April Fools 2008

I know time and again I've promised my readers something fun to look at, but today, I can't. I just can't. This is for real. I came back yesterday to find my Logitech Elite Keyboard crawling with ants. Loads and loads of ants. They made a bloody nest out of my keyboard. I've sprayed it down with Baygon, attacked it with a vacuum cleaner. Tomorrow, I'm submersing it in water to hopefully clear out any other debris inside - in addition to doing a full disassembly underwater. I'm not kidding when I say someone upstairs decided to wreak havoc with my life the past few days. Ants made a nest in my Logitech Elite keyboard. I got a notice to vacate my apartment. I got sick. I nearly forgot about a friend's birthday - and one of my friend's bags got stolen. It's not disastrous by any benchmark, but it sure as hell is annoying. Something tells me I'm going to get some of my old psychological attacks soon enough - and it's not going to be pretty.

I can't even play much or get much in the way of pranks since I don't have uni tomorrow. Grr.

Since I'm in a foul mood today and in no mood to do pranks, let's take at look at the two previous 1st Aprils this blog has seen. The first was 1st April 2005. For that, I posted a false text about nothing much that nobody would believe. I wasn't aiming for a prank, it was just something I wanted to do. Nearly everything I wrote in there was BS.

Then came 1st April 2006. I had a cool prank planned out - but Arrow on Swanston's internet service just conked out - and I wasn't going to post my prank late to be ridiculed. I have since forgotten the prank I wanted to do - and thinking about it, I probably didn't remember it because it wasn't that good. Chewxy did a good prank - although he didn't quite get the ending right - it was hilarious.

After that was 1st April 2007. I posted real tidbits of my false memories. I think they are false, of course, but there's no denying they exist - and those I wrote there I got maybe 7 to 8 years ago. Past a certain point, I got fewer of them, but recently, they've been coming back. I guess pushing the creative side of my brain triggers my imagination to leak into my memory.

And then, we have this year. I am without stable accomodation for the rest of the year. In addition, my favourite keyboard of all time got infested with ants (and their queen). I'm unhappy. I suppose that's OK. My birthday's tomorrow - and while I haven't mentioned it on my blog - some things have been changed a lot in the past year. I won't reflect on them now - expect that once I've either outgrown my delusions - or confirmed their authenticity. Until then, may you have a Happy April Fools' Day - I'm going to go back to being angry.