7 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 11/07/2000 - 4:35pm. Funny
"Yeah, I actually saw him last weekend, he bought a new BMW so he drove it up to show me."
"But your dad lives in LA!"
"He was excited about the new car. He always makes sudden decisions about vehicles. Like in 1975 when he inexplicably went from driving an Alpha Romero convertible to a Vista Cruiser station wagon."
--A guy and a girl in line behind me at Spud Brothers
6 November 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 11/07/2000 - 1:48am. Funny
"I got so sick of it. Everywhere it was the same, didn't matter if it was a bar or a conference in a fancy schmancy hotel. Everybody you met had this little monologue of what their job was and where they'd be advanced to in a year. And they kept circling the room, telling the story to anyone would listen, and they could finally move from monologue to dialog."
--A woman several seats back on the bus
3 November 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 11/03/2000 - 8:26am. Funny
"He said we didn't need to bring scantron forms to the exam, because they'd be selling them there."
"Oh, cool."
"So you'd think. Lemme finish. They'd be selling them there for $10 apiece."
--Two guys exiting my Cog Sci class
(For those who haven't recently been in college, a scantron form is one of those things you bubble your answers in on, and they're about 25 cents.)
1 November 2000
Submitted by eve on Thu, 11/02/2000 - 10:20am. Funny
"Why do they make you wait way back here?"
"So that you can't find out about other people's prescriptions, it's supposed to be confidential."
"But if they just gave it to you in a plain bag or something, no one would know."
"Yeah, but the pharmacist has to tell you about it, like if you're not supposed to take asprin with it, or if you should take it with milk, or if it'll make you see boogie men or something."
--Two girls in line at the University Health Center Pharmacy
You know, I think they tend to frown on prescribing LSD these days.
31 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 10/31/2000 - 9:47am. Funny
"I've been a hooker before... but I've been something like an angel too. I guess I always felt like neither was really me."
"I can understand that."
*long pause*
"So this year, I'm going as catwoman."
--Two women having coffee in Brewed Awakenings
Let me re-emphasize that the pause was so incredibly long that I genuinely thought she was confessing her personal history.
29 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Sun, 10/29/2000 - 10:36pm. Funny
"A dollar seventy-nine for soda!"
"That's nothing, my friend paid like... 26 francs, which was $5.20 then, for a coke in Paris."
"Guess it shows it's costly and difficult to import coke... heh, just look at all of Colombia's problems."
--A guy and a girl at the next table over at Pizzeria Uno
29 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Sun, 10/29/2000 - 10:33pm. Funny
"Try it on... an extra large'd look good on you, man!"
--One quite serious teenage guy to another, gesturing at a women's full-length leather coat
27 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 10/27/2000 - 7:28pm. Funny
"I don't think you understand that attempting to get me up at 7 to go exercise with you will be exercise for us both, in and of itself."
--A guy with a British accent to his female friend, in the check-out line at the Gap
...And lest anyone ask what I was doing at the Gap again in less than a week, let me explain that there are few retailers in Berkeley that stay open past 6pm. I needed to either do laundry, or buy socks, and really, the choice was clear.
25 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Wed, 10/25/2000 - 4:27pm. Funny
"You know, you're not the first guy who's asked to try on my clothes."
-- A girl wearing jeans and a peacoat, talking to a guy in Dwinelle Hall

Well, it was an awfully cute peacoat.

Quick survey: how many times has someone of the opposite sex asked to try on your clothes?
23 October 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 10/24/2000 - 12:15am. Funny
"Wow, they need you on the 49ers."
--Bus driver, to a girl who had just sprinted a block or two to catch the bus
And she did it in (what I judged to be) 3" heels, no less. That girl is my hero.