I shudder to think how many alerts my friend Farrell in Palm Springs has sent to his Blackberry. I know for sure one of them comes from a local TV station.
Subject: Breaking News – 3.2 Earthquake Near Borrego Spring
Live from KESQ the Desert’s News Leader.
A magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck eight miles north of Borrego Springs and about 32 miles south-southeast of Palm Springs at 7:37 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are no reports of injuries or damage at this time. For the latest details watch KESQ Newschannel 3 at 5 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM and stay up to date with breaking news from KESQ.com
24 hours a day.
I’d be down on my knees praying for forgiveness, but a 3.2 is pretty puny in shaky California. I can’t imagine the locals will lose any sleep.
“Didya feel it?” I wrote.
“No,” he answered. “The only vibration I felt was the BlackBerry notification.”
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