Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Prankalicious!

Well, you caught me. I'm a bit of a prankster. There is nothing like a good prank to make me laugh & laugh & laugh until I stop. With Halloween coming up, I'm feeling all nostalgic about prankin'. Yup. Prankin'.

I've been involved in some stellar pranks in my day ~ dare I say "legen - wait for it - DARY"? There was The Stalker, & The Parking Attendant Seduction, & The Abduction of Robert Ckicken, & A 3AM Kidnapping Gone Awry. Ah, memories.

With TheatreOne only a few days away, the longest sustainable prank is close at hand. Every festival, stuff & things are donated & sold at silent auction as a fundraiser. Sometimes, these things are awesome! {basket of wine, glasses & chocolates, art, decorative fountains} Sometimes, these things are slightly less than awesome. {used BBQ utensils, stack of magazines, dolls}. Sometimes, one finds one's name on an item that one was quite unaware they wanted. As a result, I've brought home home-made birthday cards, Tupperware, home-made purse, & a Christmas oven mitt that I re-gifted to one lucky friend of mine {you're more than welcome, FancyPants!}.

It's a fun past time, running out to the tables during every intermission, checking for your name & scribbling someone else's underneath it before dashing outside for a smoke & some stimulating conversation. It's a race against time, attempting to stealthily bid for someone else without them seeing or knowing it's you doing it. It's a waiting game; a game of chance, risk, & strategy as you plot out whether you have enough time for a potty break & bidding before the auction ends. It's a game of surprise ~ you never know just what you're going to end up with in the end.

I grumble a lot about the things I end up paying for. I complain that drinks are owed. I threaten retaliation. I roll my eyes as I show Puffy my "prizes" that I come home with.

Secretly, I lurve it. It's what the Kool Kids are doing. & I'm thrilled to be included.

Plus, it's a donation to a worthy charity. What's not to like?


Anonymous said...

hmmm so your the guilty party.

Well Well Miss Fancy Hairs

We will see who comes home with what.

Wilma said...

I'm hoping for something homemade. & tacky. Cuz that will go well with my decor.