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April 14, 2011


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Overheard at dinner:

Post-thesis senior 1: Hey, what are you up to?
Post-thesis senior 2: Not much, I am just drawing and filling in lots of tiny bubbles.

Overheard in a presentation by an eminent arts journalist:

Asian prefrosh, raising hand: Um hi, so I am really thirsty. Where is the water fountain?
[Twenty minutes later...]
Same prefrosh, raising hand:
So I really have to pee. Where is the nearest bathroom?

Overheard in a study room:

Pretty African-American girl, to white friend: I am never going to age because I am blacker than you.

Overheard in 2D Co-op:

Tofu chef: I want a parrot that's really short so I can raise it and harvest its brain.

Overheard near girls:

Girl 1, to Girl 2: [Guy's name] is super smart. I want my kids to be his kids, but I don't want to have kids with him.

Overheard in Whitman Library:

Sophomore Pi Phi 1: I wish the haters would stop hating.
Sophomore Pi Phi 2: Yeah, isn't the Pi Phi average GPA like a 3.5?
Sophomore Pi Phi 1: Yeah. We're totally smarter than all those Colonial haters.

Overheard in Nass office:

Editor-in-chief, to other editor-in-chief: Which of these sundresses do you like?

Overheard on McCosh Walk:

Blonde impassioned girl: My life story is more harrowing than Transformers, more life-affirming than The Pianist, and faster than a speeding bullet train...

Overheard in WWS 320:

Professor: If you're too happy, you're not going to progress in life.

Overheard on McCosh Walk:

Audacious prefrosh: Mom, Dad, stay far behind me so people think I'm a student.

Overheard in Frist:

Shy guy: I really like talking to you.
Less shy girl: That's great. That's really great. I don't care right now.