8.24.2011

I Survived!

Happy Hump Day to you all!

Though I don't want "personal days" to become a regular thing on this blog, I'm going to take another personal day today.  The epicenter of the 5.9 earthquake that hit Virginia yesterday was in the very same location as my school.  I had never experienced an earthquake before and in my initial panic thought it was a bomb and that I might not live.

Needless to say, I'm still quite shaken up.  There is so much damage to our school that we don't have school today and probably will be out for a while.  Luckily, though, all of our students made it out safely.

I'm taking today to decompress and wind down.  I also am taking this as a reminder for how blessed and grateful I am for my life and all of the wonderful people and things in it.

On a lighter note, Bryce and I are going to Luke Bryan tonight and I can't wait!  I'll leave you with some of my favorite songs of his.






Have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Do you like Luke Bryan?

Have a great day!

21 comments:

  1. Love love love Luke Bryan! Have so much fun tonight! I am glad that you and the students are ok! Earthquakes can be a scary thing! We had one my Junior year of college. It happened when we were sleeping, I woke up to a loud buzzing sound and the room shaking. I had no idea what was going on! It sounded like an amplified cell phone on the vibrate setting!

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  2. I've been through two here in Ohio!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  3. I can only imagine how scary it was. Regroup with your boy tonight!

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  4. The earthquake yesterday made half our office shake, but not the other half. And I was in the part that didn't shake. Go figure. Everytime we've had an aftershock here in Ohio, I've never felt them.

    I love Luke Bryan! Right now my favorite song by him is "Drunk On You". :)

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  5. We felt it all the way up here in NY, so I can only imagine how scary it must've been at the epicenter. Glad you're okay! What a freak thing.

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  6. We felt rumblings all the way down here in Charlotte, and my sister (who works in NYC) had to evacuate her building. Scary things for the East coast! Thinking of you ... hope all settles down soon.

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  7. Oh my! I was in C-ville when it hit, I didn't realize there was actual damage! How awful! I was pretty freaked out when everything started shaking but we didn't experience any damage. I definitely understand your need for a personal day!

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  8. Glad to know you are safe! I love Luke Bryan and his million dollar smile!

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  9. I'm glad that you are safe! Have fun at the concert tonight.

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  10. Yikes! I bet that was super scary. My family felt some of the aftershocks in NC. Glad you're alright : )

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  11. I'm glad you're okay! That is crazy! SO jealous you get to see Luke. Enjoy!

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  12. I am sorry to say I do not know of Luke Brian but so happy to meet him today!! Yes the earthquake was really scary, even all the way up here to NY! I felt everything on my desk shaking and then the crytsal candleabras started shaking on my bar and I was freaking out and remained shaken for a while after that too.....glad we are all OK, sorry to hear of the damage at your school though. Lets hope this is a one time deal and we will never have to deal with this again!

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  13. Oh, you poor thing! I'm so glad that everyone made it out okay and hope that life gets back to some sense of normalcy soon!

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  14. I live in NC and felt it here, so I couldn't imagine what you went through! It was definitely scary.

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  15. I was at the mall and chandeliers started shaking in the store I was in...had no clue what was going on! Never expected on earthquake here on the east coast

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  16. We felt the earthquake up here in PA as well. It was unbeliveable! I can't imaging being where you were right in the middle of it. Thank God you and the kids are all ok. It does really make you think about how fragile life it.

    Susan

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  17. Allie I thought of you yesterday and was wondering about you!!! I hope you have someone to give you some TLC after that scare (wink wink- Bryce!) PS- All My Friends Say is one of my favorites, have fun!

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  18. Glad you are safe. I hope you had fun at the concert.

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  19. I wondered where you were in VA. Bless your heart. It was just exciting for me in NC. Hope you are better this weekend (though it's raining and windy)!

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  20. I thought of you and all the other VA bloggers when I heard about the earthquake-so crazy!!

    I LOVE Luke Bryan-he is from Georgia, so everyone here is obsessed with him :) He does a lot of shows in Georgia and they are always so much fun. I love his new CD!

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