April Fools’ Day, I’m 24, who’s playing pranks?

UPDATE: I spoiled Syl’s surprise… Ergh, her April Fools’ Day joke. It would have been amusing to see her drop such a question in front of the family – timing would have been everything and I definitely would have played along.

Candles & cupcakes

After looking at the celebratory "cakes", I’m sure the immediate reaction is to think "What a little kid". If only turning 24 could really be translated to make that assumption true. Thank you Syl for the heavy cupcakes.

Today is April Fools´ Day. I turn 24, 5thirtyone.com receives another re-alignment (it’s been waiting for today), the world plays pranks on one another, and bloggers throughout the blogosphere will pretend that today, they are all comedians.

April Fools´ Day or All Fools´ Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends and neighbors, or sending them on fools´ errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. In some countries, April Fools’ jokes (also called “April Fools”) are only made before noon on April 1st.[1] It is also widely celebrated on the Internet.

I remember one year my teammates decided it would be entertaining to swap my clothes for a dress. They all insisted that the only way I would get my clothes back was to wear the dress out. My memory is actually a bit fuzzy andy I can’t remember what I actually did to get everything back.

Anyhow, it’s April Fools´ Day. Go out and embarrass your friends or share one of your own embarrassing moments.

Discuss - 26 Comments

  1. April says:

    Kristin told me if was your birthday on Apr. 1. It’s my birthday today, lol. I’m not much of a REAL designer — just a social worker (graduate student). I did make the CSS pretty on Hemingway. I’m the creator of Japanese Cherry Blossom, if ya know what that is. Anyhow, seriously though. I love your work, and EVERYTHING! Happy belated bro. Shout outs from Houston Texas!

  2. Angela says:

    Happy birthday, Derek! I like the new look, although contrary to Cesar, I liked the diagonals in your headers. 😀 (Or maybe because I’m also using an LCD monitor.)

  3. aslamp says:

    Amazing design. Just… Wow. I love your designs… But hey, happy birthday! And you might wanna update your Colophon =]. Or ‘About’ as it is now dubbed.

  4. Derek says:

    Thanks for reminding me to update the Colophon. Reminds me of how I have a similar about snippet on other profiles on the net.

  5. April says:

    I was just searching the void to see who else has this gastly day as a birthday. So… happy birthday to you my fellow april fool’s baby!
    – go figire my parents named me april- I can say i played the biggest prank of all on them- because they thought i was going to be a boy!
    ~Happy Birthday Derek~

  6. karen says:

    try being a twin on april first, now there is another joke.

    happy birhday april fools babies……