Friday, January 30, 2009

Here's What Happened

We were sleeping. It was maybe 5 in the morning; who really knows? We were sleeping the sleep of the just. Not exactly a cogent hour. Suffice to say it was early. And we were, as I said, sleeping. The animals, who are noted for being more sensitive to the rhythms of nature, were also sleeping. They slept. And we slept. And then we woke up. Because our alarms went off and it was time to get up. And the animals slept.

I got to work and MAB's husband called and I heard her tell him that Louie, their dog, woke her up right before the earthquake.


Guess we had an earthquake. Whatev.

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Blogger Sling opined...

I thought about you guys when I heard the news!
But they said there was no damage,so I went back to sleep.
You think this has anything to do with that volcano in Alaska that's about to erupt?

January 30, 2009 7:04 PM  
Blogger Leah opined...

whoa! if I were involved in an earthquake-I'd want it to happen to me exactly the way you described. Earthquakes freak me OUT.
Glad you're safe. stay safe.

January 30, 2009 7:26 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

I dunno, Sling. We have plenty of subduction zones of our own. But the fact that there's gonna be another volcanic eruption in the US (other than Hawaii...I can't count those) is kinda cool. I wonder if Sarah Palin can see it from her house?

Leah, trust, I much prefer the times I've slept through earthquakes to the times when I've been aware of 'em. They freak me out, too.

January 31, 2009 9:53 AM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

Of all the things i DO NOT miss about the coast earthquakes are #1. I never slept thru one...even a 1.1.

January 31, 2009 9:58 AM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

We've had two earthquakes in my life here in the Chi, and I missed both of them.

February 01, 2009 12:14 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Rosie, once when I was in college I woke up and thought my roomate was jumping on my bed and I was all "Dude, what are you doing?" and she woke up and was all "What are you yelling about?" and by then it was over. I pretty much sleep through the baby earthquakes.

Iwanski, rumor has it there is a big ol' subduction zone or tectonic plate or some such other thing that will eventually suck the entire Midwest into the Mississippi. Or something like that. I just hope it doesn't happen when I'm visiting because that. would. suck.

February 01, 2009 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Never experienced one, but if that thing in the Midwest happens I hope I sleep through it.

February 01, 2009 4:13 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

By the time that happens, JP, you'll be living here. Where it's pretty much mandatory that you sleep through earthquakes.

February 01, 2009 8:52 AM  
Blogger Doralong opined...

Must be that volcano in Alaska. Wonder if they can move the Gov's mansion right under it??

February 01, 2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger Willym opined...

Strange that the animals slept through it - we use to get earthquakes every couple of months in Ottawa - yeah smack in the middle of Canada - I'd sleep through them the pups never. It would be them waking me up that let me know it had happened.

In Mexico City we had at least one a day - the glasses dancing on the shelf let you know there was a small tremor going on. Fortunately we got there after the big one in 1985. Really odd but the week we moved back to Ottawa from Mexico City we had a big one - sort of a welcome home quake I guess.

Glad you guys weren't bothered by this one: as Laurent says, the sleep of the innocent!

February 02, 2009 2:42 AM  
Blogger Molly opined...

Yep, slept right through it. My mother called to ask if I had felt it. Apparentally only Nate and she felt it. My dad slept through it. He also once slept through a 3am screaming fit thrown by my mother, sister and I when a bat was found flying around our heads in my bedroom. If I recall, he asked what was happening, I told him while Emma screamed and hid in the bathroom. He rolled over and left us to shove towels around all the openings in the house.

that was long.

February 04, 2009 12:21 PM  

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