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19 April 2008

An earthquake woke me up last night. I'll admit - at first I thought it was the people upstairs making noise but then realized that the building was shaking. I just sat in bed and waited for the aftershocks to stop so I could go to sleep. The BF slept through the whole thing.[More:]

This is the second quake I've experienced in my life - both in Chicago. As long as they stay at the 5 level, I think they're kinda neat. I don't want the buildings to start falling down around me though.
WTF, mid-continent? No faultlines around there. . . .it's supposed to be the Stable Interior Craton, and here you go, shaking. . .

What gives?
posted by danf 19 April | 09:44
Was it from the New Madrid fault? It freaks me out to think that eventually, Memphis is probably going to be flattened by an earthquake. Yeesh.
posted by BoringPostcards 19 April | 16:45
The earthquake woke me up too. I was already kind of awake because Binky had been whining at me but was also still kind of asleep. I live in a not-so-stable house that was built in the late 1800s and my bedroom is on the second floor. So I'm in bed and hear this noise and notice some shaking. I wondered why there was a loud truck on the street at that time of day. Then it went on long enough, my windows started rattling and then the bed started shaking that I was like, "holy crap, that's an earthquake." Then Binky started howling his head off. LOL.

The only aftershock that I noticed was the bigger one that happened at about 11:15am or whenever it was.
posted by fluffy battle kitten 19 April | 20:18
I was already kind of awake because Binky had been whining at me but was also still kind of asleep.

Animals can hear earthquakes coming. HOW, I don't know, but they can.
posted by BoringPostcards 19 April | 20:43
Yeah, I knew something was up with Binky because he has different whines for things that are bugging him. LOL. I couldn't figure out what the hell his problem was because it was a new type of whining. I was lying in bed begging him to knock it the hell off. (He was in his crate.)

Lulu doesn't give a crap about anything other than she'll whine at me if she needs to poop (she only does this when it's an emergency poop when she ate a glove or last week when she managed to eat an unopened pack of chick-fil-a mayo.)

There was a whole debate on one of the local news stations because someone called in complaining that animals couldn't know that stuff and then 294802832 other people called in with animal stories. HAHAHAHA. I've had too many animals over the past 35 years and I know the fuckers just know stuff sometimes.
posted by fluffy battle kitten 19 April | 21:25
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