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End of the World is Nigh?

Posted 2011.03.12 9.18 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Normally I’m pretty skeptical about this end-of-the-world stuff – 2012 and Nostradamus and all that stuff. Typically I take all that with a grain of salt, there’s always simpler and more-rational ways to look at it.

While reading all the information about the recent disaster in Japan however, I came across one thing that made me stop and think. They’re saying that the earthquake has shifted the Earth’s axis by a few inches.

Wow. I didn’t know that was possible.

I mean, I know the Earth’s axis moves on its own, there’s a sort of progressional wobble thing that it does. But the idea that it could move a few inches from a big earthquake – that just sort of struck a chord in my mind.

A little while before reading about that, I had seen more information about the earthquake, about other recent earthquakes, volcanic activity, and the ongoing honeybee crisis.

Honeybees, plate tectonics, and the Earth’s axis: a disparate collection to be sure. Maybe it’s a coincidence. A collection of unrelated things. Or maybe it’s just all leading up to the winter solstace of 2012…

Either way, we’re all going along for the ride.

Prayers for Japan

Posted 2011.03.11 8.34 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Japan was hit with a powerful quake – 8.8 or 8.9 – and my heart goes out to all affected.

WTF Was That?!

Posted 2010.06.23 14.12 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Sitting here at about 13:44, minding my own business, when suddenly I get this wave of sorta-dizziness. My desk started shaking back and forth, and I felt like I was shaking back and forth.

It was sort of  a single strong sensation, then a pause, then a series of smaller shaking sensations, that quickly died out. I’d say it was 10 seconds at most, from start to finish.

At first I thought I was losing it, but then I saw that Misha had felt it too, she was looking around all alarmed, but as it died out she quickly settled down and went back to sleep.

Turns out, it was a small earthquake. Reports are it was felt across central Canada, from Ottawa to Toronto, even into Ohio.

So yeah, I survived the big 2010 Ontario Earthquake.