Keep Them Dawgies Bowlin’

A trip to Burbank’s Supply Sargeant surplus store for a beanie for my baby preceeded a trip to Costco to pick up my birthday present from my mom. For several years now mother and I have worked off the same script:

Mom: You’ve got a birthday coming up.
Me: Yep.
Mom: You got anything particular in mind that you want?
Me: Yep.
Mom: And what would that be?

And then I tell her and then she tells me to buy it and she’ll cut me a check for the amount.

Well this year I’ve been eyeing this freestanding cypress wood hammock that Costco’s had available for a couple months for undie three hundies. Cybele and her husband Manny got the same type a couple years ago and it’s niiiiice.

So Susan and I went and braved the mad Sunday action at the Atwater branch and came away with one that’s now waiting to be assembled and placed somewhere in the backyard.

Once home we lounged about until it was time to head up to the Montrose Bowl for the 25th anniversary party for my Midnight Ridazz biking and photography pals Stephen Roullier and his wife Alice who were kind enough to invite Susan and I to the celebration featuring all the bowling and brew and buffet you could eat.


If you’ve never had the opportunity to partake of the Montrose Bowl there’s a good reason: it’s a wonderful retro joint with seven old-school lanes that’s only open for private parties.

Congrats to Stephen and Alice for 25 years together and thanks for having us!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."