Morning Snap: Fortunes


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I think this collection began a couple/three years ago when we first started enjoying the food of the restaurant called Pho situated in an unmarked section of the Susnet Boulevard strip mall a half block away from us.

I know the coconut half shell is a souvenir we lifted from our room at the Breezes resort on Zanzibar in the summer of 2005, and it sits on top of a heavy iron utility cover we found sometime thereafter sitting on the sidewalk while walking back from breakfast at Millie’s up in the junction area of Silver Lake.

Since then whenever we’ve had meals that involve fortune cookies, we’ve saved the fortunes and stuffed them into the slit in the shell.

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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."