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Overheard in L.A.: Our Dreams Might Be Shallow But At Least They're Our Own

Just what it says (Photo by ~db~ via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from local hikes, coffee shops and other places where dreams go to die.

Overheard of the Week
"I just want to be rich. Like go to the strip club and make it rain twenties instead of dollars."
In a gym locker room via @RylanDogg

How You Know You've Arrived
"I've been on a cover of a magazine. Like, I'm good."
On a hike via @lifewithcarrie

How You Know You've Arrived Part 2
"I have a pretty thriving Vine account."
In Culver City via @MysteryExec

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Religious Conversion
"I used to be a Catholic and then I did acid"
At Applebees via @alXuOfficial

Social Media FAIL
"I don't know if I want to see her again. She has a wedding board on Pinterest."
via @AngelaDaffron

Greatest Fears
"You don't want to be, like, that girl who goes to prom with her calculator. That's who you're going to be if you don't find shoes."
In Westwood via @rmscotti

Shit Angelenos Say
"I dunno, I just feel like transformed by the energy of it."
At a lesbian pool party via @failureprincess

The "Bitch" At The End Of The Sentence Is Implied
"OMG! I have the same shirt, except mine is Versace."
At Mack Sennett via @MissJodie

So Underground
20-something hipster: "Totally love Fleetwood Mac, way back before they were all cool to listen to."
via @anakincarver

Bike Snobs
"This place really should have a bike valet."
In Brentwood via @EmmettLoverde

Our Motto
via @DJwhitneyFIERCE

The "Bro" At The End Of This Sentence Is Implied
"This June gloom has completely messed me up."
At The Grove via @michaeldmullen

Doomed For Failure
"I'm an understudy, but I don't know any of my lines."
via @Evitamarie

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Our Favorite Dirty Old Man Joke
"You are what you eat! Just call me Michael Douglas!"
via @maltymac

Syllables Are Hard
B-List actress: "I have to Insta this."
At WB via @MysteryExec

"I have to go to the Valley this weekend. I'm trying to find a way to get out of it."
On the westside via @KristinaNette

Detox Problems
"Wait, so you're telling me, I have to pay $39 to drink juice all day?!!"
At the office via @tonyadam

"This dress is soooo cute, kind of Bohemian Pocahontas, but... it might be two or three years too old for me. Yeah, this dress isn't for me. In other words, it isn't for Dad."
via @

We Get Our 90s Hawk(e)s Mixed Up, Too
Girl 1: "I'm going to see Ethan Hawke tonight!" (referencing "Before Midnight")
Girl 2: "The skater?"
In the office via @checinaj

Our Mom Is Our Best Friend, Too
Punk girl: "So my mom called me and said Honey, I know you're f***ed up right now but I need to ask you something".
On Cahuenga via Andy Kenareki

Rich People Problems
Woman to her 3-year-old daughter: "Emma, mommy's on the phone. Use your iPad."
In the Santa Monica Bloomingdale's via Hollywood Amazon

Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

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