Sam Ismail wrote:
Ehh. You learn to live with them. They're not so
bad. Some can actually
be fun if you can maintain your senses when one starts to hit. I try to
perform odd experiments like lying on the floorto feel the waves and
stuff. Haven't been in a real one since the Landers quake in '93 or so.
As Roger said, I'd rather have a really horrible earthquake every so many
decades than a tornado or hurricane like clockwork every year.
That's it. I'd rather be back home in California where I have a
stastically average chance of having to dig out rubble from an
earthquake something less than once per human lifespan than here
in Jersey where even in a good winter I'll have to shovel out
the damned snow at least once -- but the last several years are
a stastical anomaly and I'd like to be gone before things get
back to normal. I'd love to move home to California, but not
until the capital of the Republic is returned to San Jose. In
the meantime, as soon as my father-in-law (I love him dearly but
his health keeps him [and me] stuck in Jersey) is in the ground,
Wyoming (with snow that makes a _bad_ winter in Jersey seem like
a series of flurries) is my destination. No inconsistency, there
are disasters that make earthquakes and blizzards trivial, and
I'd like to get out of the way, if possible.
Ward Griffiths <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_