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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from movie producers, psychics and drunk drivers.
Overheard of the Week
"I don't know if it was Adderall or Xanax. It was dark. The point is he was generous."
Using Powers For Good
"Did she really say she only uses her psychic for relationship stuff?
In Mid-City West via @agunrack
The California Express
Person 1: "Do you work with chakras at all?
Person 2: "Oh yeah, chakras a lot."
On flight from LAX to San Francisco via Mason Stockstill
God I just got the best parking spot I want to take a picture of it.
Why Our Retirement Is Screwed
"Ugh, the DUI lawyer is like $5000. I'm going to have to take money out of my Roth IRA."
Mom: Isn't that cake so good, sweetie?
Kid: I've had better.
At a Beverly Hills party via @AlexxDorman
Parenthood Is About Compromises
Dad to child: "Eat four more french fries and you can finish your milkshake."
Don't We All
"And so she came in for her manicure with her bodyguard."
At the salon via @janewells
Person 1: "Your family looks so perfect on Facebook."
Person 2: "Yeah...no. That's just Facebook."
In a store via @DrJennBerman
"Last time I was here, Rufus had digestive issues."
Outside Bahooka via @ARTschorn
How To Measure Succes
"He's super successful. He has like 8000 followers on twitter."
On Hollywood Boulevard via @17days
"Now she's in her 40s, getting a lower rate than she used to, and it's just DEMEANING."
At a Hollywood restaurant about a TV actor via @DanielNMiller
The Most Important Food Group
"Do you want a donut or bagel? I don't care, I just like round things."
"Who the hell is calling me from Vegas? Has to be my granddad...or a hooker. Either way I ain't answerin'."
Just Getting By
"Yesterday I used a coffee filter to blow my nose cuz I didn't feel like going downstairs. So, adulthood's going pretty well."
How The Grove Makes Us Feel
"I would have cried, left, tried to throw up and cut myself."
At The Grove via @MarissaIngrasci
We've Seen This Movie
"I'm a food stylist. I style food. I just styled all of Jack In The Box's food. Actually that's all a lie."
At a high school reunion via @JasmineElist
Why We're (Temporarily) Going Vegetarian
"I did it to support Morrissey. I haven't had meat in like 3 hours."
At Bottlerock after the Morrissey show via Rachel May
Young girl: Oh my god, look at this lady's dog. (Points to tiny Chihuahua mix.)
Young boy: That's not even a dog...
Young girl: I know, I know, but she doesn't...
On Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, outside N'Ice Cream via Lauren Lloyd
"We loved the script. Obviously, we're going to have to have doubles because of all the blood."
At a group meeting at the Silverlake Coffee Lounge via @
New Spring Trends
Man: "But I'm a fearless fashionista, so I'll rock the traffic cone orange."
At the Silverlake Crossroads via Laura Bowling
CPR instructor: "Take off your jewelry and please don't straddle your victim."
We're Sooooo Progressive
"I totally wouldn't mind if my daughter turned out to be lesbian."
At a Trader Joe's in 3rd & Fairfax via Ross Meredit
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