Thursday, December 4, 2008

The world's worst kept secret

About a month ago the Logan branch of the Humiston clan called Todd to leave a happy birthday message. After they sang, they forgot to hang up the phone. By an unlikely chance, the conversation that followed the singing of "Happy Birthday" was Annika and Ryan planning to fool all of their friends into believing that they were engaged. They picked a fake date, made up a cute story for how he asked, and even bought a fake ring. The message was about four minutes long. Of course, as soon as we heard the message Todd called back. Annika answered the phone with a, "Todd! Guess what!" Todd said, "I bet you're trying to fool all of your friends into believing that you and Ryan are engaged." By another unlikely chance, the friends Annika had been planning to fool were in the room at that moment. The most unlikely thing of all, though, was that the call was on our mom's cellphone and Annika didn't know how to take it off speaker, which means that Todd's call, in the middle of their prank, destroyed the joke. I, personally, think that the coincidence of it all makes it much funnier than the joke they had planned.

This morning, after my econ class, Annika IMed me to tell me that she and Ryan were engaged. I don't know how this is possible, but she seemed breathless with excitement even in her text. I believed her right away, but because of the history. . . Okay, it was kind of obnoxious, but I had to pretend that she was pranking me. She told me not to tell anyone, but Cheyenne's facebook status right now is "Cheyenne Warnock is super excited that she's getting a new brother." So I'm pretty sure the secret's out. Or else it is just the worst kept secret ever. Especially now. I couldn't wait to post about it because I, too, am super excited for them.

Congratulations Anni and Ryan!

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