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18 April 2008 @ 07:31 pm
Leave Seattle, Experience an Earthquake  
We're in Chicago visiting nephew Mark and the Field Museum (me, for research for my grant) and I woke up this morning thinking "Jim's shaking the bed. Oh, yeah, no, an earthquake. Wild."

It amuses me that I go to Chicago to feel the first earthquake since the Nisqually in what, 2001? 2000?

It was the first earthquake Mark's ever felt. Jim slept through it.

I had a great day at the Field. Notes galore. There again, it was the Northwest Coast First People's artifacts I was looking at.

Two typical Northwest things I went to Chicago to experience. Ha!
Sherwood Smithsartorias on April 19th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
I think quakes are ten times scarier in cities that are not built to handle 'em.
Chris Furst: aghast clowntheclownhunt on April 19th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Glad it wasn't the New Madrid Fault!
Ada Milenkovic Brown: Lady Ada Byronaccordingto_ada on April 19th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I love the Field Museum too, although I used to be scared as a kid of the mummies in the basement.

Your earthquake experience resonated with me because I grew up in the Midwest, went to school in Kansas, and yet the one time I was really close to a tornado was here in Eastern NC.

Katherine Sparrowktsparrow on April 19th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope it rains and that you get a good cup of yummy but overpriced coffee too :)
Neile Grahamneile on April 19th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)

Yes on both! Though the rain has stopped. The coffee from a cute bakery called Lovely is quite yummy, but pricey, of course. Seattle comes to Chicago, while there's snow in Seattle.

Upside down April.