|Twitter reaction shortly after the quake.|
Cut to today, when my Facebook and Twitter feeds begin blowing up, "EARTHQUAKE!" Funny, I didn't feel anything here in San Diego.
Then I realize it's all my East Coast friends. I quickly discern a 5.8 earthquake hit Virginia and was felt as far north as Martha's Vineyard.
Aww, it was so cute to see everyone freaking out. By far the "Best East Coast Reaction to the Earthquake" award goes to Brian Iwanicki: "The first thing I thought...WTF am I turning diabetic and about to pass out?"
I'll take my earthquakes in exchange for 72 degrees and sunny every day. Now, dear friends back East, you've got crappy weather AND earthquakes to deal with. There may (I say may lightly, as I know many of you were freaking out over this little baby quake) have been a tad overreaction from folks who aren't as hardened as we West Coasters. Having said that, I think this picture sums the event up nicely:
|Source: Unknown. Irony: Well known.|
Oh karma, you are a bittersweet beeyotch.