Saturday, April 12, 2008

Earthquake Weather

Well, I was supposed to have two stories done, with one to be posted on Cormac Writes and the other's destination was for Powder Burn Flash, if Aldo deemed it worthy enough. But The Missus got all the napping time in last night and I was on "Junior watch" as a result, with not enough sleep to finish my outlines. So I re-posted three of my stories from Powder Burn Flash today, to fill the content level and the reason for that is twofold-

1) Because people were nice enough to link Cormac Writes blog and poor planning on my part is the reason that there was a dearth of new content to keep the interest of new readers.

2) Because if they like those stories, there are plenty more on Powder Burn Flash and not just amateurs such as myself, but authors such as Pearce Hansen and writers that are on the verge of being published.

So go check it out.

By the way, today was unseasonably hot and it still is as I type this post, but the real worry (if you could actually call it that) is the humidity. Because these condition usually signify "earthquake weather," even though this article suggests that there is no such thing.

Of course another article concurs, though...

The temperature had climbed ten degrees from the day before and the humidity had built to a level that many would remember as sultry. As the fans waited in their seats at Candlestick Park some complained that 83 F was hot, especially for October 17, 1989. The lack of wind at Candlestick Park was all the more remarkable since if any kind of breeze was blowing it would make itself felt in the stadium.

To the philosopher Aristotle these conditions were the precursor to a temblor. Geologists had long ago disproved any link between weather and seismic activity but the old concept had hardened into a cliché.

I'll say this; of the one major earthquake in my life and two of the last four rolling quakes, the temperature was unseasonably warm and so was the humidity. Now, certainly we won't have an earthquake tonight, as those past incidents were cases of association and conincidence, and nothing else. I'm just bringing this up as a point of conversation.

Yet, it's not so much as a "the glass is half-empty/half full" proposition, as it that on days like this? I'm not about to touch that glass of water. Not to mention that even though the above sentence is grammatically correct, it is women that are "sultry" and not the weather.

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