Friday, November 19, 2010

Google "viola jokes" for an example of what musicians find funny

My friend Diana messages me that a friend of hers (who I don't think I've met) was on a plane last week and bizarrely, improbably, began to talk to the person next to her about Ernst and Young, and the stranger, a female violinist, ventured forth my name, saying she went to high school with me in a small town. Pequeño mundo, claro, but the mystery is: I can't think of a violinist I went to high school with -- though I did spend most of high school writing bad poetry and bemoaning the unfairness of life; es decir, I wasn't exactly social.

I did go to school with a violist, but I haven't talked to her in half a decade, long before I joined E&Y.

I think the best way to solve this mystery is taking into account that English isn't Diana's first language, so when she said "my friend met someone who knew you in highschool who plays the violin" what she meant was "my uncle saw someone who went to boarding school with Anne Heche last night on Glee who plays the kettle drums." Now that's a puzzle we all can solve.

Incidentally, I'll be in Jersey for the weekend. Be back Sunday.

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