Overheard/Shout Outs


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?

“It looks like your banana needs help.”

“These are men with children. How can they have this time?”

“I’m all business. When I say something, I mean it.”

“He’s either on something, or he’s off something.”

“Goin’ ice fishing. I don’t have a pole or bait but I have a six-pack of beer.”

“Don’t you like just rolling out of bed and finding food instead of having to make it? I really liked that dorm lifestyle. I’m ready to go back.”

“I’m very popular with the very young and the very old. Everything in between is pretty iffy.”

“Oh there’s a variety of things that piss me off these days. Don’t get me started on the measles outbreak.”


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

A big shout out to all of the local businesses who kept us in high spirits during the Super Bowl with drink and food specials!

Shout out to Katy Perry for a surprisingly tasteful (quite unexpectedly so) half-time performance on Sunday, and for the awesome Missy Elliott surprise!

A huge shout out to all of the people who took part in the Groundhog Day Parade in Ellison Bay on Feb. 2!

Slap on the wrist (or paw?) to Punxsutawney Phil for seeing his shadow and predicting six more weeks of winter.

On the flipside, a thumbs down to this weekend’s snowstorm for not dumping more snow on Door County so those of us who love winter recreation could enjoy the cold weather.

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.