Overheards and Obsessions, Sept. 18, 2015


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 didn’t think it was possible for me to dislike Joe Buck more than I do but then I saw the furry creature he’s attempting to grow on his face.”

“I don’t like the direction ‘west.’”

“Oh, I love dragging and dropping!”

“It looks like a small rodent that’s feeding off his overall douchy-ness.”

“A year ago I was getting ready for Umphrey’s McGee. Now I’m getting ready for cheese.”

“It was the American version of Sunnyvale Trailer Park, so yeah, I’d say it was a good weekend.”

“I wanted to be a famous radio personality, but I guess being awarded ‘Vibe Team Hero of the Month’ from Target will have to 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.

Podcasts, especially This American Life and TED Talks.

Grilled corn on the cob.

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies.

 Found poems.

Fear the Walking Dead.

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