oh what a day



Oh what a day is today
Nothing can stand in my way
Now that you've shipped out from under my skin
I think I'm ready to win


Oh what a night is tonight
I think I'm ready to fight
Now that my broken bones all have been healed
I think I'm starting to feel


Something good
Something good
Now that you're gone I can roll on to something good


Oh what a way that we die
Plenty of tears were supplied
My eyes are wrung out and dry as a bone
And I taste much better alone


Something good
Something good
Now that you're gone I can roll onto something good


Oh you know I moved away
From the other side of the door
I don't have to wait anymore for you to come home
Something good
Now that you're gone I can roll on to something good
Something good


You go watch that song (Ingrid Michaelson) over at Youtube, or somewhere, and I'll sit here humming.

I was in a particularly tense meeting, this afternoon, and, when the other person seemed to roll his chair away from the table at which we were sitting, I assumed we were finished. But, in fact, we were experiencing an earthquake.
I stood to leave and saw people in the hall, running.
I ran down six flights of stairs and realized, upon reaching the street that Middle was across town, 48 floors up.
Fortunately, my friend J handed me a cigarette. I had a small breakdown and attempted many calls.
No cell phone service.
Crowds of people everywhere.
A particularly difficult meeting.
Middle fled his building and went home.

We are fine!
Fine, I assure you...and, yes, yes I am flying to Chicago on Friday and returning on Sunday.
What's so special about Sunday, you may wonder?
We are expecting a hurricane.

It's never boring.


Comments

Scot said…
I'm glad to hear you're all safe. I don't understand why the east coast earthquake got so much news coverage and,...wait for it,... the Colorado quake got NONE, other than local news. Truly, it seemed weak, only a 5.3, I thought it was a big truck or something like that.
BUT STILL...we didn't even rate a mention on the national news!
Our quake was centered around Trinidad and offical estimates are saying that about $500,000 worth of improvements happened.
kmkat said…
Glad y'all are okay! I emailed #1 Son to ask about the earthquake (he wouldn't have bothered to tell us). He was on the 7th floor in pediatrics. The attending pediatrician was a sensible mom (his words) so they just went on with the rotation. The first year med students learning CPR were evacuated. Mt Sinai installed a super-duper emergency system recently and like to get their money's worth ;-)
I do believe I love Scot more and more with each comment he leaves for you.
OH and I meant to say, you and I both have girly w/ends away this weekend! Woot!
Paola said…
I decide to focus on the girlies weekend.

With alcohol.

Maybe I'll participate too, drink in hand.

You don't mind on the antipodes, do you?
zephyr said…
i was sitting at my computer.
upstairs...but not THAT high up. Thought i was having a dizzy spell until i realized the lights were swaying and the door moving on its own.

i would have had a breakdown, too, if i'd been in your shoes. Glad all is OK.

i need Irene to take a sharp right turn, too.
When you spy zombies heading towards you on the street, saying "end times" becomes acceptable. I promise.
RW said…
It was a crazy day yesterday.
Glad you are all right.
Yeah for Chicago.
Ginnie said…
Glad all are OK. And I think it's smart to evacuate - one can't predict whether it will be a significant event or not. I was in Mexico City for the 8.3 quake in 1985. Very, very scary.
Hilary said…
I took the day off from work yesterday as my mom flew into town for a visit. I was shopping with her and felt NOTHING! I only knew about the quake when my team texted and emailed me that they were evacuated from the building....I guess the shoes I bought really distracted me :) Good luck on your Sunday flight... fingers crossed the storm passes....
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
Glad you are all ok. We didn't feel it here in Hotlanta.

A cigarette? BB!
alice c said…
Thank goodness all my friends in Tuvalu and nearby islands are safe.

Have a wonderful time in Chicago - I will be thinking of you.
LOVE Ingrid Michaelson. Have you heard Turn To Stone?

"Let's go to sleep with clearer heads and hearts too big to fit our beds. And maybe we won't feel so alone before we turn to stone"

Have a great weekend with your peeps
Anonymous said…
Apparently, the thing to do in an emergency is to TEXT, not PHONE (at least, that's what the nat'l news tried to tell me today).

Glad you are all ok, and that you have pleasant distractions awaiting you this weekend. :)

J
p.s. also giggling about Scot's CO earthquake comment, having driven thru that region twice this time last year.