Friday, April 18, 2008

"Did your world get rocked this morning?"

a co-worker asked me as I walked in my office today.

"Excuse me?? Do I need to get HR in here?" I replied.

He, of course, was talking about the earthquake that occurred at approximately 4:36 a.m. in the Midwest.

The quake was actually centered in Southern Illinois, the New Madrid fault line runs thru that area, and it has a long history of quaking.

I slept through it. But my 17 year-old had woken up because her bed was shaking - she thought it was a dream. (careful..dilf!)

Commuting in this morning - IT is the talk of the City - camera crews and reporters were out in force - asking the guy/gal on the street about their early morning earthquake experiences.

You would have thought buildings were in shambles and large gaping cracks were in the pavement....

well...there are large gaping cracks in the pavement but they are from the awesome winter we just went thru.

But..Wait....hold on....

a News Flash is coming in.....there is a report of "official" damage - a convenience store rack of BluBlocker sunglasses fell over and crashed onto the floor!

For the Love of God - say it isn't so!

I don't know about you, but I am going to stay off of the Illinois highways for the next couple of days knowing that there will be truckers driving while suffering from extreme sun glare.

life's just not fair.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My name is Geek and it's no shocker, man I love these BluBlockers!

...even if they a little bent up.

-phatdoggy

CRUSTYBEEF said...

suddenly people in CA are literally laughing their shakey arses off at us peons in Illinois! :)

My Grandma had the vibrating bed situation, funny thing is, our bed didn't shake nor vibrate and we live "just down the street."

Always,
Elizabeth

Naheed said...

I didn't feel anything -- same as most people I know, but it was all I heard on the news all day. There was hardly any damage at the center of the earthquake, let alone up here!