Odds and Ends
12 1, 6:36am
Southern Californian here. Can confirm the "WTF?" from realizing the "rain" wasn't wet was scary as hell. And the darkness at early-as-hell-o'-clock. And the fact that flaming cinders raining from the sky are scary as hell also.
The only thing I haven't experienced is lightning when fires were going nuts. It's always been, you know, fires. Going nuts. Even at night. Making the sky turn orange at 11pm.
Australia gets my hugs. Long distant, democratic hugs.