The best April Fool’s Day prank and it will never be topped.

My father passed away several years ago but he was one of the funniest people I have ever known.  He would joke around with everybody he met and he would make up words that forever stuck in your head.

Once when we were kids, we stopped at the local Sonic on our weekly trip to my Grandparent’s Lake house.  The Sonic used to put these plastic things on the rim of their cups.

Sonic Aminals

I’m kind of pissed I never got a mermaid…

My dad called them aminals because they weren’t real animals but plastic ones.  To this day if I see a chachki or a stuffed animal or anything really that resembles an animal but isn’t, it’s an aminal.

My father was a mechanic by trade and once when I needed a car he gave me an old Oldsmobile that someone probably dumped off at his shop and decided it wasn’t worth fixing.  I was glad to have a car but imagine how embarrassed I was when I had to rub two wires together to start it.   My dad said if it was still working there was no point in buying more parts.

Do you know how hard it is to make sure no one is watching while you hot wire your car in a mall parking lot?

britney bitchOne time I had to take my boss home and I’m pretty sure she thought I stole the car.  I could have died from embarrassment.   Anyway, as I mentioned, my dad was a mechanic.

When I was in grade school, I don’t remember what grade but I do remember it was on March 31st, my Mom picked me up from school and told me we had to go to the hospital.  She said my dad had hoisted an engine and it had fallen on his foot.  She also told us that the hospital mentioned that he would lose some toes.

whatI just remember asking all kinds of questions.

“Is it his big toe?”  “Will he still be able to walk?”  “How long will he be in the hospital?”  “Will he get presents and can we have some of them?”

I might have been a little bratty back in the day.

But back to the story.  Luckily my dad came home that same night and while he could only limp the first few days, he only lost the ends of two toes and it never affected his walking.  Nothing major.  My dad certainly wasn’t concerned about it so life went on.

I went to school the very next day and proceeded to tell all of my teachers and friends that my father cut his toes off and NO ONE BELIEVED ME.  Why?  Because it was April Fool’s Day. Despite all my efforts to bring in photographic evidence, have my mom call the school or actually bring my dad’s toes in for show and tell, no one believed me.

I did however become known as the best prankster on April Fool’s Day and since I have never in my life been able to top that feat, that is why I never prank on April Fool’s Day.

Now, tell me the worst prank anyone has ever pulled on you?

Also does your family have any pet names for things, like Aminal, that you want to share? 

Still a pain in your…I mean, my ass.

Happy April 1st or April Fool’s Day. I was gonna pull a joke on ya but I know y’all aren’t fools so I won’t even try.

Anywho, this morning I walked four slow miles around my neighborhood. I wanted to run but I know that would be pushing it because I have that little pain, you know, the one in my ass.

Runners ass pain

So, I walked instead of running and I’ve been foam rolling and stretching like mad. I’d love to be able to stretch out like some of you yogi’s out there but that just ain’t happening. I’m like a short fat rubber band inside. If you stretch me too far, I’ll either snap right back or snap in two. I’d be the girl in the middle here:

runners stretches

And I’d love to be able to lift weights every day or every other day and really build up my strength but unfortunately, I’ve gotten quite weak in my glutes and hamstrings and when I do lift weights, like last night, I look like this:

weights for runners

So, I gotta go slow with the weights, obviously.

I also thought about doing a dance workout but I’m not really all that coordinated.

runners doing dance

Although, I could probably do this next workout because that’s pretty much what I look like when I dance….clueless, it’s not pretty.

Runners dancing

I’m actually making light of the situation because quite frankly, it sucks. I hate injuries worse than…well, anything. Running injuries

Runners and injuries

Unfortunately I think I may need some more time off which means no Iron Girl half or even the 5K. I’m going to have to redo my entire race calendar. I don’t mind telling you that every single time I see someone running, I get jealous. Not jealous enough to do this:

Runner Jealousy

But still jealous.

That doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear all about your running. So tell me did you run today and how far?