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    Glad you're okay Crory ... let's hope another doesn't hit while you're misusing a Starbucks cup! (I'll never get that story out of my head). Glad your Keurig machine didn't fall either! lol ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flicka View Post
    I wrote a video script using it as visuals to go with "Hotel California".
    I can see how that'd fit perfect together. Ah, memories...
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    We were in San Francisco once when dad was doing some sessions for Fantasy Records. He said he wanted to take us to a nice place to eat before we came home, so we went to the Hyatt Regency on the Embarcadero. It was a really neat hotel, but the waiter we had was a pissy snob. He was all duded out in his tux, and he thought he was pretty cool. I remember my dad asking which of us didn't have matching socks on because it was clear we were not up to his level of sophistication.
    His distain of us was laughable, and being the hicks we are we got a good laugh out of him. My mom even asked for ketchup just to gall him.

    While we were eating, a pretty good quake hit, and that place really shook! Well, Mr Elegant lost his cool, and was under a table before you knew it. He stuck his head out and was actually whimpering! He said to another waiter..."did you feel that? I almost shit my pants!!!"

    His decorum went down the drain in a heartbeat.

    We had a quake a few years ago that was centered in Challis, Idaho. I was waiting for the streetlight to change, and I thought I had been rear-ended.
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    We just had another earth quake! This one was a 3.7! kinda freaky, 2 earth quakes in 2 days.
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    I thought they always came double. Here we call it the twin.

    I have been in two, one in Italy and one i Athens, Greece in 1980. The one in Athens scared me, 6.9 so I went back to Norway the next day. But I was there when the twin came, 6.3.

    In Oslo it happens very seldom and they are very small.
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    wow I can't imagine a 6.9!
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    I have never been in Athens since and the next 6 months I was afraid if a big truck drove outside the appartment. I even stayed with my parents.

    The funny thing is I was always so afraid of flying. But when I went home the next day and the plane lifted I was so reliefed, I have never been afraid of flying later. I was living in the seventh floor and I was sitting on my butt down the stairs because my husband told me not to take the lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    wow I can't imagine a 6.9!
    The 6.4 we had in 03 really rocked my world. I tried to analyze away my fear, but broke down a few years later and my doctor put me on anxiety drugs.
    I was afraid if a big truck drove outside the appartment.
    Definitely. I'd never heard an earthquake make sound before. I'm still a bit nervous when trucks go by...the sound is similar to the noise of a large earthquake.
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    Earthquakes are one of the few things that makes me not want to move to California. I was in a 7.2 as a kid... pre-accident. Earthquakes are one of those natural disasters (like tornadoes, which someone mentioned above) that freak me out now that I'm in a power chair. Unfortunately, jumping to and from planks of splitting ground "2012 style" is a little tough now. Not that I'm saying that I had to use such tactics before, but you never know when a natural disaster like that could turn into a movie scenario. Urban Central Texas is nicely out of the way of most natural disasters... earthquakes, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes (usually, on those last two).

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    I suppose if I was in a really bad one it would be a different story but currently the earth quakes excite me. Its just something thats unexpected, the added fear just changes the average day feel I guess.

    But if they were destructive earthquakes then it would be a different story.
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