Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Damn Earthquake!

So, of course while the kid form Minnesota is in Los Angeles, the biggest earthquake in 15 years has to hit downtown. It was a 5.8 on the Richter scale, centered in Chino Hills which is east of Los Angeles. I was at our Off-site printing facility where we print the main newspaper, and it was pretty scary. Stuff started falling from the ceiling, and let me tell you, it is nothing like you will experience in your life. I am hoping we don't feel any after shocks, or the bad thing would be this is just the pre-cursor to the real quake, NO GOOD!

The LA Times building was evacuated along with the building I was in. When we were on our way back to the building, everyone was out in the streets on their cell phones. It was tough to get a phone call in because the towers were so backed up.

So on a lighter note, I get to go to the dodger game tonight with some people from work. I am hoping it doesn't get canceled cause of the quake so we'll see.

I will be back in MN in less then two weeks, good thing, no more earthquakes.

God Bless

2 comments:

Luisa said...

5.4!

JimS said...

Yeah, we were bummed that Mike was at the plant during the earthquake. We all wondered what his reaction would be... like how big his eyes would get and how much he would scream running from the building. Or if he had the sense to duck under his desk. You know, all the fun stuff in life. As it turns out, he took it all in stride and chalked it up to yet another new experience. Welcome to L.A., dude. Good job.