The great part is, I was sitting in my living room and never noticed it. I found out about it from people calling to see if I had felt it. My neighbors on all sides did. Our house is one of the oldest on the block, so one would think that I would have felt the effects, but no.
Actually, I do recall feeling something. I had stayed up all night reading and of course still had to get up to care for Violet when she popped up, which equalled about three hours of sleep. I was a bit wobbly from sleep deprivation already and just attributed any feelings that the Earth was giving way to my lack of sleep and the fact I was only on my first cup of coffee.
But, that happens almost every day.
Next time I shall be prepared! Here is my (West Virginia) earthquake preparedness plan:
- Carole King- "I Feel The Earth Move." This will have to be in compact disc or eight-track format. Vinyl just won't do during an earthquake. Furthermore, this is the only time in life that this song is permitted to be played. Ever. Carole King's enthusiasm is only appropriate during natural disasters.
- Inflatable bouncy castle. These are the best shock absorbers known to mankind, and you can rent them for the weekend for under $75! It's best to keep one in your yard, just in case.
In totally unrelated yet equally bizarre news- Yoko Ono is now following me on Twitter.
Well, have a nice day!