Friday, July 20, 2007



"Hi, Mom. What's going on?" [because she never calls this early on a Friday morning]

"Um...nothing, baby. What's going on with you? Are you still at home?"

"Yeah, we're still getting ready for school. Is everything okay?"

"Um...yeah. Is everything okay with you?" [my mother, the queen of subtlety]

Finally it comes to light that, apparently, there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the area at 4 o'clock this morning, which, evidently, we must've slept right through. Nothing moved. No one cried. No four-legged creatures barked. Nothing.

The star in the image below indicates the epicenter of the quake. The red circle on the left-hand side of the bay is our general location. The turquoise color indicates that there was some light shaking, and I heard on the news that some windows broke in Berkeley, but I don't believe any injuries have been reported.

Just wanted to let you know we were fine.

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