The following is an early Daily 5 in light of the Earthqua - er - ground shimmy that took place today.
Good evening, South Windsor! Tomorrow is Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. There are 76 days left in the year.
So, maybe the Mayans had something about the end of days taking place in the last part of 2012, what with the Tropical Storm Irene, the October snowstorm, and yesterday's earthquake all taking place within the last calendar year (OK Irene happened in August 2011, but work with me here people, it’s late).
Throw in the Red Sox two relatively recent World Series victories, then we're well more than halfway there to the seven signs of the Apocalypse.
In the comment section of this story, Patricia Mazzatto said that she “felt the tremors.” So did Rosalind Carter, who added that “South Windsor had tremors for about 15 seconds.”
But in light of the foregoing, let’s make something clear: we have to come up with a different term than "earthquake" to describe yesterday's event in terms of Connecticut. Indeed, the first question most people asked wasn't "Was anybody hurt?" or "How bad was the damage?" but instead was "Did you feel it?"
We call it an earthquake here; in San Francisco, they call it Tuesday. So, with that in mind, let's give it an appropriate description, like ground-shimmy. Feel free to use that one on me. I don't even need to sign a waiver for it.
You're welcome, South Windsor.
Here’s your Daily 5 for tomorrow:
1. The South Windsor Police Services offers a free child safety seat check every Wednesday morning at the South Windsor Fire Headquarters on Ellington Road at 8 a.m.
2. There’s an open house at KinderCare.
3. Registration begins today in the South Windsor Library for the next session of its pre-school early literacy programs.
4. The inland wetlands commission meets tonight at Town Hall at 7 p.m.
5. South Windsor High boys and girls teams will compete in the CCC Cross Country Championships at Wickham Park in Manchester today at 3:45 p.m. Come on you Bobcats!