Monday, April 19, 2010

My Creepiest Prank Ever

My dear friends Jennifer and Jason got married this weekend and I flew to Texas for the festivities and to be reunited with my girls! We always have a great time together and laugh our butts off...and this weekend was no different.

A few years back, we all met while working on an intense and high profile political campaign. We worked long hours and often got slap happy. We also ate our weight in pizza and drank beer like college students, but I digress.

One night, Jennifer decided to have Sarah and I over for dinner and called to ask us to run by the store and pic up paper towels. While in the CVS, Sarah and I walked passed a cheesy gardening aisle where I saw a gnome. I told Sarah that we should buy it and do something funny with it. On the way to Jennifer's apartment, we got the giggles coming up with funny ideas. Upon entering the house, Sarah faked a bathroom emergency and ran with the paper towels and hidden gnome to the master bath.

At 5:30am the next morning, we got blackberry messages from an irate Jennifer saying she opened up her shower curtain and screamed bloody murder at the little person staring back at her. I think we both cried tears of laughter! Fast forward a few weeks and after a party at my house, I crawled into bed and screamed when my leg brushed a foreign object. Yep, you guessed it...the gnome. Then, a couple months later, after the campaign had ended the gnome got FedEx'd to Sarah's house to greet her when she arrived. We also left one for our friend Stephanie in her garden that she found staring at her one day while BBQing.

I give you this whole background story to set the stage for Operation Wedding Gnome. Yes, we're TOTAL and complete jerks, and yes, we cried tears of laughter while plotting this!

I looked all over online for bridal gnomes and couldn't find one, so DIY Diva came to the rescue and I bedazzled an every day garden gnome...and we left the sucker in the Honeymoon Suite in the shower...how's THAT for full circle?! I'm sure the groom is seriously questioning Jennifer's choice in friends right about now!


And now, more fun in the suite!

I apparently have the longest arms EVER.

The suite at the Omni Houston was AMAZING...here's proof (yes, it's easily two or three times the size of my HOUSE).

It had a HUGE fireplace...so big that I made my three dear friends get inside of it.


11 comments:

simplysandi said...

That's just hilarious!

Sandy said...

You are TOO FUNNY. First post that made me LAUGH this morning :)

Marcy of The Glamorous Life said...

You are the kinda of friend I always wanted.
:)

the J in PJs Til Noon said...

I love a good never ending prank! And garden gnomes.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

That is quite funny!

Laura said...

My kind of prank, AWESOME!!

Gail (A Fresh Start Organizing) said...

I think this is one of the best pranks I have ever heard of. I may steal your idea and do this to my husband. We prank each other every so often and I could seriously score some points with this!

Melissa Brandman said...

This is hilarious - I so want to know what her reaction is when she found her little friend waiting for her...

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I. love. gnomes and I love this story!!! That's so funny!

suzieQ said...

we had an Xmas party at work, with a Yankee swap, where you bring something and someone else can swap for it. I found a blow up, King Tut, about as tall as me, 5'5". That guy ended up in the hosts bed that night, then he appeared at work (school) in the teacher's bathroom, the elevator, the principal's office...come to think of it...maybe he should reappear...BWHATT HAHAAHA

Lindsey said...

too funny jen!!!!
I can't believe you were in Houston...that is so close to me AND my inlaws live there. Next time you betta let a girl know! :-)