I would also like to note that there has been an increase in quakes, although small ones, in the following areas: Oregon/Washington, Southern California and Los Angeles, western Mexico, Nevada/Utah, and even southeast Missouri, where the New Madrid fault has been unusually quiet for years.
Something is brewing, people. I feel it. I'm especially concerned about what's going on in California. They are due for a big one as it is, and typically there are more daily quakes in northern california than central/southern cali, so this is a bit alarming. Plus, I can't help but notice that most of these increases are concentrated, somewhat, in the western part of North America. The one remaining corner of the Ring of Fire that has not seen a devastating earthquake in the past few years. Not good people, not good.
Speaking of Cali, below is a nice pic I took of the San Andreas Fault while visiting Joshua Tree National Park a few years ago.
|The actual fault line is near the middle, between the two mountain ranges.|
BASEBALL. This had to be the most nerve-wracking week of baseball ever. I don't have cable, so every night I was going nutso watching the happenings on Gameday on my computer. Which is a nice alternative, but will drive you crazy because of the delay. For example, it will show you that the ball is in play by showing the generic "In play, run(s)", but then you have to wait for what seems like a lifetime for it to tell you exactly what happened. It seriously tests your patience and nerves, and causes you to curse your computer while simultaneously making solo clapping chants like you're at the game.
Anyway, I will henceforth be watching games in bars unless they are on national TV. I have always loved baseball, but this week was a reminder of why I love it. It doesn't get much more exciting than this week was. I love the how the Cardinals and the Rays pulled off the wildcard slots in dramatic fashion, and I especially love that the Boston Red Sox and Ben Affleck will be watching it all from their couches while they weep into their chowda.
FOOTBALL. I'm sure glad that baseball has gotten exciting, because football sure isn't. At least for me. This season is not quite turning out as I had hoped for either of my teams. Yes, I have two. I won't get into that, but there is good reasoning for it. Anyway, I will say I'm happy for Detroit, and have found myself rooting for them. I love an underdog. And their fans, what's left of them, deserve some happiness. If my teams are going to suck, then I hope some underdog team takes it all this year. I'm tired of the usuals and am ready to bid them adieu. I'm talkin' to you, Tom Brady.
That is all. Have a kick ass weekend.