Saturday, October 31, 2009


Girl: "I LOVE Junior Mints. I've never had them. They just sound so good."


School bus driver to kids on Halloween: "Don't get into any trouble. But if you do, take pictures. But don't get into any trouble."

Monday, October 26, 2009


Overheard on the bus.
One guy to another: "Want to go to Viva, dude? They have burritos the size of a baby."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More cows - but what do they say?

From Ithaca Craig's List:
My daughter wants to be a cow for halloween, but we only need the cow utters. She is small adult size.

Thanks, Melissa!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Convenient Jeans

I asked a 7 year old boy who had a hole in his jeans:
"Do you wear those jeans because they're cool or because they accidentally ripped and they're the only ones clean?" and he replied:
"No I just like them, its easier to itch with them on."

Later I said to the same seven year old: "Wow your hair is getting really curly." and he said: "It wont be for long after I comb it."

-G Barrows


A ten year old boy said: "Oh I have three missed calls! Probably because it was on vibrate because my ringtone is so ridiculous."

-G Barrows

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Probably didn't want to know that

Girl in restroom to girl in stall: "So he was in the bathroom using that urination thing? And he was going with one hand and texting with the other? And his professor walks in and was like 'what the hell?' and it turned out he was doing it for THAT CLASS."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nom, nom

Woman: "I used to get my grandson a subscription to Children's Digest. It's like Reader's Digest for kids."
Co-worker: "I bet he ate that up."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Don't call us....

Teenage girl to parents: "So yeah, my cellphone is in my pocket but it's turned off so don't try to call me."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Can't argue with that

Girl: "Everyone loves a good ninja!"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Graffiti on the old library building:
"For the world to live Columbus must die."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Not even faking it

Sign behind the counter at Cost Cutter's (where no one is smiling):
"Smile, smile, smile, even if it's fake."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not Overheard, but.. Cows!

From Craigslist Ithaca/For Sale/Collectibles:

COWS $600 (Groton)
Must part with my cow collection. Moved and downsized. Took 2 days to wrap and pack these cows. Loved and cared for. They used to have their own room. Boxes and boxes of collectable cows. Hundreds of pieces. Dolls, walking and talking cows, plates, wall hangings, large aand small cows, stuffed cows, pillow cows, plates, "Mary Moo Moo's, salt and pepper collection, mugs, banks, etc. I think I have every type and color cow imaginable. Cannot begin to mention each piece. The small furniture some of them used to sit on is also included. Great Christmas gift for the serious collector. Will not separate.

(thanks, Melissa!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Loud colors

Mother: "Have you seen Bowl-O-Drome recently? They painted it a bright orange."
Son: "They should get a noise violation for that."
M & J

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Guest arriving at a birthday party: "I've just come from Gannett and they say I have all the symptoms of swine flu."
Hostess: "Well I'll understand if you have to leave early."


Friday, October 2, 2009

More Oasis

Cashier: "I'm always amazed at how much flour you can buy for how little money."

Groceries - no laughing matter

Overheard at Oasis
"I don't like to checkout from that girl, she's always laughing. What's so funny?"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Western Civ.

Upon hearing that a deputy sheriff had posted pictures of President Obama altered to look like a Nazi on schoolhouse doors in Idaho to protest the president's speech to schools:
Man: "Idaho, where the holocaust never happened."