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April 2, 2007

Counting Rabbits

Lisa got me with "Rabbit" today. That means that so far, for 2007, the rabbit tally is

Lisa: 2
Dave: 1

Just to compound my shame, Jenn with two nns hit me with a rabbit by e-mail. Boy, was that messy. But really, there's no excuse for my losing our little competition this month. April 1 is April Fools' Day, and what's more foolish than a race to say such a random word? Besides that, I'm virtually surrounded by rabbits--hollow ones made of milk chocolate, chocolate ones filled with peanut butter, plush ones made by the folks that brought us Beanie Babies and live ones that are already chewing up my backyard. Nope--it was mine to lose this month, and that's precisely what I did. Pity me. And congratulate Lisa. And Jenn with two nns.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at April 2, 2007 8:46 AM Bookmark and Share


I actually thought of both you and Lisa yesterday morning when I woke up, and I even thought about calling both of you at your respective homes and just saying "Rabbit" and then hanging up. And a while ago I remember getting an e-mail from Lisa pretty early in the day, and I thought to myself, hmmm, she's at the office early today. That was the day she posted her rabbit. I realized, aha, she probably got in early just to beat Dave to the punch.

You've gotten me and Ellen started on this now. First thing she said to me yesterday was not "Good morning" or "Hi, sweetie" or even an April Fool's joke - it was "Rabbit."

Comment by: Al Hsu at April 2, 2007 1:55 PM

Rabbit fever: catch it!

Comment by: Dave at April 2, 2007 2:39 PM

Now, Dave, if it were Jenn with 2 nn's, then it would be Jennnn, and that's just a little excessive, don't you think? I understand that you're bitter about losing and everything, but really.

Still, two links in as many posts. I guess I'll let it slide . . .

Comment by: Jenn at April 2, 2007 5:39 PM

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

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