April Fools Day Everyone

The funnest April Fools joke I heard yet today was the WestJet-Joke on CBC Radio. All the passengers were asked to participate in a new strategy to help the air-line manage fuel economy during take-offs. The flight attendants asked if each passenger could, as the jet started down the runway, to hold their arms out parallel to the floor, and hands flat, 90 degrees from their bodies.

I did a little digging on the net and found this little source about the origins of April Fools Day. I believe I posted this once before on my site, but failed to remember when and where I posted it.

The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year’s Day was moved to January 1. (wilstar.com: 2002)

Up date on Julia: She is excited. Not because she will soon be run off to the hospital and endure countless hours of hard child-birth labour, no, the doctors gave her a clean bill of health and said that for the remainder of her pregnancy she will have as naturally as possible. This bit of news translates into a very healthy pregnancy and no fear of medical intervention until the birthing period. Up until now, she has gone into a regime of testing and screening due to her high risk nature of past problematic pregnancies. So, two more weeks folks! Good luck Julia…

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