Friday, April 18, 2008

Lotsa Shakin', No Breakin'

A few weeks ago, I went on a paranoid rant about the New Madrid fault line. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to the breaking story about an earthquake in New Salem, Illinois. The outlets are tagging it as a 5.2 to a 5.4, but the temblor was big enough to feel all the way in Des Moines, Iowa, Indianapolis, Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fortunately, there were no injuries and only minor damages. But it's big news, because as I said in that blog from weeks ago, Illinois just doesn't get the earthquake press California does. If you've been following SWC since we first launched in March, you might want to start looking to the sky. Perhaps my rant about asteroids wasn't so paranoid after all ...

16 comments:

Jude said...

Nora, you really aren't as paranoid as you are prescient!

Nora said...

Thanks, Mom!

Now if I could just be omniscient and omnipotent.

Jude said...

But you are omniverous

Nora said...

Damn straight. You should really try shoe leather with a nice chianti sometime.

Mitchell said...

Are you certain you didn't cause the earthquake?

Nora said...

I can't be entirely sure, Mitchell.

Jude said...

Red laeather, Chianti, white leather demands a dry white...

Slippy said...

Okay, how frightening is that as I woke up at 4:45 am swaying on my sofa (I passed out in a drunken stupor from a fundraiser I attended at the Playboy Headquarter, which is a blog for another day), my first thought was damn it Nora - are the asteroids next?

Nora said...

Slippy! I am so jealous that you felt the earthquake. Maybe I didn't feel it because I DID cause it with the powers of my mind!

Or, I was wiped out because my baby doesn't think he needs to sleep anymore ...

theeriver said...

Powers of your mind???Sure you didn't have gas? :P

Nora said...

Heh. Actually, I was hitting my friend's diabetic candy pretty hard last night.

Ratherto said...

First earthquakes, then asteroids, then zombies...we're all screwed. I'd better set in motion on of my zombie plans. I'll get to work on my blog about it.

Jude said...

Ratherto, Nora is a woman of vision....heed her words...

Ratherto said...

I always do Jude. She is wise beyond her years.

Ratherto said...

I just had a thought, what if the asteroids cause zombies?

Nora said...

I think we need the Nuge more than ever.