Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shake, Rattle, & Roll (All Pun Intended)

When I heard Sarah nudge open the bedroom door yesterday morning, I froze and willed myself not to move. If I budged she would know I was awake and she would lick my feet, and will me to do what she wanted. I had to giggle, blowing my cover, when Sarah let out an exasperated sigh and plopped her 100 lb body down ever so loudly on the floor. Sometimes she acts just like an angsty teenage girl. You should have seen her pout when I wrestled a rotting, stinky, gross, carnival sized pickle she found on a recent walk away from her.

But I did finally get up, and we went on our morning walk. And on this walk there just happened to be an earthquake. That I DID NOT notice. I was blasting my IPOD and wrangling the dog, and never felt the quake that stretched from Vegas to Mexico. I only took a moment to ponder why the school I was passing by was evacuating. I found it odd that I had so many missed calls when I got back to the house. I was confused as to why I was suddenly not getting any cell service. But none of these things were even a blip on my radar.

But Adam had felt the earthquake; he works in a skyscraper that shook for several seconds. And God bless him when he didn't get a hold of me he was understandably worried. He rushed home on his lunch break, fully expecting to see me trapped under a bookcase reenacting a scene from one of those "Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!" commercials.

I think he was slightly disappointed to find me safe on the couch zoning out in front of reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 (Why did Tori Spelling ever thing red hair was a good idea?) He wasn't disappointed because he wanted me to be hurt (at least I hope he didn't want me to be hurt), more like he was disappointed that he didn't have a white knight type story to take back to his coworkers. But I told him he could tell his friends whatever he wanted to, because that’s just what kind of girl I am.

So, of course, I've gotten many phone calls from my friends and family back home who ask me what it was like. And I have nothing to say, no stories tell, except for quips about my obvious lack of perception.


  1. I drove through what people called the worst blizzard Ottawa and area have had in many years. It happened a few years ago. Other than the fact that the trip took more than double the time it usually did (from Stouffville to Ottawa) I only noticed a lot of ice,snow and the power went out at an intersection as I was waiting for the light to change. My sister had phoned the police in a panic cause I was driving her little son back up with me. But we were perfectly fine. The worst that happened was a stop for coffee where the parking lot was a sheet of ice and the coffee was too horrible to drink.

  2. hehe I got a giggle out of the pickle doggy story hehe.. Carm

  3. i love beverly hills 90210!! i love to see dylan and brenda together!! :)

    oh, brit, did you use the above email add for yr EC? I still need yr email add to send the credits to you. :)

    Jean Chia

  4. hi britt! i've just sent the credits to you over at EC. You received?

  5. hello britt, it me again! :)

    Just wanna thank you for dropping yr card at AGP! Hope to see you again at AGP: August 2008 Top 5 droppers! Hv many great weeks ahead! :)


  6. It's good that you're OK. I always miss things, too, just going about my normal life not knowing the world as we know it is coming to an end.

    Why were kids in school at the end of July? What about summer vacation?

  7. Glad your okay after the earthquake! Just dropping by to say thanks for being a top EC dropper for July over at Spice World. :)

  8. Glad that you are alright and yet I was wondering ... sometimes not knowing might be a blessing. :)

  9. Wow,and I thought tornadoes were bad! Im new to EC and just surfing and dropping... great blog:-)

  10. Sheesh...I'm glad you are ok! I think it's sweet that Adam came home to check on you...and that you told him to tell his friends whatever he wanted to..! lol!!

    And the pickle..ack! lol!!


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