13 November 2002
Submitted by eve on Wed, 11/13/2002 - 11:36pm. Wisdom
"Think of them as vitamins, not germs."
--A guy near Sufficient Grounds
31 October 2002
Submitted by eve on Thu, 10/31/2002 - 11:49pm. Wisdom
"You can't just go as a clown though, if you're a girl, you have to go as a sexy clown, or a clown ho, or a dead goth clown with lots of cleavage. Guys get to just wear a scary mask we take off the instant we get to the party."
--A guy talking to a girl outside California Hall
29 October 2002
Submitted by eve on Wed, 10/30/2002 - 12:21am. Wisdom
"You can't expect him to notice things. Women dress for other women. Men look at clothes and think, 'Can I see breasts? Then it's good.'"
--A woman talking to the other people at her table at Pizzeria Uno
12 October 2002
Submitted by eve on Sun, 10/13/2002 - 2:59pm. Wisdom
"I think general stupidity, as opposed to fatal stupidity, is harder to evolutionize out though. So you've got some dim cats, and some bright cats, but no cats that run into walls until they're comatose, or jump out windows into traffic."
"I suppose you're right, evolution's slow. And if we did wind up with a breed of sentient cats, we probably couldn't feed them cat food anymore."
--A girl and a guy walking on Oxford st
25 September 2002
Submitted by eve on Thu, 09/26/2002 - 8:42am. Wisdom
"And all of this when it's done is called 'recursive descent parsing using one token lookahead.' Remember those words, it doesn't matter if you understand, just remember the words. Say them next time you're at a party. You're sure to make a lot of friends."
--A TA in Soda Hall
15 September 2002
Submitted by eve on Sun, 09/15/2002 - 11:21pm. Wisdom
"That's the main problem with firewalls; crunchy on the outside, soft and squishy on the inside."
--A guy walking on Oxford st
7 August 2002
Submitted by eve on Thu, 08/08/2002 - 11:53pm. Wisdom
"It's like eating your ice cream from the cone up."
--A girl outside of Ned's Bookstore
2 August 2002
Submitted by eve on Sat, 08/03/2002 - 8:00am. Wisdom
"Popcorn is bad on pizza, trust me."
--A guy talking to another guy at a bus stop on Shattuck
29 July 2002
Submitted by eve on Tue, 07/30/2002 - 12:17am. Wisdom
"My sister, you know, in Oxnard, Edith gets the big print Readers Digest. *shakes head* You would think they wouldn't bother to have magazines here, since no one can read them half the time."
"Well, it looks like they mostly just have 'People'..."
--An elderly woman and (what appeared to be) her adult daughter, at the optometrist's office
20 June 2002
Submitted by eve on Thu, 06/20/2002 - 8:06pm. Wisdom
"But she said she's not going to stop buying clothes because I'm not going to stop smoking weed."
"Fair's fair, man. One vice for another."
-- Two guys crossing Telegraph Avenue
It turns out that headphones aren't the only problem I've got with trying to fill Eve's shoes. In addition to the headphones, I walk very fast. I walk with a purpose. I dodge my way through the slower foot-traffic, and forge a path down the curb behind street vendors when the sidewalk gets clogged. I've found that I have to make a very conscious effort to slow down every half a block in order to listen in on people, and once I tune in on a conversation I have to slow down even more to hear enough of the conversation to post.

Though now that I think about it, if I literally wore Eve's shoes, my stumbling would probably sufficiently slow me down and would yield some good material for the site.
-- Benjamin