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.