Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Destiny

Overheard while waiting for my children at South Seneca School.
A Teacher in line with her class, calls out: "Destiny! Serenity!"
I thought it sounded like someone calling out positive affirmations.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Not overheard, but somehow fitting for today

From Craig's List Ithaca, Missed Connections:
Goodyears missing pavement (Rt 96)
Me: 14k mile old rubber
You: Pavement

I really wanted to keep hugging you this morning but inertia had different plans. I had to leave you to seek comfort and stillness in the ditch next to you. Hope you didn't take it personally. After I get some plastic surgery I'll be back to roll over you again and again, baby! Can't wait!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Overheard at Ithaca Bakery.
Counter worker: "Destiny, your order is ready."

Monday, January 26, 2009

Small daily pleasures

Overheard in a public restroom, next stall over.
Woman: "It's so special when you sit down in the restroom and the seat's already wet. It makes my day."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Catching up at the store

Overheard at Wegman's Saturday evening. Two young women shopping.
Woman, with great excitement: "Did I tell you Josh and I are speaking again?"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh really?

Heard on campus. Two female students walking down the hall.
First student: "I didn't sign up for any honors [classes]. I'm no honor."
Second student: "I know, I know."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Heard around the world....

...and in Dryden.
A woman watching the inauguration on television: "I thank God every morning I lived long enough to see this moment."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Overheard at the Skaneateles Community Center (remember we said the greater Ithaca area)

Small, wet girl climbing out of the swimming pool:"I am so not ready for the inauguration tomorrow. I am so not!"

Now I KNOW we're not in Ithaca anymore

Not overheard, but also in Skaneateles.
Bumper stickers in the Community Center parking lot:
Welcome to America. Speak English or go home.
Dictionary definition of liberal- someone who is so open minded their brains are falling out.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Life lessons

Two small girls.
Larger girl: "How do you chew your nails? Can you show me how to do it?"

Friday, January 16, 2009


Overheard in lovely, downtown Dryden.
Woman: "Oh, it's 10 degrees. I didn't realize it had gotten warm."

Sunday, January 11, 2009

'nuff said

Morning, man and woman parting to go their separate ways.
Man: "Have a good day."
Woman: "It's hard to have a good day when you don't have time to poop."

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not overheard, but: Lemonade!

Overheard in Ithaca is as pleased as punch to let you know we have won a Lemonade Award, presented to "blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude." This award was kindly (and surprisingly) bestown upon us by the Head Blogger at and we thank her with all our little bloggy hearts even though we've never met. We weren't even sure there was anyone out there listening, now we know, yay!

Now we have the responsibility and honor of passing this on to our favorite bloggers, so here goes, in no particular order: This blog is now password protected but we love it to smithereens so we hope you can get in past the big guy at the velvet ropes. Have your passport in hand, it couldn't hurt (or you could always ask us to put in a word for you at the gate). Bilingual blog with lots of wonderful photographs by old friends, what more could you ask for? Clicking on it is as good as taking a vacation. A world-class blog that breaks your heart. Just take a look and see if you aren't lifted up and away. And of course the (very) local scene with a global perspective and great pictures right out the front window to boot. We don't know if this really counts since it's a one-time story, but it's so evocative we couldn't leave it off. Who else makes you think about triangles? And last but not least, the one that gave us the idea in the first place, the one that can still make us homesick.

Thank you all for making our day more interesting, and if you are one of these Lemonade Award winning blogs, please pass this honor on to your favorite blogs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


A guy sitting in his office. Another guy comes in.
Entering guy: "Did you get the stuff I left you on Russian mail order brides?"
Guy at his desk: "Yes I did and I've already filled it all out and sent it in."

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Kid: "First came fire...then came fire in a lamp..."
Second Kid: ".....then came the Apple iPhone...."

Friday, January 2, 2009

Not like chicken?

Girl: "So you ate crocodile in China - what did it taste like?"
Other girl: "Like frog."