Overheard and Obsessions: Feb. 8, 2019


Are there tidbits 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?

“When do teachers go to the bathroom?”

“Someone should make a broasted chicken essential oil.”

“I think in general we should avoid polyps.”

“Where do you find quicksand?”

“Another good thing about this weather: the garbage freezes, doesn’t smell.”

“Yeah, that’s a crafter’s dilemma, too.”

“I just Marie Kondo-ed my underwear drawer.”


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.

Chocolate-covered blueberries

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix

“Forget ‘Having It All’” by Amy Westervelt

Washi tape

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