Saturday, May 19, 2007

I am an old fart

Conversation in my living room this morning:

Brayden: I just love JoJo.

Kristie: Really? JoJo?

Brayden: Yeah, she’s awesome. Can I buy her shoes?

Kristie: When was the last time you saw JoJo?

Brayden: She’s on tv all the time -- she’s great. Can I get those shoes?

Kristie (pause): Seriously? JoJo the clown? Aren’t you a little old for that show? And what do you want with clown shoes?

Brayden (in an oh-my-gosh-you-are-such-a-moron-voice): Not JoJo the clown, mom! JoJo the SINGER!

I haven’t felt this out of touch since I realized there were actually TWO singers named Nelly. All that time, I couldn’t figure out how that pretty girl was such a popular skanky rap artist.

I think my age is showing.

14 comments:

Marsha said...

hmmmmm... I don't even know who Jo Jo the clown is!

Marsha (an even older fart)

Mixed Up Me said...

I didn't know Jo Jo the singer had shoes???!!!

Tress said...

There are 2 Nellys?!

Anonymous said...

I know JoJo the Clown but not the singer. I don't know who Nelly is unless maybe a goat in a childrens book? Or something?
Janice in TX

Anonymous said...

I can top you and Marsha...I don't know who Jo Jo the clown or Jo JO the singer is. I also have never hear of Nelly...Kay (a really old fart, I guess)

Renee said...

I thought JoJo was from JoJo's Circus, too. You have old friends, too! Hmm.

kim said...

Okay, to me JoJo is a song by Boz Scaggs from sometime back in the late '70s or so. Please, let's not even get started in trying to old-fart each other cause I'd feel so depressed when I win. HAHAHA!

arithmancy said...

Ha ha... I thought she was referring to Nanny Jo from Supernanny b/c all the kids call her JoJo and I was thinking, well, those are awfully utilitarian shoes for a ten year old!!

D said...

I'm with you. The only JoJo I've heard of is the clown.

Marsha said...

okay Kim, I also know Boz Scaggs song about JoJo, but before that JoJo was a man who thought he was a loner... but he knew he couldn't last... JoJo left his home in Tuscon Arizona... for some California grass...

The Beatles -- "Get Back" -- 1970 and I already had 2 of my 3 children.

Now who's the oldest fart?

:sigh:

how pathetic is that?

Marsha

Red said...

Ha! If it helps I feel this way sometimes and I'm still in my 20s...

Liz from Maryland said...

I'm an even older old fart! I read "US" Magazine and don't even know half of the celebrities that they write about. How pathetic is that?

kim said...

HAHAHA! Get back, Marsha! Get back to where you once belonged! HAHAHA! You are my new best friend because you out-old-farted me. Thank you! :) You rock! How could I have ever forgotten that one--probably because I was just listening to the Boz Scaggs' "JoJo" the other day so that was fresh in my ever-forgetful mind!

Kriste, I hope we have made you feel much better about your old-fartness. I mean, really...even if you are, you have lots of very close on-line friends who are in the same boat. And who, thus, think you really ROCK as you're right in there with us. HAHA! Misery loves company, ya know! :)

Anonymous said...

I must admit when you were talking about "JoJo" my first thought was "she wants clown shoes". I don't know JoJo the singer?!

Kristina
Ohio