Monday March 5, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_09

The week started out drizzly and wet, although there were some clear days too. But Monday was one of those days when I was just as happy not to drive to the Job - especially after listening to my coworkers' stories of their commutes, e.g the one who lives 6 miles away and narrowly missed being part of two (or was it three?) accidents on his way in.

The Best Place to Be in an Earthquake is where you can say "Oh. What was that?"
— Ruby Martinez Wong

We had a small earthquake on Thursday night. Rich came out of this office and said "I think we just had an earthquake" and I said "Yep, I think so," I pulled up the USGS Earthquake web site and it wasn't on the map yet; then I refreshed and it was there, over in the East Bay (no magnitude calculated). A few minutes later they said it was a 4.2. They get the data up fast.

I filled out the "Did you feel it?" survey. By the time I'd clicked "Submit", I was in the company of over a thousand people. This is a great way to collect data!

By the way, if you're wondering what the earthquake felt like at our house, my best description is that it felt like a ginormous cat jumped on the roof.

Speaking of cats, I enjoy reading on the couch in the evenings. Often I have at least one cat nearby. Last Friday, at one point, I had three! Awww. Put down the book, turn down the light, enjoy the furry purries.

This week I read Alpine For You and Top O' the Mournin', two very funny cozy mysteries in the "Passport to Peril" series by Maddy Hunter. Try them!

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I had a nice chat with my Dad on his birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad).

Onward and Upward.

Weekly Wrap-up 2006_09 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 05 Mar, 19:28 Pacific | «e»