Tuesday, April 27, 2010

EARTHQUAKES, VERTICAL BLINDS, LIVESTOCK, WOBBLINESS

I am a walking, breathing seismic indicator. I don't understand how or why this has happened, but it just has. I get "earthquake vibes" now and again, typically in the evening, and darned if they don't manifest. I know they check out, because I go on line the next day and check them out personally. I'll be sitting around, minding my own business, and I'll get a vague sense of uneasiness in my stomach, perhaps even detecting the slightest movement beneath my feet...I'll check the vertical blinds (which may or may not cooperate with me) because they have become my best indicators on any major moving...and then the physical manifestation will stop and I'll just be left with a sense of minor foreboding...if that even makes sense.

Mind you, I live virtually on the Pacific Rim (The Ring of Fire, I believe is what it's referred to) so it sees some action now and again. As the crow flies, we're about 20 miles from the ocean. I can't predict when this will happen and I haven't exactly noticed the pets acting much differently when I'm getting my vibes.

Saturday evening, I got "the vibe". Mentioned it. Nobody else felt anything so I didn't make a fuss about it. Sure enough, there was a 6.9 quake in Jakarta on Sunday. There was no tsunami warning issued and the buildings only swayed for 20 seconds (only!!!), but that's a respectable quake. Also, this morning I WOKE UP from sleep believing that my bed was moving and I was even saying, "Quake" (which, apparently, is California earthquake etiquette), only I'm sure it was mumbled because the hubs asked, "Whaa?" before snoring again. And once again, turns out there was a 4.7 magnitude earthquake felt in San Diego at 4:00 this morning, which no one else felt and no one else is talking about. Freaky....

I asked Emmy if she ever feels all these tremors and she said, "I feel quakes all the time, but it's from my concussion". I'm questioning that. I'm questioning that because then I have NO excuse. So Em, I'm taking you with me on this, whatever "this" is. Does anyone else in SoCal or elsewhere experience this sense of wobbliness on a regular basis?

So...If you see me and the livestock gettin' antsy, you just run for high ground and for cryin' out loud, do NOT let me run back into a burning barn!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I DO feel little rumbles every now and then that no one else feels. Although I never check to see if it was an earthquake. I could be my upstairs neighbors. Those of the Heavy Footsteps.

Emmy Slusser said...

I am going to stop blaming my head trauma and start saying that I am sensitive to the earth's emotions. I mean, if the earth isn't a girl, slap my face and call me Shirley. Because I am almost certain that an earthquake is an all out temper tantrum.

The Katzbox said...

Can I call you Shirley regardless of the earth's gender? Cause that just sounds like fun...

"Those of the Heavy Footsteps"....DUH DUH DUH *insert scary music*