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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake Story Overload

    Am I the only one who feels like they are sick of hearing where everyone was when they felt the earthquake yesterday? The television reporters covering this type of story spent hours interviewing people who related their experiences. Was a 30 second event worth expanding the local news an extra 30 minutes last night? Do I really need to have another person tell me they have checked another item off their "bucket list?" How many people really had this on their bucket list before yesterday?  And isn't your bucket list supposed to be things you deliberately try to do?

    This type of event happens in California almost every year.  The earthquake in Japan was 60,000 times as powerful.  Folks let's have some perspective on the significance of this. The rest of the country must get tired of hearing about our winter storms and other events like this earthquake that get covered like major events just because they happen in the media centers of New York and DC.  Frankly the earthquake ride at Universal Studios was a whole lot more interesting.

    Let's take it for what it was----a great excuse to go home early on one of the nicest days that we have had around here in a long time.  Was this Mother Nature's way of saying it was too nice a day to stay cooped up in an office building?

P.S.
Speaking of Mother Nature one of the advantages of running in the morning is seeing the sunrises.  This was Lake Elkhorn this morning.

P.S.2
Thanks to the Swim Run Write Blog I learned that the earthquake already has a Wikipedia page.  No wonder encyclopedias are dead.

1 comment:

Brent The Brewer said...

Oh come on Duane. Don't you know that DC and NYC are the capital of the Universe? I turned on CNN for about 20 minutes after the earthquake happened and that was way more than I could stomach. I looked at all the Government employees they interviewed and now I understand why the country is in such bad shape. We'll be hearing about this one for weeks I'm sure. Ugh!