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I'm just going to say this one thing about the earthquake and then I will shut my face.

Please take a look over your bed and ask yourself if you would be injured if that mirror or painting or whatever it is fell on your head in the night.

This PSA has been brought to you by the good people of California.

Date: 2011-08-24 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] landr02.livejournal.com
Love this. Us east coasters need some tips in this department!

My friend in DC posted a picture of a plant that fell directly into a toilet, and left a mess of soil, greenery, and fertilizer all over the place. Note to self: do not place plants on shelves directly over toilets.

Date: 2011-08-24 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiebug.livejournal.com
much better there than on your head.

Date: 2011-08-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] landr02.livejournal.com
good point!

Date: 2011-08-24 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] conneals.livejournal.com
Nothing above our bed!

Date: 2011-08-24 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendalah.livejournal.com
Yes, and for land's sake, take all that crap off the wall over the baby's crib!!!!! (Fellow Californian over here.)

Date: 2011-08-24 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmawoodhouse.livejournal.com
Seriously. We have a quilt hanging on the wall over Madeleine's bed, and a lightweight framed picture (plastic instead of glass) over ours

Date: 2011-08-24 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pocket1.livejournal.com
I have seen people put bookshelves over their beds and yesterday I saw a picture of one of those sunburst mirrors over a bed. Because broken glass is not enough. You also want to be stabbed in the head with pointy metal spikes.

Date: 2011-08-24 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiebug.livejournal.com
lol I'm just cracking up over this comment

Date: 2011-08-25 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robynscott.livejournal.com
me too! Nothing over my bed in Philly.

Date: 2011-08-25 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandia212.livejournal.com
We had a bookshelf over our bed in our last apartment, and this is in a land *very* prone to earthquakes. It was one of those (fugly) built-in contraptions, so I couldn't take it down, but I worried about it a LOT. There were also bookshelves on the walls in the kids' bedrooms - first we had Zoe in the small bedroom, and I made George take the bookshelves down. He was pissed. Then I got pregnant with Marko and it became clear that we'd have to have both Zoe and Marko in the other, bigger bedroom, which I'd been using for an office/guest room - and that had bookshelves and cabinets high on the walls, too, and then I made George take *those* down, too. He was really, really pissed! But there was no way I was going to have any kid sleeping under all that heavy crap, especially the way it was just stuck into the wall with a few crappy screws in some half-ass way by god knows who, god knows how long ago. It was one thing for US to sleep under that stupid built-in contraption - no WAY I would just live with it for the kids.

Date: 2011-08-24 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sophiebug.livejournal.com
We're so well trained over here in California. I was worried about those back east because of the lack of quakes. October is Earthquake 'season' so be on your awares.

Date: 2011-08-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellefior.livejournal.com
Never would have crossed my mind to think of that...see how naive we are about those things in the East? We have a very small picture (faux oil of a Madonna and Child) in a lightweight frame over our bed - no glass. I think if it ever fell off, the most you would get out of us would be a WTF for being woken up when it bonked us in the middle of the night.

Date: 2011-08-24 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annie-v.livejournal.com
I'm not big into hanging stuff on the walls, but I would have never thought of that. Can earthquakes happen anywhere? I would have no clue what to do if one happened in Minneapolis.

Date: 2011-08-24 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzubeane.livejournal.com
I don't even think of it as "earthquake-proofing", I think it's just a good idea in general. (I mean, beds have been known to slam into and shake walls for lots of reasons, right?)

makes me nuts to see stuff over a baby's crib; they learn to climb when you're not looking!

Date: 2011-08-25 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holly76.livejournal.com
Yikes. Our big framed thing we had over our bed is currently in storage waiting to go over our bed in our next house. Minnesota....


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