Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Tuesday night around 10:40 as I was watching "Chopped" in bed, we had an earthquake. Yes, you read that right. An earthquake.

Now, I am not a stranger to earthquakes having grown up in Los Angeles. I have lived through many. But I never imagined that there were earthquakes in the mountains of Western North Carolina. WTH?

So there I was watching "Chopped" and I was dozing off so I was a little out of it. Anyhow, there I was when all of a sudden I feel a rumble and then we feel the house shake and rattle a little.

My first reaction was to look over at Tom who said "what the hell was that?" My first reaction was it was an earthquake because it was a ground up rumble then a tremor. It was a classic earthquake shake. But then I thought about it a little more and dismissed it since I thought there were no earthquakes in North Carolina. I figured it was thunder or something exploded nearby.

Of course, since I was in bed there was no way lazy ass was going to get up and investigate. I kept watching the show and then went to bed. The next morning, it was confirmed that it was an earthquake. It was a teeny one around 2.0 but it was an earthquake.

Here I thought all I had to worry about living in NC were fires and floods, now I have to deal with earthquakes. Sigh. . .

1 comment:

  1. we had two in ohio last year. I was at work both times. And it wasn't obvious, i felt woozy, and asked other people what the heck was going weird, right? I hope this doesn't mean the end is near. both originated from canada though, so they may be first to go.

    just sayin...