Overheard and Shout Outs: May 19, 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?

“A springtime statement: Start at the peony, end at the asparagus.”

“I can’t wait for the day my future children find my Beanie Baby and Harry Potter memorabilia…behold! My legacy and your college fund!”

“She so badly needs stitches in her mouth.”

“We could never be brain surgeons or anything but I accept that.”

“You’re gonna have to serve dog turds for people not to go there.”

“Are we leaving the bar soon? Ok, then I’ll sober up with a Miller Lite.”

“Have you ever looked up toothless celebrities online?”


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

A shout-out to our publisher, Dave Eliot, for the beautiful, bright and spacious new Pulse office!

Shout-out to all the moms out there!

A pat on the back to brewers who make good sour beers.

A slap on the wrist to constituents who don’t want to see funding disappear for programs they care about, but leave the work of contacting their representatives to other people. You can make a difference but you have to act!

A shout-out to the creators of! A great resource for those of us who can’t keep track of why flags are at half-staff.

A big hug to Facebook’s “Norbert the dog” – the adorable three-pound registered therapy dog and picture book author.

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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