Overheard and Obsessions: Sept. 2, 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?


“They look like they have people in their basement, but they treat them really well.”


“Can you do me a favor and milk and sugar my bread?”


“Watch out for the cow!” (“Hey. I have a name.”)


“It was good. But too many butts.”


“This bus full is tub.”


“Say ‘prune’ while she takes the photo. It’s what models do.”



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.


Monarch Trail at Newport State Park


Door County Brewing Co.’s Tropique


Jon Batiste and Stay Human


The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King


Fresh, homemade pesto


State of Wonder by Ann Patchett


Bed sheets dried on the outside clothesline


Sweet potato fries


Mountain Dew + blue Gatorade


Better Than Ezra


Olympic male divers


The New Basement Tapes


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