7.29.2008

Did the earth move for you?

I just survived my first second third most recent earthquake!

This one was by far the scariest, mainly because:

  • I could feel it
  • I was sleeping at the time
  • The resulting disorientation did not help my mental acuity
  • The ground was fucking swaying
So having spent all of last night awake with an anxiety attack I finally fell asleep around 6 this morning. On my couch. Then around 10 I woke up and actually went to my bed.

I woke up again with my bed shaking beneath me and my bedroom door swinging open. It took me a second to really process what was going on. I swung a leg over to get out of bed and promptly fell to the ground.

"Okay, the ground is definitely swaying."

I started to get nauseated, but I don't know if it was because of the movement or panic. I realized I should probably put pants on. I don't want to have to evacuate naked, and I sure as hell don't want to be crushed to death naked. I don't know why that's more embarrassing to me.

So I got dressed while sitting next to my bed rocking on the floor and by the time I stood up it was over. Just like that.

I still say tornadoes are worse, but I'd be okay if I don't have to deal with either for awhile.

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