Wednesday, May 23, 2007

5.24- Dubai

"sorry to squish you, but the driver could go to jail for three years for making a woman stand on the bus"
-a woman who was squishing into the same seat as Amber explaining the rules of riding the Dubai buses.
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5.23- the mall

(cheer yelling)

"S-P-(clap)-I-R-(clap)-A-T..(clap)..spirit lets hear it"

-a cheerleader practicing, albeit not enough, her cheer while walking in the mall.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

5.22- Istanbul

"Do you want to receive your personal self realization?
All you must do is chant this three times:
I want to receive my personal self realization...I want to receive my personal self realization...I want to receive my personal self realization"

-a group of evangelistic "self-realizationers" inviting me to "self realize" in the security check line in an Istanbul airport on their way to India. All I had to do was hold a "guru" button in my hand, chant the mantra, and I would feel warmth in my palm. Then presto I would would be self realized...which I guess means having warm palms.
Needless to say, I declined the invitation.

Monday, May 21, 2007

5.21- Dubai

"I wanna make bathtub bacon"

-Amber upon hearing that making "bathtub" wine is very common in Dubai; a "dry" country in more ways that one, but having pork products is even more illegal that having alcohol.

Friday, May 18, 2007

5.18- Istanbul

"we call it sex pudding"
-a very persuasive restauranteer telling me about his local pudding, which was quite tasty but it did not live up to all of his "promises".

Thursday, May 17, 2007

5.17- Kevin's house

"it's just one long question"

-Brian Daskam trying to defend his lack of reverence for the National Anthem.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

5.15- Zios

"I'm sorry but we don't have a house Chardonnay, but we do have our house red which is pretty must the same."

-the teenage sommelier at Zio's Italian restaurant.

Monday, May 14, 2007

5.14- Russ

"they use it to buy their souls out of hell"

-Russ answering the riddle, "what does the parking office do with all the money they get from parking ticket fines?"

Thursday, May 10, 2007

5.10- my house

"I want to put that guy in a cage full of tigers"

-Brian Daskam on how much he loves Mr. Jay, a host of "America's Next Top Model". This quote however does not necessarily imply that Brian watches or has ever watched "America's Next Top Model".

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

5.9- house

"well Jesus is Jesus, and He does magical things"

-Amber on my astonishment at finishing my two hardest semesters and following my conviction to not do any school work on Sundays.

Monday, May 07, 2007

5.8 - front desk

"only men without girlfriends come up with games like that"

-Kevin Roden upon hearing of the new sport "boxing chess". One round of boxing, one round of chess.
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5.7- D.C. airport

"It’s very Bo-tanically interesting here"

-the airport counter lady extolling the virtues of Washington DC to convince Montreal passengers to voluntarily stay in DC on a very full flight.

Friday, May 04, 2007

5.5- around connor

"I know Cinco de Mayo was a great general, but what did he really do?"

-heard around Connor, and proof that our educational system is the best in the world!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

5.4- McConnell

"at six o’clock tonight we are going to put all the names in a hat and pick one”
-a conflicted TAMS student happens upon a novel way of solving the age old problem of which prestigious school to go to: Harvard, MIT, or Stanford

5.3- in my inbox

"Lovely Lassie Lumps"

-brian daskam flexing his excellent "copy-writing" skills, by trying to better the marketing tag line for Neuticles, testicular implants for dogs and cats.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

5.1 too much school

-Thanks to those who asked, "where the freak are the quotes". Well I am trying really to finish school and job stuff well. But thanks for asking 'cause it makes me feel all important-like. Quotes coming soon I promise.