Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Then Phyllis jumped up and said there's an Earthquake!

June 23, 2010 is going to go down as one of the most bizarre days in WNY. First, we had an improbable goal in the 90th minute which enabled the US to win their group at the World Cup. Later on, there was a Wimbledon tennis match (which is not over yet-It was suspended due to darkness) in which one set lasted over 7 hours. This is the longest professional tennis match ever.

Finally, the weather today was downright ridiculous. It started off as a beautiful humid day. Then, there were reports around 1:30 of a 5.0 earthquake hitting the area. The epicenter was actually in Quebec. I was teaching gym in my school's basement and didn't feel a thing. Later on, we had thunder and lightning at around 6:00 PM. It is currently 7:00 PM. The sun is out and I can hear the birds chirping. The scary part about earthquakes is the fact that scientists don't have a clue about when or where they are going to strike. The fact that they always say, " we won't ever have a major one", makes me think we someday probably will. One thing we've learned about the weather is that it is unpredictable. Who ever saw the October storm coming? Andy Parker claims to have predicted it, but we all know he's full of crap, like the rest of them. Mike Cejka was probably dressed up in leather chaps in someone's garage when it took place and Kevin OConnell was probably trying to bail his son out of jail. I have to go now. I think it might be a full moon and I'm expecting to see werewolves running down South Park Avenue later tonight.

Area rattled by 5.0 earthquake : Twitter - Buffalo News : The Buffalo News

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