Overhears, Obsessions, 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?

“Don’t pay attention to my grammaricle mistakes.”

“Door County is the nation’s largest open-air asylum.”

“My snowpants are so large that I’m waddling around like a big fat duck.”

“I woke up with fish scales on my face and I wasn’t even on a boat.”

“Thank goodness there are way bunches of different music in this world.”

“I used their speed to their disadvantage.”

“I hafta pee but I don’t want to. I just don’t want to.”


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

“Shout Out to Nik Garvoille for his great graphic abilities! If you’re looking for more of his talents than what appear in the Pulse pages, check out his ‘Doodle Diet’ blog.” ~ Allison Vroman

“Shout out to Bruce and Jill Alexander for hosting Trivia Night, the Y fundraiser, and lots of other things.” ~ Anonymous

“Thanks to whoever generously sponsored the free cups of coffee for locals at Espresso Lane in Baileys Harbor on an otherwise dreary February Wednesday. The act of anonymous kindness was very appreciated.” ~ Madeline Johnson


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.

“I’m obsessed with checking for updates from Madison! I think I check on the hour every hour to see if I’ve missed any life-changing happenings.” ~ Anonymous

“I’m obsessed with Skinny Cow Ice Cream treats. They’re delicious and I feel a little less guilty when I’ve chowed one down.” ~ 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?

“Dryer lint.” ~ 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.