Subduction zone that stretches along America's west coast, from Northern California and up to British Columbia. If a megathrust earthquake ruptures across this area, Seattle could be hit with an earthquake in the 9 magnitude range on the Richter scale.
Term for the organized carpooling system in San Francisco where carpoolers meet at a designated spot and share rides. Started in the mid 1970s when oil prices were sky-high, casual car pools are not run by an established organization, but are rather arranged ad hoc and continue on tradition. People involved will know the pickup and drop-off points, as well as the rules--the most important of which is that there's no money exchanged between drivers and riders.
A nickname for those that move to warmer climates in the winter (usually Florida or Arizona) and then back to Wisconsin in the summer.
Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings
32 ounces of soda, normally obtained at a drive-thru window at a gas station.
"Let's drive-thru for some 32s"