8/23/2011

was that what I think it was???

an EARTHQUAKE??



Earthquakes rarely happen on the east coast but we felt a 5.9 earthquake from Virginia all the way up to Maine.  Where were you when the earthquake happened?  I was minding my business shopping in WALMART when...I felt the ground shaking, I saw the aisle displays moving and the light fixtures in the ceiling were swaying back and forth.  I was on the phone with my honey who was in King of Prussia, PA at the time and I could hear him saying to his coworkers "Did you feel that?"  I answered him yes, thinking he was speaking to me.  I said OMG!  I thought that couldn't have been an earthquake but clearly it was.  He told me reports of an earthquake from VA all the way to NY and I immediately tried to call my family in NYC but calls were not going through.  I was scared but I kept shopping.  Yes, you read right...I KEPT SHOPPING.  As I look back on it - boy was that silly.  If it was more serious - would I really need that box of cocoa puffs, pancake mix or that teal picture frame, I just had to have for my office...Heck no!  I didn't even know what to do.  I stood there frozen looking at things fall off the shelf in front of me - asking other people "if they felt that!"  Anyway - I'm glad it wasn't more serious than it was and I am grateful that everyone was ok.  So where were you when the east coast earthquake happened?

6 comments :

  1. I was at work and felt the computers shaking. I thought someone was playing around the computers...when I looked up...no one was around them. WOW oh WOW. I jumped on Twitter...IDK why then saw a tweet from our local news. This is my 2nd earthquake. I was right outside of DC around 2003 or so when I felt the 1st one.

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  2. I'm in the ATL but I was coming from lunch headed back to work and my TWITTER literally BLEW up with tweeta about the QUAKE! I'm sure earthquakes are extremely scary I have never experience one b 4 but I'm just glad that nobody was seriously injured. *Thank GOD*

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  3. Lol I'm fro Brooklyn it wasn't too bad and I was on ground level, I just thought i was dizzy..it was twitter that informed me...FEEP SHOPPING!

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  4. Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you guys are ok. @Dr. LiL - I'm from Queens - one of my fbook status yesterday said - I survived the blackout in NYC of '03, I survived 9/11 in NYC and now the east coast earthquake!!

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  5. Down here in NC some of my family say they felt it but I didn't feel a thing! So I guess I made it through the "shake" without a scratch lol!

    Lol is it bad to say that I would have kept shopping too? I mean now that we know it wasn't as serious as it could have been ;-)

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  6. Exactly my point Miss Dre. Glad you and your fam are ok. I was secretly hoping some prices would be dropped - call it a Earthquake special lol

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