Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

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"It's June 16, 1945. They are always at work."

I did ~30min in the weight room this morning.  My muscles were definitely still worn out this morning, and I didn't wanna go to the gym, but I did, and about halfway through I felt like a normal workout, and I did do my whole usual workout.

Trinity was the first test of technology for a nuclear weapon. It was conducted by the United States on July 16, 1945, at a location 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what is now White Sands Missile Range, headquartered near Alamogordo. Trinity was a test of an implosion-design plutonium bomb. The Fat Man bomb, using the same conceptual design, was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, a few weeks later. The Trinity detonation was equivalent to the explosion of around 20 kilotons of TNT and is usually considered as the beginning of the Atomic Age.
I learned this after reading "Dust Is Gonna Settle."  Did I not learn this when we went to White Sands National Monument?  I knew there was a missile range right next to the Monument -- because there were signs warning you that at at times the road would be closed.  I feel like this is information I would have retained, but maybe not?


Mom (3:13 PM):  Did you hear there was an earthquake in LA?
Elizabeth (3:14 PM):  No, I didn't.
Mom (3:14 PM):  My body panicked, natch, but George wrote
Mom (3:14 PM):  A 5.8 centered near Chino Hills about 30 miles ESE of downtown which a long ways from me. I felt it but I mistook it for a kid kicking the table I was eating at first. Some buildings evacuated near here but no damage reported anywhere.
Mom (3:14 PM):  Cheryl sent me a message saying "don't panic" before I even got the CNN alert :)
Elizabeth (3:15 PM):  Hee.

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