Obsessions & Overheards


Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

“You don’t need to apologize for livin.’”

“Keep dancing till you’re sweating and feel like your feet are going to fall off.”

“If that kid retrieves any more foul balls, we’ll have to file a W-2 on him.”

“Dingle balls is not the professional term? Are you sure?”

“I’ll be bringing wedding favors to my housekeepers first, and then you can give some to your housekeepers.”

“The groom got a very special meal: a burger and fries.”


Is there anything you can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, or drinking? Obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation. 


Mint Juleps

Roaring bonfires

Hammocking with a good book

Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Deerskin slippers from Fish Creek Moccasin Works

Chai tea lattes from The Craic

Be a part of the Pulse! Send over your SHOUT OUTS, OBSESSIONS, OVERHEARDS, or PET PEEVES to [email protected] with one of the above categories in the subject line…and, let us know if you’d prefer the submission be printed anonymously.


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