Friday, April 28, 2006

4.28- Marci's music class

"Ya'll is plural. 'All of ya'll' is an overflow of people."

-Dr. Slottow, music theory professor who also is a budding linguist during a counterpoint class discussion on the proper uses of "Ya'll".

thanks to Marcelina for this Southern Linguist's insight.
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

4.27- staff meeting

"I'm not a hip guy"

-Russ' confesional double entendre about his dislike of the nessessary "hip" holster for his blackberry thing.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

4.26-staff meeting

"somebody give me some Bar-BQ love"

-A rare and vulnerable moment when Russ was expressing himself and his desire to be loved in the most Texan of ways.

Or I might have misunderstood him and he could have been asking for us to save him some BBQ from a meeting he was going to miss.

4.26- Gloria's office

"take THAT...mike seaver"

-Kevin Roden while talking in his sleep gets back at Mike Seaver for stealing all the girls back when Kevin was in college.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

4.25- bruce cafe

"it is kind of like watching the changing of the guard"

-Amanda Langford commenting on the solemn and reverent expressions on a crowd of students who were waiting on the cafeteria worker to reload the empty ice cream cone dispenser.

Monday, April 24, 2006

4.24- staff meeting

"I'm sure there are a lot of them...but I have never met any"

-a TAMS student, who recently achieved the coveted ranking of "grand master dwarf, super dragon killing elf ninja" (or something to that effect), answering the question "if there are other girls this into computer gameing"

Turns out she is right. Read this BBC article to read about the plight of under respected female gamers.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

4.21- in the car

"you did on purpose what sounds like a punishment for lying in Mogadishu"

-Dave Furman expressing his confusion on why anyone would get their tongue pierced.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

4.20- a dinner

"I can not think of an insect I have not eaten"

-Gloria trying to best me at insect eating claims...after she answered "yes" to catapillars, daddy-long legs, butterflies, cockroach antenne, I conceded that she is the Queen of entomophagy.

4.20- at home

"probably Cuban"

-Leah answering Jeff's mom's question about which Latin nationality her non-smiling neighbors might be.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

4.19- home

"what I lack in girliness, I make up for in obnoxiousness"

-amber telling me why she has been successful hanging out with younger girls in college life.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


"I was still eating catapillers when I was seven"

-Gloria expressing her disbelief and exalting her own strong beliefs of entomophagy, upon hearing that a TAMS student's seven year old brother has a 60" TV and an iPod shuffle.

Monday, April 17, 2006

4.17- staff meeting

"it's real hard up in here"

-an RA pointing to Central America and commenting on the difficulty of the geography test I gave them on North and Central America. I was so moved by the 4.12 entry that I decided to give my staff geography quizzes each week to improve our collegiate’s geography knowledge.
How good are you...geography quiz

Thursday, April 13, 2006

4.14- staff meeting

"I don't is kind of crowded underground"

-a TAMS student when asked if he would start an underground newspaper in his new college of choice.

4.13- staff meeting

"a Super Mario Party?"

-unfortunately mis-hearing an RA talk about a Cinco de Mayo party he was having for his wing, the excitement and enthusiasm in my voice not only outed me as being culturally insensitive but also mega-1992 dorky.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

4.12- Clark Hall

"for starters, Africa is a continent"

-an RA responding to an Academic Peer Advisor's (PA) question about where the country of Africa was.

"Ohh, that's where it is"

-the PA proving the world wrong that college students are edjumakated, upon being enlightened that Africa was not in South America

thanks to Greta for this awesome
farming addition,
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006


"the world is like SO big"

-a Texas Academy of MATH and SCIENCE student on what they learned from very educational TV show "the Amazing Race".

4.10- meeting

"I think they were British"

-A TAMS student on why Teletubbies talked funny.

Friday, April 07, 2006

4.7- TAMS

"I keep seeing Nerds around here"

-RA staff member apparently just realizing they work at the Texas Academy of Math and Science.

"The candy...I mean the candy"

-The same RA desperately trying to take back their former comment, and exault their observational prowess.

-thanks to RetNa for being the ears of TAMS for me
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Thursday, April 06, 2006

4.6- van ride

"is that Hoobastank?"

-a TAMS student attempting to identify the essential rock ballad "Nothing Else Matters" from Metallica "Metallica" (the black album) on the radio. Words can not express how offended I was.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

4.5- after prom

"I mean what are we going to do ALL night at Auto Zone?"

-Raquel, from Brazil, lamenting the thought of attending after-prom, an all night event for the students, because she had unfortuantely never heard of Speed Zone.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

4.4- prom

"your mom is a sea-fish"

-a response to an RA telling their friend that they were being very facetious, unfortunately it also out’ed them as not having an 800 on the verbal section of the SAT.

4.3- around McConnell

"I was a pee coach"

-an RA referring to her new found role in helping her friends pee out in a field during a wicked traffic jam.