Ok, I lied. One post this week. Then I'm on hold til next week. But this couldn't wait. I'm MAD. Last night we decided last minute to go to the track and run a little. Turns out you can't feel a 5.6-magnitute earthquake while jogging around a track.
Why would this make me mad? I'm one of those true blue native Californians who love love love earthquakes. I find them so fascinating. I mean, when else in your life do you get to feel something so powerful that the ground under your feet moves on its own? The only earthquake that has ever actually scared me was the '89 earthquake (yeah, it was pretty big and I was 8 years old). Growing up in Hollister we felt our fair share of earthquakes. The shell mobile (it wasn't a mobile, but I can't remember what those hangy things are called right now) in our room would swing back and forth. Our parakeets would go crazy. The house would rattle. And I would sit there as still as I could in order to feel every movement.
Most earthquakes start out jerky and shaky and then start rolling smoothly if they are big enough.
I haven't felt an earthquake since before college. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, but I was walking around our office and didn't feel it. (WHAT THE HECK?!) For the last year I've been telling people that I really want to feel an earthquake, because I miss them. And just last weekend I was telling someone that I hoped there would be an earthquake soon.
So last night on the way home from the track, I talked to Christian on the phone and he proceeded to tell me all about this earthquake and how fun it was. Everyone is talking about it. It's on the TV. It's on the radio. My co-workers are talking about it.
Is this my reward for working out?? Bleh.
Oh, and to top it off, I was so annoyed last night about missing the earthquake that I decided to take a bath. But 5 minutes into my bath, Christian came in and told me I had to get out right away because water was leaking in the apartment below us. Blasted crappy apartment complex!
Good thing today is Halloween. At least that makes me feel an eensy bit better.
Anyone up for an aftershock? I could really use one.
3 years ago