Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.4 Earthquake in California today.

Well today I decided to eat my leftovers from Styx, House Special Fried Rice, one of my favorites for lunch today. This meant that I didn't need to leave the office. So at about 11:30 I went into the kitchen to heat up my rice. Yum! After the rice was heated I took it back into my office and sat down to eat and read my book, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. It is a book that is written about a woman in Africa which is especially interesting right now since Melissa is in Africa. Well, I'm really into my book and my rice when all of a sudden everything starts moving! About that time I hear Rick Mercier down the hall say, "Earthquake." Then things really started moving. It was a good one. Our offices are in Rancho Santa Margarita, 25 miles from the epicenter that was in Chino Hills. Located where we are we got a good shaking but no damage. The floors were moving and kind of rolling, the walls and doors were shaking and rattling and my chair was rocking with me in it! Very exciting! It lasted for what seemed like 30 seconds or so for us. Enough time for everyone to get in on the excitement and wonder...when is it going to stop! When it did, I got goosebumps! It made the National News, a little bit of over kill I would say. Guess it was a "light news day".

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