Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop Apr 1

Friday, April 1, 2011

This is Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

Today's Question is:

What is the book that you really don't want to admit to loving?

Hmmm... I'm generally pretty open about the books I love, even the silly ones. I used to be embarrassed by still enjoying sword-and-sorcery novels like I read in high school, or what I affectionately call the vampire porn series, but now it seems silly not to just own my tastes.

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Today's Question is:

"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"

I'm not much of a prankster myself; I'm a terrible liar and I don't like hiding things. I witnessed a great number of pranks, both funny and not, when I worked at one particular theater several years ago. I think my favorite one might be the following: 

At this theater there was a long straight hallway that connected the dressing rooms to the landing that led to backstage. One day the lead actor in the show has an idea, and he enlists the help of the assistant stage manager. It's about 15 min until the show starts, and all the actors are in costume getting ready. The lead and the ASM come to the landing by the stage, where I was hanging out with some other crew, and they ask us not to spoil the joke. The ASM gets on the intercom, and calls out "Mr. *Name of the Understudy*, please report to back stage right, Mr. *Name* to backstage right away." in this calm but tense voice. 

When the poor man came around the corner at the end of the hall, he saw all of us standing, looking concerned, around the lead, who was seated, with his foot up on another chair, holding his ankle, looking pained. The understudy went completely white. He walked up the hall, and started to speak, but the lead took pity on him, and got up. "Sorry, sorry, we're just messing with you!" The understudy reassured us that, should something actually happen to the lead, he would be able to go on, but he was very relieved he didn't have to do so that day.


Addicted to Paleo said...

As a theater girl myself, I loved your story! So cruel, but Im sure not so bad since it was just a prank!


Elizabeth said...

That was a little frightening...poor understudy.

I am stopping by from the blog hop.

Hope you have a fun blog hop.

Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

Howard Sherman said...

At first I wasn't going to participate in this week's Book Blogger Hop. I'm not even sure why.

But here I am. And I'm glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I'm happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

Highlights include - low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog -

They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

I'm going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I'm coming out of prankster retirement!
Howard Sherman

кєяo said...

Well, that was funny:) Stop by my blog when you have time. My Hop

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Well good for the lead for stepping up early. I'm sure it was funny though.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

hey there! old follower on GFC! follow me back?! love your blog and i'm excited to read more!

today on my post, choose which YA cover you like better. two gorgeous ones! =]

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