It's April Fool's Day. I thought about posting this photograph and suggesting we had gotten another Golden. But then I decided that would be so wrong. If Lucy were younger and more adaptable, we would seriously look for another dog. But given her age and inflexibility, that might not work and might make her happy life miserable. And if Lucy ain't happy, nobody's happy.
Here is the photograph anyway. It's a very young Lucy sitting with that puppy pose.
Is this how I'm supposed to sit?
From Pizza Hut, various types of "pizza loaves."
From Pasante, "Grow Your Own Condoms" kit. (Rather reminds one of NPR's spaghetti trees, doesn't it?)
From Firebox, the iDodge. An app for your iPhone that signals you when you are about to walk into something. They have some other really neat "April Fool" gadgets HERE.
From Lyst, typically fashionable chickens that lay pom poms rather than eggs.
And a big backfire April Fool's joke from Google. Google always builds something for April Fool's Day and gives users an opportunity to see it, knowing full well that it is a joke. Not so this year. Google placed a "Mic Drop" button that users could click to send and archive emails in their gmail accounts. The users had no knowledge that the button would add the little minion character from "Despicable Me" onto their emails. Immediately things began to go wrong. People sending professional communications such as resumes were dismayed to find the minion (below) heading their correspondence. The little guy appeared on sympathy notes and notes of apology.
Google quickly removed the button. But not before this seemingly harmless April Fool prank ruined a lot of relationships and cost people self-esteem, if not a job interview.
Mic Drop Minion
So be aware today that what you may hear just might be intended to be an April Fool joke. Oh, would that that were the case for what you are likely to hear from the Presidential candidates and news "reporters." No April Fool's there; merely fools.
Today's quote comes from Mark Twain:
April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!