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Did You Feel That?

When a 5.4 earthquake hits the Midwest, it will freak our shit out. Honestly, I can remember the two earthquakes I've felt in my life and no one would believe they were both in Illinois. I have only myself to blame for the second one because I was bad-mouthing Mother Nature yesterday. The first was in 1987 and it was a memorable day for other reasons.

My first thought was that someone was standing next to the bed and hitting it with their knee. Then, I heard my flower pots shaking and saw the lamp hitting the wall. So I jump up and go across the hallway to Mason and ask, "Did you feel that?"

I sit on his bed and wait to feel it. I don't for just a moment and then I DO AND AM GRATEFUL I'M NOT CRAZY. Not that I have anything against crazy people. I loves me some crazy folk. But I dragged him back to my room and pointed at the shaking flower pots and whispered loudly like I was hissing at him for not believing me, "SEE! THE FLOWERS ARE MOVING."

"Ok, mom. Are you ok?"

"Well, yes. Because I wanted to double check with someone. So, I'm not crazy?"

"You're not crazy. You're just awake and talking at 4:30 in the morning. Go back to bed and you can be crazy at 8."

Why waste this early morning experience? I'll serve up some links and pictures of Rare Good Hair.

HannahAndersson is way too expensive but darnit. They have these cute shoes that would make me feel like a sassy ballerina.


This dress? It would look great in an earthquake or not. It's made by AngelRox and you can buy it here.


Possibly, this tuxedo top would look wonderful in a tornado. Or not.


This just completely irked me that someone would bother to write it. I won't even bother with a rant. Insert your own.

Finally, a link to a video (thanks, MarilynM!) because I'm going to be late for work if I try to figure out how to embed a video AGAIN and it's just not worth it. It's of a young woman who choreographed a dance she made up when she was four. Watch it until there are about 30 seconds left (well, watch the whole thing) and see how her foot catches on her shirt. BRILLIANT.

One more thing: I had a good hair day the other day. That should be captured and done so crookedly and fuzzily, but captured nonetheless.


It's not yet 8 o' clock for me, but I think I'll have The Crazies for breakfast and let the weekend play out with that as a catalyst. It will be fun for sure because Mallory has her senior show (whole family will be in St. Louis, so the Crazy Show Travels. Check your local listings.), seven of my girlfriends will get together for a Spa Weekend, and then Bossy comes to town for an event at Bailey's Chocolate Bar where I hope to meet her. For the second time. Maybe this time she will remember me. I kid! I kid, Fluid Pudding. Chill. But you should know that it's normal for me to announce my presence in St. Louis with an earthquake. All the cool kids do it.

Seems reasonable, actually, that this Friday begins with an earthquake then. Happy Weekend, all!
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Reader Comments (19)

Yep, I felt it too. It woke me up, and I thought I was having this bizarre dream. Incidentally, I was also in bed in '89 when Loma Prieta hit in California, only I was wide awake then. I ran out to my living room and turned on the Sacramento news station (the earthquake hit at 5:04 that evening) and, from the looks of it, the earthquake hadn't made it to Sacramento yet. As I watched--with my swimming pool sloshing around in the background--the newscaster grabbed the desk, turned a pasty shade of white, and said, "Well folks, it looks like we're having an earthquake here." That one turned out to be a 6.9er. And boy did it feel like it, too.

Nice hair!

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

To clarify: I grew up in Vacaville, which is almost halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. We could watch the Bay Area t.v stations as well as the Sacramento t.v. stations. I hope I wasn't confusing with the whole "it hadn't made it to Sac yet" remark.

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

hubby woke me up by yelling that we were having an earthquake..THEN I felt it..
Then of course there was the 4.5 Aftershock..which the guy on the radio (KTRS) just said there is a chance that these two earthquakes are FORSHOCKS..


Love the striped shirt you have on in the picture..

I'm going to run to Target tonight to buy nametags..when Bossy leaves we can make a collage of them so she won't forget any of us :-)

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermp

Dear lord... I go away for a while and come back to earthquakes??? LOL... thank goodness everyone was alright! Never felt it over here... we aren't that far away from you. We have tornados - already had our first tornado watch of the season last Friday... won't be the last.

I have some catching up to do... but I missed your writing... and glad to be back!

Ciao bella!

(Oh... and that is GREAT hair)

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKC

Remember... TS Eliot said that "...the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a whimper" So be of good cheer!

Hi... new guy here... we have friends in common.


April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGunfighter

I couldn't believe it when I saw the headline. I definitely did a double take!

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Well, you are still crazy, just not about it being an earthquake. That was real. Just like your craziness.

And, no, I didn't feel a damn thing.

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkapgar

1. I experienced an earthquake when I lived in Vancouver and was nauseous for the rest of the day. It freaked the heck out of me.

2. That articles has steam coming out of my ears. I think God is reading it and saying, "WTH?"

3. You = HAWT.

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngella

So you're the reason for the earthquake. I guess maybe I should sleep in something nice on Saturday night. With you and Bossy both in town, who knows what natural disasters will erupt in the middle of the night forcing me to my lawn for all neighbors to see.

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I am glad I am not the only one who needs to document a good hair day with a pic. What a way to start your day. Link-- sucks butt, stupid arses.

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhite Hot Magik

Wow faboulous blogging.Im looking for friends.Im new here.Just tonight,LOL. I couldnt sleep so I just came here, thought I might try it out.Oh yeah I heard about the earthquake I hope its never coming my way.Enjoy your saturday.

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

If you get another quake that's strong enough to feel up here in the North Country, now at least I know what to wear!

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I was in Cleveland on a business trip and felt that earthquake. Bed shook, felt a change in the air pressure, kept trying to remember that I wasn't in San Francisco.

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn

You look FAB, earthquakes are good for your hair. ;)

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynette

Hi, there- It was great to meet you and your daughter yesterday!

April 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersonrie

Hi Mocha Momma. Had no idea you were a St. Louis Blogher. Had seen you at BlogHer 07. Had I known, I would have marched right up to you and made a complete ass out of myself! (Because I tend to do that to any area bloggers.)

Sounds like the night was a blast!

April 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotherofbun

DUDE! I want my hair to look like that, I need details please :)

April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessia

Nope. Not a St. Louis blogger, just closer to that than Chicago and plus my kiddo goes to college there. WHY DIDN'T YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AT BH '07? HUH?

Jessia (is there no C? just checking.) I promise myself to do a photo-blog of the process to get my hair like this. Just gotta get someone to photograph it for me. :-)

April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMocha Momma

Hmmm what happened there...yes I will need visual aid and very specific (like you are talking to a child) intructions :) Because apparently I can't spell my own name correctly so I'm in need of extra help!

April 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessiCa

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