There was quite a large thunderstorm last night. There are also quite a large number of cars parked in the apartment parking space and outside on the street. What do these two things have to do with each other? The theft alarms in the cars go off very frequently, for no apparent reason, and most of them are very loud. About 2 in the morning there was a huge thunderclap. Almost immediately every car alarm, it seemed, went off simultaneously, set off by what? . . . the noise? . . . the air pressure? I don’t know, but it woke me from a fitful sleep. It was somewhat amusing, the chorus of alarms sounding off as if on cue. Pretty weird, too.