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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reason #257 why Joe and I are made for each other

Short and sweet today! You're welcome!

A recent conversation with SomeMonkey:
SomeMonkey: so guess what middle-monkey's latest project is.
me: crack dealer?
SomeMonkey: I'm going to pretend you didn't say that about my daughter.
She convinced me to buy her a simon and garfunkel cd
me: your kid has interesting musical tastes
SomeMonkey: so i pick up a used every-song-they've-ever-done box set
that came with a lyric book
she's memorizing as she walks around the house
me: that's awesome
she's gonna be SO popular at school
did they do... that whole get a new plan, stan?
nm, that's paul simon
SomeMonkey: lol
me: oh, wait, simon and garfunkel
SomeMonkey: yes
me: IS that paul simon?
lightbulb moment
paul simon was in simon and garfunkel!!!
holy crap!!!
Later that same evening:
me: been talking with Joe
me: you know paul simon?
Joe: uh huh
me: did you know he was in simon and garfunkel?
Joe: really? same person? cool! I had no idea!
SomeMonkey: omg
you two are made for each other
Am I the only one (besides Joe) that did not know this?

Some day I'll share some of the other 256ish reasons. But not today.

26 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

Hmm, is that the secret to popularity? Knowing every S&G song?

No wonder I've been unpopular for so long.

And no, I didn't know that either, but coming from someone that only knows a couple of S&G songs ('knows' being a loose term here) that's not surprising really!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Sometimes, that kind of validation feels good. Even if you already knew you were made for each other. :)

No, I didn't know it, but I also have no idea what kind of music either of them play - I don't know who sings anything I listen to except maybe the beatles or violent femmes. Not ruining your moment here.

Sassy Britches said...

Awww, too cute. You're MFEO.

I'm with Ryan; I'm so clueless when it comes to all artists, so I'd be no help!

Cathy said...

LOL! You really didn't know Paul Simon was Simon & Garfunkel? LOL! Sorry...I know I shouldn't laugh. LOL!

Yaya said...

I didn't know that!

Sass said...

I did know that, but I can't judge. I thought Paul Simon was also THE senator from Illinois.

Never mind. If you're not near Illinois, that would make no sense. We do have a Paul Simon memorial highway.

Is Paul Simon alive? Never mind...again.

Call Me Cate said...

mo.stoneskin - I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about music so I was quite astounded to realize it was the same "Simon".

RAS - it's the small moments like that when I really remember "nobody else would put up with either one of us" and I feel most secure.

Sassy Britches - for a minute I thought you were calling me a mofo. Which I would've considered a compliment so no worries. I need coffee. Or reading glasses.

Cathy - I thought Simon was the dude's first name. And I always felt bad for the guy named Garfunkel. Now I realize it's Paul and Art.

Yaya - I seem to be in good company!

Sass - I wonder if he has any political aspirations. He is alive - he was just at some Stevie Wonder tribute thing earlier this year.

Nicole O'Dell said...

LOL...my inner-self conversation as I read your post:

Me: Oh, really? Paul Simon was in Simon and Garfunkel...didn't know that.
Me: Wait. Did I know that?
Me: No, I'm quite sure I didn't know that.

Finished reading, contemplating the meaning of the universe and how it relates to S & G.

Me: So, Paul Simon, huh?
Me: WAIT! SIMON??? As in SIMON and Garfunkel? HE was the S of S&G?

It takes me a while, even when it's spelled out for me. But eventually I catch on. :)

angi_b72 said...

I did not know that either!

Donnetta said...

Sadly, I did know that. Only because my mother submitted me to many torture sessions of listening to them. Wonder if that's what's wrong with me?

Donnetta said...

Sadly, I did know that. Only because my mother submitted me to many torture sessions of listening to them. Wonder if that's what's wrong with me?

blognut said...

Apparently I am also made for you and Joe, I didn't no either.

Call Me Cate said...

Nicole - I do that all the time. Usually Joe is more in the know (though not so much when it comes to pop culture) and I applaud him for not rolling his eyes at me.

Angie - Since you've learned something already today, I think that means you're clear to go back to sleep until tomorrow.

Donnetta - my parents were big fans of Kenny Rogers. And hillbilly church music. I'm jealous of you.

blognut - excellent. I'm finding Joe and I are not the weird ones (ok, in THIS situation) but SomeMonkey is odd in her all-knowing perfection.

Lora said...

Paul Simon is my ultimate favorite, so yes, I knew, but I think I'm the only person under 40 who does!

Also, I'm giving you a Blog Pop, the Love one.
http://www.thenotsoblog.com/2007/01/im-candy-store.html

Mrs Cooper said...

I did not know that. Huh!!

Isabella said...

Yes, I knew that already, but that's because I like a few of his songs (both solo and with Garfunkel). My husband, his two brothers, and his father once had an all-out singalong to "I Am A Rock." They are all gifted singers...but still...a little weird.

Maybe because I'm originally from Chicago, but the thought of Paul Simon (the IL senator) singing next to Garfunkel sent me into a giggle fit - tears and everything. Thank you, Sass. :)

Snarky A. said...

Ha ha! Very cute!
You guys are totally MFEO!

I seriously had no clue.

Juliet Colors said...

Aw... I don't know lots of stuff too. :-D

Call Me Cate said...

Lora - how cute, the blog popz! Thank you! I like a couple of G&S songs, and a couple of PS songs. I just didn't do the math to realize they were the same dude.

Mrs. Cooper - look at me, enlightening the masses. My good deed for the week.

Isabella - that IS a little weird. Was this before you married him?

Snarky A - now you know. I swear, this post is more informative than the answer to world peace.

Juliet - we'll just all know nothing together. That works for me.

CynthiaK said...

Um, yes I think you are one of the few who didn't know this. :)

Or, perhaps I'm just getting too old and my music trivia knowledge is outdated?! Gah!!

In any event, the conversation certainly made for a great blog post! Made me chuckle!

Isabella said...

Yes, this was before I married him - this was there "we don't need no stinkin' woman!" anthem. Ha...didn't last for any of them. :)

Kara said...

God. It's posts like this (and all the responses) that make me feel freakin' old. :)

Melissa B. said...

He also penned "Cecelia," and "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." A prolific songster, Paul is!

ella said...

OMG that is sooo funny!

Call Me Cate said...

CynthiaK - I feel like a rebel with all this not-knowing!

Isabella - and you married him anyways... ;)

Kara - nah, don't feel old. Feel smart! At least nobody's saying "Paul Simon who? Garfunkel-what?".

Melissa - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover!!! That's the one I was thinking of! Cecilia, you're breakin' my heart... That's going to be in my head all day now, thanks!

Ella - thanks!

Leslie said...

Sadly I did know that... I'm kind of a nerd that way. ;)