April 1st News
From the official Google blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
“Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.”
Are there any other unusual stories out there today?
i can never think of any good april 1 pranks without keeping a straight face.:$) there i did it!!!!!
I usually can't pull off anything to get the family but pulled off a mild one this morning. Our son is on Spring Break this week so he and my wife have been up later than usual so they were sleeping when I left for work this morning. I set ALL the clocks in the house, car, cell phone, etc. ahead by 2 hours.
I got the frantic call from my wife about an hour ago 🙂 She was amused and apparently nearly had a heart attack about the time she woke up until she sat down to watch TV over coffee and say the time there (the one place I couldn't change it.)
good one goodtogo. why didnt i think of doing that? hey i wonder if here at work i can set the clocks ahead by an hour or so and get away with it? hummmmmmmmmmmm!!!
My SO said this morning, "quick! come see the whales breaching outside the reef" She got me
Hubby told our Puerto Rician worker that Puerto Rico had just become the 51st state. He was extremely upset. I quickly told him that hubby was playing an April fools prank.
I put post it notes over all of the mouse sensors at work. Some co-workers were rendered useless, some figured it out.
I also cranked up all speakers to max, and put a note on the fridge saying that we'd charge $5/item stored in the fridge due to high WAPA usage and we'd automatically deduct the storage fee from their check.
Many years ago I had a job that was miserable. The boss was nuts. It was not the job I had been hired to do and the money, well, not so hot. So I went into the office one morning and quit. This is was in Orlando. Hubby picked me up and we took off to Daytona Beach for the weekend.
Boss kept leaving messages for me on my pager (yes, it was that long ago). It was the next day I realized I quit on April Fools Day!
lol to all the good jokes.
i almost went around the office today setting clocks ahead. but then thought ahhhhhhhhhh better not.
hey Bombi, I almost posted "Surf's UP" here as an AFJ, but it would not have worked since the SURF's UP!! Hope you caught a little water today.
right on aqua. I'm working but maybe this afternoon. I can see the swell on long reef out my window. Maybe a boogie board session soon come! get wet. Last night was rideable.
My son has a new saying. "If you don't surf, don't start.
For the first time in 14 years, I FINALLY got my husband this afternoon! Usually I'm the gullible one, but texting him that I'd just been sandwiched in a fender bender apparently wasn't too much of a stretch for him to believe! I know that sounds really harsh, but that's kind of our "April Fool's style". One year, he convinced me that he'd run into his ex girlfriend in the Atlanta airport and they'd had a long, heartfelt talk about their feelings. Another time, he told me he'd walked off his job with no prospects. You get the idea... 😀
A :Pclose friend of mine was a radio personality with a large ego(no kidding?) I called the station and pretended to be a producer from the TODAY show. Since that person was on the air I told her GM we wanted to fly her up the next morning and do a segment with her. I said I'd call back with the details and to talk with the JOCK..They all bought it and the office was buzzing.. When I called back and talked with the jock in MY PRODUCER voice about 5 minutes into the BS I couldn't take it anymore and started laughing and spilled the beans. NOBODY thought it was funny but me.... Personality types are easy targets ... heheheheh:P
I called my office in the states a 4:15 pm today. The office closes at 4:30. My office manage answers and we exchanged pleasantries and I asked her what she was doing this Easter weekend. She told me what she was doing on Saturday and didn't know what she was doing on Sunday. I asked her what she was doing on Friday. She was quiet for a moment and then said OMG, are you giving us Friday off? You are the best, OMG. We hung up and she went and told all the other employees that they had tomorrow off. No one believed it and thought it was an April Fools joke. One young man asked if he could have it in writing. Hopefully that will all have a wonderful day tomorrow as it will be perfect weather in coastal Virginia and I wasn't playing a joke on them.