Thursday, April 8, 2010

Earthquake Country

Yep! It happened again...another Earthquake. I can't really say I'm used to them. You'd think I would be having experienced my first one at the age of 15. I'm not really afraid of them but I do have a healthy respect for good ol' Mother Nature. When you grow up with something that is out of the ordinary or strange and your family and friends talk about it like it's an everyday occurrence, then it becomes part of your being, part of the dichotomy of your life. Us Californians can be woken from a dead sleep or at least I can, and determine by the amount of shake rattle and roll whether to even get out of bed. I've actually laid there once and thought to my self..."Nawh, it's only about a 4. something"...only later to find out I was right. Now, I don't want to make it sound like it's a party, because people here have been hurt, killed and have lost everything during one of these shakers, but most people I come in contact with are very nonchalant about the whole thing. Again, these are native Californians, born and raised. If I was visiting Oklahoma and there was a tornado warning, believe me, I'd be the first one heading to the whatever I'm suppose to be heading to area.
We are picky here or at least that's what some people call it...I like to call it Earthquake Tolerant...we only duck and cover for a 5. or above....maybe. We pick and choose our Earthquakes. In 1987 I lived near the epicenter of a very big one and I just happened to be sitting on the couch brushing my then 9 year olds hair getting her ready for school when it hit. It hit so hard, it threw me off the couch and I couldn't get up due to the magnitude of it, but on the other hand...this last one I was home alone and just stood in the middle of den waiting for it to end, talking out loud to myself..."Come on already, end!" So again I want to reiterate that by no means do I take Earthquakes lightly and I know that people around the world have been devastated by them, but here in Earthquake Country, it's normal and it's become a "let's see and wait" situation. Come on people, do we need a house to fall on us? I'm just sayin'


  1. Good morning Bunny,

    I sure don't miss those at all. But what we have out here to fear are tornadoes or straightline winds that can rip a giant trip right out of the ground. Our first day moving into this house there was a storm that turned the sky pea soup-green. We heard the sirens, ran down to the basement and like an ignoramus, I sat on a metal chair. Lightning struck and I tasted metal in my mouth for a minute or two!....most definitely; RESPECT Mother Nature!!!

    Take care, Anita

  2. I guess when you live with something like that you just deal with it, however, I would be terrified !

    Glad you're ok

    Hugs RosieP x

  3. I lived in So. California for 16 years and experienced a few quakes. Only was in one that was a doozie! But one's enough! My whole family still lives out there and I'm always uneasy about the "big one" they talk about.

  4. We had one in NC several years back. It was rather mild I spose but I was a teen and thought it was cool. I cant begin to imagine what it is like to live with them day to day. As populations rise they seem to be getting more and more destructive. Keep your feet on solid ground.

  5. WOW and I complain about the Hurricanes here in Florida (at least we get notice of impending destruction).
    Thanks for the comment on the chalk paint - yes it cleans up perfect, I have better examples of how pretty it really is (it was hard to write on round object). I was told restaurants use this for their menu boards. Cleans up with water and paper towel.

  6. Sounds scary!! We are quite lucky in the UK our weather is not normally extreme!!! But, I have to say that a 1/2" of snow will bring the country to a halt!!!!

  7. Earthquakes scare the crap out of me. I live in Utah so when a big one hits we will be gone as I (being my small farming community) lay directly over a fault. I do not let it worry me or consume my thoughts...I love your attitude!

  8. Holy cow with all of these earthquakes! Something is definitely going on with our lovely planet earth - scary!

    Love your bunny ears photo!


  9. Okay! Here I go again. Everything froze up on me when I tried to post a bit ago. I started with YOWZA Bunny! It scares me to hear about all these earthquakes. I know that the scientists say that there's a cycle with these weather patterns and earth events and we certainly can't worry about what might happen. Staying positive in any circumstance is always the best choice. Sending all good wishes your way, Tammy :)

  10. Eeeeeeeeek! Sorry to hear you had to deal with this.

    Guess what showed up at my house!!! I love my tags! Thank you sweetheart. What do you mean you don't know what you are doing? They are fantastic!

    I pink puffy heart you.


    p.s. where did you get this background? I love it! Your Blog looks great.

  11. `Hi Bunny, I felt every bit of that 7.2 quake believe me! There have been a number of aftershocks too, have you felt them? There was one today while I was at class. When it was over we all looked at each other and everybody just started talking crazy loud!

    I love that pic of the transistor radio, I had one that had a red leather cover. I loved it!


  12. CRAZY! That is all I have to say. I'm not sure where in Cali. you are located. You must be in the midst of hurricane alley. I don't know how you do it. Sounds scary to me. And this is coming form a native Texan. We have tornadoes! I've lived in Texas all my life and only seen one small one. So I kinda of understand how y'all relate but than I don't....if that makes sense.
    Take care sweetie....don't want to lose you.


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