I've been waiting all year to do today's FFAF! Today is not only April Fool's Day, it's my birthday. As the inventor of the "Free for All Friday" column, it seems appropriate, no?
Some of you may be wondering how I came up with the idea for FFAF in the first place. It started at the very first Philofaxy meet up. The Original Philofaxer, Steve, Laurie and I were having lunch in London to discuss new ideas for the blog. But first we had to order some food.
As a young Yankee, Philofaxer was rather puzzled by the English pub menu. "Fish and Chips," he said. "What's that?"
Steve replied, "Fried Fish And Fries."
"That's it!" I cried! "That's the idea we've been looking for!"
Edit: April Fool! There was never any such meeting with all four of us. The origin of the idea for FFAF was much less exciting. I was inspired by the Wednesday "Blank Page" days on www.notebookism.com. I knew our readers would have plenty to talk about!