April 1: Our family was scheduled to go to the National Basketball League of Canada (our team is called Halifax Rainmen -- great team, great fun) All-Star game this afternoon. When my son (17) got up this morning, I said, "Did you hear the game has been cancelled? It seems that all the players have disappeared." He stared at me. "All of them?" "All of them. It's as if they vanished into thin air." He was in utter shock for a short period, then the light went on. "Good one, Mum," he said.
After that, I turned on my computer and opened a couple of the webcams I look at every day -- lovely views of Halifax Harbour. Lo and behold, they were views that were completely unfamiliar to me.
And if you've looked at rabble.ca this morning . . .
Oh, April 1st. You can't fool me -- but I can still fool others. (The game was very entertaining, by the way.)