s is that you can catch up on movies that have already left the big screen in the States. ... Of course, it also means that I see The Lord of the Rings each year on foreign territory, which makes the eagle symbolism that much more poignant....).

I'm bummed about missing the earthquake, though. Hey California pals -- what was it like?

Posted by at December 23, 2003 01:18 PM

Didn't feel it, sorry. Happy holidays!

Posted by: Robert Tagorda at December 23, 2003 02:07 PM

Here in Pasadena, my building swayed for about 30-45 seconds (am on 4th floor, building in Old Pasadena). Strong enough to make me a little queasy (which doesn't usually happen to me, so it was stronger waves than I have felt previous -- almost like being on the ocean. Come to think of it, this was the first one I've experienced that felt like that). Not shocky, no jolts. Started small ("is that an earthquake?") and built up to the swaying. Then, of course, we played "guess who's from out of state".

Posted by: Ken B. at December 23, 2003 03:11 PM

What Ken B. said. I thought someone had knocked down a support beam in the restaurant downstairs. Howard Owens has a good recap. BTW, have you used the new search feature on Amazon to egogoogle your name yet?

Posted by: Steve Smith at December 23, 2003 03:43 PM

Re: Quake, water sloshed in the hot tub. Re: Lost In Translation, I personally think we should have more movies about middle-aged men hanging out in hotel rooms with Scarlett Johannson.

Posted by: Crid at December 23, 2003 04:49 PM

Didn't feel a thing in Redondo.

Posted by: Rand Simberg at December 24, 2003 09:48 AM
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