Monday, November 12th, 2001

Experienced my first earthquake tonight, though “earthquake” is a pretty strong word for the two or three gentle shakes we got. Must’ve been about a 0.8 on the Richter. I was sitting on the sofa, Tim was on one of the overstuffed chairs; we were watching television. About halfway through the program I got the dim impression that the sofa was moving, as though somebody was kicking it over and over, but B was on the other side of the room, and I don’t know why she’d kick the sofa, anyway. So I figured I must’ve been having some kind of insanity attack and I was about to die. Since I was going to kick off anyway, I said something remarkably intelligent, like maybe, “What the hell’s going on?” and that’s when Tim noticed that his chair was moving, too. It didn’t last very long, nothing else in the room moved that I could see, and B never felt it even a little bit.

first earthquake | 5:47 pm CDT
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