UPDATE 2: Wow. Are Tsunamies boring or what? I'm falling asleep watching this thing.
UPDATE: Well, they are closing down all the stores on the island at 10 am. That's in 5 mins. I got the necessities: wine, smokes, pretzels, chocolate, batteries. At least 90% of the gas stations on the isle are out of gas. I can't figure why anyone would be concerned about gas during a natural disaster here in Hawaii, where you going to drive to really. But I filled up my tank just yesterday so if for some reason there is a good reason to have gas in my car, it's there.
I hope the power goes out then I'll have an excuse to read! Moby Dick is calling me.
Alas, I would like to take a moment to pray for those victims of the quake in Chile. 145 dead so far. God keep them. I guess the quake lasted 3 minutes. Gosh, that's a long time really if you think about it.
A massive 8.8 earthquake hit Santiago Chile this morning and started a tidal wave that's headed for Hawaii. Experts say it's going to hit at 11am. Interesting. Wait! I live in Hawaii! Oh well, good thing I don't live near the beach. They say it will be fast but short, like 8 feet tall, dressed in a black trench coat and RayBan sunglasses, sipping a pinacolada.
It seems so strange that this happened so soon after the Haiti incident. From what I am reading the death toll and damage in Chile is nothing near what transpired in Haiti but still! God can we get a break here, maybe a couple of years off?