Tuesday, August 23, 2011

East Coast Earthquake

Dear Mother Nature-

Earthquakes do not belong on the East Coast of the United States. We can handle snow in the DMV area, but not earthquakes. Just something to consider the next time you want to surprise us.


I was IMing with my sister who's at school when the earthquake happened.

Sister,13:53: oh man, the building just starting vibrating really badly... i have no idea what just happened
me, 13:54: mine tooo!
Sister, 13:54: really?
me, 13:54: YES!
Sister, 13:54: earthquake?
me, 13:54: maybe?

Mmmyeah, not quite the way that I thought I'd be spending my afternoon. At first I thought it was construction going on, but then when I got up and my purse fell from my desk to the floor, I started to get a little freaked out...along with my office neighbors. On one side, I heard, "explicative, explicative, explicative!" and on the other side, I heard "WHAT'S GOING ON?!" Sigh. Thankfully, the earthquake caused minimal damage. Whew, that was close! :P

Productivity, hooray!: On another note, my day started out really well with getting one thing off my non-work-related to-do list. My car headlights went out recently, even though my high beams work. Isn't that weird? I remembered Dad talking about an auto shop conveniently near work so I went over around 7:45 AM and by 8 AM I was going to work with functioning lights. YAY!

Running: I went for a 5 mile run today and achieved a 11:21 min/mile pace. I was supposed to do 6 miles, but the sun was going down and I wanted to get home. During my run, I noticed a family (parents, stroller, and dog) walking in my direction. I noticed the dog first and then I looked up at the parents. OMG, I know the lady! She's my co-worker! I recognized her right as I was running by so I turned around and yelled hello. She said, "Hey! I didn't know you lived around here." I told her that I had recently bought a townhome and was trying different running routes. She's a new mommy, so she's been out of the office on maternity leave. It was nice to see her with her new cute addition to the family.

Man, oh man. What a day!

Song of the day: "Just a Little Bit"- Kids of 88


Jen W. said...

Scary, dude! Glad you're okay.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Earthquakes are definitely scary situations. I've had my fill living on the west coast! But it seems like no matter where you live there is always some kind of natural disaster that's more prevalent - earthquakes, rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc... So you just gotta figure out what you'd rather have!

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