Thursday, June 16, 2005

Post interrupted!

Off to Northern California for a family reunion. I'm so looking forward to seeing my parents, sister, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and my grandpa and great uncle too. We're going to eat good food, tell stories, drink some beer (Pooler's love beer) and pose with "bunny ears" in pictures. It's what we do. And I like that.

Hoo wee, just had an earthquake here! Exciting. Scary. Not too sure how major it was somewhere but it shook pretty good here. Oh, news says it was 5.3...so it wasn't too-too major. But still, things were swinging here and I even felt dizzy as I stood patiently in the doorway waiting for it to complete. Earthquakes are always soo crazy. They freak me out but afterwards, it's weirdly euphoric. In the good old days...I used to always yell out "EARTHQUAKE" when they occurred. One time, I was taking a nap with the dogs and cat, alone at home....yet, I still felt the urge to yell aloud, "Earthquake!!!". Which is ridiculous, really...as if Punkin, Pepsi and Phoebe really needed this vital information...all they knew was that their naps had been disturbed.

After the big Northridge quake, I was yelling "Earthquake!" quite a bit. The next day, may parents and sister came up for a visit. We had a nice jolt moments after they arrived. Immediately, I yelled out "AFTERSHOCK!" and my sister was quick to berate me. "Gee Paige, you're getting to be quite an expert in discerning the difference between the two" . tee hee. I swear, I really don't know that I'm saying anything at all...I guess it's just my natural instinct. As silly as that is. This time, I didn't yell or scream anything...but, I'm sure the words "Shit, earthquake" did exit my mouth. I did just run outside to see if there were any neighbors around. But no. Dangit. Anyhoo, this was not what I was going to post about today BUT was interrupted by it. Hoooo weeeee. Maybe it's a REALLY good thing I'm heading north! My legs are still a little shaky.

Ok, I'm a little distracted from what I was going to write about. So, maybe later...I'll talk more about my fabulous family. And they are fabulous.

Edit: I'm back. Quake wasn't too big or bad. It's been downgraded to a 4.9 (News reports say) in the desert. Nothing broke...no reports of injury. Phew. Now, I'm really ready for my drive up North.

22 comments:

Lisa Sonrisa said...

I am at work in Torrance and felt it... Not too many people noticed it, but my co-worker and I were sitting in our office chairs with the wheels so we could definitely feel it!
Poor Omaha is in Newport Beach on the fourth floor, so he was really rockin'. Yikes!

paige said...

Oh yes, 4 stories up..that had to be a nice roll. gah!
BTW, say "Hi" to the Hubby for me. And to sweet Lennon!

Steve Taylor said...

So I'm checking out what's up at Drawn! The Illustration Blog when I see a mention of Paige Pooler. Hey that's Erin's sister. I haven't seen her in forever.
So what's up? Remember me, Dan's brother?

Eliane said...

Found your blog through Drawn!. Great, I used to have your old website bookmarked for ever, the one where the girl comes out the shower. And earthquakes would freak me out. And my husband's carreer is trying to pull us to L.A. all the time. Horror.

shannon m. said...

Hey, new title art thingy and I love it! It's hard to tell from the picture, but do I deduce that the cutie in the Mickey Mouse t-shirt is you? I have a sweatshirt of similar vintage exactly like that. :-)

And, when I re-jig a new blog and have some time soon (--?), I am looking forward trading comments again!!!!

isay said...

i got lots of friends and some relatives over there. it reminds me of the earthquake we had in the Phils. and i was sewing a baby dress when the machine slide on the left and when we all went out of the house, i saw all of the houses and our garage swaying like the leaves of a coconut tree. that was one of the worst disaster we ever had...

paige said...

Hi Ya, Skippy!!! Of course, I remember you!! It's been far too long though. You should definitely join Dan and come to Erin's next party. Whenever that is...but I'm sure it'll be in the not too distant future. It'll be nice to see you. And we will drink beer and jump on the trampoline.

Shannon: yes, you guessed it. M-I-C-....Cya when you get your blog set up again. K-E-Y Why? because I like you and you're moving away and I'll need to keep in contact with you on a daily basis. M-O-U-S-E.

gah, I am sorry for that. Too much sugar at family reunion, me thinks.

isay: oh my...your earthquake sounds very serious. I have no idea how I would have faired in what you describe because I'm a wimp. How very scary!!! I hope all your family and neighbors made it out ok.
Thank goodness ours' was a small trembler...I just so happened to make a big deal about it because I was online when it happened. And I always make a big deal about them too. Big or small.

Sue said...

Hiya Paige! We've been going to bed wearing the more 'casual' PJ's... just in case there's a big enough quake where we'd have to run out of the apartment. Silly, yeah. But what would be worse: debris falling on your head or running outside naked?

....
.....exactly. ;)

-Sue ( i linked ya from my blog )

isay said...

hey you are not a wimp! aren't we're lucky we can share the feeling online because an earthquake is really very scary .... we were all fine in our neighborhood but not in other areas unfortunately.

iBrett said...

This is a great blog. I came in with the wave of folks via the blogger link (you mentioned in another post). You're most welcome for the visit (in response to that other post).

I will be back. The artwork is fantastic and you're a great writer (I very much enjoyed the stories, particularly this one about family reunions).

Flexi said...

very interesting i couldn't believe it was so long.

Kyle said...

I am new to the whole blogger thing. I am also not an artist whatsoever. Your illustrations, however, look like the type of quality and suspended animation that could easily be the work of an artist such as he/she who does the simpsons or the family guy. Wonderful material even to an uneducated person of the arts. Keep up the good work and may your dreams come true.

Milly Bean said...

Hello,
I am new to the world of blogging, the paige page has the honour :0) of being my first blog. I love the name of the site "eyes wide apart" and its' play on the title eyes wide shut. The cartoons are lovely.

Anonymous said...

IT'S GOOD YA.BUT U DIDN'T MENTION WHO U R IN THAT GROUP PHOTO.JUST A POINTER.IT IS GOOD ANY WAY.

Lexi said...

hey i like art. what movies do u like? could u check out my blog?

Jah'ahn said...

I appreciated your illustrations very much! I thing the first few on this page are done electronically. What kind of program do you use? How does one acheive such effects? I'm just a doodler myself, but I like working with graphics.

dc gal said...

really like your illustrations. do you ever do commissioned pieces? i just started an online shop (selling t-shirts and gifts) and i'm looking to increase my cadre of designers for the pieces.

if you're interested, you can reach me at bestofwashingtondc@yahoo.com

angela

p.s. the solution for a cold porcelain tub is to wet a fluffy towel with very hot water and put it between your back and the tub. don't fall asleep.

jackie said...

well done paige pooler like your style
jackie from
scotland.

Livinginstyleonline.com said...

you are quite a cartoonist. Have you considered creating a comic book or comic stripp.

netneo said...

Just wondering

New to the blogging world..

Dont u feel weird letting the whole world know about your trip plans..and whats going on in your lives..every thing?

Cromax said...

hola soy cromax de chile me parece muy interesante tu pagina, ojala sepas un poco de español, y entiendas el mensaje...

VEry good cromax

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