Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Did you feel that?

Tell Me Your Story Tuesday

There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on!
Here's a little Jerry Lee Lewis to get you going today.

Traumatic Childhood Story:
  When I was four or five, my uncle (who was a teenager at the time) was supposed to be watching me. Instead, he was locked in his room on the phone with his girlfriend. I had been outside playing and innocently wandered in to turn on the TV.
This is was met my impressionable eyes.
The Exorcist
A young girl with this face writhing and screaming on a bed . Being unfamiliar with concept of demon possession, I assumed there must be something under her bed making her move like that.  
Needless to say, I ran screaming into my uncle's room who tried to bribe me with every thing under the sun to not tell my mom. It didn't work. 

Fast Forward to Current Day:

Saturday night I was powering through my NaNoWriMo. Kids in bed. Husband gone hunting. Just me and a sleeping dog on the couch, driving up that word count. 

That was until the couch started shaking. First, I thought the dog must be "cleansing himself". I mumbled something to him about needing a sense of modesty. 
He was sleeping. 
The couch continued to quiver. 
I noticed the TV seemed to be flexing a bit also.

Then the image above jumped back into my head. 

If had been laying in my bed, my husband would probably be posting this to inform you I would "unavailable" while the doctors tried to coax me out of my catatonic state. 

Evidently, it was just an earthquake.

No, no, no, no, no.

We don't do earthquakes. 
Tornadoes? Sure.
Sandstorms? Absolutely.
Fire, flood, sometimes even hurricanes? Yep.

Earthquakes? Nope. Not our list!

So, tell me your story. 
Did you feel that?


Roni Loren said...

Lol, too funny. We didn't feel any shaking on this part of town. Or it was so slight, I didn't notice.

And I hear you on The Exorcist. That movie scared the hell out of me when I was younger. Now it's one of my favorites because it still freaks me out a little (and I love a scary movie.) I actually was thinking about that movie this weekend, but not because of shaking furniture. Kidlet had a stomach virus and was doing quite a convincing impression of the pea soup scene. Ick.

Loree Huebner said...

I didn't feel your earthquake, although the news in Chicago reported that it was felt up here in the midwest.

Last winter, there was one in southern Indiana that I felt. It's kind of strange to hear of one in Texas. Hope you didn't get any damage.

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm a California gal, so I've felt my fair share of quakes. They can be mighty unnerving, so I understand your reaction. I feel for those who suffered loss or damage during this quake--as well as for those, like you, who were shaken up by it.

Julie Glover said...

Living in the Houston area, no thanks on the earthquakes. I do hurricanes; they are quite enough. I don't know how I would react to the ground shaking. I hope I would break into Carole King ("I feel the earth move under my feet")!

Jessica R. Patch said...

LOL! Loved your uncle trying to bribe you. Awesome. No shakin goin on here. I've never been in an earthquake. Freaky.

K.B. Owen said...

We went through this in the Virginia/DC area in September! Here's one of my fave pics in parody of the event:

Good luck!

Dawn Alexander said...

I should have added that we had no damage and several people thought I was crazy when I mentioned it until it made the news.

I also should say that to this day, I have never seen more of The Exorcist. Not one more minute.

Jenny Hansen said...

I live in Southern California. I have to confess, we don't get excited unless we feel a jolt. :-)