Rock and Roll

From an actual IM conversation I just had a few minutes ago with a co-worker (who is working from home today):

me: um…earthquake
gabe: yeah
me: holy crap
me: still moving
gabe: this is a long one
me: man!
gabe: whew… it’s rare that i actually have time to remember to find cover
me: at least we have no windows here!
me: lol
gabe: lol
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
me: yeah!
gabe: this is so LA of us… IMing while the earthquake is happening
gabe: lol
me: LOL!!!

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?”

9 responses to “Rock and Roll

  1. Glad you guys are okay!!! Funny post. πŸ™‚ Camry and I were out hiking and didn’t feel a thing, but people at my house did. Fala and Cookie are okay; Cookie’s a little shaken up, but she’s alright. What a good boy HUGE Truman is!!!

  2. haha. Very funny post πŸ™‚ Glad you guys are okay though!

  3. wow! People are great! I really like your response tho. Glad everything is ok and that Truman did so well.

  4. Heh heh. You guys are so LA. I’d be under the desk. Yikes! Glad you’re all OK.

  5. haha I’d definitely be in a ball stuffed into the corner under something very stable πŸ˜› Glad you guys are okay! And it’s okay Truman, you’re gonna be a guide dog, not an earthquake alert dog, duhhh! πŸ™‚

  6. That was a fun story! “Bad dog” indeed. I thought we had had a small earthquake here while I had Rockwell but I checked my old blog and couldn’t find a mention of it (however, I did look quickly). I asked Peter and he remembers it too. Rockwell was sitting under the corner coffee table as was his wont when he was small. We felt the place rumble and realized it was a small quake. We looked at Rockwell to see what he would do and he just shrugged. I can’t believe I didn’t blog about it!I am surely glad all went well everywhere with your much bigger quake! It is good that Truman was relaxed about it.

  7. Loved that post. LOL nice

  8. We don’t get earthquakes here (or just very small ones every now and then) so I’ve never been in one. High Five to Truman for being one cool cucumber.

  9. Sigh…I’m always nostalgic with any talk of earthquakes. Now it’s lightning storms I have to sit through…worrying…running around the house unplugging all appliances/computers…ushering all the kids into the house…counting…Great to hear from you Jenny!

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