Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for April Fools Day

Today is the start of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. 



When I first signed up for this, I was uber excited and committed to rocking it. Then life happened. I had some personal family issues to deal with. I fell behind on my work and my deadlines. I haven't blogged since early March, and I even missed the theme reveal.

But, I'm NOT giving up! I will do this :-)

So, I thought I'd start out with a funny story in honor of April Fools Day and hopefully lighten the mood a little...

My husband used to be an over the road truck driver, and he used to cross the border into Canada quite frequently. There were several times he was delayed at the border either waiting for customs to approve his paperwork or simply waiting for his company to provide the necessary paperwork. Anyway, one week, his last pick up before coming home for the weekend was in Canada. Now, we both understood this would more than likely delay him getting home, but as long as he did, I was happy. Friday afternoon, he calls. Now, mind you, he was supposed to be home that night. This is our conversation, almost verbatim:

Me: Hello?
Hubby: Hey baby. Doesn't look like I'm going to make it home this weekend.
Me: What? Why not? *getting ready to go off on a rant of epic proportions*
Hubby: I've been detained at the Canadian border.
Me: *anger vanishes & is replaced with absolute fear* Oh my God! Are you serious? Why? What happened?
Hubby: They found out my wife writes porn for a living. *wild laughter*
Me: *silence*
Hubby: Are you still there?
Me: You're a jerk.

For anyone who knows me, you will know two very important things: (1) I do NOT write porn, and (2) my husband has never read a word of anything I've ever written.

Clearly he was doing this just to get a rise out of me. Now, looking back, I can laugh about it, but the range of emotions I experienced back then was intense.

Enjoy the challenge everyone! I'll be back tomorrow with something useful and writing related :-)

15 comments:

  1. OMG! That's hilarious!!! Although, if that were MR N, I probably would've hung up on him. ;-) MRS N

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  2. That's funny! Good luck with your A-Z posts! (New follower.)
    <a href="http://lexacain.blogspot.com/”> </a>

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :-) Love your name, by the way. Lexa. So pretty!

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  3. Oh, you might want to turn off your word Captcha and hopefully get more responses. :)
    <a href="http://lexacain.blogspot.com/”>Lexa Cain</a>

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    1. Oh crap! I thought I'd done that :-( Sorry. I'll go fix that right now. Thanks for the heads up!

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  4. Yeah, a post a day is going to be tough. It'll be easier without a theme though. I can write a haiku about bananas or a short history of babushkas, or a journal entry about my friend's banzai tree, whatever I feel like. Hopefully the Canadians won't read it though.

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    1. Yes, a post a day will definitely be challenging. My theme is very general: writing and books. lol. Hopefully someone will get something useful out of it :-)

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you!

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  5. Cute story, Kara. David used to be my most faithful reader, but after he read through the first couple of drafts of my memoir, he kinda lost interest. :) Looking forward to what you'll come up with for "B."
    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda! My husband isn't much of a reader, so I don't take it personally. As long as he can do the Math, History, and Science homework with the kids, I'm happy :-)

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  6. Hahah, loved your post Kara. I could totally relate to you. My husband never reads my blog though its named on him The Sinhas at No 302.

    Looking forward for your other posts. Do pay us a visit sometime #atozchallenge http://sinhasat302.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks! I probably have enough of these types of stories to fill a book. LOL! Hmmm....that's not a bad idea ;-)

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  7. Oh that was good. I'll tell you, my ex-husband couldn't have read my blogs even if he'd wanted to--his English doesn't exist. Ah yes, the stories I could tell, and he'd never know...heeheehee. Thank you.
    Drop in if you'd like at http://marypurpari.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-is-for-alcoholism.html

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    1. Sounds like my ex-husband ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So funny. I came here to investigate because someone had reported to me that they couldn't view your blog on a library computer because a warning came up that it might contain porn. Now that I've read this post I'm guessing perhaps the fact that you used the word "porn" the computer scan flagged your blog. I assured the concerned party that you were not writing about porn but romance.

    Hang in there! I know a lot of folks including me are starting April off with other challenges besides the alphabetic one.

    Added myself to your followers.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog


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    1. Wow! I had no idea that could happen. lol. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking it out. I promise I'm keeping it clean :-)

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