Even though the weather is crap - rainy and getting colder - I'm in a cheerful mood.
- The vertigo seems to have disappeared, thanks to last week's treatment. Thank you Egle! (The physiotherapist was/is so pretty that I kind of had the hots for her, especially when she had to put her arm around me.) Now I am hoping the Cub will visit soon.
- After much nagging, my mother has been moved into a much nicer room with her original roommate.
- My friend Elizabeth* accompanied me to the John Cleese/Eric Idle show last Friday night, which was very funny. And I think it cheered Elizabeth. She has been down the last few months and I was concerned.
After the Friday show, we ended up talking about our college days and how much trouble we got into. It eventuated that neither of us got into serious trouble, but we both enjoyed occasionally pranking others when we were living in a dormitory.
My favorite prank was shower-related. It was pretty easy - all I would do is remove the shower head, insert one chicken boullion cube, replace the shower head and wait for a victim.
When someone began to use the pranked shower, the warm water would gradually melt the boullion cube and make them feel all greasy. Of course, they would assume that continuing to shower would remove the greasiness and chicken smell when it was making it worse. Some people would stay in the shower for quite a while before they figured it out.
Med school students all enjoy pranking the freshmen, usually during cadaver dissections. But my favorite is when one of her fellow student's fathers - a doctor - arranged with a professor to prank the entire class on the first day of school by pretending to be the professor for the first two minutes.
Of course, the fake professor outlined a study course that terrified almost everyone in the room. He began with a reading list that nobody could possibly complete, and ended with a statement that only about 10% of the students in the room would be able to pass and become doctors. Elizabeth said that one of her friends literally began to cry during the prank.
* See The Usual Suspects.