Life in California

A bright, fresh morning in Hayward, California, and I’m driving up the on ramp to 880. (That’s our local freeway: 4 to 6 lanes in each direction, and traffic jams available 24/7.) As I pull into the correct lane, I notice a vast rumbling sound.


But where’s the shaking? I’ve been in the car when an earthquake struck, and you definitely feel it. And with this amount of noise. . . . Oops.

Dear friend with the brand-new pickup truck: if your subwoofer is producing bass that cannot be distinguished from an earthquake, you might have it on too loud.

How are you doing?
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