Overheard and Obsessions: June 17-24, 2016


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?


“I’m not a human motorcycle.”


“No no no no no! No pooping in the garlic.”


“So I’m gonna be hangry and sweaty when I get there?”


“My lips are chapped again from the nerves.”


“If that were a Pokémon and you were playing Pokémon Snap, you would receive points for action.”


“This was a lie. She is not pregnant. Should have figured, it’s In Touch.”


“I was trying to gracefully accept that I went too far, you a**.”


“I’m slotted to get 7 hours of sleep tonight! Let’s hope the dogs can be supportive of this goal.”



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.


Wide-brimmed hats




Drinking wine on an outdoor patio


The band Miike Snow


The works of author Fredrik Backman


NPR’s new podcast, NPR One


Hit music from the ’90s


Roasting marshmallows


Cool sand on morning walks


The Girls by Emma Cline (comes out 6/14)


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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