Thesis Fairy

April 10, 2022

Thesis Fairy: Full Design

This week the Nass lives vicariously, vents to mom, and learns what professors really think of students.


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Overheard in Bridges lab

Girl on the verge of tears: As long as the bridge you die on is pretty, it’s fine, right?

Overheard at study break

Junior thinking about JP: Life keeps happening. And I'm kinda not thrilled.

Overheard in Lockhart

Burned Out Friend: *Goes on a depressing rant*

Over-committed Verbatim fan: That's so sad, and I can't even verbatim it.

Overheard in a dorm

Romantic: The sole remaining balloon from Valentine's Day.

Optimist: And she's still flying, I'm so proud of her.

Romantic: Yea, I murdered all her sisters. I took scissors to them.

Overheard in Frist

Supportive friend: I'm glad to brighten up your day with gossip. And not just any gossip… invented gossip!

Overheard after a prank

Friend who breaks under moral pressure too easily: This is a mark on my conscience that will never leave. These lies have stained my soul.

Prank co-conspirator: … It was just an April Fools joke.

Overheard in 1901

Innocent friend: *gravely* I am the face of evil! *trips over own shoe*

Overheard at study session

Techie: Oh no, my tablet didn't charge!

Friend: Do you have a charger?

Techie: *genuine* You are a genius. I never would've thought.

Overheard in a Nass meeting

Budding philosopher: I was thinking…about how Seinfeld and Kafka were in the same century.

Overheard in the Tiger Tea Room

WASPy Man: When I came here I thought everyone wore, like, sports polos and khakis everyday. Because that's what we wore back home.

Overheard at Terrace

Social justice advocate: Single people are the most oppressed minority.

Overheard on Washington Road

Woman rolling down car window: Excuse me! How do I get to the track meet?

Terrace NARP: Sorry, you're asking the wrong people.

Other Terrace NARP, pointing at nearby students: Ask them, they're all wearing Princeton sweatshirts.

Overheard over dessert

Improv comedian anthro major: If I had a manager and accountant and publicist and personal assistant, I would be so successful.