So I had this crazy hilarious dream last week, but decided to keep it for April Fool's day.
In my dream, I was round at my friends' house when an alien spaceship crash-landed in their garden. We called it in to the police, but they wouldn't believe us because it was April Fool's day and the local news team were running a similar story as a prank. We turned on the news, and they were indeed all dressed as Imperial Stormtroopers and running around pretending to panic.
So we had to deal with the crashed spaceship all on our own. I woke up laughing before the aliens came out though.
Dreams absolutely fascinate me. I've never read a convincing explanation of what they're for, but even if they turn out to be completely useless I wouldn't give them up for anything. My favourites are the ones where I suddenly realise that I'm dreaming, but don't wake up, so I get to direct what happens. I usually end up flying in those dreams.
Has anyone spotted any good April Fool's stories today? I've seen a couple, but they're really obvious. The comments thread on my post about lab-based practical jokes contains some excellent suggestions if you're heading into work with mischief on your mind.
Update: I just spotted Nature's contribution to the festivities. And how could I have forgotten to check what Google are up to today? Apparently, "Well, you're distressingly normal and could conceivably adjust to life as a deep space pioneer, though we recommend instead that you leave the Mars missions to the serious whack jobs who scored over 130 and instead finish year 3 of law school, tuck your toddler into bed, design Web 2.0 applications, run for Congress or do whatever other normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road thing you're currently doing with your normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road life. If you're determined to give Virgle a try, though, you can submit your video here."