The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 March 2003

Don't get too comfortable

It's almost a mantra here in Oklahoma. Pleasant weather can change in a matter of minutes into something decidedly unpleasant. Large segments of the state's economy are still commodity-based — oil, agriculture, methamphetamine — leaving us highly vulnerable to marketplace volatility.

And, though nobody thinks about it very much, we have earthquakes. Nothing that will make a Californian shudder, but the state is riddled with fault lines, and seismic disturbances are even harder to predict than the weather.

Of course, if you don't like it, you can always wait a few minutes.

Posted at 6:57 AM to Soonerland