Pranks

Hello and welcome back to some lighthearted content! Like many of the words on the list for this month, this one left me a little bit stumped. I not a huge fan of pranks, and April Fool’s Day is arguably my least favorite day of the year. Even so, there are a few times when I let my crafty side out, and usually it’s in a theatre environment (but not always). For today I thought I would give you a small list of stories of the things I’ve been part of. None of them probably qualify as a prank, but it’s the closest I’ve got (also, it’s the Thursday of Dead Week so it’s really surprising I’ve been able to post daily at all). Without further ado, here you go:

During A Wrinkle in Time, my friend Nathan (who played the Father) and I had a running joke between us. For much of tech week and most of the performances, he would stick a small object into the front pocket of my overalls, and I would have to try and figure out what it was. I wasn’t supposed to touch it, though, so I’m not sure how I would have figured out what any of them were, and I honestly was confused for the entire runtime of the show. There was everything from a lovely letter on opening night, to a piece of plastic lettuce. Even though I never figured it out until the end when I was able to take it out and look, it was still fun to know that there was an inside joke going on during the show itself.

The next day…

So, here’s the problem. I wrote the previous two paragraphs yesterday, and I wrongly assumed that I would be able to think of various stories that would count as a “prank,” or even close to one. I, as it turns out, was very much wrong. While on the phone with my mom yesterday, I told her what today’s word was and she said my story probably doesn’t count as a prank. She is correct, but then she said I should just play a prank on someone real quick so I have something to write about. I did not.

I’ve never been a fan of pranks. I don’t think about them very much, and I don’t actively seek out ways to be crafty. But sometimes I wish I was. Every once in a while I think of something that would be really funny and would definitely qualify as a prank, but then I never follow through. I have loads of funny stories that I could share, and I’m sure I will someday, but I wouldn’t say I’ve ever been involved in a prank. Ah well, I suppose that’s all for today. Maybe I’ll just play a prank today to make up for this weird post ;-)

A picture of little Claira preparing to jump out at someone to (hopefully) scare them. See? I used to be quite sneaky (though, I was clearly caught out considering this picture exists at all).

A picture of little Claira preparing to jump out at someone to (hopefully) scare them. See? I used to be quite sneaky (though, I was clearly caught out considering this picture exists at all).