From an actual IM conversation I just had a few minutes ago with a co-worker (who is working from home today):
me: holy crap
me: still moving
gabe: this is a long one
gabe: whew… it’s rare that i actually have time to remember to find cover
me: at least we have no windows here!
gabe: sad but true
gabe: there are ppl working on the street outside and they didn’t even notice it
gabe: they’re hardcore
me: lol … it was a 5.8 centered 2mi SW of Chino Hills
gabe: that’s a good size
gabe: this is so LA of us… IMing while the earthquake is happening
Meanwhile, Truman was solid as a rock. He did look up from where he was sleeping under my desk, and he stood up at some point and walked over to me — this was a LOOOOONG earthquake — but he didn’t take much notice otherwise.
A co-worker a few cubicles down from me is quoted as saying, “That is a BAD DOG. He didn’t bark or warn us or anything.”
I replied, “You mean you didn’t get his e-mail?”