Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DC Earthquake- I'm All Shook Up

This one time, there was a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in DC.

While I was at work.

Oh yeah, that was yesterday.

People are joking about how it was really not a big deal but, as I was in the city when everything started to shake, glass started to crack, bricks topple into the street and onto cars... it seemed like an attack had happened somewhere in the heart of the capital. Which caused me to have a heart attack before I realized, of all things, that it was an earthquake on the east coast. 

Really? Really?!

After calming down and realizing it was just a natural disaster not a national disaster, I waited out the vibrating and then was evacuated from my building with the rest of my coworkers. 

Came home to where my dog was soundly sleeping as though the house hadn't shaken, roommates all home and a flutter with earthquake talk.

Needless to say, it was a big deal. At least conversationally, ha.  So, where were you when the earthquake struck? I was in my office having a panic attack. But otherwise! Good times?

Also, the following conversation really happened to me this morning. My co-worker can back me up if you don't believe me.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had a story like this. I was closer to the quake, but somehow I didn't even notice it.