Overheard, Shout Outs and Pet Peeves


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 like you well enough but you could use a dart in the eye sometimes.”

“I’ve categorized her as a winter friend.”

“A man just walked out of Nelson’s wearing melon-colored shorts and a patriotic bandana, carrying an axe.”

“If I have a beer I can have six quesadillas.”

“I didn’t even know there were barns in Detroit.”

“I’m not behaving any more today.”

“I got glasses, braces, and acne in the same week.”

“Stop climbing the tree in your high-heels!”

“I want to put on a tight wetsuit and mess with nature.”

“Bring the pain.”

“Cello players are usually better looking for some reason.”


Is there someone or something that deserves a pat on the back or a slap on the wrist?

“Happy Birthday to Jane Thomas! You’re the best mom and grammie we could ask for!” ~ Love Angela, Ryan, Mylo & Gizmo Sherman

“Shout out to Door Shakespeare. Wow. Macbeth was excellent and Love’s Labour’s Lost was wonderfully hilarious. Talent in the extreme to say the least.” ~ Sharon Thill

“Shout out to Fiddler’s Green – a fun, funky bar and restaurant on Washington Island that serve an absolutely delicious Mediterranean plate with dishes I rarely get to experience in rural Wisconsin.” ~ Yummy in my Tummy


Is there something that really irks you, gets your goat, rubs you the wrong way, drives you up the wall, gets you bent out of shape, puts a stick in your craw, or makes you want to throw in the towel?

“When my dog encounters a skunk. Pew-wee.” ~ Pungent Pup

“When fellow beach-goers decide they are in charge of music, blasting tunes I’d rather not listen to while I’m trying to relax and enjoy the sun.” ~ Turn it Down

“When theater venues turn on their air-conditioning full blast. I went in for some reprieve from the heat, but now I’m wishing I had a sweater along.” ~ Brrrr

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.