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Saturday, October 17, 2009

  20 years ago tomorrow

There was an earthquake that destroyed large portions of the town that I still think of as "home", Santa Cruz, california. I wasn't there, but when I moved there 6 months later, everyone was still kind of traumatised. People coped in various ways. Everyone there on that day has a very clear memory of it, and in some ways I wish I had been there for it.

My friend Evan - who I hadn't met yet - coped with the quake in his own distinct way:

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ROTFL. Leave it to Ethanol.

You weren't there for Loma Prieta? Wow, you missed out.

I hiked in the next day (I was actually at the dentist when the quake hit, funny story for another time, but 17 and 9 were both closed so I essentially had to walk from Skyline...I was so tired and hungry I didn't even make it to SCD, I stopped at the Denny's) and Cruz was a friggin' wreck.

Huh, somehow I always thought you were there for that.
 
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