Having no time or energy to actually craft a post this evening I decided that I's delve into the vast but largely unaccessible Joygantic 1.0 archives and see what might have happened on this day in past years. Excellent timing, if I do say so myself. Three years ago I was diving under my desk. Note the gorgeous circularity of the universe when you read this post-from-the-past: I am now again working for a start up in Pioneer Square and the devasted building in the last link is a block from my current work and about a month from being reopened as the Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park.
If you were in Seattle three years ago what were you doing during the quake?
2.28.01 . . . i hid under my desk
Nothing grabs your attention quite like an earthquake. Especially when you've just arranged an inspection to have your house retrofit for earthquakes and are waiting on a quote for earthquake insurance. With work evacuated, I beat a hasty retreat home hoping that Dia wasn't pinned under a falling bookcase, the cats hadn't run away, and we weren't facing financial ruin. She wasn't, they didn't, we aren't.
A planned webStrategic reunion/W2 pickup party was, however, cancelled. We'd planned to meet at the bar in Pioneer Square where we drowned our sorrows when the company cratered almost a year ago. We were soooo ahead of the curve, going down as we did well before the 'dot com crash' made pink slip parties au courant. Nothing like being a trendsetter. But Pioneer Square was really not the place to be tonight given the hangover from the riots last night and today's quake damage.