Overheards, Pet Peeves, and More


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?

“The regatta race parties were outrageous!”

“You’d know your mother’s milk.”

“She thought it was just another dance party.”

“The Peninsula Pulse out-Onioned the Onion with the April Fool’s Day edition.”

“That’s where we’re different, I’ll date anyone.”

“Oh, I think I know this one. I think I read this when I was in jail.”


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

“Shout Out to the Deli Staff at Piggly Wiggly of Sister Bay for helping feed 40 Fox Valley Tech students. The students spent two days mapping trails, roads, sewers, campsites, sewer covers and all boundaries as part of the Surveying II course.” ~ Kathleen Harris, Peninsula State Park Naturalist

“Shout out to Wild Tomato Wood Fired Pizza and Grille for re-opening for the season. We’ve missed you!” ~ Anonymous

“Shout out to all the kids who performed in Fiddler on the Roof. Great job!” ~ Anonymous


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.

“Fried plantains. After being a staple of my diet for two weeks, I miss thee. Oh, and Earth Mama’s breakfast, too!” ~ Allison Vroman

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I don’t qualify as a young adult, but I can’t help but love this series! It sucked me in from the first three pages all the way through book three.” ~ Anonymous


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?

“Loud cell phone talkers. Reminder: Inside voices please.” ~ Anonymous

“Too much body at the bar. Cover up – not everyone wants to see that much skin! It’s not the beach.” ~ Anonymous

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.