Cell phone rings a few minutes ago and on its screen it shows the number as “restricted.” I answer it anyway and low if it isn’t L.A. Times columnist Steve Harvey saying hey and wanting to know if he could quote from my Blogging.la posts (here and here) and use the photo I took from a few months back regarding the mysterious danglebirds appearing in many intersections throughout the L.A. area and their equally mysterious artist.

I told him to go right ahead and he said to look for it in his page-four Metro column possibly as early as tomorrow’s paper.