Oh, you want to know why? Well, I will tell you.
Utah, the state in which I live, today hosted "The Great Utah ShakeOut" to promote awareness about how to respond during an earthquake - evidently we've been overdue for "a big one" for some time now. At 10:15 this morning, everyone in the state was invited to participate in a minute-long earthquake drill. I could have downloaded a thing so that sirens played on my laptop at the designated time, but I trusted
Some things I learned today, in relation to the earthquake drill.
* I really need to clean better under my table. Especially since its Jack's new favorite hangout.
* I'm getting old. My bones ached after just that measly minute.
* If there really was an earthquake that caused us to need our 72 hour kits, we would have plenty of candles, food, and toothpaste. Clothing? Not so much.
* That doorway thing is a myth. You will not be any safer during an earthquake if you seek shelter in a doorway. Which is a real bummer cause that sounds much more comfortable than under my table.
* Considering we had a table collapse in our kitchen a few years back, and we purchased our current kitchen table from Craigslist, I'm not confident that under it is the safest place during an earthquake either.
* I really should get out more. That earthquake drill was the highlight of my day (closely followed by a trip to the post office).
You can read about other people/groups who participated in the ShakeOut by following this link. Their experiences were far less lame than mine.
|Yes, I did register. As an individual. Cause that's just how I roll.|
Oh yeah! My brother visited today. That was the highlight. Sorry ShakeOut and post office.