BIRTHQUAKE... OF AUGHT 11.
That's right, folks. The world shook because I was born. And on the east coast! For the first time in more than 50 years! (All Californians who want to act superior, please exit stage left.) Before I get into my birthquake experience, let's talk about how another one hit Denver, then one hit the Bay area! LOVE IT!! *chants* BIRTHQUAKE, BIRTHQUAKE, BIRTHQUAKE!!!
So it was my first
Rashan was in the bathroom 10 feet away and I was like, "Rashan! Why is the bed shaking??" "What?" "WHY IS THE BED SHAKING??? Come here!" "What are you talking about? I don't see anything." "COME FEEL THE BED! IT'S SHAKING!" He's staring at me like I have 8 heads and just one nose. He walks over and touches the bed and doesn't feel anything. Then I'm REALLY confused. Now I think I might have discovered I have the palsy on my 29th birthday. IS THIS WHAT IT'S LIKE GETTING OLDER?!?! "Well touch me. Maybe it's just me shaking & I think it's the bed." He touches me, still nothin. By this point I glance at twitter and MrsCount, her sister & another DCer had all almost simultaneously said, "EARTHQUAKE!"
Y'all. I still didn't get it. It was my first earthquake! I THOUGHT I WAS CLAIRVOYANT!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I'm cracking up at this now!! I tell Rashan they said an earthquake in D.C. and he's still staring at me like I'm touched in the head. I was like, "I DON'T WANNA BE CLAIRVOYANT!!!" While actually thinking... well maybe sometimes. But I don't wanna SHAKE from it!! Then the tweets start coming in from a Charlotte station I follow (Winston stations were USELESS but this is no shock) that it was felt down there, too. That's when he finally started to believe me. This dude said, "I thought it was all an elaborate ruse." LOLOL!! I said, "Why would I do that??? .... But it would be hilarious..." "I know! That's why I thought you were doing it. I can't believe you felt it and I didn't! I'm jealous!" LOLOL So basically, I loved the quake!
Elsewhere in my family, my brother drives a truck so for him the ground is always moving. He felt nothing. My sister was in Raleigh at work and BAFFLED as to why it sounded like someone rolling a boulder outside. She was like, "They are really doing the most out there right now." LOLOL!! When the building started shaking and she was on the second floor, she was not pleased! They evacuated and went home early. And now that Irene is heading for the coast, she's off work today. Let me go call her to make sure she's leaving the area. She has the worst travel lust so I'm sure she is. (She did but went to DC for the King memorial as planned... side eye.)
My mom was also on the second floor of a building but in Charlotte. She was on the phone and felt the need to act like nothing was happening even though she was extremely confused. LOL!! Especially since there has been a lot of construction near her building in the last few years. She thought it was related to that but there was no one nearby to give her a look or anything. Then she got an email from her boss saying, "No, you did not imagine that. Yes, it was an earthquake." Oh man. What a fun day! More birthday updates coming over the next week! Want a preview picture? Us at the vineyard!