Friday, April 18, 2008

Shaken, not Stirred

Woke up a little after 4:30 this morning because my bed, indeed my entire house, was shaking. Hmm, earthquake, I thought. I waited for N to come in asking me what was going on, but he didn't. Apparently he can sleep through the earth's less subtle movements. I made a quick cursory check to make sure everything appeared to be okay and went back to bed.

Maybe I'm jaded by my years in California and living through the 1989 quake that postponed the World Series among other more serious consequences. It just didn't seem like that big of a deal to me. On the local TV station however they are making a huge deal out of it as well as on some of the local websites I frequent. Seems like much ado about very little to me.


freebird said...

Wow! Well it does seem a big deal to me as I've never experienced one. We had a little one here a few weeks ago but I slept through it - the only time the earth moves in my bed and I flippin' miss it!

Fusion said...

Yeah I know what you mean TS, after going through a 7.6 and then the Northridge quake, they all seem small potatos. Shortly after moving to north Idaho, Seattle had a small 4.6 or so that sent people running in the streets and started non stop news coverage on TV. I remember my daughter coming in the room and asking what the magitude was while watching the video coverage, then laughing when I told her.

Trueself said...

FB - It certainly was a big deal to many people around here. It was the topic of conversation yesterday everywhere I went.

Fusion - It's just all in the perspective I guess. As long as bridges don't collapse it doesn't seem that big to me.