Overheard in L.A.: The Wannabe Housewives of Malibu
This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from a backyard picnic in Irvine, a cubicle in Santa Monica and Meltdown Central (a.k.a. Hollywood).
Overheard of the Week
"He wants to buy a house in Manhattan [Beach]. Ugh. I don't want to be a Manhattan Beach housewife -- I want to be a MALIBU housewife!"
Chaya in Venice via Rachel Dotson
It's So Hard to Tell
Woman to her man: "Sometimes I think I'm Buddhist."
Outside of Bulan in Silverlake via Tara Pak
Woman: "Hey! You got a bike now!"
Man: "Yeah, I stole this bike last night..."
At a train stop via @KimHuston
"For $14,000, woman, I'd hope those implants come with Wifi."
In Brentwood via @avflox
Forget the Patch
"He said, if you give up smoking, I'll give you a dishwasher."
On the train via @MarcusDaley
Get A Chamber?
"It was so sexual, even the mic wanted to jump into the saxophone."
The Last Straw
"And then she had the nerve to screenshot everything I said."
The Hippies Won
"Never thought I'd see the day when you could smoke pot in California but not eat foie gras."
"Well, you can't just get one llama."
Backyard picnic in Irvine via Mason Stockstill
Coworker: "I should give up on men and just be an amoeba."
In Santa Monica via Lisa Angelo
We're Not In Jersey Anymore
"The beach is a place, not an activity."
Keeping It Classy
"Yeah man, I'm on my second divorce this year."
Fairest of them All
"Fairest in the land? Robert Pattinson would have been a prettier Snow White."
We Have a Crisis
Manager at a Subway: "Somebody on the night shift is giving out too many olives!"
"My cat watches Current. But she also watches softcore porn."
At a Current blogger event via @Naomi718
What A Drag
"I'm too tired to trash relational aesthetics tonight."
At an opening via @robertcrouch
Rebecca of Sunnybrook FarmVille
Elderly woman referring to an iPhone game: "I promised Lisa I wouldn't let her animals die."
Just Don't Pull a Jason Russell
"Hold all calls, my downward spiral needs my full attention today."
In Hollywood via @DFTVYP
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LAist writer Amanda Schwartz contributed to this post.