Suzy, Erin and I went to dinner last night to celebrate Erin's birthday (which was acually on Monday) so we headed down to (where else?) La Fondue for some cheese and chocolate goodness.
We're sitting there minding our business, chatting quietly (not snorting, or laughing or singing duets of “Close to You” by the Carpenters. Nope. None of the aforementioned things happened. We were perfect freaking angels.) So anyway, we're waiting for our salads, when “the show” part of the evening starts.
It was one of the longest lasting ones that I can recall, in my 30 years of California living… not a violent motion, it was more of a gentle sway, but it lasted a good 30 seconds. We all grabbed our cell phones and started dialing. It's really a little scary, having no idea where the quake had been centered, and not being able to get in touch with anyone by phone.
I got a very creepy voicemail from my parents' number that sounded like people yelling in the background, and that was it.
I couldn't eat or talk or anything until I finally got through to my sister and she gave me the scoop.
A 5.6 quake, epicentered near San Jose. Everyone's fine.
So the adventure is over and dinner comes and it's fabulous (of course!) Rocio joins us after her dinner meeting and we all chat a bit more and (eventually) head home.
I do have to say… I'm getting too old to stay out that late and get up so early the next morning! LOL