Why I Didn’t Write an April Fool’s Post

I meant to.  I really did.

But I got sick last week, and my energy level has been slow enough to come back that my focus was entirely elsewhere until about six last night.

I panicked.  I gave fleeting consideration to throwing something hasty together, but everything I came up with struck me as lame, abusive to my audience, or (frequently) both.  The fact that most of it also wasn’t funny was also a factor in my silence.

I slept soundly, which is always nice after such a difficult decision.  Then, this morning, I found this, an example of what you get when someone who’s smart and funny (which I hope I am, most of the time) has time and energy to spend on a proper prank post..

..and some of the best laughs are in the comments.

Click here.  Read the post.  Read the comments.  You won’t be sorry.

Great post, Michelle!


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Comments (4)

  1. Ward Pond says:

    @Michelle: wilco on the orange juice.. it certainly is very fresh down here. 🙂

    If I was going to be a SQL Twitterato, wouldn’t that require me to open a Twitter account?  I’ve resisted so far..  are you suggesting my life will be better if I take the plunge?

  2. Ward Pond says:

    @Michelle: Each day is a little better than the previous, which is better than early last week!

    Thanks for your kinds words, and for all of your work in the community!  I enjoy your posts very much.. and I think you might have been part of the first-ever Twitter reference to this little corner of the Internets!

  3. Michelle Ufford says:

    Thanks, Ward!  Coming from you, that’s high praise.  🙂

    I hope you’re feeling better!

  4. Michelle Ufford says:

    Just keep drinking the orange juice!  That’s my cure-all for everything.  Although it may just be left-over braining washing from my days of living in Florida.  🙂

    I’m honored to be part of your first-ever Twitter reference!  Although I’m still waiting to see your name pop up on the elite ranks of the SQL Twitterati. 😉

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