We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Wicked Bruce ... At least if you can joke, you're all right. Just checked over at Neptunus Lex, our San Diego correspondent, and he says that "the wimminfolk" were a little wrought up, but he was perfectly calm, since he was about 3000 feet up in the air, staging an imitation aerial dogfight, making a left turn, and didn't feel a thing.
Nevertheless, 6.9 is a considerable shaker and could anyone the wobblies, at least for a few moments.
God bless all here, those who are fishers of men and those who are not.
As Marianne has said, you're joking so you must be alright.
The youtube clip is naughty indeed! It made us laugh this evening as we have spent many days cycling in the Netherlands and have plenty of memories of the cobblestones.
Brief? Brief? Forty-five seconds of a 7.2 is not brief. I was in my 6th floor apartment when the quake hit, and things moved. The fact we came through it so well is testament to building standards around here. The town of Mexicali in Mexico came through rather well, all things considered. Again thanks to high building standards.
Oh, and we've been having some decent aftershocks ever since, a few up around 5.4, which makes for a noteworthy quake all by itself.
So "a brief shaking" is hardly an accurate description of what happened Easter Sunday.