I strolled past the squat neon green monstrosity that is Screwy Louie's on this blustery evening. A black cat darted out from the side of the building. It stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, catching a glimpse of me and stopping dead. The cat flashed its eyes and retreated back in the shadows adjacent to Screwy Louie's. The situation really made me question my luck at the moment. I mean, a black cat was too afraid to cross MY path. Then again, maybe it thought I was leaving Screwy Louie's. I'd take bad luck any day.