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East Coast Earthquake

I felt the earth move under my feet.

I’ve be hearing a bunch of reactions about the east coast earthquake last week. Quite frankly, when my couch started shaking I thought our tiny little apartment was going to crumple into the earth (the building is pretty frickin’ old and they should totally do a home safety inspection. It’s not like New York City buildings are exactly prepared for this type of scenario.

A good friend of mine was working in a building right next to the Empire State Building at the time of the earthquake, and even they didn’t have an earthquake plan. Ummm, shouldn’t we be a little bit more on top of things? Sure West Coasters were laughing at our evacuations and drills, but hello, we have reason to freak out! Maybe y’all sleep through 5.9 shakers, but not us. Well, at least not me.

I didn’t really know what to do so I just stood in our only doorway (our bathroom’s) and thought about the movie The Day After Tomorrow. I guess you could say I wasn’t exactly an optimist -- not my proudest hour.

What about you guys on the east coast -- did you duck and cover?

-- Holly

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