Tuesday, October 23, 2012

List it Tuesday 10/23: Overheard (or what they didn't say)

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I had a good career in Eavesdroppings before I moved here. In a college town there is so much wonderful nonsense to be overheard. Apparently it is not so where I am now, unless I just hit a stroke of bad overheard luck. I listened tirelessly all week long and got next to nothing but soccer scores and remarks from folks in dire need of a good contractor.

The only worthy eavesdroppings I got were (not surprisingly) on the train (out of town):

1. "So that's where pallets go to die" (shipping yard near Rutherford)
2. "It was one of those places you go, for like, spiritual things, like Urban Outfitters"(somewhere under the Hudson River)
3. "You know what said to him? You know what I said to him? Nothing I can say in front of you" (Clifton)

That's it. I am in such a state about the distressing lack of overheard substance around here that I couldn't even draw the ones I had. If you want to see some of my favorite illustrated eavesdroppings you'll have to go here. Please tell me you did better this week than I did!

Next week's suggested topic: "quick fixes": stuff you know you need to do (and could do in a flash), but for whatever reason, it remains undone.


21 comments:

Kamana said...

i concentrated on things i overhear my kids and their friends say. they seem to always come up with the strangest things!

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

Hi! This was very opportune I found your challenge - as I've heard lots while traveling these past few days. Hope the link works - I'm mobile this week!!

Lynn Fisher said...

Urban Outfitters! Who knew!

Lynn Fisher said...

Urban Outfitters! Who knew!

Em said...

I love your overheads. (Urban Outfitters? Oh dear.)

Also, the linky isn't here but making us open another page? Just FYI in case you don't know it.

iHanna said...

Great topic, I often think "I should write that down", but remember one from yesterday. Two guys passing me, one saying: "My student loan just barely covers my monthly bills"...

I wonder what he eats? It's not easy being a student!

nacherluver said...

Ha! Love this list idea! Sorry I missed the prompt. That's okay. I probably tend on the side of being overheard rather than overhearing anyway! I'm off to check out others lists! What fun!

la ninja said...

'ello, lurvie,

you cannot plan overhearing though, can you?

I'm sure there's confusion and nonsense aplenty (confusion and nonsense simply abound in the western world) your neck of the woods. so it'll find you. you'll see.

I shall wait with you. you know I'm a sucker for confusion and nonsense :)

storybeader said...

what is it? Are people not talking to each other anymore, and just looking at their smart phones? {:-Deb

Beth said...

I love reading your posts Aimee :) Today's list was fun! I hope I linked correctly this time...lol hugs see you soon :)

amy said...

I *so* wanted to do this one, but ended up with one of those weeks (it's been a couple, actually), and didn't end up getting to go much of anywhere by myself so I could overhear. When I have my kids along I can't overhear ANYTHING because my younger two, especially, never stop talking. I reserve the right to return to this prompt at a later date, though. ;)

I did hear someone on a cell phone yesterday but it was so profanity-laden I wouldn't feel comfortable posting it on my blog...

Annie Pazoo said...

Even with the headstart, I got nothin' this week! Thought that driving kids to homecoming, and then working the coat check room would be great. Nothing! The coffee shop, elevators at work, mall, nada. Gonna have to work on it, yeah? so you know what I say to him? Nothing I can say to you...

Christine said...

what a neat topic!

Gloria said...

Hi Aimee, thank you fo rstopping by my blog and for your nice comments. Your work is always so awesome and colorful. Love it. Yes I do love Bachanias, etc. How exciting to meet someone else that enjoys the music. :) Take care.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

So glad to have you come by ~ Love your blog and your creativity with art and words ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Bella Sinclair said...

Aw, blurg. Looks like you'll have to turn to domestic eavesdropping (of the wee people in your home) to satisfy those cravings. There's gotta be a goldmine there!

S.E.Minegar said...

Oh the profundity!

I'm also having trouble with the list prompts matching my weekly happenings. I've overheard some wild things, but this week nothing overly hilarious/clever.

:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Aimee, I made a point of going somewhere (art studio tour) to deliberatly try to overhear something for my list this week.

Sadly I overheard nothing particularly interesting this week.

CherylCreative

p.s. enjoying your List It Tuesdays!

Michellem said...

Just wanted to let you know that I was looking at a book tonight (The Artist Unique) and saw your section on handlettering. How cool to be featured - I was really excited to see your work showcased!

soulbrush said...

Keep meaning to do this and keep forgetting- maybe next tuesday. LOL

bohemiannie! art said...

LOL...funniest list I've ever heard about. I'll be reading...and will try to participate...but...at any rate...thanks for hosting this!