Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shake, Rattle & Roll

I don't like earthquakes and we just had one. Okay, it wasn't the big one. It was 5.0 magnitude. But that's enough for me. The house shook. Things rattled. The news is saying it might have been a prelude to the BIG ONE which, of course, we here in California always expect.
While things were still shaking, I put my cell phone and my wallet in my pocket and headed for the bathroom. I figure what with the plumbing and all, that might be the safest room in the house.
And now we wait for an aftershock or several. That's one thing about earthquakes. We don't know what's going on.
Of course, Dr. Kate Hutton of Cal Tech is probably having the time of her life right now.
Different strokes and all that.
The family cats slept through the whole thing. Either that or they chose to ignore it. Cats are like that.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Kate Hutton is actually out of town for some meetings, but did get beeped soon after the event. We did feel it, very slightly, here in Big Bear.

MaryWalkerBaron said...

I always enjoy her post quake comments and explanations. The fact that she seems to enjoy the whole thing is actually a very calming experience. Thanks for the update. Much appreciated.

Marnie said...

Animals know when there's a true danger. They just rock and roll with the quake. We need to learn from them.