Wednesday, April 20, 2011

eavesdropping again

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i've been listening to others' conversations on the sly again. what can i say? it's addictive. here is a fresh round of eavesdroppings, flanked by another abstract adventure in progress and my little pencil friend from thereza. happy middle of the week to you!

42 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

Oooh, my goodness--you had me laughing today. Thank you so much! LOL I have to share your blog with my fb buddies.

You are such a creative wonderful humorous person.

Nolwenn said...

J'adore ! I must confess I love doing that too. Boooo.
I should note down the memorable ones as well.
Your lettering is so amazing Aimee... *sighing*

Nina Crittenden said...

You are darling!

Andria said...

I used to eavesdrop all the time, but come to think of it...I don't think I've done it recently! I am going to have to pay more attention...these are great!

aimee said...

i really took the government paperwork statement to heart and I am thinking about making a spinoff doodle from it (or one about medical paperwork, school & camp enrollment paper work, insurance paperwork, blah, blah, blah... i despise it all!) but my favorite here was from the old lady at wheatfields -- it was such a simple statement but so all-encompassing at the same time -- while the other conversation bits had to do with some sort of quirk of the moment or life as it was happening, her statement was about looking back on her life with a feeling of satisfaction and that really touched me.

Tamara Spires said...

Great idea...I'm gonna have to do some eavesdropping of my own :)

suzanne cabrera said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love! Does the cleverness ever wear off?!? These are so great Aimee!

Jill Berry said...

I spent two hours eavesdropping on a first date in Panera's. Postedt the play-by-play on Facebook. Better hope you don't sit next to me.
I still wonder about them. Did they ever go out again?
She ended the day saying she was simple minded and he was complicated. Not sure if that is promising.....

aimee said...

i remember that, jill -- it was hilarious! i finished this one at our panera this morning, hoping for a last minute zinger of a conversation like the one you recorded, but it was the driest dialogue i've heard in months. all around me. NOTHING good. i wanted to go up to each and every person in that restaurant and say, "i am so disappointed all of you."

Jill Berry said...

I wish you had Aimee. Then I would rush in and record all the chatter about the outrageous crazy woman.

I spent a week in New York doing this every day. You want interesting, head on over to Manhattan. Or Boulder. Then we could spy together.... :)

Paper Squid said...

I absolutely love this. I've done this before myself but am inspired again, haha. Writing them down is such a great idea!

Thanks for sharing.

●• Thereza said...

excellent!
a few weeks back waiting for the tube, i heard a guy say: 'god, i hate this northern line. it smells like hyenas down here' ...
eavesdropping is the best!

soulbrush said...

hilarious stuff, I overhear people talking on the tube train here in London- think i'll send them too.

Claudine Intner said...

Years ago I commuted into DC, I loved riding on the train and subway and listen to people. You can hear the craziest things.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha, these are not eavesdroppings. They are verbal droppings. I swear, I must buy you one of those spy gadgets so you can sit in the coffee shop with earphones and a big giant microphone!

painted fish studio said...

i love what you hear!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

OMG this is fascinating!!! What a great idea! A little slice of life! I love your handwriting and bright colors!

Yvonne said...

love these, they are excellent :) I should listen more too ;) Except I'm trying to teach my two-yr-old son it's not okay to listen to other people's conversations - but MUCH more for the fact that he repeats them very loudly ;)

Nicky Linzey said...

I love these! You obviously frequent more interesting places than I do!

rachel awes said...

AWESOME.
oh that caring scotch!
hilarious!
& lovelove the branches below!
oh aimee, you create ART
where ever you go!
xox

cath c said...

love these!

i do it, too. it's a necessary evil that comes with being a writer. i am studying dialogue!

Pointy Pix said...

The conversations you eavesdrop on are so much more entertaining than anything i ever over hear! Brilliant scriptong as always!

inkstitch said...

Ha! This is awesome! I am so going to start writing down the juicy bits I overhear!

erin said...

Man, I need to start eavesdropping more often, these are great! Beautiful lettering too. :-)

We Three 3 said...

"come on rotten children" LOL!!

gypsy said...

Aimee, I love to catch conversations, but hadn't thought of writing them down. The randomness of your collection is hilarious.

Shelly said...

It's obvious to me now that I'm not hanging out in the right places. OR the peeps in Ohio are just quiet talkers and I can't hear them. My only eavesdropping opportunity around here is with Harper, and suddenly almost everything that girl talks about revolves around "'Donalds" after a recent stop by McDonalds on a car trip. Again, not quite as fun as what you're hearing.

happytrees said...

I'm a bartender on the weekends and I hear the greatest stuff! I get to live vicariously through others conversations without ruining myself!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Somehow I feel sure I'd give you lots of things to write down - judging from how my team keep laughing when they overhear my conversations with customer service departments.

Love the "rotten children" - in fact, all of them.

I think I need to keep a notebook and start eavesdropping too :)

Wonderful doodles, Aimee

Janna Werner said...

Oh I LOVE this!!

AG Ambroult said...

hee! One of the best places to evesdrop is at the art shows I (we) do. People wander up to your table and carry on their conversation. The snippets are always so funny.

Shelley Malone said...

If I didn't live so far away I would have to confess that 'come on rotten children' was ME. Ha!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Very creative & clever! :] Love it.

Dana Barbieri said...

wow, how cool and funny amy!

pluckychickenheart said...

Hehehehehe!!! I love eavesdropping. Its so helpful to know that other people are just as wacked if not more so than I am.

Love Those!

Inner Toddler said...

that barista is clearly from europe somewhere. how'd she end up in kansas? xox

MaryL said...

So I take it by everyones comments that it would be ok to steal (borrow??) your very fun idea!!? I never thought about writing them down and one in particular always stays in my mind... "NOOOOO!!! Mommy doesn't take sugar in her tea!!! (overheard on the other side of the wall at IHOP years ago... :)))

Elisa said...

what a fun idea!

michelle allen said...

AWESOME! you are hilarious, i am going to definitely have to start listening better!

aimee said...

thanks everyone! this is not an original idea, obviously, but still one of my favorite excuses to eavesdrop :D

i'd LOVE to be a bartender for a weekend just for the overheards!

rachel awes said...

aimee, i thought of you yesterday as i was walking through a parking lot & overheard a woman getting out of the passenger seat of a car & she said to her girlfriend "it is a wonder i can still get my big body out of a car"...
aimee, i SAW your handwriting as i heard her! LOVElovelOvE to you! xo

Emie58 said...

Heh, heh. Just saw this one on Pinterest... I LOVE your class on 21 Secrets and I can see using "things overheard" in a similar manner as "Three Little Words".
Emie