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Friday, November 5, 2010

interview with a sock monkey.....part one in an ongoing series


Georges Le Soq, my rotton French sock monkey, for some reason, has a million fans. People want to know all about him, so here is the first bit:

Q-Georges, what was your childhood like?
A-(looking suspicious and guilty) Why you want to know, EH?
Q-Did you grow up around here?
A-I was born in Marseille to.....
Q-No you weren't. In the 1990s I bought some socks and
A-NO! EEEES LIES!
Q-Lemme finish. I bought some socks...hey, where are you going???
A-BAH! (door slams)
Q-Anyway, I wore holes in those socks and the wife told me she would make me a sock monkey, in like 2003. I named the sock monkey Curious George. He came with me on a trip to see Denis in Quebec in 2005, and I used him to take pictures of the border (really! now, where are those photos...) It is cool: in Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, QC, Canada, the border goes through the center of the village, even through the center of buildings, like even the shared public library. Anyway, came back from that trip and Georges was all like
"I am now zee international traveler, I am almost, how you zay, French" and I told him
"but you were sewn in New Hampshire from socks that had been made in Iowa"
and Georges was like
"People, and sock monkeys, change!" so I made him the little beret and the rest is history.....



11 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Awesome interview. Can't wait for part two.

Becky Jo said...

Georges is originally from IOWA?!

TechnoBabe said...

You are actually Georges' dad??? Wow.
How did you make the beret? You and your sweet Missus are so talented.

Gordo said...

Gary, the web would be such a quiet place without you. :-D

Matt Sutkoski said...

Ah, so Denis had a role in creating Georges, the rotten sock monkey. It figures.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

LOl great interview with Georges. Adore the cute pup photos...your dogs, and cats, and sock monkey reflect what truly great people you and Maude are! NEVER CHANGE! We all need and love you guys! :)

Susan as Herself said...

They say some folks visit someplace and feel right at home. Clearly Georges felt right at home in Quebec---er---faux-France.

Kimberly said...

Georges is a Quebecois? I thought he was from France.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are the Barbara Walters of blog interviewers. :)

Reverend Awesome said...

Oh my gosh, Georges! I didn't know that your body is Iowan! That is awesome! You are an Iowan just like me!

Georges you are a really busy monkey! Do you ever get any rest?

What is your favorite type of music?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Georges parts came from Iowa
and you can buy them here http://www.sockcompany.com/or.html
info here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock_monkey
and it says something about Illinois but I got mine from IOWA, but that was a long time ago. Still made in the US :)

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