april fool’s, shmapril shmool’s

who actually pulls pranks on april’s fools day, you ask?
this girl.
{on the left}

for a couple weeks, she’d been talking about maybe moving down here this summer while she takes a year off before grad school. who doesn’t want their best friend to move 1,000 miles closer, right? so, i was totally excited at the possibility of her being here. in her mind, she was for sure moving. but, she still had to talk to her family about it…ya know, get some parental wisdom or whatever. she told me she was going to talk to her dad on sunday and would let me know how it went.
and then i got this text.
{cue the shot to the heart}
she’s Mrs. Plumlee in my phone because she’s mildly obsessed
with Miles Plumlee (Duke basketball player) and also mildly
convinced that they will get married one day. and soon.
i was so bummed, like when you realize that it is in fact monday, which means you have to wait three more days for a new episode of the real housewives. that bummed.
so, i immediately called her, got a somber sounding “hello?” and knew it was all over. all my hopes of staying up late eating ice cream and watching the real housewives (just kidding, i’m not that obsessed), of going to duke games together, of going to the mall every day once in a while. gone faster than my fleeting desire to go to the gym.
and then she did it. she said the words that sounded like an angel’s chorus. 
“APRIL  FOOLS!!!!!!!!”
to which, of course, i responded with a few choice words and could not believe that she actually pulled off an april fool’s joke on me. needless to say, it was a wild roller coaster ride of emotions that i hope to only relive on the final episode of the real housewives (i kid, i kid)
but seriously, she got me. good. 
the only good news is that she’s actually, really, definitely moving down here to live with me at the end of july. and i couldn’t be more excited.

am i the only one that is gullible enough to believe an april fool’s joke?

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  1. Kara wrote:

    Haha I'm sure I would've believed worse! It's not that we're gullible, just very trusting. 😉 One of my best friends goes to Duke and is also just as obsessed with their basketball. I'll never understand it!

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  2. Angie wrote:

    Nope, I get tricked every year. I think there should be a law against April Fool's Jokes. It' like discrimination of guliable people 🙂

    Glad it was all a joke & she is going to be moving down there with ya. I got a feeling you two are going to have lots of fun!

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  3. That is too funny! And you want to hear gullable? I got a trophy in college for "most gullable" ugh…talk about embarrassing!

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Hooray for your BFF moving closer- that will make for an amazing summer!

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  5. Meg Cady wrote:

    hahaha that is pretty good…
    So fun that your bff gets to be closer I wish this could happen to me!


    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  6. Lauren wrote:

    TOO funny! We had houseguests on April Fools Day this year and I was super paranoid that they were going to do something to me, but miraculously, they all behaved 🙂

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  7. You poor thing!!! I can only imagine the short lived devastation! I'm so happy tht it was only a joke!!!

    I totally bombed the whole april fools thing this year…and that never happens!
    Happy Monday!

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  8. You are hilarious. This literally made me LOL. (embarrassing?)

    Posted 4.9.12 Reply
  9. Katie wrote:

    No one has gotten me, thankfully. But I did have to work on April fools day…. and one of the managers started pulling pranks on the new hires.. Calling them into the office and telling them that there had been some complaints about them and going through the whole discipline cycle. Then when the associate would go to sign the write up it said "April Fools!!" on it.

    I'm glad your best friend is moving closer.. I can't imagine living far away from mine. 🙂

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  10. In all fairness, that was no standard April Fool's prank. I would have fallen for it too!

    Posted 4.10.12 Reply
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    My BF and I live in an old house that was converted into two apartments. when the girl that lived downstairs moved out, my bestie and I hatched a plan to get her in downstairs. I don't know how we ever convinced the BF, but I'd do it again in a minute!! Having your BFF so close is SO worth it!! 🙂

    Posted 4.12.12 Reply

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