October 31, 2008

A brief rumination on geology and meteorology in Southern California

Apparently it rained overnight here in the city of angels.

Which means that since Memorial Day, I have seen puddles on sidewalks as many times (two) as I have experienced an earthquake.

So I've got that going for me.

6 comments:

bugs said...

okay, for like the gazillionth time...move east. it's a beautiful sunny day here - perfect for trick-or-treating. or is it not safe enough to do that, either, in your 'hood, with all the tremors, fires, high-speed chases, etc.?!

Your escalator operator said...

You're so jealous.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

One of my favorite things about LA is the news when it's going to rain. They treat it like it's the end of the world. And after over 13 years of living out here, I still find it high-larious.

Your escalator operator said...

DGB: Same here. And yet it doesn't stop them - the other 362 days that it doesn't rain - from devoting several minutes of every newscast to forecasting sunny weather for the next seven days, using their Doppler XZ4000 technology. I don't get it.

"Highland Park" Attorney said...

As is often the case in this topic area....."Yeah, what Bugs said!!!!!"

bugs said...

thanks, HPA...you're always there for me in this ongoing conversation.

on another RAIN NOTE...did you hear on CNN a report that polls in NORTH HOLLYWOOD had to close because of rain interfering with the power...i.e. the power went out when it...gasp...RAINED in north hollywood. oh my freakin' lord. give me a break. get with the times, west coast. it's only rain for goodness sake! you can deal with earthquakes better than a few drops from the sky. that's so ass backwards!