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I can has earthquake? 
29th-Jul-2008 02:24 pm
[Phoenix] SCARY!
HOMG SHE'S POSTING IN HER JOURNAL. Yeah, I'm not dead. Sorry for my fail in keeping up with anything not RP related guys, srsly.

So as Idgie already mentioned, I just got to experience my first decent-sized quake, which is worth commemorating with a Livejournal post. It was a 5.4 in Chino Hills, which is...about 10 miles from my offices, I think, and about 5 from Idgie's office. It lasted maybe...I dunno, 30 or 45 seconds, maybe a minute tops. It wasn't a rolling quake (which is apparently different from a shaking quake, who knew?) and where I was it seemed like a pretty steady intensity throughout, with just a few little spikes while it was tapering off.

I went by the break room as soon as it was over and the drawers were hanging open a bit, and one of the grids over the ceiling lights was hanging down, heh. What little stuff I had on my cubicle walls was all over my desk, and I heard some people got their monitors broken when things fell on them. They had us all go out to the parking lot after, and we stood around trying to get signal (every cell service seemed to be down, and T-Mo was spotty for at least an hour after) until they did head counts and then told us to stay out of the building until 2. I sat in my car for a while trying to contact my family and planning with Idgie...

Long story short, I was home about 4 hours early enjoying some sushi with Idgie, and I don't have to go back. :D So for everyone waiting, there WILL be tags later!! Soon as I relax a little and we help Idgie's mom put her closet together. (She just had her closet remade so we were going to put everything back in it this weekend but didn't get a chance. What a lucky coincidence!) Luckily hardly any of our stuff fell, though we had a tiny casualty with Idgie's NBC snow globe and her mom lost a few pieces of her fine china and crystal wine glasses. :/ Oops, closet tiem. Later!

Is it absolutely pathetic that one of the first things BOTH of us thought of after making sure everyone was okay, was 'Hey, we should totally see if the other PW peeps want to do a major earthquake plot at some point!' >_>;;
29th-Jul-2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that is pretty pathetic.
5th-Aug-2008 05:54 am (UTC)
...You did see that I said BOTH of us. -_-;;;
29th-Jul-2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I completely forgot that you both live down there. Glad to hear that everyone's okay. ♥
5th-Aug-2008 05:58 am (UTC) - Because one conversation a night isn't enough!
Thank you! Our house came through almost totally unscathed, aside from the poor Gargoyle on top of Idgie's Nightmare Before Christmas snowglobe and several pieces of her mom's china/wine glasses (which were in a curio cabinet that's been through, like, a bunch of earthquakes and none of them had ever broken before :/).
29th-Jul-2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
<333 I'm glad you're okay!!
5th-Aug-2008 06:04 am (UTC) - Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
<333 Thank you! As you're aware, we're doing well. XD
5th-Aug-2008 06:09 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
Yayaya, I knowww~ <333
5th-Aug-2008 06:11 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
Yeah, but it's rude for me to not reply! Plus we should totally have more than one conversation in a day. :D
5th-Aug-2008 06:12 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
It is~ X3; We totally should!! :D



5th-Aug-2008 06:16 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
djugnhsrjuihnbg WHUT? Who's she applying for?! :D
5th-Aug-2008 06:29 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
She's applying for Rob Lucci, from One Piece! :D :D :D HERE is her application~~ :D
5th-Aug-2008 06:34 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
Ah! Idgie mentioned that someone had applied for that character, but I had no idea it was her! Awesome, tell her good luck for me!
5th-Aug-2008 06:36 am (UTC) - Re: Late reply is late, but at least it's there!
Did she really? XD But yeah, that's her!! I'll definitely tell her for you. :) ♥
30th-Jul-2008 12:35 am (UTC)
I've only ever been in a three point something quake, and I thought it was train stopping or crashing near my house (tracks are really close). XD;

Rolling and shaking quakes are just another way to say different plate type movement, aren't they?
5th-Aug-2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Considering the size, I think the scariest thing about it was the fact that they shut down all communication for an hour or more after it happened. :/ Difficult to make sure your girlfriend and her family are alive and safe when none of the fucking phones work. -_-;;;

I have no idea. I'm from the south, I don't know from earthquakes. XD That's what I assumed though.

And if 5.4 was a pretty decent-sized earthquake, I'll take those over the tornadoes in Memphis any day.
30th-Jul-2008 04:26 am (UTC)
My shock at seeing you actually post, it cannot be properly conveyed!

Glad to hear everyone's okay, though. <3

Why am I not surprised...? XD;
5th-Aug-2008 06:06 am (UTC)

Thank you! There was almost no damage, and because all my stuff fell off my cubicle walls at work I finally decided to go ahead and move somewhere I wouldn't be completely freezing my ass off. :D

You know us too well? :D
30th-Jul-2008 07:43 am (UTC)
They felt it in my office, too! But we're all the way up in SB, so it wasn't a huge deal. I was in my car and didn't notice it... except my lack of cell service.
5th-Aug-2008 06:10 am (UTC)
We were, like, five-ten miles away, so it was a good introduction to earthquakes for me. XD I would be terrified of having that happen while I was driving, though, I dread to think what could happen if it was fairly strong. O_o

WHY must they turn off ALL forms of communication for hours after the fact? >:[
7th-Aug-2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Because otherwise you'd know everything was okay. Can't be having that, now can we?

And that probably wasn't really your introduction, just the first one you felt. We have earthquakes here all the time but most are so mild you won't even notice 'em. I know I don't!

Also, surprisingly, the car is one of the safest places to be 'cause you can move with the ground fairly easily. (Or something.) I mean, unless it's The Big One. Then we're all screwed. ;)

Btw, *hugs*, hiiii! *waves* Miss you!
7th-Aug-2008 09:07 pm (UTC) - RP Journal whut?
Oh of course not, why would people want to be sure their loved ones were alive and well?

It was my introduction to a bigger earthquake. :D We had one a couple years ago when I was working at Blockbuster, but it was barely noticeable. I only felt two of the aftershocks from this one too, and there were a bunch.

Moving with the ground isn't what concerns me, anyone who notices, freaks, and runs into my car concerns me. XD

Miss you too! We should meet up again soon!
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