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Overheard in L.A.: Westside Lies

This is the Promenade on acid (Photo by roostercoupon 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 the 3rd Street Promenade, a music festival and Palm Springs.

Overheard of the Week
Man in his mid 20's to out-of-town guests: "So this is the Santa Monica Promenade....basically it's the heart of the Westside."
via Drew Thompson

Convenient Excuse
"I would, but I'm dog walking for Alec Baldwin."
At Costco via @thomharp

Eastside Truth
30-something dude: "I've never even had a real job."
At Echo Park Rising via Laura Katz

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Two Thoughts
"9/11 was an inside job. This frap is hitting the spot!"
At Coffee Bean via @_rajdesai

30 Is The New 40
Guy: "I always wonder if I'll have a midlife crisis."
Girl: "I had a mini one when I was 25, so I'm almost guaranteed to have a real midlife crisis when I turn 30."
Overheard at Gallagher's in Long Beach via Madison Fisher

Making Goals
"We should all really be smoking organic cigarettes."
At the Hollywood and Vine Trader Joe's via @lilbrigid

Achieving Our Goals
"I had to hold the Starburst package in a really specific way for the scene, but I totally nailed it!"
At a car wash on Gower via @JessicacaLG

Welcome To The Future
"Have you been watching The Orange Black? Black Orange? You have to download a special thing for it though. So I dunno."
At LAX via @Variety_AJM

Shit Heavy Drinkers Say
"He goes through women like we go through bottles of alcohol."
At the bar via @tiffinla0205

East Coast Blues
"We're going back home to LA, because daddy's sick and tired of NY."
On an airplane via @schnittman

What Are We Talking About?
''I don't got a TAP card but she always wanna tap.''
In a bus station via @thissnisdated

"It was a really weird UTI situation because I was on set."
Overheard at Pazzo Gelato in Silver Lake via @sarasafras

"My mouth tastes like I made a bad decision last night."
In Palm Springs via @charles_jensen

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Demand Is High
"The mob is baying for cronut blood."
In the office via Allegra Ringo

Bagel Tragedies
"I only just realized they have a toaster here, I have been eating cold bagels for a month."
At Caffe Vita on Sunset Blvd.

Not Working It
Woman to her seatmates: "I don't make an effort to get to know celebrities, it's too much work."
On a flight to Vegas via anand

Pageant Baby?
Male cashier to tweens. "At what age do you start wearing make-up?"
Girl: "I started when I was 2!"
In West Hollywood via Sharon Knolle

Be Careful What You Wish For
"Fooooooorever drunk...I wanna be forever drunk!"
At the exit of the Rose Bowl Justin Timberlake & Jay Z concert via Yvette Rios

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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