbow grease or 50 feet of shoreline.

Barbara "april fueled" Mikkelson

Last updated: 16 August 2001

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I was curious...

Taurus Style: (like me)
Taurus prefers to drink at a leisurely pace, aiming
for a mellow glow rather than a full on zonk.
since a truly intoxicated Taurus is a one
person stampede, the kind of
bull-in-a-china-shop inebriate who spills red
wine on white carpets and tells fart jokes to
employers, the preferance for wining and dining
(or bud and buddies) to body shots and barfing
is quite fortunate for the rest of us. this is
not to say that the bull is by any means a
teetotaler -- god, no. a squiffyTaurus will
get, er, gregarious (full of loudmouth soup or
verbal squits, some would say) and is extremely
amusing to drag to a karaoke bar when

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Here comes the rain...I think?

So It's supposed to rain cats, dogs , bunnies, turtles and other various animals today. Thats why the sun is shining outside huh? I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
Yoga made me sore today. makes you sweat and it makes you sore? I'm thinking Yoga might suck! But, Ill try it again today.
Kk is home sick from school. Funny thing ..her friend Alice is home too. Can you say Mom got duped?
No work for 2 weeks. I like hanging out at home but the bank account doesn't like it. If I don't miss tonite maybe I'll work tomorrow. Oh boy.. to pretend to do some house work and do some torture called yoga..Breathe...gah!

And remember to use the spell check feature ..silly me..
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LAst night I bought a Yoga DVD. I did it this morning and I am sweating. Are you supposed to sweat during yoga? I feel good anyhow. :) Kaitlin has been wanting to go to a yoga class. Maybe we will practice with this DVD And get some practice so we wont look like dufused at the class.
Work is slow..real slow. Might not work at all this week. Good thing we got our tax return.

Got to get some laundry done areound here..ick!
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I'm still alive..mostly.
Having a rough time right now. Yup..Im depressed but, I think I don't wanna be anymore.
I noticed I lost a bunch friends from my list :( Oh well...
I haven't worked in about a week and I'm OK with that. Money is OK right now and I needed a break.
Going to Lobster dinner tonite that was promised for Valentines Day..yum!

And it is still raining..yuk!
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