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Friday, March 18th, 2011
5:42 pm - long time no post here...

I overheard a very loud conversation, against my will mind you, two of the old ladies I work with that are talking about food and their systems... one of the ladies says, "I try to eat corn every other day to make sure my system is running properly..."

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
12:14 pm - Overheard
muf_diver Overheard in a cafe, two women speaking about a child sitting on the other side of the table,
"Jim lives with us now, His mother can't bear having him around, it's not so much jim as who he reminds her of!"

One line, so much left unsaid.

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009
4:28 pm

Two girls at a cafe, smoking, slouched over their drinks, very obviously hung-over.

1: I feel like shit.
2: I bought and finished a pack within 3 hours last night. I feel like a fucking ashtray.
1: I feel like a fucking ashtray that had a mediocre penis in it.
2: Oh. That's worse.

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
8:52 am - On the bus yesterday morning

KID: What street is this one?

MOM: We're on North Street.

KID: Do we turn now?

MOM: No, we have to go past [lists the next four cross-streets] and then take a big turn by the bridge. That's Barrington Street.

KID: Yeah! I love streets!

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
10:52 pm - I kid you not...

Situation:  A crowded, hip coffeeshop near an Ivy League university.  I'm sharing a table with two people, mid-twenties, on a date.  At first I thought the guy was joking, but he really, truly was not.

Guy:  So tell me about where you where you grew up.
Girl:  Well, we actually moved around a lot because my brother is deaf and we had a hard time finding a school that would work for him so--
Guy:  Wait, you said your brother is deaf?  Why would he want to be deaf?
Girl, after a moment of confusion: He was born that way; it wasn't really a choice.  So anyway, we moved around a lot so he could find a school where he could learn how to communicate with people through--
Guy:  He wanted to talk to other people?  Why?
Girl: Well, it's pretty lonely if you have no one to communicate with--
Guy:  So he learned that hand talking?  Sign language? 
Girl: Yeah--
Guy:  But why? It'd be great not to talk to anyone.

The best part was the guy thought this was going great.  Even when he noticed at one point that the girl wore a hearing aid and he remarked, "Oh!  So you have it, too!"

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Monday, September 7th, 2009
3:44 pm - ICONS!

I hope this is allowed...
I saw Harriet the Spy movie yesterday, after being a HUGE HUGE fan of the book since 4th grade. Then I made a bajillion icons! Ok more like 40 icons:

( here ) @ dearskies; please credit boo if you use.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
10:32 pm

"I don't know how to put this, but I-80 is kind of a big deal."

--guy behind me on line at Hobby Lobby

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009
9:09 am

"Can I just get the rabies shot, then?"

--woman in the next cube

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
12:31 pm

Over heard at work this morning... I think they were sore about the election and made all kinds of comments saying the this country will definitly turn to shit or whatever blah blah's...

"Oh, a perfect example Mary-Anne. A black man is elected president and the pot is legalized! Go figure!"

I nearly choked on my chocolate milk...

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
12:38 pm - climate change affects us all

Homeless man to a friend, in passing: "Now, I don't trust that ozone layer..."

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
1:58 am - Today at work:

My coworker got a phone call. Apparently a woman called us (a bookstore) for ideas on where to go on her 37th wedding anniversary.

Woman: ...But don't go to Santa Fe, they have a lot of Indians. The Woo-woo kind!!!
Co-worker: *turns head away as to not die laughing*

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
11:14 am - Overheard on an Airplane at Dawn

Mother:  Look, honey, see the sun out the window?
Daughter:  I know that sun!  That's MR. Sun!!!

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
9:03 pm - two teenage boys outside a candy store.

"The way he gets girls to hook up with him is, he just begs them, for, like, an hour..."

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8:20 pm

overheard from the bar below my office window:  so i told him, you're not gonna like it when i get pissed off, but he kept annoying me! so i told him i was gonna do it, he gave me permission... yeah he even held his arm out! and then i just put my ciggarette out on his arm!

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
4:50 pm

"I want the name of that dog person before you leave."

--someone in the hallway just now.

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Thursday, June 26th, 2008
1:53 pm

Eight year old girl sitting at a cafeteria table: "I'm a vegetarian, but i eat meat sometimes."

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008
2:00 pm

"I have a note from my doctor. I dont have saliva. I have radiation."

--Guy going through airport security with a water bottle.

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Monday, May 12th, 2008
3:53 pm - So this is why she has 86 facebook applications

"I think that if I was on adderall I'd focus all my attention on something other than studying, like facebook."

"If Jesus went to college I'm sure he'd understand and forgive me for cheating on my religion final."

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
8:04 pm - crossposted to iamaspy, whatwasthatone, and whatwasthatbook

I was wondering if anyone who has a copy of The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh could type out or scan a particular passage which I think is on page 220 or 217 depending on the edition. It's one of my favorite passages in a book and I want to use it for something.

What I have so far, from going back and forth between Google Books and Amazon, neither of which will give me the whole passage:
Beth Ellen said "Good night," and lying back, she stared up at the ceiling. The room was lighted by the full moon. A dreadful emptiness overtook her. I am as empty as the ceiling, she thought, and her heart began to beat faster. I am going to cry or I am going to explode, I don't know which. Sobs shook her.
A sweaty little hand came over and held hers. I like Harriet, she thought through her tears; she never seems to have any feelings, but she does. She stopped crying. The sweaty little hand went away and

Just the end of the chapter would be rad.

ETA: okay I got it.

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Sunday, April 13th, 2008
2:59 am - In Chinatown, NY


Tall white guy: Dude! Chinatown is awesome! I accidentally elbowed a woman in the face, and she didn't even say anything!

Asian friend: What?!

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