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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 3:28pm

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"Where were you when the earthquake hit?" Can't Post

Embarrassing answer:

"Sitting on the toilet."

Blush

Never pulled up my knickers so fast in my life!


(We had a 4.5 quake here in Quebec, Canada just after midnight this morning.)



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Patty
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Oct 10 2012, 3:48pm

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Was there any damage? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's not a horrific quake, but it can move stuff around, especially if it was shallow...

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 4:32pm

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Oh no! I hope there was no damage and everyone is safe diedye. [In reply to] Can't Post

Being in the shower/bath might also have also been embarrassing! At least, you're safe though.

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grammaboodawg
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Oct 10 2012, 4:35pm

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Oh wow! I'm glad you're... uh... okay!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 10 2012, 4:47pm

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Oh, Wow! I didn' t know Canada has earthquakes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you're okay, though!

My embarrassing moment has to do with being in the shower when the fire alarm went off in my dorm at college. Fortunately, a friend in a neighboring residence hall let me hang out in her room till the "all clear" was given. Blush (Yes, I was able to grab a towel on the way out! Crazy)



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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 10 2012, 4:58pm

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Glad you're OK [In reply to] Can't Post

And better to be "sitting on" than "head in".

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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 5:17pm

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I've lived on a volcano all my life... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and I didn't even know it! Shocked

I found out a few years ago that this little "Mount" is actually a "dormant" volcano" on a faultline, which finally made the earthshakes* make sense, but just served to shoot down my delusion that I was living in a safe haven (we don't usually get extremely bad weather, unless you count the usual snowstorm and one ice storm, but we usually just get the leftovers from everyone else).

*I've been watching waaaaaaay too much Land Before time. Blush



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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 5:19pm

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So far, no reported injuries or damages... [In reply to] Can't Post

... well...maybe just to my dignity. Blush



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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 5:22pm

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I know you're dying to giggle, gramma.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... let it out now... wouldn't want any of that ale coming out your nose... Laugh



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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 5:25pm

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Even more embarassing... [In reply to] Can't Post

... was running out of the bathroom with my pants halfway up my legs... right into my father, who'd jumped out of bed when he felt the tremors. Blush



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diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 5:26pm

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Been there, done that... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but that's another story. Sly



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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Oct 10 2012, 5:39pm

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That will be a story to pass down through the generations. [In reply to] Can't Post

They'll probably be telling it a hundred years hence.

Glad you're all right.


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DanielLB
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Oct 10 2012, 5:40pm

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I love(d) The Land Before Time! [In reply to] Can't Post

The sequels ruined the original. Frown

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Ataahua
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Oct 10 2012, 6:26pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry diedye, but that really is funny. Laugh

I've been there - well, not the 'running into family while not dressed for polite company', but when I was about 10 I was in the loo when a decent quake hit. I wondered why Dad had hit the house with a bulldozer ... then remembered that Dad didn't *have* a bulldozer ... earthquake!

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 10 2012, 7:00pm

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Excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe you can now claim membership of the exclusive 'I was on the toilet' club.

I know a very bad story about a guy who was sitting on the toilet at work during a large earthquake. It is way to gross to share on the family friendly boards. Crazy


diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 10 2012, 7:35pm

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Sad about Cera's father.... [In reply to] Can't Post

The actor, John Ingle, who voiced Cera's father, passed away... Frown



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DanielLB
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Oct 10 2012, 8:13pm

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I had no idea! :-( [In reply to] Can't Post

It must've been my favourite film as a child. I had a Littlefoot toy - and loved it to pieces!

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Annael
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Oct 10 2012, 11:09pm

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that happened to my mom [In reply to] Can't Post

when we had a 6.5 here years ago. Then my folks got invited to a costume party where you were supposed to dress as you were when the earthquake hit!

She debated gluing a toilet seat to the back of her bathrobe, but finally just wore the bathrobe and carried a roll of toilet paper in her hand.

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dernwyn
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Oct 11 2012, 1:18am

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What timing... [In reply to] Can't Post

Fortunately, you didn't become "unhinged"! Tongue

Any idea how far away the quake could be felt?


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grammaboodawg
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Oct 11 2012, 2:41am

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giggle? Me? Never... [In reply to] Can't Post





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Loresilme
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 1:42pm

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Somehere in here there's a pun thread waiting to start [In reply to] Can't Post

around the words "movement" and "bowels of the earth".... but I think just this once I should restrain myself Cool.

Let's just say instead, glad it wasn't too bad and you are all safe and sound, diedye Smile!


diedye
Grey Havens


Oct 11 2012, 3:56pm

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I don't know about down south... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but supposedly it was felt west of us in Ottawa, Ontario.



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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 7:16pm

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Bowels of the earth... [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that is nearly an excuse for me to tell my terrible earthquake toilet story.
But I will resist, since I am known for my demure manner.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 8:08pm

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A pun thread in a thread about PANTS? Would that break the internet? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Donry
Tol Eressea


Oct 12 2012, 6:17am

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Didn't get anything here... [In reply to] Can't Post

....just east of Toronto... I will be with some Ottawa-folks on the weekend...I'll have to ask them if they were decent during any possible 'rattlin' of the house!

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