Earthquake: DC Edition


Neal and I stayed up way too late on Monday night!  Our fantasy football draft from Sunday night had some complications so we had to restart the draft last night.  As most of the league lives in the Midwest, we didn’t start the draft until 9:30PM EST.  2 hours into the draft, I knew it was going to be a long night.  In the end though, I ended up with a pretty good fantasy football team.

QB Kevin Kolb
RB Chris Johnson
RB Knowshon Moreno
RB/WR C.J. Spiller
WR Greg Jennings
WR Roddy White
WR/TE Dustin Keller
TE Jimmy Graham
DP Patrick Willis
DP Stephen Tulloch
D/ST Steelers D/ST
K Josh Brown
BE Brian Urlacher
BE Ahmad Bradshaw
BE Jay Cutler
BE Reggie Bush
BE Ronnie Brown
BE Donald Driver
BE Mike Sims-Walker
BE Nate Burleson

For those of y’all who don’t follow football or play fantasy football, I apologize!  I just hope I can beat out the 9 other men in the league this year, including my boyfriend!

My plan for Tuesday morning was to go to Spin, but when my alarm went off at 5AM, I could barely open my eyes.  3.5 hours of sleep was WAY too little for me to be able to function.  I decided to go back to sleep and to go strait into work instead of going to the gym. After getting ready, I had a wonderful bowl of oatmeal with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 scoop of protein powder.  It was a fantastic breakfast!

With an Iowa glass full of iced coffee and a bright blue sky above me, I hit the road.  I’ve really been enjoy these cups of homemade iced coffee each morning this summer…  they are a great way to start the day!

My roots are out of control! Next Tuesday's hair appt can't come soon enough

So I’d like to say that today was just like any other Tuesday, but it was far from that.  Around 1:50PM as I was heading out of an office building the ground started to shake and loads of people started to run out of the building.  We were clearly experiencing an earthquake!  I automatically went to twitter, which was surprisingly quiet.  A few minutes later Neal called me and asked if everything was alright.  As we both had experience the rumble, it was clear that we had been in an earthquake!  The 5.8 magnitude earthquake had an epicenter just 87 miles southwest of Washington, DC.  The earthquake here lasted about 45 seconds to 1 minute.  Within minutes texts and tweets were streaming in from NYC, Boston, Ohio, and as far south as North Carolina.  For many of us, it was our first earthquake experience.

It didn’t even hit me that things could have been damaged at my apartment so I was eager to get home to see if everything was ok.

It was quite funny to come home and see Russian stacking doll body parts all over the ground.  Aside from her mishap and a few fallen books, my apartment was in one piece.  Here are some other amazing photos of the damage caused by the quake today.

Today was an odd day to say the least, but I guess it’s prep for the hurricane that is projected to hit DC this weekend.

My plan for tonight is to do a little graduate work and then to snuggle up with SELF magazine and Real Simple magazine, both of which arrived today!  I am really looking forward to getting to bed early tonight and getting into the gym first thing tomorrow morning.  I regret not going to the gym this morning, but I know I can make it up. with a great workout tomorrow.

Have you ever been in an earthquake?  Have you ever been in a hurricane?


7 Responses

  1. Ooo gosh so glad u are ok this was crazy!!

  2. That earthquake was so scary! I was putting my baby down for a nap when it hit, and my oldest came running in scared to death! I didn’t know what to do because I have never been in an earthquake before. It is pretty amazing that there wasn’t any significant damage or injuries everywhere because of it! Hopefully your commute home wasn’t too bad because of it!

  3. Glad you are ok down there. I felt it up here too, crazy! Enjoy your mags tonight. Let me know when you try the overnight oats! You’ll love them!! It’s so easy!

  4. I’m in NC and my office SHOOK – I knew immediately, hit save and grabbed my stuff and went into the hallway. It was crazy to think it was 150 mi from me but it made me dizzy!!!!!! nuts. and now we are getting Hurricane Irene! Yikes natural disasters my goodness.

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