The epicenter of the earthquake was one-half hour from here. The building shook for 30 seconds, the dog freaked and I was in the middle of a blog (where else?). Glad to report no damage or injuries. But just to be sure, I’m moving to California where it’s safe.
The only earthquake I remember, I slept through, but I fell out of bed!! I was about 16 and staying in my Nana’s house, I can’t remember why, so I told her & she said ‘that will be the earthquake! Apparently it was all over the news cos we don’t normally get earthquakes in Ireland. I suspect it was actually military testing or something.
My parents had a big row over it cos my dad is facetious and always right. When they dot the earthquake my mum said ‘what was that’ and my dad said ‘an earthquake. She got very angry with him for always having a smart answer for everything and never taking anything seriously. She got even more upset when she turned on the news! 🙂
Even more reason I think your dad and I would be good friends!
🙂 My mum might not like you though….
She’ll be in some great company.
she will say things like ‘oh no, not another one’, and ‘please don’t encourage him!’
She and Patty must have been separated at birth!
My mum was always convinced she was a twin (she is a Gemini)
Good reason to always have a martini in hand. thanks earth.
LOL, RaRee. You bring the gin, I’ll provide the glasses.
Your title is exactly what I thought when I heard about this earthquake. Great minds…?
Glad you’re ok. Always knew that you were “all shook up”!
Take care – Sandy Z.
Thanks, Sandy. That song will have renewed meaning for me from now on. The folks out on the left coast are probably snickering at all us east coast “wimps” right now.
Glad all is well. It was felt up this way too, but not by me!
I’ll bet it wouldn’t have phased Sampson at all. Delilah, maybe.
Happy all is well with you. Scary, I’m sure.
Thanks. I saw where you all had a similar 5.8 quake in Colorado not long ago. Were you in it?
You used my favorite saying during an earthquake–the people were shaken. We have the same sense of humor (is that a good or bad thing?). Glad you’re fine.
I was about 7 miles from a 5.8 quake several years ago. I’ll have to write a post about it. It’s quite a funny story…Again, no real damage (except to a few egos).
Can’t wait to hear about your experience. Please do blog it. As for the sense of humor thing – definitely a good thing!
Thirty seconds must have seemed like an eternity. Poor Queenie! Glad you’re okay.
Thanks, Cindy. I was actually in two earthquakes today, my first and (I hope) my last.
So glad you’re safe!
Thanks Tilly Bud. I now have a great appreciation for those poor souls who endure 7.0-9.0 quakes!