Here are some real reasons to be concerned

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM.

In this day and age, any cause, disease or event seems to have a day, a week, or a month designated to bring attention to it. Don’t get me wrong. A month to bring attention to breast cancer is a good thing, but we’ve taken it a bit too far when we have Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Doughnut Day.

After all, Talk Like a Pirate Day can take away from the seriousness of things like, well for example, North Carolina Earthquake Preparedness Day.

Yep, that’s right. Gov. Pat McCrory has declared today Earthquake Preparedness Day in North Carolina. And we all know the threat earthquakes pose in this state. After all, who can forget the great quake of, well let me see, yeah, the great quake of never happened here.

I don’t see how McCrory wasn’t chuckling when he wrote in his press release that “... while they are uncommon, earthquakes do happen here, and it is always best to be prepared.”

Sorry governor. Among my least concerns is experiencing a crushing earthquake in this state. Flood? Sure. Hurricane? Definitely. But an earthquake? I don’t think so.

Still, McCrory does have me thinking — thinking about things in my life about which I’m more concerned than earthquakes. So here goes:

-- My fantasy football team. I’ve gotten off to a good start in my league but can I sustain it through the bye weeks and the injuries, and is Robert Griffin III a better play against the Bears this week than Matthew Stafford against the Bengals?



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