Hurricane Irene came and went. Truthfully, I’m disappointed. It passed through in the early hours and I wasn’t even awake for the worst of it. We prepared like crazy: food, water, board games, candles, and friends. Ah well. In the end, I’m glad that NYC turned out to be just fine. Other parts of the NE are suffering more, unfortunately. I was captured saying all of this (including that I was “disappointed”) on camera; I have no idea if the footage was aired, but I’m sure I’m now the Reviled Californian That Wanted NYC to Drown.