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July 30, 2008


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I missed the Northridge quake; I was back East then. And I missed this one. Guess I'm due for the huge one they're predicting. I'm so used to the smaller ones that happen all the time in LA, so I never got into that earthquake preparedness thing. Now, this time, maybe I will.


Jane is the first friend I've made out in the blogosphere. Due to her superior experience, she actually attended that BlogHer convention I missed. You can check out her blog at ByJane.blogspot.com. Turns out we have things in common besides blogging: both of us were journalists in LA. I didn't realize you still lived there, Jane. Be sure you keep a pair of shoes by your bed.

Judy Brooks

I remember so vividly coming to your house the following day--or was it actually the same VERY long day--to see your master bathroom covered with the seemingly ankle-deep pieces of your gigantic vanity mirror.
We both consoled ourselves after my news that one of the cantilevered houses on my nearby hillside street had slid down to the street below, killing a four-year-old in the process.
Fortunately, our own losses of Baccarat glassware, ceramic platters and Steuben crystal animals were put into perspective with my tragic news. Doesn't it seem like yesterday rather than 14 1/2 years ago! Our shaking in Palm Springs yesterday was minimal. Let's hope that was it for Southern California for another 14 years at least.
Apropos of yesterday's blog, it's a good thing we can so clearly recall the events of Jan 17th 1994.


I remember everything you said--amazing that 14 years ago is so clear but I can't remember what I meant to do 14 seconds ago. And by the way do people still use their Baccarat crystal even if they have it?

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