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No smoke, no fire - The Lyorn's Den

Tue Mar. 13th, 2007

02:00 pm - No smoke, no fire

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So far two of you have asked me if there isn't any danger from the current wildfire where I am. In short, no.

Longer version: You have been to Italy? Or have an idea about Italy? Anyway, get a map. Best get a map that shows not only Italy, but Austria and Switzerland, and a little of Germany to help you get a feel for the distances involved. Now imagine you are in Milan. Or Venice. On a nice, warm day in late Spring or early Summer. And you read in the newspaper that there's a fire near Naples. Assuming you know no one in Naples, how worried would you be? That's how worried I am.

Really. San Francisco is not only about 650 km from the Anaheim Hills, where the fire is. It is pretty much in a different climate. (Which is why I chose Italy as an example. Gives you a better idea of the weather involved.)

Some more info from the local newspaper here.

Current Mood: okayokay

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From:cyrna
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
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ehm, I must confess, I mixed up were you are again ... San Francisco - Los Angeles ...
really if you've seen Judge Dredd (were it was ONE big city) and never been there and just have a few bits, whatsnots and television series ... I like to apologise to everyone who feels disturbed by my non existent geographic skills when it comes to most areas I've never been to ...

btw. they're doing new episodes of that 'Fairytales - told anew' (you remeber the one with te Chaos-Barbie) just when you come back *g*
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From:lyorn
Date:March 17th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
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Los Angeles: Sun. Hollywood. Smog. Gangs. Beaches. Surfers in shorts. More sun. Going nowhere without a car. As many inhabitants as Berlin. Beverly Hills. Terminator. Lethal Weapon.

San Francisco: Fog. Hippies. Gays. Golden Gate Bridge. Surfers in neoprene. Very cold water. Never finding a parking space. As many inhabitants as Frankfurt. Alcatraz. Dirty Harry. Star Trek IV.

The Lyorn: Obsessed about maps and trivia.
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