Thursday, March 30, 2006

3.30- RA interview

"well I like to party alot"

-an RA candidate who forgot to engage the "I am in an interview" button in his head, answering the question, "tell us about yourself?"

"you know, we play Monopoly and games like that together"

-the same guy after the stunning realization that he was interviewing for a job supervising adolecents, answering Gloria's question, "what do you do at these parties?"

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

3.29- at my house

1. We
2. Both
3. Like
4. Bananas

- the answer my anthropologically challenged friend Nate gave on a test to the question, "Please give four characteristic of how monkeys and humans are similar".

3.28- RA interviews

"I have decided I don't want to be a slacker anymore"

-a very honest and insightful RA candidate answering the question "What have your learned about yourself recently?"

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

3.27- friends house

"well you are kind of old"

-Brandon Riely kindly helped me see the light when I was so excited telling a story about when I was asking for help from the librarian she "knew" I was a grad student. I thought it was because of the really interesting research I was doing on the Comanche language.

It was ironic because today was my birthday...28!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

3.25- RA interviews

"Who me?"

-a potential RA candiate's amazing response to the question "Please, tell me about yourself". Please keep in mind how confusing the question might have been b/c the room was filled with three people: the interviewers (me and Gloria) and him.

Friday, March 24, 2006

3.24- front desk

"he looks like Brady with all of the stuffing sucked out"

-such an encouraging and uplifting comment on the much skinnier than me front desk worker, Phillip's, new look.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

3.23- Benji's house

"4th grade is bad, but 5th graders are the worst children in THE..WHOLE..WORLD"

-Benji, the loving, ever caring, and hopefully future dad someday, on how much he loves being a substitute teacher.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

3.12- ice breaker

"we had a cat with us"

-a staff member indignantly responded to my intrusive inquiry on why she did not stop and lend a hand to a car wreck that she witnesses.

point of note:
The Quote Farmer, ever seeking new crops and fields, will be out of the country collecting sweet quotes from Costa Rica for a week so please check back next week for some Tico quotes.

Friday, March 10, 2006

3.10- meeting

"nope, they paid the homeless guy to throw the pee"

-a co-worker answering my inquires to how a past TAMS prank was done. Apparently disgruntledTAMS students will go to great lengths to get back at their lesson learned.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

3.8- staff meeting

"Can you believe you have to find your own baby?"

-Jay, a staff member, in utter disbelief that his professor would require them to observe a baby for his child development class. The baby was aparently not included in the class fees.

"I have a baby...I HAVE A BABY!!!"

-Jay, upon receiving a phone call in a restaurant informing him that a friend would let him observe her baby. He couldn't understand why people kept congradulating him as he left.

ps. if the picture is too obscure please see the comments. Maybe I am too old?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

3.7- jeff jordan's house

" terrorists? "

-jeff jordan lending a hand to a group of people trying to figure out what eagles eat. During the Super Bowl, we were stumped on what Sea Hawks ate so we figured finding out what eagles ate might help us on our quest.

a shout out to my long lost friend Jefferson.
the quote farm misses you.
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3.7- Gloria's office

"I used to be a black person"

-One of my staff members remembering her past. Confessing her chameleon tendencies she admits that now she wears a lot of earth tones and thinks of herself now as more of a brown person.

-thanks Gloria. always keeping an eye out for the crop
the quote farm

Monday, March 06, 2006

3.6- meeting

"it is my birthday next week... i... e ....!"

-a student trying to inform us of his coming birthday, which is week...FYI.
But getting those pesky acronyms (ie: etc, MLK, TGIF, TAMS) confused.

3.6- ESL class

(in a very strong Spanish accent)

"my dog. She had, how do you say... She had some poopies. Yes some poopies"

-the owner of a dog who had recently given birth was in my ESL class testing my maturity, and if I would juvenilely laugh at such an innocent mistake. He found out that the more times you say "poopies" the younger I got.

ps. the picture is a real logo that just fit nicely to this post i promise. Click here.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

3.4- TAMS

"where can we put the gas for the hovercraft?"

-a normal question asked to me today, and thus insight into the job I have working with VERY gifted teenagers.

Friday, March 03, 2006

3.3- from the Olympics

“it looks like they Bedazzled her forehead.”
– Brian's sister Allison commenting on the Olympic Ice Dancer’s costume.

“...well they are just oozing seduction.”
- in an old man voice a former-figure-skater-turned-commentator

"they have some fantastic Twizzles*.”

*TWIZZLE – A traveling turn on one foot with one or more rotations, which is quickly rotated with a continuous (uninterrupted) action. The weight remains on the skating foot with the free foot in any position during the turn, and then placed beside the skating foot to skate the next steps.

-sent in from an Olympic evening with the Daskums,
thanks for everything. love,
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

3.2- office

"it was eye contact with a confused look - hands raised about chest level, palms facing each other but slightly angled about 45 degrees toward the sky, shoulders raised a bit for increased effect. This all followed by the "hands on a steering wheel" charade while the hands are turning the imaginary steering wheel from side to side."

-Kevin wrote in an email that he had given someone the "why are you driving a car" hand signal. This is Kevin's written responce to me inquiring what the "why are you driving a car" hand signal looked like.

ps. click on the picture for information on proper biker gang apparel, and how biker gangs travel in such organized packs

3.2- Starbucks

"I want some coffee"

-an old boot wearing, belt buckel sporting, cowboy hat having, Texas grampa at his first time to Starbucks answering the question, "what can I get for you today?"

"I just want some BLACK COFFEE"

-beginning to get exasperated and astonished at the questions from the barista who was trying to help him say "I would like a grande, Verona, drip, no room for cream"

-thanks to Nell Ann's family for this gem,
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