September 27, 2002
Disaster Theme Park

In the past month I've experienced a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, seen an ICBM streak across the sky, and come out to my car in the morning to find it covered in ash from nearby out-of-control forest fires that were started by candles left burning after an animal sacrifice ritual.

OK, the cause of the latest fire is still under investigation. But the big fire in the same forest at the beginning of September really was caused by sloppy Santerians.

Posted by jjwiseman at September 27, 2002 09:50 AM

According to Mike Davis, you're due to see a tornado, a mountain lion eating a poodle, and the Chupacabra.

Posted by: Troutgirl on September 27, 2002 12:12 PM

Rats. You forgot the rats. Or perhaps you hadn't heard. And darn it, I can't find the link at the moment.

Supposedly, LA is experiencing a particularly bad summer for rat infestations, due to the drought or something. This is the first year I've ever had to deal with multiple rats in my house.

I think my neighborhood needs more coyotes.

Posted by: Jeremy Leader on September 30, 2002 10:48 PM

I did forget about the rats. And just the other night (on the UCLA campus) I saw one scamper across the path ahead of me.

Posted by: jjwiseman on October 1, 2002 09:31 AM
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