Sunday, September 10, 2006


This morning as I was taking a shower I felt the room start to shake. I could see the shower door moving and felt the rumble in my feet and the shower wall next to me. As I finished my shower I asked Steph if she felt anything, she said no, but she was sitting on the bed at the time.

I didn't think anything of it until I saw this later in the day. I guess I'm not so crazy!

This is my second earthquake ever. The first was June 15, 1999 in Oaxaca, Mexico. I was sitting in a cafe in the zocalo (town square) when everything began to move. That was a 6.8 magnitude quake centered about 120 miles from where I was sitting. Scared the hell out of me!

I sure am glad I don't live in California...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

9/11 Wankfest

OK, CNN, ABC and all the other news outlets who are contributing to the 9/11 five year anniversary wankfest.

Enough of the terrorist porn.

I remember the day all too well. I don't need anyone providing me with reminders of what I watched on TV and on the net that day. First with my coworkers at Digital Insight and later with Steph. We had just started dating at the time and both retreated to my house when both of our employers let us leave work early. We sat there in stunned silence the entire day. The following night — my memory is hazy here, it may have been later in the week — we went down to Piedmont Park to light candles at the impromptu memorial set up above the large field.

I'm sure that every other, "terrist" hatin', red blooded American remembers the day all too well. In fact, I'd bet most of the modern world remembers what happened on 9/11 and doesn't need a blow-by-blow account of the events of that day. Or even a blow-by-blow account of events that never happened, except in the minds of neocons with nothing better to do than blame Clinton's dick for what happened that day.