Last night, toward the end of the munch, a brief fit of hysteria took me...you know, that laughter that comes after any intense event, like a car crash. Everyone started to stare at me, waiting...so I managed to gasp it out (as Ambar carefully grabbed my arm, trying to get me grounded): "You know I finally have an answer to my mother."
"What's that?" I think it was Ambar playing straight person...funny, since she isn't.
So I did my mom's New York/Long"GUY"land Accent as best I could, and said "'How can you live somewhere where you could have an earthquake at any time?'"