I love April Fool’s Day. April Fool’s Day was my first day on my own after I escaped the financial security of a corporate job. Seemed an appropriate date at the time. And in hindsight, I guess it was, but maybe not like I thought.
My friend from Fairchild Industries, Marlene Duvall, was born on April Fool’s Day. So was Karen’s uncle, Dana Nasuti. A few years ago, John Cassell, a friend of ours who is a wonderful remodeling contractor, waited at our house until we left for the day and then posted a VERY official-looking sign noting that our home had been rezoned for a duplex. It was great. Totally freaked out the neighbors. My friend Barbara Roybal used to go down to Dupont Circle and play the old money-on-a-fishing-line joke on people. We have a basket of old-fashioned hand-buzzers here for anybody who needs one. One day, we’ll start having April Fool’s parties again.
My buddy, photographer Carl Caruso, called this morning with a "new business lead". Contact name is "Meehoff, Jack". And in recognition of this day of days, I'm wearing a white Brooks Brothers, button-down shirt and tie. And if you know me at all, you can appreciate that.
Imagine. A whole day dedicated to nothing more than making people laugh.
Happy April Fool’s Day. Go do something silly.