Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Shake Me

it was 10:15 a.m this morning. the first feeling i had was a sudden onset of queasiness. then i felt like the table was moving, ever so slightly, but noticeably enough to make me stop what i was saying. then when i looked outside the office i was sitting in, i saw that the lights were swinging back and forth. ok, something was wrong.
then i heard somebody yell 'earthquake!' and i was like 'ahhh yes, that's what happening."

i was in the middle of an interview actually, the third person i talked to among seven people. he said i got a really weird look on my face, i must have felt it before he did, and he was wondering what he had asked me that was so wrong.

it was one of those longer, rolling earthquakes. not sharp jolts, which i've also felt before. the jolts are scary but are short. the rolling ones last much longer. i'd say yesterday's 6.0 earthquake (centered far south from here) lasted at least 30 seconds, which is a long time when you're experiencing it.

but hey, that's what happens in california.
i'd still take an earthquake over a tornado or hurricane.
i don't know why people say they're more freaked by earthquakes than anything else.
but ok.

ever heard of restraint?
how necessary was this?
a woman talking loudly on her cell phone and cursing was fucking thrown to the ground, handcuffed and arrested. never mind that she's five months pregnant. we gotta stop that cursing!
fucking asshole cop bitches.
Loud cellphone call leads to arrest

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