NOTE: This was written last night, 10/20/2011, as an experimental article to be submitted to Blogcritics for the “There, I Said It!” feature. I wasn’t sure what that feature was so I experimented by submitting this entry. It got rejected this morning by Blogcritics. No worries, I already had a “backup” article to replace this one in case it did get rejected. :)
When I woke up this morning and checked my Twitter, Gadhafi was everywhere: here, there, all over, even way over there and right in front of me. Even if the U.S. was partially involved with that reported air strike with the rest of NATO, the Republicans are still bitching about the current administration who should’ve done “this and that” and the whole Gadhafi/Libya deal would’ve been over from the beginning. These GOP pundits sure aren’t happy with anything the current administration accomplishes, don’t they? Let’s just be happy for the Libyan people and they finally achieved their first taste of freedom (for now, that is) and move on to more important matters, such as setting aside bipartisanship and collaborate to accomplish things that matter, such as creating more new jobs for all the unemployed people like me everywhere.
Later in the lunchtime hours, just as I was sitting in front of the laptop screen pondering on what to write about next for Technorati or Blogcritics while staring at the blank screen of my MS OneNote when I felt my room shaking and bobbing to a slow jam tuning through my stereo headset like there was no tomorrow for 10 seconds. I admit, my house often shakes a lot whenever the train passes by the railroad near our backyards, but aside from the slow jam, it was really quiet on the western front. (the railroad next to our neighborhood is at the west side of my house) The tweets were flying all over like a chickening flock of birds with overwhelming reactions to the 3.9 (before they said it was 4.2) Richter Scale that came from Berzerkeley (Berkeley).
It is now 8:38 p.m. as I continue to ramble. I just got home from church choir practice some 15 minutes ago (I’m Catholic, you know). The first thing my brother told me as I got in the house was that the Bay Area did the bon-bon shakes again just a few minutes ago. Once again, the epicenter came from good ol’ Berkeley again with a Richter Scale of 4.2. The slumbering Hayward Fault has finally awaken. Some people who have never experienced an earthquake event in their lives before may probably be panicking, but for the rest of us, this second one is merely an aftershock to the first one we experienced earlier during the day.
Is the end of the world nearing as the Mayans predicted? Frankly, 2011 really is a year of turmoil. On the other hand, pretty much every year was a year of turmoil. Natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have been dominating this entire year so far, with a few of the world’s most notorious terrorists and dictators being captured and/or killed on the spot.
This is, indeed, a shake, rattle and roll day!