Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Y'all, I survived my first earthquake this morning. According to the USGS, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bibb County (where Hollie is from. Everyone say, Hi Hollie. Get better soon!) at 5:30 this morning.

As we've already learned here, not a lot of things can wake me up. I mean my best friend's brother came and played his trumpet in my ear one morning and I still didn't wake up. Call me stubborn. I yam what I yam.

However, this morning, I was shake-shake-shaken awake and in my Tylenol Cough syrup induced, drunken-stupor, I woke up thinking, EARTHQUAKE! And then I thought, "Katie, you're in Alabama. Earthquakes don't happen. It was just probably Kelly leaving for work (because it IS 5 in the a.m.) and she just shut the front door too hard (because that happens, and the house shakes).

It lasted for about 45 seconds and considering that nothing was falling off the wall or onto my bed, I rolled over and went back to sleep for another hour and a half. Then when I woke up and turn on the news, the anchor said there had been an earthquake in Bibb County that could be felt up to 35 miles away!

So, there you have it folks. Earthquakes do happen in Alabama. There is a fault line in Bibb County. The Red Gap fault. And supposedly this is the second earthquake in a few months there.

I can just see it now. There's a volcano developing under Bibb County. Tommy Lee Jones and Ann Heche will make appearances and try to stop the lava from traveling to Tuscaloosa and destroying the University of Alabama (which in my opinion, as long as Hollie and Justin and a few other people I know aren't there, that would complete fine and incredibly satisfying). People will be clinging to the Bear Bryant statue in a feeble attempt to avoid getting caught in the lava flow.

Wow, I just really let me imaginatio run rampant there. Or I've just see the movie Volcano one too many times.


  1. I wouldn't mind lava taking over UA either!! And by the way...Jared's at the police academy!! YAY!! :)