Thursday, May 28, 2009

Congratulations YDS class of 2009!

Many congratulations to the Class of 2009! This one's for you:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fine! I will!

Denys Turner: Go. It's time for you to go.

Overheard: Commencement worship

Made: I wanna be a priest

Three-drink M.Div: My life is a TV show MTV wishes it were cool enough to produce.

Overheard: GPSCY

Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's going to be a loooooong weekend

Family member to another: NO! I am not going to buy Lemonade Tycoon for you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

OH@YDS on Twitter!

We've been twittered! The Yale Divinity School Twitter has found us.... Quick, look like we're doing homework.

Fierce inclusive language

Students singing to Joan Osbourne's One of Us: If God had a name, what would it be and would you call it to his face...
Student: HER FACE!

Overheard: Karaoke at GPSCY

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Must not be a cheese connoisseur

1st Year MDIV: I tend to be suspicious of anything that smells funny on purpose.

Avoid daycare work

Student trying to print something out: I'm going to get this if I have to sacrifice 20 children to Moloch.

Monday, May 18, 2009

YDS Graduate Fun Week!

Come for one event, come for all, just come help us celebrate the achievements of our fellow students! As always, all are welcome to these events. Bring your families, your friends, your arch nemesis. Sponsored by YDS 2009 Class Officers!

Movie Night/Make Your Graduation Attire

Stop by the Common Room at 3 PM to make your individualized graduation gear to wear at Commencement downtown. In years past it's been halos on the cap, this year we're planning on making wings. We provide the supplies, you bring your hands and imagination.

Then let's watch a movie at sunset (8 PM). We'll be watching Slumdog Millionaire (Slumdunder Mifflinaire?), with informative remarks before starting by film student Sean McAvoy. Bring beverages, bring families and friends. Pizza provided. LOCATION CHANGE: We'll be in RSV, so meet us there at 8!

WEDNESDAY: Beach Day/Karaoke at GPSCY

Spend the day on a beautiful beach with your fellow students, families and friends! We leave from the YDS parking lot at 11 AM for the Hammonasset Beach State Park. Pack a lunch, your frisbee and your swimsuit for an afternoon in the sun.

Email me ( if you're planning on attending or if you can drive.

After soaking up the sun, head out to GPSCY for a night of Karaoke. We'll have the back room reserved for singing shenanigans, and if we're lucky, someone's going to do Journey. Bring your ID and Yale ID for admission.


Tonight we head out to the local lanes! Put on your polyester and impress everyone with your 7th grade bowling skills. If you need a ride, meet us at YDS at 7 PM to ride together, otherwise meet us there. Bowling alley TBD, open to suggestions.

FRIDAY: Graduation Rehersal and Make Your Own Attire/BBQ

Practice makes perfect, so join us on the Quad at 10:30 AM to hear all about the various ceremonies and practice your "shake with the right hand, reach with the left." There will be food afterwards, so why not? Also afterwards, we'll have materials set up so you can make your wings for graduation if you haven't done so already.

Then join us at 5:30 for a cookout on the Knoll (grassy area between the div school and apartments). We'll have the usual - burgers, vegiburgers, hot dogs, soda, beer and fun. If your family's in town already, bring them and introduce them to Dale (he'll never forget them, so it's a good test for the future).

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Not everyone can live in the Div School Apartments

Student: Hah, God's a bushdweller, according to Deuteronomy.

People in real life are getting married, too

Student: People on facebook are getting married and I'm in my convent still!

The only maid I want to be is Maid Marion, but that's because of my Robin Hood steal-from-the-rich-give-to-the-poor complex

Woman: I don't like the term "maid of honor" ... It's marital status-ist!

Overheard: Commuter Lounge

Brush up on your anatomy, buddy

Gay div student: That does not look like a vagi... does it?

Overheard: While playing a party game

At least learning about God in a classroom

Episcopal MDiv: I just finished my last theology class! I didn't tell my bishop, but I am done learning about God.

Overheard at: dinner party

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tankinis are!

Student: I don't know how people wear bikinis... It must not be my spiritual gift.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

At least you got your global warming joke right

Sister: I was taking my Ecology test and it asked how old the Earth was.
Student: Did you put 6,000 years?
Sister: Damn, I put 4,000! I messed up my Bible joke!

You sound like forestry students

Student 1: There was so much tree semen on our patio table this morning.
Student 2: We should walk around in body suits so that the trees don't impregnate us.

Good thing you came to a bbq

German guy: I collect meat.

Overheard: End of Year BBQ

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The commuter lounge is the lowest common denominator of div school students

Student in the background: "It's like making out with a giant piece of chicken."
Bruce Gordon: "I had high expectations when I came to Yale, and I'm glad to know my expectations were met."

overheard: commuter lounge

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

E-dar? I like it!

Student 1: Look at their website. Use your evangelical eyes and see what you think.
Student 2: My e-dar?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Next is baby pictures

Student: This is the benefit of going to a Christian college… There are always wedding photos on facebook I haven’t seen.

They'll make you more, you know

Student 1: Ugh! God! They are out of coffee! All four, out of coffee!
Student 2: Good thing it's exam time, cause someone's getting a little bit testy...

Overheard in the refectory:

What heterophobia

MAR Student: Yeah, so if there were any chance of me being turned gay, [blank] would be the one to do it.
MAR Student 2: But you're really straight, though. You're so straight, it's borderline destructive.
MAR Student 1: I'm destructively heterosexual?
MAR Student 2: Yup.

Where: Curtis Hall

You need a drink

Student 1: Did you know Hillary Clinton has a job approval rating of 71%? That's crazy!
Student 2: Do you know what else is crazy? The low, low prices at Barbarino's Chevy!
Student 3: Bar-bar-bar-bar-bar-barino! .... oh my god, this week needs to be over.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

But who is Ronald McDonald?

MAR Student: It's just like corporate America. She'll be the Philip Morris of the Div School.

overheard: sunday brunch

Good logic.

M. Div 1: I just don't think that Jesus could have saved the world in three years if he was straight. Straight men aren't that efficient.
M. Div 2: Right. Further proof that Jesus was a woman.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Take some more then

(grabs left over food from conference and shoves 3 or 4 bagels in bag)
Student: These are the good bagels. You can't let these go.

But you're reading

Student, while reading the Acts of Paul: This is like watching a bad beer commercial!

Because he wasn't there?

(mentions another student)
Student 1: Is he a second year?
Student 2: No, he's a first year.
Student 1: Ok, that makes sense. I don't remember seeing him last year.