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Overheard in L.A.: What Our Shamans Are Telling Us

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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features snippets of conversation overhead from Runyon Canyon hikers, shaman clients and Trader Joe's customers.

Overheard of the Week
"I saw my shaman and she told me to stop gossiping."
via @amycup

Helicopter Dad
Frustrated teenage girl: "It's P.E. dad, it's not like I'm training for the Olympics."
At Fry's electronics in Burbank via Brian Reynolds

When We Cute
Woman: But you said she cute, right?
Man: Yeah, she's pretty, but she's Orange County pretty with all the hair, lots of make-up and fancy clothes.
At The Conservatory Coffee Shop in Culver City via Susan Hulbert

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Why We're Eating Pirate's Booty
Older health-conscious father explaining the danger of sodium in bag of Doritos to his young daughter: "It's like putting dynamite in your stomach."
At Trader Joe's via Timothy Furlong

Dirty Old Men
Old guy to lady: "Where's that dirty book I've been hearing so much about." *Laughter*
At Studio City Bookstar via @jasonburns

At Least It Wasn't Chocolate
One member of a responsible dog-owning couple: "Yeah, we gave the dog ecstasy, too."
At Runyon Canyon via @daveburg

Killjoy, Indeed
"We were having so much fun!!!...But then that stupid girl died and ruined it for the rest of us."
In West Hollywood via @AlexCostalupes

Dreaded "Westside Burnout"
"I'm really fucking sick of this Brentwood scene, man."
via @calliean

Silver Lining
"It IS rude he does armpit farts at your dinner parties but at least he's not doing pirouettes in a pink tutu."
via @GirlWithoutFear

Ick
"I can't believe that picture of my balls is still on the Internet!"
via @AURADRONE

Healthy Wonka
"The spinach tastes like spinach."
At Larchmont Bungalow via @theloniousfunk

You're Doing It Wrong
Person 1: "Oh, you're talking about that movie Mean Girls, right?"
Person 2: "No my morning yoga class..."
via @EricaFortes007

Not So Much
"This would be a good place to hide from zombies."
At Disneyland via @Ramon_Bryce

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Epiphanies
"I'm Miranda?!? Oh my God!!!!"
At a gay Palm Springs party via @markfenlon

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 tips@laist.com. (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

Previously:
Overheard in L.A.: How We're (Probably) Getting Scammed
Overheard in L.A.: What We're Forcing Ourselves to Eat
Overheard in L.A.: Our Natural Reaction to the Venice Boardwalk
Overheard in L.A. at Coachella: "You're Not My Bro, Dude"
Overheard in L.A.: Entering the Honeybadger Phase of Our Careers
Overheard in L.A.: What We REFUSE to Wear
Overheard in L.A.: Gays of Our Lives