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My First Earthquake
That was not so bad. It was like being on a boat.

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Cool! My first, too, was very like being on a boat. (Watching the waves travel across the hardwood floor was weeeeird.) For me, this one was like sitting down in a chair that wasn't there! :-)

I should perhaps note that I have been through some fairly exciting events on boats.

I guess so! If it was like THAT experience on a boat, you had a rougher ride than I did, that's for sure.

Heh. No, that particular boat ride was much worse than this little earthquake here.

Hey, did I mention that my parents want our next family vacation to be in Scotland? Houseboating on Loch Ness? After the Germany houseboat incident (propeller fell off while we were entering a lock, so we rammed the boat in front of us) and the Texas houseboat incident? How brilliant is that?

Phrases like "Texas houseboat incident" mean I'm going to be slacking off at work again while reading... ;)
I'm glad you're ok. Alex emailed with a "yeah, I felt it, but I thought someone was running over my roof". He had no idea what was happening.

My First Earthquake for some reason makes me think of children's toy sets - My First Oven and the like. So now of course I'm thinking of boxing an earthquake, and how much more trouble a person would be in for *giving* a child that gift as opposed to giving... a drum set.
It's early. I know.

Wow, maybe it was because I was probably driving at the time, but I didn't feel anything! I walked into the Mountain View Best Buy store and the greeter asked if I had felt the earthquake. I was like, "What earthquake?" Apparently it was a decent sized one too -- 5.6 is what the USGS is reporting. As a native Californian, I've joked that I don't really feel earthquakes smaller than a 5. I guess I can miss ones larger than a 5 too!

Yeah, I guess when you're driving everything's vibrating anyway, so it's not a noticeable change unless it's big enough to do some damage.

The big 1989 earthquake that did so much damage, I remember seeing a comic about some people who were driving at the time and just thought something was going seriously wrong with the car's steering.

Though with this one, as I just posted elsewhere, I was walking down the street pushing a pumpkin in a stroller and didn't feel a thing. :-) Though I'm not as close to the epicenter.

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