Big Mac for Breakfast

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I don’t know what came over me this morning… I NEEDED MEAT.  RAWR!!!!


Look, 11 months as a vegetarian was enough.  I am tired of eating vegetables and tofu and other weird stuff.  I’m over it.  I woke up this morning positively DREAMING of sinking my teeth into a big, juicy burger.  Yes, a burger for breakfast.


The moment the Husband woke up, I suggested we go out to breakfast and drove us to the nearest….

McDonald's Drive Thru Menu by iirraa.

YAY! McDonald’s!  How did I shun you for so long?!


I considered getting an egg and sausage McMuffin, but instead I went with the big daddy – a Big Mac!  It was epic.

Bigger Big Mac by Simon Miller.

I guess I could’ve gone for higher quality, grass-fed, sustainably raised organic beef.  But let’s face it:  Big Macs taste better.  Food Inc. and Michael Pollan be DAMNED!  Nom, nom, nom! 




April Fools!  :)  (I did a similar post last year and convinced quite a few readers that I had Burger King for breakfast and was running a marathon without any training that weekend).


I LOVE April Fools!  The past two years, I tricked the Husband into believing that:


  • His acupuncture school was going to require he take Introduction to Tattooing to “expand his business model.”  I wrote an official letter, forged the school’s letterhead, and mailed it to ourselves.
  • I came home and discovered that Maggie had delivered puppies in her crate.  I called him freaking out, screaming, “There are little James and Maggies in the crate!!!!”  And he actually believed me – despite the fact that both dogs are fixed!


Do you play April Fools jokes?  What’s your most successful trick?



  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 1, 2010, 8:56 am

    Hahaha BOTH of those jokes you played on your hubby are great…I’m sitting here laughing imagining both. I need a trick to play on my hubby today. You know, besides the usual ‘I’m knocked up’ trick.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 1, 2010, 8:57 am

    Haha I love your intro to Tattooing April fools…I’m not very good at them, I always laugh first 😉

  • Christie {Honoring Health} April 1, 2010, 8:57 am


    Happy April Fool’s.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 1, 2010, 8:57 am

    HAHA! That Maggie/James baby one is too funny!
    I’ve never really played many April Fool’s jokes, but I LOVE hearing about them 😀 They’re so funny 🙂
    I reckon I’d play more if I were older – fake weddings, house fallen down etc etc…more resources to play with 😛

  • megan April 1, 2010, 8:58 am

    hahaha i love it! I’ve never really done any april fools day tricks…maybe i should start. although i’m a terrible liar so i’m pretty sure my husband would never believe anything i tried

  • Evan Thomas April 1, 2010, 8:58 am

    If I had just woken up, this definitely would have got me

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 1, 2010, 8:59 am

    April Fool’s Day is the worst day of the year for me because I am SO gullible!! haha…case in point…I totally believed you! DUH!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 1, 2010, 8:59 am

    That is so mean!! I played a mean joke on my mom while in hs. I called her and told her I was in jail. She started crying over the phone. I felt like such a piece of poo for doing that afterwards. That was pretty much the end of April fools jokes for me!

    • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 1, 2010, 9:00 am

      It was pretty funny about the big mac though! haha

      • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:03 am

        i just laughed so hard reading that. Nicole!!! You are so mean!

        • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 1, 2010, 10:44 am

          See, now I feel so bad about that, I’m pretty much done with pranks (at least on April Fools). I was her perfect little straight A, speech and debater (yes, don’t laugh) and I was in jail. Yeah, so mean!

    • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 1, 2010, 9:15 am

      hahaha that is AWESOME. Maybe I should do that to my mom today but she’d probably have a heart attack.

  • Chelsea April 1, 2010, 9:01 am

    When I was younger, my brother and I would tie a black elastic onto the hand held sprayer next to the sink so when my mom would go to do the dishes the sprayer would splash her with water…it would have worked better if we didnt forget about it and weren’t the ones who ended up getting splashed and being fools. LOL on the Big Mac! As soon as I started reading I remembered it was April Fools! 🙂 you shouldnt have said anything and seen how many people were like OMGGGGG!

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:04 am

      thanks for the idea, i just did that to the husband. baw hahah!

    • jess April 1, 2010, 2:25 pm

      I was at my parents last night and did it to their sink before I left. My mom called me this morning VERY unimpressed.. hahaha
      I love this one!

  • Jenny April 1, 2010, 9:02 am

    I’m a bad prankster, I think it’s because I’m so gullible myself! I’m loving yours though, you almost had me fooled!

  • Kelly April 1, 2010, 9:03 am

    Haha those are awesome April fools jokes you played on your hubby. I am not nearly creative enough.

  • brianna April 1, 2010, 9:04 am

    haha, so what did you really eat for breakfast?;)

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:04 am

      hahaha a huge green monster. i’ll post it at lunch.

  • Olivia April 1, 2010, 9:06 am

    OMG! Those pranks on your hubby are great! Very creative!

  • Jessica April 1, 2010, 9:06 am

    You totally got me! I thought, really, she did? I’m not a prankster myself, but was ready for my boss this morn, when he tried to tell me he won $2million last night.

  • Amelia April 1, 2010, 9:07 am

    So funny! I remember your post last year. Fitnessista did a similar post this morning. Only, she ate bbq pork! HA! Yeah right.

  • Juliene April 1, 2010, 9:08 am

    Totally just laughed out loud in my cubicle at work over the puppy thing. My hubby is gullible and would totally fall for that. He’s a sucker.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love April 1, 2010, 9:10 am

    Haha both of those jokes are hilarious! I am lame and don’t have any good prank stories – I need to come up with something this year.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 1, 2010, 9:10 am

    haha, good one.
    I think big macs kinda suck and if I were vegetarian and gave in to temptation I would totally go for a whopper instead.

  • Rachael April 1, 2010, 9:11 am

    My eyes were as big as saucers reading the first part of this post. I know I don’t know you personally, but I was thinking, “Caitlin would never do this!!! What came over her?!!” ..completely forgetting that it was April 1st. Haha! Good work!! 🙂

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 1, 2010, 9:11 am

    that was a good one. I was seriously sitting here thinking “she did WHAT?!”

    I’m not too good about April Fools jokes. I wish I was though. Maybe I’ll think of one to play on my husband when he gets home from work.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 1, 2010, 9:11 am

    ha, good one. I knew you couldn’t be serious! But it still made me freak a tiny bit. haha

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 1, 2010, 9:12 am

    Once I superglued a penny to the front porch and watched as every single one of my seven brothers stopped to pick it up…what can I say, we’re a cheap family!

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:15 am

      i literally just LOLed

      • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 1, 2010, 10:46 am

        this is AWESOME! one time when i was camping the people at the neighboring camp site taped a dollar bill to some fishing line and when i tried to pick it up, they reeled it in! i couldn’t figure out WHY i couldn’t catch that stupid dollar bill!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 1, 2010, 9:12 am

    Once, when we were dating, on the night BEFORE April 1st, I told my husband that I thought we needed to take a break. Yeah, I’m cruel like that.

  • Leah @ L4L April 1, 2010, 9:13 am

    One year, I called my mom and told her the Space Needle fell down. She totally went for it. Then hurriedly called her husband who also went for it!

  • mkg April 1, 2010, 9:13 am

    now i seriously want a big mac…i’ve never had one but that picture and your description make it seem EPIC 😉

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:15 am

      they are not that good, i promise! LOL

  • Abby April 1, 2010, 9:15 am

    Your April Fool’s Day skills are *Epic*. I can’t trick anyone. So I don’t even try. I do, however, seem to be the recipient of many a trick from my husband and brothers!!

  • Joanne April 1, 2010, 9:15 am

    I was really scared. I thought “she’s really working out too hard and exhaustion, confusion has gone to her brain”. Good to know it was just a joke. For those people who DO eat meat – well, it’s a matter of preference and doesn’t have to be a bad thing (don’t want to discriminate 🙂 )

    I don’t do the April fools thing. I seem to always forget about it during the course of the day.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances April 1, 2010, 9:18 am

    Love the Maggie + James joke on your husband! 🙂 Their puppies (if they could have them) would be SO CUTE! haha I bet he was sad when he realized it was just a joke… and remembered that they are fixed… LOL

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:20 am

      i think we were both a little sad 🙁

  • Susan April 1, 2010, 9:19 am

    Haha, there was no way I was falling for this after what you pulled last year! 😛 My favourite pranks are more of the physical nature, as I just can’t bring myself to play with someone’s emotions :\ My favourite one is putting kool-aid in the shower head. Nothing like bright red water first thing in the morning 😉

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow April 1, 2010, 9:24 am

    Now that is awesome. Ahhhh the beauty of April Fools. I have to be honest, I’ve never been all that good about pulling off fabulous jokes but I grew up with 2 older brothers so the jokes were always on ME! 🙂 But I have the best sense of humor because of it.

  • Katie April 1, 2010, 9:26 am

    Sadly, my husband wouldn’t blink if I told him I ate a big mac for breakfast. It would be out of character for me but I suppose not far enough out of character 🙁

    I am reforming though!

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:30 am

      heheh now if i said i had a giant bowl of ice cream and beer for breakfast, prob no one would’ve blinked.

  • My Life As I Live It April 1, 2010, 9:28 am

    I totally bought it!

  • Nancy April 1, 2010, 9:29 am

    I had my comment typed out in notepad before I even scrolled down to the end of your entry. I was TOTALLY fooled.

    This is what I was going to write haha:
    McDonalds is our Valentines day date together. The Boyf and I are OBSESSED with McDonalds. When did you eat that delicious burger? Our McDonalds only lets us buy breakfast stuff before ~10:00.

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:29 am

      hahah that is awesome. everyone has their favorite treat place! mine is dairy queen!

  • Mary April 1, 2010, 9:30 am

    Despite the fact that I’d just written a couple of April Fools emails, your post had me going. It was such a relief to get to the April Fools part. I hope you don’t mind if I borrow for my FB status update.
    (first-time commenter; long-time lurker-great site!)

  • Christina April 1, 2010, 9:30 am

    You totally had me for a minute! I was screaming ‘NOOOOOOOO!!!’ in my head.

    good one!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 1, 2010, 9:31 am

    Wow those are great April Fools jokes! I’ve never done one before….maybe today is the day haha

  • Aimee April 1, 2010, 9:34 am

    You got me! Too funny. My first thought was oh boy the comment section is going to be rockin’ today. I really stink at thinking up pranks. However, I’m a good person to play them on because clearly I am very gullible. Thanks for the chuckle!!

  • Stephanie April 1, 2010, 9:34 am

    I was actually disappointed that it was a joke. I was thinking, good for her. You get a craving you shouldn’t deny it =)

    • caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:40 am

      hahah truth!

  • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers April 1, 2010, 9:35 am

    lol…I love the tattoo letter…brilliant

  • HTP Dad April 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    EVERYONE knows you can’t get burgers for breakfast – that’s when I caught on –

    • Lindsey April 1, 2010, 9:44 am

      Oh? (shows how often I do go! LOL!)

  • Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 1, 2010, 9:42 am

    i told my spanish host-mom that i was pregnant. i don’t think my humor translated because she freaked out and didn’t think it was funny when i explained the american concept of april fools hahahah.

  • Lindsey April 1, 2010, 9:43 am

    HAHAHA! I was like, “Holy cow! She must be PREGNANT!!” LOL!!!

  • Angharad April 1, 2010, 9:44 am

    HA. I actually was starting to think, “Caitlin is kind of sounding like a douch. I don’t support this…” hahahhaha. Well done.

    And eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww McDonalds. Ew. Don’t be too mean to the hubs now…

    • Caitlin April 1, 2010, 9:52 am

      hahah i promise im sooo un-douchey.

  • Matt April 1, 2010, 9:44 am

    LOL I totally knew that was an April fool’s joke 😉 I actually convinced someone I was taking a rest day!

  • Shannon April 1, 2010, 9:47 am

    Haha, the tattoo letter is hysterical! You’re so good! I’m usually more the victim than the prankster. Last year my husband convinced me that Michelle Obama was pregnant.

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) April 1, 2010, 9:47 am

    I knew it was april fools…especially since you loved food inc. 🙂 I never do good april fools jokes…and if they are good someone always ends up crying..maybe cause I’m mean. 😛

  • Katharine April 1, 2010, 9:53 am

    I’ve never really pulled any pranks on April Fools… although all these internet ones are making me want to! What does it mean that all the ones I come up with are cruel?!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) April 1, 2010, 9:54 am

    I didn’t even know we were in the month of April (sad) an I totally believed you…gahh

  • RhodeyGirl April 1, 2010, 9:55 am

    Put a sticky note on the bottom of someone’s computer mouse. People will think the mouse doesn’t work! We do that one every year!

    • Gracie (complicated day) April 1, 2010, 10:31 am

      This totally works, I do at the pharmacy and my technicians get SO frustrated. Hehehehe.

  • Jolene ( April 1, 2010, 9:56 am

    I new from the title it was an April Fools Joke 🙂 I was around last year … hehe.

    I love the jokes you played on your husband!!

  • Betsy April 1, 2010, 9:59 am

    Haha you had me fooled for about 2 seconds and then I was like there is nooo way that she would choose to have McDonalds even if she was craving meat. Good one, though! I’m trying to think of a prank to play on my kids at work this afternoon. I really wanna trick them!!

  • Courtney April 1, 2010, 9:59 am

    Haha. I love the jokes you played on your husband! I used to play jokes on my boyfriend like that but he wasn’t really good at taking them. Apparently they were too much stress for him! LOL oh well.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 1, 2010, 10:00 am

    Only because I read Meghan’s post first that I didn’t believe you . . . otherwise I would have been totally tricked because I did not remember what day it is today. I have a sneaky suspicion that when I get to work at 1 today that my employees will somehow April fools-ed my office.

  • Laura April 1, 2010, 10:05 am

    hahah you completely got me! I’m useless at April Fools jokes, my bf always knows when I’m trying to trick him, my face is too easy to read! Maybe I should try a postal one like you, although knowing me if I did that I’d start giggling when he got it!

    • Laura April 1, 2010, 10:14 am

      Aaaand my boyfriend just got me, pretending there was a lost guinea pig outside our house… gullible!!

  • Heather ( April 1, 2010, 10:06 am

    love the jokes you played! I thought it was a little fishy b/c I didn’t think they made burgers early in the morning? lol!
    My sister gets me every year, I am on guard today.

  • Cassie April 1, 2010, 10:17 am

    bahahaha this was amazing! i can tell this is going to be a very funny day 🙂

  • Kristin P. April 1, 2010, 10:21 am

    omg I almost had a heart attack. I was like noooooo! aak! And mcdonalds of all things!! Then I was like, no way, she would never eat that. whew

  • Gigi April 1, 2010, 10:27 am

    OMG! You so fooled me! Damn it I forgot what today was! I was like not Mcdonalds!? Of all things! lol

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 1, 2010, 10:31 am

    i’m so NOT creative – I can’t come up with good jokes to play! i totally believed yours though…and I was like “you know what, I don’t blame her” hahahaha 🙂

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 1, 2010, 10:33 am

    Everyone is playing jokes today! Well, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, should I?

    I was actually thinking what McDonald’s serves Big Macs at breakfast time. The one I worked at didn’t! Oh, it’s ALL so clear now. =)

  • skinnyrunner April 1, 2010, 10:35 am

    is it bad that i got all excited for you to eat a burger??

  • Iowajen April 1, 2010, 10:38 am

    I woke my daughter and told her she could sleep in because it snowed last night and school was canceled. Even though it was 80 degrees here yesterday, I had about 30 seconds of her believing it. She was not happy with me. We have had a lot of snow this year… The Starbucks I go to in the morning had quarters and other change glued down every where, the counter, the floor, etc.

  • Rachel April 1, 2010, 10:39 am

    Can I just say, you totally GOT ME!

  • Tara April 1, 2010, 10:40 am

    ahhh! you totally had me going for a second. I was like, “wow, really Caitlin? Well whatever floats your boat!” especially after last night’s post about the restaurant not having veggie options… well played!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 1, 2010, 10:43 am

    Haha I didn’t believe that for a second!!! If you were going to eat meat, I think you’d go for something a little better than a Big Mac!

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full April 1, 2010, 10:52 am

    Um yes, I LOVE April Fools! I get everyone in my family – it’s amazing they don’t know it’s coming each year 🙂 And I got a few blog readers this morning!

  • Kelly April 1, 2010, 10:55 am

    Wow I TOTALLY believed you despite the fact that I am WELL aware that it is April Fool’s Day- my kindergarten kids have been playing terrible jokes on me all morning!

  • Mari Larkin April 1, 2010, 11:00 am

    I knew it before I even read the rest. YOu of all people, just don’t give up being a vegetarian just like that. Ha. good one.

  • Kathleen April 1, 2010, 11:08 am

    Cute! I remember last year and thinking that you had gone a little nuts til I remembered that it was April Fool’s Day! Today is one of my favorite days because it is (no joke) my 5 year anniversary with my boyfriend…but people don’t believe me…they all think it’s a trick 😉

  • Sarah April 1, 2010, 11:11 am

    Haha, I knew it was a joke because Mc’Ds doesn’t serve big macs before 10:30! Duuuuh! LOL

  • Samantha April 1, 2010, 11:12 am

    I’m loving all the april fool’s jokes!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 1, 2010, 11:14 am

    Ha I knew it was a joke.

    I love the puppies one 🙂

  • Enya April 1, 2010, 11:16 am

    Great april fool, caitlin… I totally believed you!! =D

  • Ashley April 1, 2010, 11:16 am

    I’ve never been too good at April Fools. Those jokes you played on the huz are HILarious!!!!! Impressive 🙂

  • Melissa April 1, 2010, 11:27 am

    lol! I thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute when I saw the golden arches.

    I “stole” my husbands road bike out of the garage this morning – hid it in an upstairs closet…..muah ha ha ha….it was pretty funny – he rides it to work every morning and is pretty much in love with cycling – we joke he’d save it in case of a fire before he saved me or the kids….he pelted me with April Fools questions, (but I played it cool!) and then went straight to call the police, so it didn’t last very long, but it was awesome. 😀

    • Caitlin April 1, 2010, 11:42 am

      hahah in a word, epic!

  • Sammi April 1, 2010, 11:33 am

    hahaha I love your april fools jokes to your husband! That’s hilarious! My mom once put dog food in the cereal container. I’m trying to remember some other april fools… I never do any 🙁 I’m just not clever enough lol

    P.S.- now I want a mcdonalds breakfast sandwich 🙁 unfortunately, I’m not joking lol. (I just like the egg and cheese ones :))

  • Molly @fuelherup April 1, 2010, 11:55 am

    Hahaha! Your pranks are genius!!!

  • Carrie H April 1, 2010, 11:58 am

    I am seriously considering telling my husband and my sister (my BFF) that I am pregnant. It would totally work, and would so freak them out!

    But I am afraid of the retailation. It might be years in the making, but those two would find a way to get me back … probably together too …


  • Amber April 1, 2010, 12:02 pm

    I was totally like OMG WHATT?? at the beginning. “She’s kidding” went through my head. Then I remembered it was April Fool’s. That’s seriously SO funny. I LOVE the letter joke you played on the husband. Hahahaha

  • jodie April 1, 2010, 12:02 pm

    HaHa. Miss Caitlin that was a good one. 🙂

  • Emily April 1, 2010, 12:03 pm

    You totally fooled me! I was reading this post with my jaw hanging down to the ground. I kept thinking – how the hell did that happen overnight?
    I only started reading the blog a few months ago so next year I will know 😉
    Good one!

  • Penny April 1, 2010, 12:09 pm

    OMG! I totally fell for it!! I was staring at the computer screen with my mouth hanging open, unable to believe what I was reading. 🙂
    That was awesome!!!

  • Lauren April 1, 2010, 12:14 pm

    I totally remember this same joke played on us last year. I think it was BK last time though? 🙂

    You’re too cute! 🙂

  • Julia April 1, 2010, 12:15 pm

    haha, good one. I love the “tattoo” joke. You go all out, huh? 🙂

  • Midgetkeeper April 1, 2010, 12:35 pm

    I love the jokes you have played on your Husband, haha.

  • Kath April 1, 2010, 12:52 pm

    DIdn’t believe you for a second!!

    But if you’d had bacon for breakfast….I probably would have.

  • Lin April 1, 2010, 1:21 pm

    haha you are awful! the poor husband! very funny though, must think of some funny jokes to play on the boyfriend.

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 1, 2010, 1:53 pm

    I didn’t believe it for a minute!!

  • Tay April 1, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I convinced my friend in 5th grade that I was a triplet and my other sisters lived in NY with my aunt and one was somewhere else with another family member. I showed her 3 pics I had of me in my backpack – school, a swim team one, and then another school pic. She totally believed me.

    Actually now that I think about it, I’m not sure if I ever told her the truth…

    • Caitlin April 1, 2010, 2:34 pm

      hahaha major LOLs

  • Jessica Lee April 1, 2010, 2:44 pm

    I played an April Fool’s joke on my bf. I told him I got an email this morning saying that I was missing a class so I couldn’t graduate (in May). He freaked.

  • Pam April 1, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I forgot it was April fools, but the whole time I kept thinking, “No way! Nu uh! She wouldn’t!” =) Love the tattooing joke!

  • Heather C April 1, 2010, 3:54 pm

    HA! Omg, I’m not gonna lie…I really thought you broke down and had you a big ol’ hamburger. very convincing….

    I’m also beyond impressed with your previous jokes! mailing a letter to your own house?! this chick doesn’t mess around! 😉 ha, nice work.

  • Nicole, RD April 1, 2010, 4:50 pm

    Ahhh, I love it! I told my bloggers I was giving up blogging. April Fools!

  • Amy @ Running in Pink April 1, 2010, 6:04 pm

    God damn it! This is the 8th blog with an April Fool in it that i have read and i’ve fallen for every single one of them ggrrrr!!

    I was really gutted because i thought my favourite vegetarian had caved in – yay for no cow getting hurt in the making of this blog!

    • Caitlin April 1, 2010, 6:05 pm

      haha no cows were injured in this post.

  • Jennifer April 2, 2010, 1:40 am

    My advanced math professor managed to convince the class that 1=3 and logically “proved” it. No one even said anything!

  • Amanda April 2, 2010, 1:42 am

    NICE. Those are good pranks!

  • Helen April 2, 2010, 4:39 am

    omg I was about to say why pick MacDonalds!!!!! You so got me!

  • John April 3, 2010, 1:19 am

    You’re jokes on the husband were better than this one. Didn’t believe it for one sec! Ok so maybe it’s because it’s I’ve been had a few times already and I was very skeptical from the get go 🙂 You’re next 5 posts are the last and I’ll be caught up again on my blogs!

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