I was making rice pudding and watching the Miss Universe Pageant tonight when I felt a thump that sounded like something hit the side of the house. I turned on the outside lights to see if anything fell over but nothing seemed out of place. Then I saw the evening news and found out what it was. We had another earthquake. It was a magnitude 4.0 and it barely got mentioned on the news. Have we become so complacent here in southern California that teen texting was a bigger story than my thump? I wanted to know who else felt it, what fell down, who woke up, why it happened, when is the big one? “A 4.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Malibu at 10:45 this evening. And now, is your teen addicted to texting?” Whoa… hold on a minute! What about the big one? When is that happening? I just read in the L.A. Times that we are WAY overdue for a massive earthquake. It’s an article I wish I hadn’t read because they talked about liquefied soil and sinking trees and now I can’t sleep! And then this! I just looked at the map of the San Andreas Fault and I live on the wrong side!