I was going to do a post on the history of April Fools’ Day, but how would we know the research was accurate? What if some wag going all the way back to the 1500s — when the “celebration” allegedly originated — spoofed the entire Wikipedia entry? Especially since it was supposedly a Flemish poet who first referenced the day.
Really? A Flemish poet? That doesn’t sound fishy to you? And supposedly a French poet called it poisson d’avril which is literally April fish.
Yup. Definitely fishy.
So forget history. Let’s make it new. I think I’d like to make April 1 the new New Years. January 1 is too bleak, and we just had Christmas, so let’s move the start of the new calendar to April 1 when people can actually be inspired to work out with the threat of bikini season just around the corner.
With April 1, we here in the Pacific Northwest will also see the end to the coldest and one of the wetest Marchs on record. Practically biblical it was, with 30 days of rainy dog walks.
Of course, I’m a terrible fool to think that’ll change on April 1. But a girl — and a dog — can dream.
Speaking of dreams, April is the release month for Book 3 of the Marked Souls. VOWED IN SHADOWS officially releases Tuesday, April 5, but it could very well be on shelves somewhere already.
That IS a bright spot for me, so never mind the sun. Happy April Fools’ Day!