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Aug 23, 2011 01:55 PM

OK, WHO is going out for dinner post earthquake this evening?

ME! I am not in the mood to cook! We're going for burgers and beer. What about you?

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  1. It's times like these that I wish I kept some gin in my desk drawer. My knees were knocking while evacuating here in Tysons. Note to self: Don't ever move to CA.

    My husband's cooking tonight and I'm guessing a cocktail will be waiting for me when I get home (and traffic seems to be lightening up out there, thank goodness).

    Here's my favorite reporting from the day:

    Enjoy the burgers!

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    1. re: VaPaula

      I kept wondering why it couldn't have taken place BEFORE lunch, therefore curbing my appetite, therefore saving me calories since going to the gym after work was NOT happening.

      Oy vey, Washington...oy vey.

      1. re: VaPaula

        I remember my first earthquake in CA in 1964.

        This was scarier, as I wasn't expecting it. I yelled "Earthquake, Earthquake, Duck and Cover." Which I did. Funny how those admonitions take over.

        Living in VA, perhaps 70 miles from epicenter.

        Dinner: Corned beef and cabbage, mashed potatoes, roasted red onions, homemade rye bread.

        Opened a bottle of wine!

      2. Anyone who delivers is fine by me. They shut our building down at 3:00, thankfully I only live a mile from home. Hubby is in Massachusetts for the week. He didn't know anything about it until I was finally able to get through on the phone lines.

        First earthquake for me - it was a bit weird. Not horrifying, but most certainly strange.

        1. Be sure you report on those burgers, comparing them to Ray's, Elevation Burger, and In-and-Out (even if you've never been there).

          I had just finished lunch at the Baja Fresh in Falls Church (which, by the way, seems to have gone down hill) and was shopping for some cheap "school" supplies in Staples next door when I heard a rumble and noticed the light fixtures swinging, but no more excitement than that. I did see a lot of people standing outside of building in Falls Church on the way home, though. But they weren't gathered outside restaurants. Apparently they just couldn't wait to get back to work. ;)

          I'm grilling some chicken at home for dinner, though had thought about going over to the Eden Center and seeing if any of the restaurants had a special on "shaky beef."

          Eden Center
          Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

          1. Ate at home. About 15% of the houses in my neighborhood sprung leaks due to water heaters knocked off kilter. I did have a large gin and tonic to settle my nerves.

            1. My brother took our nephew fishing yesterday. We had fresh rockfish and mackeral for dinner least night.

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