We just had an earthquake up here in the bay area. 5.6 magnitude and I heard the epicenter was in Fremont, CA, but don’t take my word for it, take the USGS’ word for it.
This is only, maybe, the third earthquake I’ve been in. The first one I slept through (and my dad called me from Taiwan to tell me about it). The second one I felt. It was short but violent, enough to make everything feel as everything tipped over (and something crashed outside of the apartment complex). The third is today. The quaking wasn’t violent and it lasted for a couple of seconds.
I probably should have ducked under the table and held onto something like they try and teach you in some of the earthquake survival manuals, but I was hungry and it was kind of cool.
October has been about one thing, and one thing only: the domination of my life by video games. Half Life 2 episode 1 and 2, Portal, and the monster of them all, Halo 3. I gamed each and every day — well except the days that I had a horrible neck strain, but I swear to you, it’s not due to playing video games! I somehow slept with my neck turned awkwardly and that put me out of commission for a week. Trust me, you never want to feel that pain, not even to your face.
November promises more great games: Super Mario Galaxy and Assassin’s Creed (well…maybe that’s a good one, who knows). But I want to trade in my fanatical gaming for a new project:
Na-No-Wri-Mo…it stands for “National November Writing Month.” It’s an online writing contest. You write 50,000 words of whatever you want, and then you win! What do you win? Well…okay, there’s no prize, other than the fact that you’ve just sat down and penned your great American novel that you’ve been waiting to do since the second grade. I did this last year, and I want to try again this year. I may have even gotten a few friends interested as well. So if you’re up for writing, November seems to be a good time to start.
BTW…my id is Albino Grimby for NaNoWriMo and Xbox Live.