MY FIRST EARTHQUAKE!! Thats right, I am no longer a virgin to the earthquake world....a 5.8 hit us here in Cali today & let me tell you, it was WEIRD!! I have to admit, I was prettttttty dang calm about during the quake but afterwards ANXIETY hit! I don't know why, it was over at that point. but I got all freaked out & i was still dizzy from everything swinging & shaking. I am told this was not a big quake by any means, nor was it long. Ha! IN MY WORLD- it was very long! At first, I didn't quite understand what was going on! Then it clicked, and the VERY FIRST THOUGHT "Finally! I've never been in one of these!" (lol..yes, I am amazing). SECOND THOUGHT- "Whoa, this feels crazy!" (captain obvious over here) & LAST THOUGHT "Umm, when does this end?!". Now, as proud of myself as I am I must confess, I am a failure to all my elementary school teachers, all those earthquake drills & I still didn't do what I was supposed to! How many times did that dang "earthquake" bell ring & we all jumped under our desks & slid our chairs in??? (which, by the way, is hilarious! when is the last time you heard about UT having a big earthquake?!) Anyway.. what do I do when it counts? Sit there, like a dumb-a* & watch it all happen, feeling like it was all in slow0-mo. (excuse the french) Like I said, FAILURE! But I am told we can expect THE BIG ONE within 5 years, so, alas, I will get my opportunity to redeem myself & prove that the public school system works!
Anyway, enough of my bs about the quake...it was crazy but I survived! I know, I know..there were no deaths...but I still like to say I survived an earthquake...give me a break, I AM FROM UTAH!