Guys, this week has kind of sucked. My car died on Wednesday, so I’ve spent all of my free time car shopping, which is crazy stressful. But I’m trying really hard to be positive. Dave and Jon took me to look at a car during lunch on Wednesday, then Dave hung around and waited with me until it got towed after work. Stan has been great about bringing me to work and back, and my boss took us out for froyo yesterday. And, hey, now I can finally get a car with an auxiliary input and listen to music decently. All good things, right?
Plus, here’s a sneak peek of a project I worked on last weekend:
How cute is this hand-painted ombre pot? It will be up on the blog in a few weeks. For now, let’s all have a relaxing weekend okay?
Put Post-It notes on EVERYTHING. This will take some time, so do it when your co-worker has gone to lunch or is in a long meeting (via ViralNova).
Alternately, cover their cubicle with photos of Justin Bieber and heart-cutouts. My favorite part of this prank is the little banner, “And then I saw his face. Now I’m a Bieber!!!” Ha! (via World Wide Interweb)
Tape an air horn to a door stopper. Whoa, good morning! (via Buzzfeed)
If your boss asks you to look up something you know they can easily Google, send them a Let Me Google That For You link. In case they’ve been fooled by LMGTFY before, disguise it as a bit.ly link before sending.
Cover a hallway with cups of water. See who tries to walk around them, and who actually moves them (via Mashable).
Change your coworker’s keyboard language. On a Mac, go to System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources. Check a language (I recommend Dvorak as it’s the same as English, but the keys are in different places, so it will drive your target NUTS). Make sure “Show Input in menu bar” is unchecked so it doesn’t give your prank away. On a PC, Go to Control Panel > Languages > Add (via Digital Trends).
If your office has cubicles, remove a wall from one cubicle, and use it to box in your coworker’s (via Huffington Post).
This is one of Stan’s favorites: Fax letters to your co-worker from themself from the future. (If you can get at their computer, this could also work as emails). You might remember this one from The Office. There are a few more great Jim/Dwight pranks in this video, too! See all of Jim’s pranks here (via NBC).
Post erroneous signs in places they don’t belong…
I’m talking EVERYWHERE. I did these two things this morning. The second is a little more of an inside joke. My friend/coworker Dave (a copywriter) hates that I use exclamation points all the time. Here’s to you, Dave!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, this one is a little mean. Really, this would work with any dark brown soda. If you have to, run to the nearest grocery store or even gas station to grab soy sauce. Just make sure you are well out of spitting range when they drink it! (via Prankked.com)
People aren’t kidding when they say it takes forever to finish a house. Okay, so we’ve only been in our condo for nine months, but I did hope we would have accomplished more by now than just my office (which, embarrassingly still has painter’s tape around the trim!). It feels like it’s been ages since I posted my kitchen inspiration, but now I’m on to the bedroom. Stan and I are debating between dark or light. Here are some of the dark bedrooms I like:
Great news, readers!! I’ve partnered with Craftsy on a fun giveaway for you. If you’re looking to learn a new skill or possibly flex the muscles you already have, you’re going to love this. Craftsy has lots of great creative classes, and you get to win one! Here are a few of my favorites:
Okay, so how do you enter the giveaway? Easy. Just peruse the classes on Craftsy.com, fill out this form, and you’re entered! Bonus points if you tell me which class you’d like to win in the comments! This giveaway is open to anyone, whether you’re already a Craftsy member or not. The contest ends Friday, April 4th. Good luck!