Overheard and Obsessions: Dec. 31, 2015


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?

“My Santa pole isn’t that long!”

“The Christmas pig is from Oshkosh.”

“No, I just wanted to see if you would do it. Dressing up is for nerds.”

“I’m offended by the man boobs.”

“Ah, yes. The wonderfully weird history of people trying to change color.”

“Santa really must have missed a couple of your bad days.”

“I only model scarves. It’s my true calling in life.”

“You have to start saying that things are ‘on fleek.’ That’s what’s up, these days.”



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.


Hot buttered rum.

Broad City.

 National Lampoon’s movies.

Thinking up achievable New Year’s resolutions.

Fleece pajamas.

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life.

 Frosted Sugar Cookie coffee creamer.


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