2.2.07

Still more silliness

I saw this post over at Oached Pish and thought, hmmmm....

Better Than Yesterday, by Robyn Schneider, is a novel about four former friends who created an underground pranking society, the Hilliard Hell Raisers. Now seniors at Hilliard Preparatory School, when the friends try to resurect the Hell Raisers, some unpleasant secrets surface instead. The secrets lead them away from the gated grounds of their prep school and to the streets of New York City, where they figure out who--and what--is worth believing in.

To enter the contest, write a description of the best prank you ever pulled, or the best prank you ever wanted to pull, post it in your blog along with the rules to this contest and email the link to robynschneider at yahoo dot com with the subject line "prank contest."

The contest is open NOW to US residents only and ends on February 5th at Noon EST. Prizes are as follows:

First Place: The person with the prank deemed the best/most awesome (by Robyn) wins One signed copy of Better Than Yesterday, and 4 other YA titles chosen at random. (That's 5 books!) Plus, their prank will be posted in Queued Paper (Robyn's blog), www.robbiewriter.livejournal.com.

Second Place: One signed copy of Better Than Yesterday and 2 other YA titles chosen at random. (That's 3 books!) Their prank posted in Queued Paper, www.robbiewriter.livejournal.com.

Third Place: One signed copy of Better Than Yesterday. Their prank posted in Queued Paper, www.robbiewriter.livejournal.com.

Runners up might also receive prizes if they are particularly witty and beguiling.

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My prank? Actually, not just by me, but an April Fool's joke played on an administrator at MOPOW. This person was in charge of hiring substitutes (or rearranging schedules to cover for missing teachers). She also had about a 45-minute drive home every day. So, on April Fools, about 10 of us (out of a teaching population of 25) started calling her at home shortly after she'd left school for the day.

Caller one had a sick family member. Caller two a doctor's appointment. Caller three was sick. You get the picture.

When she listened to her messages, she started writing down the names and subjects taught. After about the third call, she was shaking. By the tenth, she was thinking of shutting the school down for the day (how could she come up with replacements for half the teachers?!). The eleventh, and final call, simply said "April Fool's".

Apparently she needed a stiff drink before bed.

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