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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

EARTHQUAKE!!! I'm awl shook up!!! :)

Ok so... I had to blog this event LOL I'm LOL now but at the time, not so much. Of course the last thing to explain what was happening in my house was a result of an earthquake so the following explanation should come as no surprise!!!

THEY'RE HERE!!!

Early that morning, I had roof repairs done (this info is important as it does apply to the story). The 3 workmen went up on to my roof and fixed the problem (hopefully). I let them out and carry on about my day. I'm in the kitchen, I'm making cinnamon toasted bagels and a cuppa. I'm on the phone to my brother chit chatting away when the ceiling starts shaking as if someone were stomping around upstairs. My brother hears that I am startled by something or someone and asks if I'm okay. I go silent on the phone for a split second so he yells at me. My heart is beating out of my chest because it now sounds as if 10 men are running from the upstairs bathroom to my bedroom. I tell my brother to hold on a minute. Adrenaline kicks in and I leave the kitchen to look upstairs.

Stupid ass you say???

Well, there's no way anyone can get upstairs in my house without walking right passed me. I was home alone. Hopefully. Did the workmen come back??? Am I bugging??? WTH???

I'm still on the phone with my brother as I walk up the stairs towards the commotion. Then my chandelier starts swinging and the living room ceiling is shaking like 10 men are running on the roof. I'm thinking how the heck did they get out the house so fast??? Did ghosts just galavant around my bedroom and bathroom and rooftop???? WTH?!?!

I run outside to see if I could cross the street and look up at my rooftop to see if anyone was running up there. I look to my right, someone walking their dog looks a little disturbed. My brother is yelling at me on the other end of the phone like what the heck was going on. I told him I had no idea. I thought someone was in the house, then on the roof. Then...??? I was going to call 911 but had no idea what I would say. There's people in my house??? They disappeared!!!! I was so confused.

A car turns onto my block and slows down as it gets closer to me. I looked insane with ball shorts, a T and a Phillies fitted. He asks me "Excuse me Miss, did you just feel the earth shake???" I look at him relieved!!! I was thankful that I wasn't going insane! And that it wasn't just my house!!! I'm still not thinking an earthquake. I'm thinking all kinds of stupid things like Godzilla just walked out the Delaware river and he's headed downtown, UFO's entered the earths atmosphere and they are now invisible to the human eye with their protective shields. I thank him for making me feel not as crazy as I actually am but not as crazy today! My brother overheard the exchange and was like WTF!!! I look towards the end of the block and everyone is outside! People came out of their homes, businesses, looking up at the sky trying to figure something out. I'm trying to catch my breath after the fear of all the possibilities kicked in! (I was thinking more terrorist attack or intrusion vs Alien attack, Godzilla, Poltergeist or Goza the Gozerean! Where's the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man when you need him!)

My phone drops the call... that's nothing too new but I knew my brother would now be worried because I couldn't make or receive calls. I go towards the people and ask if they felt it too. An older lady passes by and says "It was an Earthquake!"

HUH??? In Philadelphia??? Excuse me WHAT???

Everyone is now asking if their cell phones work.

Nope!

I'm stunned. I start walking back towards my house, everyone on the block looking pretty shook up, no pun. An earthquake was the last thing I was thinking. Not the last thing. I NEVER THOUGHT THERE'D BE AN EARTHQUAKE IN PHILADELPHIA!!!

I mean, times are changing, there are signs. I watch too many movies to experience events like this alone LOL

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

Much LOVE

Marsha Ambrosius

22 comments:

  1. I knew you would write about today...I couldn't imagine how that house felt. I'm all the way in Michigan and we felt it here too!

    Glad everything's ok!

    -Jake

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  2. I'm glad you're ok after that but this have me weak laughing at the thoughts you was having lol

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  3. It felt so good to know I wasn't crazy either.
    <3 ya

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  4. Big Fan Ms Marsha......Happy Belated Birthday..fellow leo. You know we celebrate all August.......love your music. I'm august 7th.

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  5. I'm in NYC and it is almost funny that most people didn't think that it was an earthquake but found some other explanation. Maybe a train was passing by or in my case, I thought the wind was blowing our skyscraper. Odd. Signs indeed.

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  6. I couldn't help.but laugh when u were cursing up a storm on Twitter. I.was like whoa is she.okay..I.didn't know about the earthquake until I read marvins timeline. I'm like 30min.from.philly and didn't feel.it. weird. Just glad no fatalities and everyone is ok..

    Twitter: missdiormakeup

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  7. Ms Marsha we were shaking down here in Atlanta too. I'm from Los Angeles and I was shocked, it was very strong. The birds know something because there were 100's of them getting out of the way. I called my husband at home and he said earthquake right. I said turn on Cnn and he said there was a large earthquake. Stay safe.

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  8. Miss A...

    LOL...You had quite the experience. Glad that you are OKAY. That was some story, but it is amazing what kind of stories can come out of ones' experience with an earthquake...God Bless!!!

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  9. I would have freaked out too Marsha! Some people here in Memphis said they felt it too. I was probably sleep at the time. LOL

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  10. Godzilla!!! Hilarious! Thank God your okay. Ive been through 2 quakes... One in a hospital and then at the movie theater! scary feeling of something you cant prepare for and have no control over.

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  11. Pure innocent laughter, I enjoyed reading your blog as I am too from Philadelhia however I was in my basement and felt nothing nor heard anything. I thought the 1st call was a joke asking if I felt the earth quake but after several more calls and text (Thank you sprint) and then CNN I realized damn, we really are living in the last days trying not to think the worst I quickly blamed it on aliens to lighten my fear....smh. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Loved your story, I knew for some reason it was an earthquake here in NYC.I called my sister who lives in Va. She did not know what was happening she ran out house then said to herself "I forgot my kids" and ran back. I was on the floor laughing the way she was talking ...Too funny thank God we can laugh at it. End of Days; Are U READY?

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  13. Hilarious story. Now your Twitter postings make more sense, because I was definitely thinking that maybe you had seen one too many scary movies. After paying for roof repairs, "WTF" or "WTH" probably would have been my thought too. I believe that being at home may have made for a more intense experience. In a business office, there is less emotional attachment to the surroundings. Glad we are all safe. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. ...And may we all continue to enjoy the lives we have.

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  15. 30 miles from the epicenter here. Was on my lunch hr watching videos as I normlly do on my lunch. I had just got done peeping you on youtube when I feel the low flying plane rush along up ahead....then I look up, people are running in the office and I'm like wtf? Then look at the door to see the windows, lights and cubicle shaking. Before u know it this 6'3", 350lb guy, in all my fabulousness, is stuffing my big butt under my desk....I'm from Arizona...is this ur way to welcome me Virginia? Let's partay!

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  16. Lol those thoughts went through my mind too... Well aliens and terrorists... Sick story and im glad it wasn't a bad one!

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  17. Wow, Marsha, ok that is funny. Allow me to make you feel a little better about,.. It was my moms bday, and every year, she goes to the zoo, ALONE! As she demands. She loves animals and wishes to be with one with them, as she accepts another year of life. I live in Chicago, she in Virginia. The text to me that went through, before everyone's cellphone shut down was the following, "For some reason the animals really love me and seem happy to see me today, they are going crazy!!" LOL So the moral is, you were not alone in assuming this earth shake jus may have been something else.

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  18. Oh My Goodness you are so crazy!!!...lmbo...Tooo funny!!!

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  19. Hahaha, I love you and your work lady! Nice Meeting you at Universal Orlando!!

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  20. Now that made me chuckle...I'm just glad your okay! (smile) Yours truly: Tinkerbellsclar

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