Tuesday, October 30, 2007


here i am, trying to enjoy "it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown" when this startles me.

startled. maybe a bit stronger. i'm literally shaking. but i lived through the 1989 quake, and this 5.6 is peanuts (appropriate, given that i'm watching "charlie brown") compared to it. i remember coming home after shopping for my halloween costume that year and sitting down to do my math homework when the shaking began. ugh.

i actually thought it was my annoying upstairs neighbors tonight, until i realized even their insane children can't shake the building that much.

they've classified it, according to the richter scale, as moderate. moderate, maybe. but i have glass on my carpet from a picture falling off the wall. and it seemed to go on for-EVER.

i'm not looking forward to the potential aftershocks tonight.

good news? everyone i know is safe and sound.


  1. Wow... kinda scary. Glad you're ok.

    Zach and I joke about needing an earthquake to scare people away from the bay area so we can afford to buy a house, but only as long as no one gets hurt.

  2. My mom was in an elevator when it hit! Anyway, I'm kind of sad I missed it - isn't that strange? See you soon!!!

  3. It did seem like it lasted awhile. I was watching the world series between the SF Giants and A's when the '89 quake hit. It's always scary when quakes begin because you have no idea how big they are going to get or how long they will last.