Georgia on My Mind

November 8, 2020

Georgia on My Mind – Full Design

This week, the Nass bruises, telescopes rhythm, and spends 24 hours on Zoom.


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Overheard while high

My mom (with total sincerity): Legal weed in New Jersey isn't a big deal for Princeton anyway, none of you would EVER do that.

Overheard in my living room

Me: *deep in personal conversation about the meaning of friendship*

Invested Friend: I know you're talking about something, but I kind of want to post an Instagram right now.

Overheard in Precept after Election

Preceptor: Today we're just going to look at German memes.

Overheard in Conservative Neighborhood

Optimistic Dem to neighborhood full of Trump Flags: Halloween is over y'all. You can stop scaring the children now.

Dad: What children?

Optimistic Dem: Me, I'm the children.

Overheard on my doorstep

Disenfranchised international student: I'm all for capitalism, but I can't abide by Las Vegas.

Overheard in Medieval Studies Course

Grad Student: Most priests back then couldn't have gotten into the Ph.d program in classics at Princeton.

Professor: Lucky for them

Overheard in Seminar

Tenured English Professor: Last time I dressed up for Halloween, I dressed up as the devil and shoved this dude over the railing.

Overheard in Seminar

German Professor: To talk about sado-masochism in this book is like talking about aquatic mammals in Moby Dick.

Overheard in the Living Room

Fool #1: This flavor kind of sucks.

Fool #2: I don't vape for the flavor, just the clout.

Overheard during procrastinating delirium

Sister 1, scrolling through insta: My phone is literally the devil.

Sister 2, panic reading Vitoria: Which is why mine is in time out.

Overheard at Home

Girl writing last minute essay: Did you know Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant just to get the point across that alternating current is dangerous? I hate smart people. They're so dumb.

Overheard at the Dinner Table

Sophomore on lawn parties: I mean, what kind of artist has to remind the audience that they're in the song at the start of each one?

Sister: D.J. Khalid. Because that's the only memorable part of his songs.

Overheard in LAS Seminar

Student: The guy who funded Pinochet's coup was also a dedicated yachtsman.

Leftist Professor: Man of many talents!

Overheard in Guest Lecture

Journalist: I don't understand how science works.

Overheard in Oregon

Bubbe, I don't think there is going to be a lot of Election Day violence in Long Island.