I'm no fool, and neither are you...
Oh, you guys ...
I had not one, but TWO April Fool's Day stunts in the works. TWO, I tell ya.
They were/are phenomenally hilarious. (but I'm not telling you what they were)
For reasons I cannot go into, I had to pull the plug on both due to circumstances (of the other participants) beyond my control, and a production timeline that was hampered by unforseen travel mishaps and scheduling hiccups. It just wasn't meant to be.
Then, literally minutes after the pranks fell apart, it looked like something even better was going to shake out -- a major, national broadcast media outlet was supposed to come to my house yesterday to cook with me and do a feature story that would run over the weekend. So, it wouldn't have made sense for a prank post to be up anyway, and instead, it would have been a really fun news story with a great accompanying post.
And THEN, that got the very-last-minute kibosh because of breaking news elsewhere in the world (::: shakes fist at Qaddafi :::), so here I am. Prankless. Postless.
So, what can we do today?
Check this out:
I SQUEEEEEEED out loud, passed out and died, then came back to life and died again. And now, I've come back to life again to squuueeeee some more. So, so, so, so nice of him. Bee-tee-dubs, if you're interested in the end-of-Top-Chef-season video chat I did with WaPo food editor Joe Yonan and deputy editor Bonnie Benwick yesterday that's here.
Okay, so now let's make the rest of this post all about you. You, you, YOU!!
Remember when I was raising money for Share Our Strength, and I danced along to the Michael Jackson Wii game? Wellllll, the good folks at Ubisoft saw the video, got in touch to tell me they loved it, and sent two copies of The Michael Jackson Experience (for Wii) to give away to YOU! It's a really fun game, with all of MJ's great tunes from the 70s and 80s, and the only thing more fun than playing it is watching other people play it.
I've also got three brand spankin' new copies of Grant Achatz' memoir Life, on the Line that need to find permanent homes with some of you.
So that's five -- count 'em -- FIVE things I'm gonna give away over the next few days to make up for the fact that I am a prankless April Fool.
How can you win?
Tell me a joke.
Sing me a song.
Write a haiku.
Tell me how your day is.
What are you doing this weekend?
How's the weather?
Who's going to win the White House in 2012?
Are you as angry about Mad Men being delayed as I am?
Say something, anything in the comments.
But really, if you've been hanging out here for awhile and haven't ever commented, we'd all love a hey and hello.
This giveaway is open to everyone, so let 'er rip. I'll probably wrap it all up on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when I hope to have a new food post up. Gotta do something with all the chicken skin and truffles I've got lying around, now that a certain Libyan leader is HOGGING ALL MY PRESS COVERAGE.
Have at it in the comments -- go!
And, if you'd like to relive some April Fools moments, here's a trip down Memory Lane: