Overheard and Obsessions: May 5, 2017


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?

“Don’t pee on the logs we are going to burn.”

“It’s just awkward in all the wrong places.”

“I assure you we would consider what was described as horribly rude. And we would say so, to everyone but the person who did it.”

“I was feeling weird so I took a half day and now I’m drinking in my bathtub.”

“I’ve been so good, my head hurts.”

“I thought he’d be bigger and move around, like on TV.”

“It’s Spanish. Sound it out.”

“I thought you said this was an improv comedy show! Why am I holding a Playbill then?!”


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.

Dark chocolate

Biscuits and gravy


The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Door County Ice Cream Factory

Funny closed captions

“Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions”

The YouTube channel “Bad Lip Reading”

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