What is it about earthquakes that makes people shit themselves?
I mean, its just a little shake people!
I was sitting in a movie sucking on some corn and a soda, basically in my happy place, when the room started shaking.
You can tell the tourists from the natives.
The second the theater started rolling, the tourists were out of their seats.
The natives never moved.
There is a reason for this.
If you were born and raised in Southern California, baring a residential address on the San Andreas Faultline, you know the big secret about earthquakes.
Here it is, you are not really in any danger.
I know, I know. You want to yell at me, the news wants you to yell at me.
Its all hype.
I have lived in SoCal for close to half a century and my total earthquake damage totals around a dollar and a half. (My bad. Northridge earthquake knocked a wine glass off of a book shelf and a falling book broke the stem. Clean up was minimal.)
We are conditioned as a society to flip out and be fearful of natural disasters.
I get it, I really do. I just reject it as a reaction.
But I could die in an earthquake. I could also die jaywalking, but I still do it.
More people die slipping in the bathtub every year than do in earthquakes, but it doesn’t make for an exciting news segment.
I took a day off of writing this and life intruded.
Long story, but nothing funny about it. Surgery, (Not me) was involved.
No details, and I am even going to go religious and pray for healing.
On to different things.
I am being held hostage and have become addicted to something other than caffeine. (Like I have that kind of time.)
The sad thing is, my captor and my new found drug are one and the same.
Game of Thrones.
I know, I am really late coming to the party.
However, I just started season 3 and its getting pretty bad.
(Before you start sending me comments that say “RED WEDDING” all in caps, I saw it on Youtube.)
In typical me fashion, I am reading the books alongside the show. So there is a LOT of reading going on because I am watching an episode a day.
I have been a print junkie since birth and this series is a freaking masterpiece.
Its like finding a form of crack that is reasonably priced and there is a lot of it available.
And this is a good thing.