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Sunday, December 6th, 2009
12:37 am - Prof Salkever in *eep* about 1990

I'm afraid I can't remember the exact wording, as it's been too many years, but this one ought not to be forgotten:

"Now, when I say a five-page paper, I'm not talking about 16 point, triple-spaced, with two-inch margins..."

(dramatic pause)

"...Of course, this is Bryn Mawr, where you can't even sign your own names in less than three pages."

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
11:10 pm - It's raining again in Bryn Mawr

"I really hate this New England weather."
-Someone walking out side my window

"This isn't New England"
-Lalia and I

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Friday, November 7th, 2008
2:41 pm - From Latin Class

[In a discussion of Ovid's Metamorphoses, the bit about Apollo and Daphne]

Professor Scott: Why is Apollo not acting like a god in this passage?

Frosh: Because he isn't turning into anything to have sex with her?

current mood: amused

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
11:42 am

In a discussion of Hegel:

Professor Kale: As our good friend Spider-Man says....

(The correct answer is "With great power comes great responsibility.")

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Monday, May 19th, 2008
6:07 pm - Over the phone, discussing classicists who are annoying.

seishonagon : They can go fuck Horace if they want. I don't want to watch, but they are welcome to go fuck Horace, as far as I'm concerned.

aurelia_star: Wasn't his last name 'Flaccus'?

seishonagon: *spews Coke*

Both: *facepalm*

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
12:01 pm - It's funny because it's true

Sophomore #1: I cry at the weirdest times. Like, I didn't cry at my grandmother's funeral, but I cried over my grades last semester.

Sophomore #2: You're definitely a Bryn Mawr woman.

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Monday, January 28th, 2008
5:55 pm - Walking into the middle of this conversation with zero context was...interesting

"Islam is NOT supposed to be about the mpreg!!"
-- an appropriately vehement chasingtides

current mood: amused

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007
9:51 am - At Prof. Edmonds' house on Saturday.

Prof. Edmonds, introducing his cat: "This is Polly. Her name is Polyhymnia, because she mews."

Say it out loud if you have to.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2007
8:06 pm - On Cthuhlu

aurelia_star: Cthuhlu! That monster with wings and testicles around his mouth!

This is what happens when she gets little sleep all week....

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
4:01 pm - Comments From Medieval Drama

chasingtides: When in doubt, say Jesus.

and later...

chasingtides: What happens when you shit Jesus? It's a bit of an issue.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007
1:35 pm - Fun in East Asian Studies 210

Prof. Wooldridge, holding up an imposingly heavy textbook: "Mr. Mote is not your enemy. Mr. Mote is your friend, your back-up. Think of him as a Marine with a machine gun, or a Quaker with...with an inner light. Yes. This book is your inner light."

"I feel compelled to confess to all of you that I can't remember your names. Any of your names. Which really is quite embarrassing. So obviously, it's nothing personal, right? Clearly this is some sort of systemic disorder."

"The story of my life. Every time things seem to going well and everything appears to be in order, a Mongol has to come in and blow it all to bits."

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
8:20 pm

Overheard in Haffner

"Facilities said that the bees coming out of the duct tape wasn't a good sign."

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Sunday, May 13th, 2007
5:06 pm

I can walk through walls and read minds. I'm like all the X-Men combined! I can control the weather. And I'm also blue and furry. Hadn't you noticed? -chasingtides

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
1:37 pm - Sage Advice

DARLENE THE HOUSEKEEPER: So, where are you living next year?
FROSH: Merion 3rd.
DARLENE: With the ghost?
FROSH: Yeah.
DARLENE: Just remember - the dead can never hurt you. It's the living you've got to watch out for.

-- Pem West 3rd

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007
7:13 pm

"I think I have a problem to all our solutions!"

-- boobah06

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Monday, March 5th, 2007
4:10 pm - Overheard in Rock...

"I've got cramps. They're worse than midterms!"

(Rock, 1st 2nd)

current mood: exanimate

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Thursday, February 15th, 2007
7:37 pm

Overheard from the helpful computer people at Guild (paraphrased):

"So, Rob was standing there with a beer complaining about how there weren't enough chicks and I was complaining because I had no idea what to do with the goat."

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Sunday, December 17th, 2006
4:29 pm

My thesis isn't on gay people, it's on drugs. Clearly gay people are just cannibals, not on drugs.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
12:00 am

McDonogh quote of the day:

"I think you need a Bryn Mawr t-shirt that says that. 'I'd be all right if I knew what I was doing.'"

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
10:07 pm

demeure during a conversation about the Western Wall in Jerusalem:

"Oh I get it! It's like a Facebook wall for God!"

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