Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shaking things up a bit!

I am from Kansas. Zach is from Texas. Went to school in Oklahoma. all of these places.....DON'T HAVE EARTHQUAKES!!!! Apparently, California does. We haven't really experienced it until today.

Well....that's a small lie. We felt one like 6 months ago. It was in the middle of the night and very small. I woke up in a hazy state to yell at Zach for shaking the bed. He rolled over and groaned to me that he wasn't shaking the bed and told me to stop! We both fell back to sleep immediately and didn't realize until the next morning that we had experienced an earthquake.

So, today I am at work in Malibu. I work on the 4th floor of my building and apparently you feel the shakes a little more than when you are in a tiny apartment. Combine that with the fact that it was a 5.8.

I normally like to think of myself as calm and collected in stressful situations (Zach don't you dare refute this if you know what's good for you!). But, I seriously went into panic mode. It took me a good couple of seconds to figure out what was happening to me. Then, my sweet friend that works as the receptionist for our floor comes running back to my office saying, "I'm from Texas.....I don't know what to do." She came to the wrong person b/c I don't have a clue what to do and I was just a startled. Anyway....everything is fine now: my blood pressure has almost returned its normal state. If you are at all interested.....it felt like the building turned to jello and tornado like winds whipped up (winds like that are familiar to me).


Josh R. said...

Actual Reese household conversation:

Laura- "Apparently there was an earthquake in California."
Josh- "Did it destroy Malibu?"
Laura- "No."
Josh- "Too bad. Did it get Zach?"
Laura- "Jen just blogged about it, so no."
Josh- "Then I don't care about it."

realolivegreen said...

Josh is rude. I wouldn't have known what to do either but you have to admit it's pretty cool that you've survived tornadoes, wildfires, and now earthquakes. You're building quite a natural disaster resume!