Monday, September 3rd, 2007
It happened. My first earthquake. It wasn’t too bad, but I could definitely feel it. It lasted about 5 seconds, and first I though my roommate was just walking around in the hallway, heavily, very heavily. I was in the bathroom of all places and it wasn’t until I came back to my room and there was an instant message waiting from a co-worker that I realized I just felt my first earth quake. I responded with a quick yep, I felt it (he lives about 60 miles from me) and not 30 seconds later my roommate appeared and asked if I felt the earthquake. It was a first for both of us, although she has been living here for 2 years, she has been out of town every other time there has been one you could feel.
I suppose it’s some sort of rite of passage, a little like the first of many mosquito bites, or my first traffic jam. Something that will grow to be annoying, but for now, is just new enough to be exciting.