Sunday, August 31, 2008

Changing styles

Overheard at an (unnamed) Ithaca swimming hole:
Guy: "Dude, this water is cold."
Other Guy: "It's good for you, it'll put hair on your chest."
Guy: "Haven't you been watching the Olympics? I don't want hair on my chest."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Good old days

Girl to grandmother: " Granma, what was your ringtone growing up?"
-Sarah's grandmother

Friday, August 22, 2008

Overheard not so clearly

Overheard at Frendlys in Ithaca
A daughter and her mother were eating lunch together and the daughter was eating fries. She looked up at the mom and said
Daughter: "You know what's really good?"
Mother: "What?"
Daughter: "Fries with a Jamocha Shake."
Mother: "Flying with mocha fish?"
Daughter: "No mom."
- Ashley

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Old putty

Girl playing with the loose skin on her father's elbows: "I love elbow putty. It's one of the nice things about getting old."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Those were the days...

Older man on the Commons: " Back in the day they used to sell switch blade kits because they couldn't sell you switch blades."

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Overheard on the playground

Little girl to bigger girls: "This pwayground seems to be designed fow kids wike you who awe incwedibuly big and not fow puny wittle second gwaders wike me.
- R & J

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Measuring up

Pre-teen girls talking:
First girl:
"You're going to get a bra? How do you even know what cup size you are?"
Second girl: "Cups? I don't even have any cups."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Even in our sleep...

Girl: "Last night I dreamed I had a high-speed Internet connection and I was watching videos on YouTube. It was a good dream."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

At Borders

Two male (art?) students looking at Sculpture magazine: "This isn't art, they just twisted it around and turned it upside down and then made him take a sh*t."

Monday, August 4, 2008

Is there a public restroom theme emerging?

Overheard today outside the ladies room at Target, mom to preteen daughter:"Don't be a martyr. Just go in, already!"

Friday, August 1, 2008

Once again not overheard, but:

We may need to change this blog from Overheard to Found Poetry:
Ithaca Craig's List Lost & Found:
Lost / Stolen Junkyard Bike - Ice Cream Reward
Last seen on porch - Clinton St. Downtown. July 4th around 3pm.
Junkyard cruiser: Rusty frame - no color just rusted chrome. Single Speed. Taped-up seat. No hand brakes. A real beaut. Curvy bod. One heck of a ride too ;). Will treat finder/stealer/perp to purity ice-cream or a drink or burrito if returned. Reply or just ride it to RIBs. Wouldn't mind sharing, just want to ride it again. Thx!