Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Best Friend's (ex) Boyfriend

The other night I was having trouble sleeping when I thought up a brilliant idea for my next prank on my friend Ganelle. Recently she stumbled upon a blog of one of her ex-boyfriends – it’s a detailed account of his daily life with his wife and multiple children. As you can imagine, this kind of information has similar addictive qualities as meth, and she’s been stalking lurking for weeks, curiously reading about his life and family activities etc. (I would like to clarify that she is happily married and not pining after a former guy, just curious.) Still, she panicked when he added a site meter to his blog and she wondered if he’d now be able to tell that she was visiting so she stopped.

Lying awake and staring at the ceiling is when it hit me - I knew exactly what to do, and I jumped out of bed to head down to the computer. For the last three days I’ve been pretending to be her ex-boyfriend, creating a bogus email account using his name and then emailing her to say (basically), “Hey, I noticed you’ve been visiting my family blog, I managed to find yours too, how’s life going?” That’s when she called me and said, “Crap! He knows! What do I write back?” So I helped her draft her response, to ME. My final email was sent to her last night – this is what it said:

Ganelle:

Well, I haven't quite adopted the enthusiasm of blogging as much as my wife has, but I’ve managed to catch up with a few friends. So, your husband sounds pretty important and successful. Is that why you chose him over me? I was pretty devastated when it didn’t work out between us. My wife is great and everything, but to speak candidly she’s only second best.

Your kids look cuter than mine, too. I know that my wife paints a pretty happy picture on our family blog, but it’s pretty much a fa├žade. On my darkest days I get out old pictures of you and I in college and imagine what might have been, but I know that’s not very healthy. I had a little bit of counseling which helped for a while, and then I saw your picture in the BYU alumni magazine and saw that you hadn’t changed a bit and it brought back old feelings. At least I don’t put that picture under my pillow anymore.

Even though I don’t contribute much to the family blog, I have a secret blog that no one else knows about that’s dedicated to you. I guess it’s okay to tell you about it since you’re the only who will know! The web address is: http://www.iloveganelle.blogspot.com

If you left a comment it would absolutely make my day!!!

Still Love You,
[he who shall not be named]
She must have checked her email around 10:19 pm because my phone rang at 10:20. Luckily, she was laughing!

16 comments:

Heather said...

HA! That is SO awesome.

Man, you guys go all out, I'm glad I will never be in a prank war with you.

happy mommy said...

You are eeeeeeevil.

I love it.

Buff said...

I am soooo doing that to a friend of mine from college. We haven't pranked eachother in years!!! She won't be suspecting it. Thanks for the idea!

JustRandi said...

That is SO funny!
You totally win the prank war.
But Ganelle, if I think of anything to top it, I know where to find you!

Pauly said...

This will end BADLY

Martha said...

Note to self: do not mess with the Ganelle/Vern equation. Together? They will rule the universe when it comes to pranks/punks. Step aside Ashton Kutcher, there are some new chicks in town! :)

ganelle said...

Hmm, Martha makes an interesting point. Maybe we should consider combining our powers?

Mom of Three said...

I think this one is sooo funny! Just remember that I am so not a good sport over things like this, so if you two decide to join powers like the Wonder Twins, just leave me out of it. (Again siting the short sheeting incident)

Paige said...

You are the master!

Kerri said...

You guys crack me up! And the fact that you continue to fall for these things, knowing neither of you can be trust, so to speak, shows just how inventive the pranks are.

Brittany said...

Holy hilarious - can you get PAID to do this kind of thing? I'd check into that...

Mad Madame Mim said...

YOU ARE THE COOLEST PERSON I KNOW!!!

JustRandi said...

So! We need to make a date for our bloggy get-together!
Also- I have a sparkly award for you on my website.

McEwens said...

How did you fair in the tornadoes?? Seems like you are in
oh.. maybe I shouldnt type out the city but it starts with an A.

We are down by the temple. So we did oko, looks like it just got parker

PS I decided after your last prank update, NEVER to get ina war with you! BUT if you need a team member... I am all over that!

Rachey said...

This is simply amazing! Even more amazing is the fact that you found the time to do this amidst moving and raising two children. I look up to you even more now than the first time you burped the alphabet for me (or was that Cory? either way, your burping skills have always been impressive).

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