Well, wasn’t today an exciting day? Living in Ohio, I thought I was safe from earthquakes. I mean, seriously, earthquakes felt in Ohio? Now, granted, it wasn’t a 7.5 on the Richter scale, it wasn’t actually centered in Ohio, and I wasn’t in any mortal danger. STILL, it has actually given us bored Midwesterners something to talk about other than the heat and 95% humidity.
“Did you feel it?” “Wasn’t it awesome?!” “Damn it, I slept through it!” Of course, all of the engineers at my friend’s workplace were having a total nerdgasm over it, poring over the internet within seconds, determining the epicenter and dispensing their newly-won knowledge with us lesser beings who actually had to continue working after it occurred. To me, it felt like I was standing on a boat in choppy water. Definitely weird. I work in a pharmacy and everything hanging from the walls and ceilings was swinging. Now, I know this is all total Yawnsville to you West Coast people, but damn it, the ground usually stays where it belongs in the Midwest. That is, in a stationary, non-shaky state of being. What’s next? Dogs and cats sleeping together? Cleveland winning the Superbowl?