Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Movin' and Shakin'

You may have heard we experienced a little earthquake out here today. First of all, we are fine! Lily and I were actually in Target picking up a few last minute items for my trip. We were looking for quart sized ziploc bags (since I will not be checking a bag...no need to add that stress!) when, I felt the ground start to move. Lily had no idea anything was really going on, and the lady next to me with her 7 or 8 year old daughter went into total panic mode. She clung to me for dear life as her daughter looked around a bit confused about what was happening. This poor lady was most definately not from California! As far as earthquakes go, this was actually a nice one. It was what we call a "roller" as opposed to a "shaker". The "rollers" feel kind of like you are on a wave and you just go with the flow. These are nice because they usually don't cause too much damage. The "shakers" you hear coming. You usually hear a loud "bang" and then you'd better take cover. Those are generally not so good! Anyway, once it was over and I helped the poor lady next to me calm down, we got our ziploc bags, picked up a few items that had fallen, and went about our merry way. Everything is just fine...as long as this doesn't mess up my trip tomorrow!

3 comments:

Jill said...

Glad to know you guys are safe. It's just part of CA life, huh? I'm glad you were able to keep that lady calm. I guess you really are a Cali girl now.

Val said...

I heard about that yesterday. Glad to hear you guys are okay.

As for that lady.....THAT would be ME had I been there. Whenever hubby mentions taking a trip to CA I always protest loudly.....no way, I say, no way will I be there when it breaks off into the ocean!

He thinks I'm paranoid!

dianne - bunny trails said...

Hope you had a great time at the SU! Convention. I remember them being a total blast!

I also remember rolling quakes and they really are kind of fun. In a "hope nothing's damaged, no one's hurt" kind of way. :-)