So, I love California. It’s really one of the best states I’ve lived in. It’s actually hard for me to choose between Vancouver and California, because they are so similar in so many ways and yet so different. One of the things I do NOT like about California, however, are the earthquakes. I hate earthquakes. They scare the bejeebers out of me and I feel disturbed for days and days, even if its the tiniest little shake.
That’s why I was a tad bit irritated when Albany, NY started shaking. Granted, it’s only happened once where I can feel it since I’ve lived here, but it really did annoy me. I mean, these kinds of natural “issues” (disasters isn’t quite the word for the “shake” we felt here) just do not happen over here and I was fine and happy.
Actually, the floors here in the office are so weak that for the first few months of working here, I kept thinking we were having earthquakes all of the time. So I stayed annoyed a lot. And then I finally was able to convince myself that it was just heavy-walkers or leg-shakers. So, the day both my montors started shaking and rattling and hitting against each other, I sat there and tried very hard to convince myself that it was the same.
Minutes later an email comes into my inbox, annoucing an earthquake. FUN.
Next thing you know, the Times Union has a twitter feed of everyone talking about the earthquake on twitter. This is our news, folks. Take it or leave it.