Thursday, April 3, 2008

I rule

Seems only fair, considering the title of my last post, that my next post to have a more self-aggrandizing title.

I LOVE practical jokes and pranks. April Fools Day is, therefore, gold to me. This year I had a lot of fun. I started the day off by putting post-it notes on the bottom of various co-worker's mouses (mice?) so they wouldn't work. One girl even called IT because she couldn't get her mouse to work! I sorta stole the idea when I found out about the girl who called IT, but I got like six more people and it was fun.

I also changed settings on one guy's computer so his screen was upside down. He had to tilt his head to the side to bring up the properties to switch it back. That's what you get when you don't lock your computer when you leave your desk in an office.

At home, I saran wrapped my roommates' toilet. Poor Brandon sat on it and wondered what the crap was wrong with the toilet. No worries, no mess to clean up!

I also pulled the ol' switch-a-roo with orange Gatorade and movie theater popcorn butter. I bought an eight pack of Gatorade, opened one of the bottles without breaking the seal, dumped out the Gatorade, and replaced it with the butter. The one problem was that the Gatorade bottle holds 20 ounces and the bottle of popcorn butter was only 16 ounces. I had to fill the rest with a little vegetable oil so it would make it to the top.

The butter is already in there. I'm adding the vegetable oil.

It looked EXACTLY like the Gatorade. I swear. I've got pictures to prove it.

See?! The buttery goodness Gatorade is the front left bottle. You can't even tell, can you.

Then I put three bottles, one filled with buttery goodness, and left them on the counter with a note that said, "Help yourself. I didn't love these. Too low cal. for me." (Thanks for the help with that one, Niki.) So began the crazy game of butter roulette, and my poor roommates had no idea they were playing. Matt took the first bottle. Brandon took the second. I was freaking out when only one bottle was left and it was the butter, but today when I came home from work, the last bottle was gone. Brandon took it to school and got thirsty during class. A vocal training class. He only got a sip, but man, just hearing him tell the story I was dying! I really wish I could have been there.

Thanks for the pictures, Tiff. I'll see if I can get the video later and I'll post it when I get it.

And finally, today I pranked my boss. Yes, I know it's a little late, but she had a family emergency on Monday, so I didn't want to be an insensitive jerk and play jokes on her. Today she was good and ready. See, my boss is a huge fan of the television show, The Office. So I stole her stapler last night when I left and took it home and put it in Jell-O. Don't believe me? Well, here's your proof.

Side view.

Top view.

I had to hang the stapler upside down in the bowl, suspended in the liquid Jell-O so the edges of the stapler wouldn't touch the edges of the bowl. Then in the morning when the Jell-O had set, I just cut the strings and pulled them out, leaving the stapler dead center in the Jell-O mold. It worked out wonderfully. Driving to work with a plate of Jell-O, however, was not super easy...

Anyway, I've got a few pictures at work and my boss's reaction. Hope you enjoy them!

The Boss's reaction to her stapler in Jell-O.

Then I made her pose with the Jell-O.

Oh, I forgot to mention one guy at work had a small role in this prank. He gave me a dollar to buy the Jell-O and helped me really decide that I should, in fact, take company property and put it in desert form. he took this video.

And that's it. I had some other plans that didn't quite work out, but it was still a really fun April Fools. Did you fool anyone?


Tiffanie said...

I can't believe you put your bosses stapler in Jello...NICE!

I mostly ignored April Fools this year. I had a crappy meeting where I had to tell a teacher that she is failing her observations, and therefore, won't have a job next school year. I was a little worried that she would think it was a prank & we would have to have the conversation over again!

Christy said...

Nice work. I'm so proud!

TheFirstWard said...

Garrett, You have such a wonderful sense of humor and a great outlook on life. I'm sure, in heaven, God laughed everytime he saw you and finally decided to share you with the rest of us so more people on earth will be able to laugh with you! Keep up your good work!

You will faint when you find out who this is!

em said...

Oh my. All of your pranks make my fauxberry pie look pretty lame. You are the April Fool master.

Tiffany said...

When I saw that buttery goodness I just knew it was a golden opportunity for a good prank! Muhahaha! Garrett was a pro at taking the lid off without breaking the seal! I love The Office..that was a brilliant idea! I should have done that to my principal...remind me about that next year, or maybe just one day when we all need a good laugh. So this year I wasn't very clever...I toilet papered my class just to get a reaction out of them, they loved it of course...then my teacher friend Mrs. Petersen and I switched classrooms and pretended to be each other and tried to pull a "fast one" on the kids, some of them really got into it. At lunch I took some of my students and we hid all of Mrs. Petersen's students' back packs in the janitors closet! They took a bunch of our desks while we were hiding their back packs!

As for Tiffanie...I can't imagine having to have that conversation in the first place, that would be rough!

garrett said...

Tiff - oh, gosh... talk about buzz kill on April fools!

Dad - Hey! I did some snooping around to figure out who that was, but thefirstward had me guessing it might be you! Thanks for the compliments... You're awesome.

Em - no way, your fauxberry pie is awesome. I think I might do that for some friends or something! The picture with Shelby is awesome.

Tiff - Your pranks sound fun. Kids can be great sports with that kind of thing!

I freakin' LOVE this holiday!

Bonny said...

oh yes he took it to school and a vocal class no less? holy cow thats great G!

Tiffany Turley said...

Garrett! You crack me up! That Gatorade thing is one of the funniest things I have heard about in a long time! Nice April Fool's Day work!

Beth said...

You forgot to mention the stapler in the jello when you told us about the gatorade. Classic as always!

Vickie said...

I love the April fools joke, I wish I had done something cool like that. I will have to remember these pranks for next year. I loved the gatorade and jello prank. Freakin' hilarious. We need to play sometime soon. I am going to be down next weekend (15th-17th) maybe we could get together then. Call me sometime. love ya