Friday, August 01, 2008

Earthquakes and Work

I know the earthquake was a few days ago but I haven't had a chance until now to write about it. I was leaving my chiropractor's office (every stuntman has one) I was on the top floor of a building and before I went down the elevator I decided to use the restroom. I was on the toilet when the quake hit and because I was in a tall building the rocking and rolling was accentuated. I jumped off the toilet and went back to the doctors office because you never know if the earthquake is going to get bigger and I didn't want to get stuck in the bathroom. Had I not used the restroom I would be in the elevator when the quake hit. I guess my small bladder helped me. Kinda funny place to be when an earthquake hits.

I am doing some water stuff this week for work and I have to jump off a 20 ft plat form into water. When I was younger I use to jump off bridges so it is funny that bridge jumping has ended up being work training.

When Jon was younger he was a junior cadet for the police which paid off this week. Jon was the stunt coordinator for a low budget movie and ended up also being the technical adviser for the police. Here is a picture of Jon and a some stunt guys he hired for his movie.


Anonymous said...

did toilet water splash on your butt?

Heather Arthur said...

No, I didn't get splashed with toilet water. Thanks goodness!

Lexie said...

Hi Heather,

I found your blog via a Lost fan site a while back and I always find it such an interesting read! I'm an actress in the UK and it's so cool to read about what you get up to as we both work in the same kind of environments but doing totally different things!!

Anyway, I just wanted to ask if you'd mine me putting a link from my site to yours? I've got it up at the moment but if you want me to take it down then just let me know.

Hope you have a good week falling off of buildings and such! Nice to see someone living their dreams :)

Lexie xxxxx

Heather Arthur said...

Lexie you can totally make a link to my site. Thanks for reading it. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Funny quake story! Thanks for sharing it. I hadn't been to your blog recently and had to catch up.

And, congratulations on your addition to the stuntwomen's association! That's quite the accomplishment!

I must ask if the recent work that you did (jumping into water) was for LOST? Did you do the work in LA?