Friday, September 05, 2008

Preliminary Earthquake Report

A four on the Richter Scale. Such fun. Just one firm shake this time, no rolling.

State of affairs at the time: Fully dressed this time, I was roasting fresh peaches under the broiler and everything started quivering. The cat hasn't been seen for three hours and she just appeared all puffed out from underneath a hamper.

UPDATE: Our Fresh Decorah Import undergoes his first CA shimmy. Nobody freaks, but he did find the quake link on craigslist.

I was here for the 1989 Loma Preieta, just prior to following some heartbreak to Washington; the aftershocks lasted for weeks. We were all jumpy as cats.

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