Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Reno Earthquakes

If I hear one more person say "I made it through the blah blah quake of 19blah blah, why are you scared-this is nothing" I will kick them hard. In the shin.

I've lived through the 1989 Watsonville quake, the 1987 quake that destroyed the parking structure near my home (hey, Whittier!), and the Landers/Big Bear quakes. I know our quakes are relatively small-but THEY WON'T STOP. We have had over 500 earthquakes in the past week, I'm about 2 miles from the epicenter, and it's a little unnerving to wake up 5 times a night thinking this is the big one.

They can't predict quakes, but they do "forecasts". For example, the 1989 quake fell in to the window they forecast-a 7.2 quake sometime that year, or whatever. So I am taking the prediction of a 6.0 seriously. And being so close is not good-the 4.7 flung things off of my walls and shelves.

Jesus, I need some sleep.

Husbands Word O' The Day

Me: I should have saved some of my old blog entries. Say something cute.

Husband: I can't. I am too full of dooficity right now.

The Earthquake Blog

is perhaps what I should have named this! We had two 3.1 quakes 10 minutes apart last night-no one on my end of town is getting any sleep. I feel like a zombie. Somebody please do the earthquake dance, so we can get this over with!

Monday, April 28, 2008

I Feel The Earth-Move-Under My Feet

Who sang that? Carol King? Carly Simon?

Anyhoo, it's been stuck in my head for 3 days because the shaking HAS NOT STOPPED.

I haven't slept through the night in days, because the damn earthquakes keep waking me up. We're about 2 miles from the epicenter, plus I'm hyper-sensitive to them so even the little 2.0's are waking me up. They are saying we need to be prepared for a 6.0 in the next several weeks-so I've taken pictures off the walls, placed knick knacks on the floor, etc..... I wish it would just hurry up and happen, because I am EXHAUSTED!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Beach Front Property

I've lived most of my life in Southern California, and I have been in some hellacious earthquakes. Since moving to Northern Nevada I think I've felt two-that no one else even noticed. (I have superb spidey sense when it comes to quakes)

Over the last 24 hours, there have been more than 20 quakes, ranging from .8 to 4.2. Of course, we haven't felt all of them, but a few we did.

At about 1:45 this morning, while I was FINALLY getting some excellent sleep after a very sleepless week, we had another one. Not exceptionally large, but close enough to our house to where I woke up, threw the covers off the bed, screamed "Earthquake!" and was just about to run down the hall to grab my son when it stopped. Husband said "I wouldn't have even woken up if you weren't screaming."

It's like riding a bike-some things you just never forget how to do.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stupid Al Gore

I don't believe global warming is our fault. I think it's just another one of the earth's cycles. And I find it hard to believe anything from a man with a political agenda.

That being said, Deceiver has a post about Mr. Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". And I just can't stop laughing. I really think they are becoming one of my favorite websites.

I love it when people get called on their shit!

Subject To Change At Any Time

I have decided to think positive. Work is very slow, I have a few emotional issues going on right now, but all in all my life is good. So, when I woke up grouchy today I decided to not feel that way.

Song of the day is a made up song-"Today is a good day, whether I want it to be or not, la la la"

Driving to work-"Thank you random driver for not using your turn signal!" "And thank you, random driver, for doing 10 below the speed limit when I'm trying to get to work!"

So far, it is working. I haven't yet felt the urge to kill anybody today, which is a great improvement already. And yes, I know it is only 8am.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

On A Lighter Note-

I reddy slam dore reely fast
see more crazy cat pics

My brother did this to me when I was little. Good times, man. Good times.

My Mom

I miss my mother. The year anniversary of her death is coming up, and I'm obsessed with all the things I did wrong prior to her dying. We had hospice workers, and I was her evening (after work) and weekend care. But I still feel like I should have done more.

On weekends, I had a lady come in for about 2 hours so I could run home, have dinner with my family, then run back to mom's until my step-dad got off work at midnight. On what I believe was her last day (I think I have blocked it out because it was so traumatic, but I'm pretty sure it was her last day) as I was leaving to go cook dinner she said "I don't want you to go". She was pretty hard to understand at this point, and I thought she said "I want you to go home." I was shocked, "Why do you want me to go home?"She said "No, stay." I said "Mom, I have to cook dinner, I'll be back in an hour, I promise. " Which I was. But she was never really coherent again. So that's the last time I spoke to my mother. I'm really hoping time will clear my head, and I will realize "Wait a minute, that wasn't the last day, THIS was." But I don't think it's going to happen.
On the plus (?) side, I did have the opportunity to tell her that I liked who I was today, and even though she made mistakes she must have done something right. Because I made it. And I'm okay.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Song O' The Day

Every day I wake up with a random song in my head. Some days it will be a made up song, like The Friday Song or the song I sang my oldest son when he was a baby (Who's the happiest boy in town-Stephen!)

Today, for God knows what reason, Song O' The Day is........."Where The Down Boys Go". By Warrant.

I know.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh Honey

Me: Why won't you ever let me carry cash to give to the homeless people?

Him: You're much too beautiful to carry cash. You can have Monopoly money if you want.

Me: Ok!

Let The Emptying Begin!!

I am very easily overwhelmed. I do it to myself, and I know there are a lot of people in the world with more on their plate than what I have. So this is where I come to empty my head. All the thoughts that must be purged from my head will end up here. Because an empty head is a healthy head!