Overheard and Obsessions: May 26, 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?

I still have the sausage fest photos.”

Nothing in this city is straight!”

That man on the scooter was wearing women’s clothes. He had a beard but I don’t think that makes up for it.”

Do you think this bowl is big enough for me to puke into?

He told me, ‘Honey, I really, really enjoyed the naughty pasta tonight.’”

What are you doing? No picking off scabs in my classroom!”

Point number one: I’m a very nauseous human being.”

This girl is up early. Every morning. I swear she was up before 8 am today.”

All pigs are angels.”


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.

Bike rides along Shore Road in Peninsula State Park

Poe (the musician, not the writer)

Ramps. They speak for themselves.

BBC’s Call the Midwife, based on the memoirs of 1950s London East End midwife Jennifer Worth

The PBS digital series Blank on Blank, an incredible fusion of animation and old audio interviews with the likes of Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Bill Murray, among others.

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