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Thread: Naked During the Earthquake

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    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
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    So there was an earthquake last night at the California/Mexico border, and many people felt it clear up in Orange County, where I am. And definitely felt it - it was more than just a little shimmy.

    So I of course happened to be naked during the quake.

    Okay, couldn't resist. All of that is true, but the fact is, I was in the shower and didn't notice a thing. I did hear people suddenly get loud, but I'm in a hotel by a pool and assumed it was just rowdiness.

    I heard about it today. Apparently my hotel room was in a sweet spot, because I'm told things moved and fell, and even the iron on top of the room's rickety ironing board didn't move. Nothing in my room fell.

    Happily, there are no reports of injuries.

    I'm hoping I've beaten the odds for being naked or in some other compromising situation when a quake hits.

    Not sure what a survivalist would do to stay prepared for an earthquake while in the bathroom...

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    So does that mean you are swearing off clothes to bring you luck :wink: :lol: :shock: LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So does that mean you are swearing off clothes to bring you luck :wink: :lol: :shock: LOL
    :lol: :lol:

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    Oh No!!! LOL I am glad that it turned out well for you :D:D:D

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    Many of the major high rise hotels are on rollers and you don't feel the quakes as much. I'm on sand then bedrock, so it's a bit better for me. When you're on sand it never seems to stop.

    When we had a major quake years ago, we slept outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So does that mean you are swearing off clothes to bring you luck :wink: :lol: :shock: LOL
    LOL, with this body, that would be a crime against humanity! Geez, that really is a different way of thinking about it. :D

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    Thanks, amma.

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    Carol, I'm on the ground floor of a two-story building, but that is good to know. What part of CA is Rancho Mirage in? Were you in the area that had the quake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    So there was an earthquake last night at the California/Mexico border, and many people felt it clear up in Orange County, where I am. And definitely felt it - it was more than just a little shimmy.

    So I of course happened to be naked during the quake.

    Okay, couldn't resist. All of that is true, but the fact is, I was in the shower and didn't notice a thing. I did hear people suddenly get loud, but I'm in a hotel by a pool and assumed it was just rowdiness.

    I heard about it today. Apparently my hotel room was in a sweet spot, because I'm told things moved and fell, and even the iron on top of the room's rickety ironing board didn't move. Nothing in my room fell.

    Happily, there are no reports of injuries.

    I'm hoping I've beaten the odds for being naked or in some other compromising situation when a quake hits.

    Not sure what a survivalist would do to stay prepared for an earthquake while in the bathroom...
    :lol: :lol: :lol: I was on the toilet when the big earthquake in 1968 hit....I thought at the time what a horrible way to go. Can you imagine the obit. :lol: :lol: :lol: Forgive me, I know TMI (too much information) :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Last night's quake felt pretty strong, here in San Diego :shock:

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    During the prior quake felt in CA, I was on the phone with my daughter who is living in Pasadena. She was on her patio and told her boyfriend the blinds in the window were moving back and forth and she could feel movement. He told her she was imagining things. We finished our conversation, hung up and I turned on the news here - sure enough, there had been an earthquake. That was a good "I told you so" moment for her!

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    I am glad to hear that you were okay!

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    Ny hubby and I were just getting ready to get up in the morning when the one hit the VA hospital in LA back in the early 70's. Each of us thought the other was shaking the bed to wake the other one up. But when we heard the windchime I had hanging from the lamp in the corner we knew it had to be an earthquake. We were newlyweds living in downtown San Bernardino at that time and it was our first experience with an earthquake.

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    We didn't feel the one last night, up here in Hesperia. But the one on Easter sure rolled us, seemed like that one went on forever. Glad you didn't notice it and are okay. Are you visiting out here? Your address says PA? Have a nice visit, we rock and roll out here! ;)

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    Lisanne-
    I'm glad you're OK.
    I've only felt one earthquake but that was enough!
    And as strange as it sounds, it happened in Cleveland, OH in the early 80's.
    I was in the basement of a big office building about a block from Lake Erie and it felt like a huge truck rumbling past. I thought it was odd to be able to feel it in the basement. When I got upstairs the news was saying it was an earthquake.
    I don't know how y'all in CA cope.

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    I'm glad you didn't get hurt or anything

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    I also felt one in the 80's I was living on the third floor apartment. And my dog was going crazy just befor it hit. ( In MA ) We have a fult just of the cost.

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    Scary. Glad youre okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Scary. Glad youre okay!
    In this case, ignorance was bliss. I can't think what I would have done if I'd known an earthquake was happening while I was naked and soapy wet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    Are you visiting out here? Your address says PA? Have a nice visit, we rock and roll out here!
    I'm out here working, thinking about maybe moving here.

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    Glad u r alright and no one was hurt. Living in Ill. I never was in a quake, but this last year we had 2. The first one I was sleeping. The shaking woke me up. I thought it was the war of worlds. I don't think I could live in Ca. I be fighting that war all the time. LOL

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    We were in Manteca, California in our motorhome and an earthquake hit. I thought it had gotten "out of level" because the cats were running thru the motorhome and that'll make the place rock! Ironically, all of us Oregonians went outside and talked about it and we noticed all the Californians stayed inside their rigs. LOL :mrgreen:

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    Been there, done that. HAHA When I had my child, and was in the hospital, my mom came from Fla and was afraid to experience a quake. Well one day when my husband was in the shower he felt one and worried about my mom. He grabbed a towel and ran into the living room asking my mom if she was alright. She had not felt it and looked at him like he was crazy and asked him the same thing. HAHAHAHA

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    Living in Colorado, I have not felt one. I think I will take tornados and snowstorms anyday. At least, for the most part, we have warning and can get to shelter. The scary thing about earthquakes is there is no warning. That, I could not feel comfortable living with.

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    We didn't feel it, we're too far north!
    The border is about 175 miles south of us.
    I have been through many many quakes. Only a few of them had me step outside.

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    Mom always said wear clean underwear. You took it a step futher by having clean everything :lol: Glad our safe. I've never been in an earthquake. Can I pass on the next one?

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    I was on the QB when this last one hit. I had all the windows open, and suddenly every dog in the neighborhood started to go nuts with the barking. I asked my DH if we were going to have a quake, but we didn't feel anything. Shortly after, we heard a strange clinking sound, and opened the cupboard to see our hanging glasswear swinging to and fro. The pull chains on the lights were really moving too...but we never felt any rockin or rollin on this one.

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    Here in CA we are so used to earthquakes, we barely notice them. Something has to fall on our heads or get knocked out of bed to make us notice. To tell you the truth, I don't know how the people who live around tornadoes cope...they are far more frequent and horrific than earthquakes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Here in CA we are so used to earthquakes, we barely notice them. Something has to fall on our heads or get knocked out of bed to make us notice. To tell you the truth, I don't know how the people who live around tornadoes cope...they are far more frequent and horrific than earthquakes!!
    You are so right. Lived in So. Ca for 55 years, and you barely notice them, unless, like you said, something falls on your head. When the 1970's (was that the Northridge one?), hit, I was in college and actually fell out of bed. Ran to my roommate's room and she was still sleeping away! She never felt a thing!!!. I worked in so many highrise buildings, they would roll for hours after a good earthquake would hit.

    I think it is a lot safer to live in CA with earthquakes, than tornados, hurricanes and flooding. :|

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