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Overheard in L.A.: Why We Don't Live at the Beach

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By Ana Ottman / Special to LAist

Arguably one of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the proximity to its gorgeous beaches. As it turns out, not everyone is a fan. Keep reading for deep thoughts on sand, Netflix and the ethics of eating animals.

Overheard of the Week
"See? This is why I don't live at the beach. Because sand is like dirt, and now I'm covered in dirt."
Venice Beach via Laura Malcolm

Everyone Has Their Standards
"Our drummer feels this place is beneath us."
via @KatCorbett

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Regional Differences in Vegetable Knowledge
Josh's Wife: “The only vegetables that Josh eats are fried okra.”
Me: “What's okra?”
Josh's Wife: “It's a green vegetable, kind of like celery.”
Me: “Like bok choy?”
Josh's Wife: “... Bok choy?”
via @brettflorio

Discovering the Hidden Gems
"This place is the best."
Starbucks via @garretcurtis

At Least It’s Not Drunk Texting
“It feels like Netflix and Reed Hastings keep drunk emailing me.”
via @shawngold

Eat, Pray, Act
"I manifested my trip to India and now I'm going to manifest a job as a series regular on a primetime TV show."
At the gym via @imaliwaller

They Taste Like Chicken
Girl 1: It's unethical to kill and eat animals.
Girl 2: You're wearing Jimmy Choo's.
Girl 1: Yeah, but I don't eat them.
via @GiovanniAgnelli

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Did He Audition for Horrible Bosses?
"I had to get rid of my boss. He was an awful man. He gave me allergies and depressed me."
Larchmont Deli via @RJRHQ

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