Friday, December 31, 2010

Honey, I'm 42 and Still Wondering the Same Thing

A couple ring in the New Year with party blowers and streamers, circa 1930. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Overheard: by Jennifer Mendelsohn

At: a Baltimore Party City store

Two college-aged girls buying New Year's Eve supplies.

"So when do we get, like, 'serious?' I wonder when that happens."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ho Ho Ho! That's The Spirit, Mom!

Three year old Linda Kitta of Poplar is awed by Father Christmas at a London store. Decades 50's 0895-070   (Photo by Monty Fresco Jnr/Getty Images)

Overheard: In the Santa Line

By: Nichole Bernier

"I don't know why we bother year after year. All you do is cry. Then you cry that you cried."

Editor's Note: This will one day be the subject of a therapy session. Mark my words.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

See, Jimmy's Always Been Tricky That Way...

A little girl takes tea with her doll, circa 1935. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Overheard: Outside a Sherman Oaks, California school

By: Wendy Liebman

Three year old girl: There's Jimmy!
Mom: I don't see him, honey.
Girl: It's not the visible Jimmy.

Editor's Note: "Visible Jimmy" is totally joining my long list of possible band names, led by the perennial favorite, "Who By Beast."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

When It Comes Right Down To It, What Else Is There?

A little boy sits on the floor and stares intently at the TV, circa 1950. (Photo by V. Prazak/FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Overheard: in an Austin, TX elevator.

By: Marla Erwin

"All I want to do is watch 30 Rock and eat cheese."