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August 8th, 2012


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03:00 pm
Hot and muggy day again yesterday; while I was driving home it was 100 degrees. Not pleasant.

I spent the late afternoon and into the evening watching lectures from the course on streamed video. Some were interesting, some were boring. The World Music class wanted me to watch a Tuvan throat group in concert, a 78 minute video on YouTube, but by about 40 minutes in, I was getting a headache, so I truncated that. Naughty of me? I suppose. But I'm taking the class for fun, and pain isn't fun.

At about 2320 hours, we had an earthquake; it woke not the dogs nor the wife. It's listed as 4.4 on the Richter scale, and centered between Chino Hills and Yorba Linda, so that's fairly close, though not right on top of us. No damage. It felt like a sharp jerk coming from the south, associated with a bit of noise, and that's all. I barely had time to grab the table and it was all over. I thought for just a split second of which doorway to run to, but it wasn't necessary.

My wife expressed interest a while back in seeing what Chariots of the Gods was about; I got the Netflix disc in, and we put it on last night. After sassing it repeatedly at the beginning, I ignored it, and she fell asleep. Back it goes with a poor rating. I saw it in its original US release, back when I was in high school. Didn't like it then, things haven't changed all that much.

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From:stacymckenna
Date:August 8th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
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so I did feel that quake. I was up reading comics trying to get to sleep, and for a second I thought some cat was scrambling around in the back of the couch. But our cats don't have ACCESS to the back of the couch (much less the youthful vigor to do so). If the cat I could see hadn't also lifted up his head as if to say "What the heck is that?" I would have thought I was imagining it. So, just barely perceptible here in Sunland.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 8th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Well, you ARE lots farther away that we were. I think we were less than ten miles from the epicenter, possibly only five or so. You were more like sixty miles away...

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From:stacymckenna
Date:August 8th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.
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From:mycroftca
Date:August 9th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
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I didn't notice any reflection back from the mountain; that happens sometimes, too.

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