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Shlup
08-08-2012, 07:44 AM
My fellow Southern California EoFFers will have just felt that earthquake.

What "acts of God" have you experienced? I've always lived in Southern California so I've felt plenty of earthquakes. That's pretty much it though... I think I'd loose my mind if I saw a tornado.

Huckleberry Quin
08-08-2012, 08:10 AM
I saw a bush catch fire.

Miss Lady Shelly
08-08-2012, 09:41 AM
I honestly dont know if i can call this an act of god but i have dodged a few bullets in my day. My Step mom has a summer home a few towns from where i lived and for the last 3 years or so there was a gas leak in the home (which she didn't know about till a month ago and got it fixed). What kinda bugs me about this whole thing is that the place could have exploded at any given time while we were staying out there especially on the nights that we had to light the furnace by hand.

EDIT: For some reason there was no gas smell coming from the place. It has its own unique smell to it.

Bubba
08-08-2012, 09:54 AM
I remember there was an earthquke in the UK a few years ago. This activity is EXTREMELY rare over here so it was very strange. I was actually asleep and I vaguely remember feeling like someone was shaking the bed. My girlfriend at the time freaked out apparantly and tried to wake me up. Though I sleep too deeply to be affected by something so minor as a tectonic plate shift.

NorthernChaosGod
08-08-2012, 10:18 AM
...there was an earthquake?

Shlup
08-08-2012, 10:22 AM
Yeah, like a 4.4 out of Yorba Linda. It was stronger than I've felt in awhile, though it only knocked down one of my Evangelion figures.

Sephex
08-08-2012, 10:54 AM
Despite living in Illinois, I have felt a couple of earthquakes. The last time I felt one was about 8 years ago. I happened to be up late and living with my parents at the time. I was on the family computer late at night and I thought I heard something fall over in my room. All of a sudden all local people on my AIM (remember, 8 years ago) contacted each other and we were discussing the minor tremor. Even back then Google was quick to yield information on it!

Slothy
08-08-2012, 12:56 PM
Despite living in possibly the least geologically active place in the world we've had a couple of earthquakes here.

And I've never felt a single one. It's quite disappointing actually. The only stuff I've had to deal with are tropical storms and blizzards (full on ice storms being the worst) and those are a pain in the ass because they last for hours at the very least, and in the latter case, require me to shovel the driveway.

Peegee
08-08-2012, 01:17 PM
apparently i was on top of an earthquake once. but it was only a 5 so i didn't feel anything.

Freya
08-08-2012, 02:13 PM
I've felt an earthquake before? Been way too close to several tornadoes now. Urmmmmmmm that's about it.

Bunny
08-08-2012, 04:03 PM
I've felt earthquakes and seen tornadoes. Do wildfires started by lightning strikes count? I've seen plenty of those, as well as wildfires started by stupidity.

Jessweeee♪
08-08-2012, 04:08 PM
I've weathered some category 1 or 2 hurricanes but that's about it. Tornadoes always seem to strike a town just after I move out of them, so I haven't had to deal with those!

I remember one tropical storm that left us with a nasty flood. My aunt took my grandpa's kayak down to the convenience store because she wanted milk.

Psychotic
08-08-2012, 05:07 PM
I once walked past a gay wedding, and right as the happy couple walked out among their admiring friends and family, God made his presence known. A light breeze came in from nowhere, and a few leaves gently struck the foot of the groom. That'll teach you, you dirty sinners.

Shorty
08-08-2012, 05:22 PM
I've never felt an earthquake or tornado. There were lots of fires in the summer when I was growing up and "flooding" in Arizona (see: about a foot of water). Other than that, I've been pretty lucky to have not been a part of a major natural disaster.

Jinx
08-08-2012, 08:08 PM
I live in Tornado Alley.

Jowy
08-08-2012, 08:09 PM
more blizzards than you can shake a stick at

Goldenboko
08-08-2012, 09:01 PM
One night, while I was sleeping, I was visited by a glowing presence. He told me how I should live my life, and treat others. He told me he was the great noodle, and touched me. He taught me that I should live with respect unless they do not believe in his noodleness in which case I should smite them in a great fire.

Yes you can say I've seen acts of god. I'm also starting a religion based on these acts. First 100 members get a free t-shirt and are spared from eternal damnation.

Madame Adequate
08-08-2012, 09:47 PM
I've felt an earthquake, it was a bit unsettling!

NorthernChaosGod
08-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Yeah, like a 4.4 out of Yorba Linda. It was stronger than I've felt in awhile, though it only knocked down one of my Evangelion figures.

No wonder I felt nothing, too far away and not strong enough.

Faris
08-08-2012, 10:06 PM
We don't get earthquakes too often around here and a few small tornadoes got really close. Recently though... Uhhh... The sun comes up, the sun goes down, and the moon continues through its monthly phases.

Jiro
08-08-2012, 11:40 PM
My house burned down in a bushfire once. God doesn't really trouble me all that much. Although he tries to turn my house into an ark quite frequently.

Shlup
08-09-2012, 12:56 AM
Another earthquake woke me up this morning. So rude.

Marshall Banana
08-09-2012, 02:44 AM
I didn't feel a thing in El Segundo.

The earthquake that happened last month near LAX (my neighbor) woke me and Necronopticous, but I was so groggy that I didn't recognize it as an earthquake and have no memory of it. =( Can't even remember my first earthquake!

Citizen Bleys
08-09-2012, 03:31 AM
None. God does not exist.

Tigmafuzz
08-09-2012, 04:58 AM
None. God does not exist.

Dammit. I was going to post something similar (albeit less insulting).

Huckleberry Quin
08-09-2012, 05:19 AM
Insulting?

Freya
08-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Hey. Hey. HEY. HEY! Not cool guys.

Don't ignore mentions of anything space related. (moon phases) it's insulting. I'm cereal. Don't need to bowl over it. Moon phases are important too.

Jiro
08-09-2012, 08:14 AM
The moon is pretty cool. I feel like the moon is underrated. It's a case of "yeah been there done that" but I mean it's still pretty awesome. Let's go to the moooooon

Dragon Ash
08-09-2012, 08:55 AM
I'm in. I always wanted to meet Insanity Prawn Boy IRL!

Miriel
08-09-2012, 08:58 AM
I felt both earthquakes yesterday and this morning. The one last night was actually pretty strong, one of the strongest I've felt in SoCal in awhile. The ones in NorCal are stronger though.

Shlup
08-09-2012, 10:16 AM
None. God does not exist.

I knew someone would say that. I couldn't think of a better term.

~*~Celes~*~
08-09-2012, 09:22 PM
felt a couple of minor earthquakes and was two streets away from the nastiest work of an F4 tornado, but that's about it...

Tigmafuzz
08-10-2012, 01:33 AM
Insulting?

I was going to say something along the lines of "Acts of god? I haven't seen any of those, but I have seen stories of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, and tidal waves caused by natural processes such as tectonic plate shifting as well as being influenced by the moon etc." instead of just coming out and saying "there is no god."

Citizen Bleys
08-10-2012, 03:45 AM
Why would I waste time typing all that out when I can just say that God does not exist?

Jiro
08-10-2012, 04:20 AM
Tact?

Freya
08-10-2012, 04:54 AM
Thread about mother nature being a jerk = discussion of the existence of a deity. Oh EoFF, how I missed you.

Huckleberry Quin
08-10-2012, 09:47 AM
I believe only in the Moon gods.

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Rantz
08-10-2012, 10:17 AM
None. God does not exist.

I knew someone would say that. I couldn't think of a better term.

Natural disasters. Not that I have a problem with the word choice, just saying!

Sweden doesn't have any natural disasters. No dangerous animals, or insects larger than a penny. God loves gay marriage and universal healthcare!

Shlup
08-10-2012, 10:43 AM
But it wasn't a disaster. It was just a little jiggle. Everyone loves a little jiggle.

Rantz
08-10-2012, 12:14 PM
I admittedly like the idea of God just giving a little jiggle. Not like "here's for being sinners" but just like a friendly sort of nudge.

Jessweeee♪
08-10-2012, 03:46 PM
God: Pinch poke you owe me a coke! Lol!

escobert
08-10-2012, 04:06 PM
Snow, rain and wind is what we get here.

Freya
08-10-2012, 04:15 PM
Acts of Mother Nature? People tend to not think of a god when you say that but a bitch who fucks up your shit.

Rocket Edge
08-10-2012, 05:35 PM
The closest you'll see to an act of god in my country is a heavy rain.

Araciel
08-10-2012, 06:17 PM
Why would I waste time typing all that out when I can just say that God does not exist?

Why even waste time saying God does not exist?

Also, none.

NorthernChaosGod
08-10-2012, 09:13 PM
But it wasn't a disaster. It was just a little jiggle. Everyone loves a little jiggle.

I was hanging out with two girl friends yesterday and some girl ran by us that had a lot of jiggle. They were the ones to bring it up.

Shlup
08-10-2012, 11:49 PM
Acts of Mother Nature? People tend to not think of a god when you say that but a bitch who fucks up your shit.

I like that one... Acts of God is still shorter though. Maybe I'll go with Acts of the Gods, just to be a butt.

Huckleberry Quin
08-11-2012, 12:54 AM
Acts of Ra is shorter still, and more accurate.

Jiro
08-11-2012, 01:45 AM
naturey shit works too

Huckleberry Quin
08-11-2012, 02:06 AM
Don't call it naturey shit! You'll anger nature further!

Jiro
08-12-2012, 08:11 AM
What else could Australia possibly suffer from, really?

Clo
08-17-2012, 02:23 PM
I've been through a few blizzards and ice storms. I hate being stranded in my apartment. And there are some things a snow brush can simply not handle.