June 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm #804BonbonParticipant
Just when it was getting interesting. I hope I can catch it on SoapNet.June 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm #1388553tdogsParticipant
Mrs. H passes on the show? Aren’t we gonna miss Soapnet when it goes off the air??? Every time here on the left coast when something happens – it’s always right when Day’s is on!!June 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm #13888PattiParticipant
due to Wimbledon.June 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm #13892DeeLanParticipant
There was a special news announcement about McChrystal resigning and Obama appointing Petraeus to replace him as Afghanistan commander. At least we can catch it in it’s entirety on Soapnet.June 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm #13893SWParticipant
that they need to schedule these ‘announcements during the regular news times – they certainly have enough of them on the regular channels! Why do they need to make these during the one lousy hour when Days is on??? They never interrupt the game shows, the sports shows, the talk shows or the regular news which happens to be on for hours at a time here! I would love to see Soap Net get a clue that we need them, we don’t need more pre-school shows. First off, watching TV isn’t good for young kids, any research out there will tell you that!June 23, 2010 at 11:52 pm #13901
At 1:42 Eastern there was an earthquake in Western Quebec. My Mom called me at 1:44, her house shook. She lives 30 miles from the epicenter. I wonder if Days was interrupted by a news bulletin?
Mom’s OK… everyone I’ve heard from in that area are OK. It was a 5.0 – biggest quake in anyone’s memory…. freaked my Mom and some of my friends out.
JennJune 24, 2010 at 1:09 am #13905SWParticipant
but some how I missed it.June 24, 2010 at 11:36 am #13911
And as far away as Toronto, London, Ontario, and even Ohio.
Not a huge quake, but big by local standards. Some of my friends had broken glassware, pictures fell off the wall and such.
Some places closer to the epicenter had more damage, a bridge collapsed (with a man fishing off it – he had to swim to safety!)
People are still talking about it today – it really shook people up, both figuratively and literally.
JennJune 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm #13914PattiParticipant
barring any further political, catastrophic, or Presidential interruptions, the two-day pre-emption (no show, actually) will be next week, on Thursday, July 1st and Friday, July 2nd, and I believe that will still be for Wimbledon.June 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm #13915June 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm #13916BonbonParticipant
I’ve lived through a lot of earthquakes, big and small, including the Loma Prieta one at 7.0 magnitude and living in Los Gatos, only 3 miles from the epicenter (that’s REALLY close), I can tell you that earthquakes are some of the scariest things you can encounter. Not only do you not have any warning whatsoever, you don’t know how big they are going to be or how long they will last.
During the Loma Prieta quake, I was on the 10th floor, under my desk, just waiting for the floor to fall away from me and praying the shaking would stop. And when it did, looking at the big crack in the wall right next to the elevator door and not giving a second thought to hiking down those ten flights of stairs. (Which made me appreciate the people going down all those stairs on 9/11.)
Ten years of living in Florida later, I’m just now getting comfortable with stopping beneath underpasses or on bridges in my car and not tensing up when a truck rumbles by and jiggles the ground. Unless you have experienced one, you can’t possible imagine how scary they can be. Add to that when you live in an area where you don’t expect them to happen, it can be quite an experience.
I’ve also endured the Wilma hurricane (pretty severe one where I live) and I’ll take that ANYTIME over an earthquake.June 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm #1392353tdogsParticipant
since 1965 off and on (dad was military), and continually since 1980. I can honestly say I’ve never felt an earthquake…here. Now watch…tomorrow the whole darn state will fall off into the ocean.
The earthquake I felt though – the Italian Alps were having a big one and living in southern Germany on fourth floor, I saw the mirrors, windows, doors, walls all shook for what seemed forever. 30 seconds of shaking doesn’t seem like it would be a long time, and it’s really not, but like you said Bonbon, you have a lot of time to ask the Big Man upstairs several times to please make it stop please! It is a totally weird feeling – that is indescribable unless you have felt it.
What is really funny to me is, although California has daily earthquakes, only a few are like the Loma Prieta (thank goodness). My friends and family who live in Texas and Florida, etc., will not come visit me here in California even though ever year there they go through wind and ice storms, hurricanes and tornados. Granted most times you have at least a four day warning about a hurricane and they are getting better with tornado warnings since I lived in the south many years ago. We, Californians pretty much poo-poo, and ho-hum the earthquakes, but we get the heebie-geebies and almost throw up at the mere mention of hurricanes or tornados.June 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm #13925
Where I grew up (where my Mom still lives, that had the quake yesterday) we’d often hear reports of small temors but I’d never felt one – usually they happened at night and I’d sleep through them.
There have been a couple reported here in GA since I moved here – again, never actually felt it.
A few years ago I was in Florida – Orlando actually, for a trade show. It was Sunday morning, I was up and ready to check out of the Disney hotel I was staying in – and go down to the trade show but I was a bit early so I was sitting on the bed watching TV waiting to leave. Suddenly the bed started rocking back and forth (and I was alone!) At first I thought maybe it was the housekeeping cart rolling by (but it’s a concrete building – I was on the second floor) – I briefly thought it might be an earthquake, but I’ve never heard of quakes in FL so I just kind of dismissed it.
A bit later I overheard the hotel staff talking about it – apparently it was a 5.8 magnitude, off the coast, in the gulf somewhere off Ft. Myers. I was quite a distance away from the epicenter, but I definitely felt it – probably a good 15 to 20 seconds.
So not to alarm you – but there are earthquakes in Florida!
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