May 09, 2004

I woke up last night to my whole room shaking. The bed felt like it was moving sideways. Things on the walls were shaking. It felt like huge earthquake. I sat up in bed and things were still shaking. As soon as it seemed to stop i jumped out of bed opened the door and made Ribbon come in the room. Why? Because I wanted to make sure that he was okay. Then being the Californian I am went back to bed thinking, "That was bizarre. I hope the gas lines are okay. I'm too tired to bother trying to find out where they are and check them".

I was convinced this morning that there was an actual earthquake, but since it was in the middle of the night and I was half asleep, I decided to check the internet to see if I had been having some bizarre dream. No sign of a huge earthquake on

It seems that in addition to having dreams where I am falling and wake up when I slam into the mattress, I'm now having dreams where my whole room is shaking. Am I having waking dreams? Did I sleep walk? I'm a little disturbed.

HOWEVER, after having just finished writing the above Krista, my roomate called (She was off camping in Morrow Bay this weekend) and asked if everything was okay, because she heard there was an earthquake centered near campus. Apparently it was centered 10 miles off the coast of Isla Vista which is at the most five miles from me.

I'm not crazy! I was laughing so hard when Krista called. I'm not insane. I actually was awakened by the room shaking. whew! No damages apparently. Just me questioning my sanity.

Posted by nuala at May 09, 2004 01:10 PM

SB is going to fall into the ocean!

Posted by: michele on May 9, 2004 05:34 PM

one morning tristan came running into the kitchen. "did you guys feel that earthquake last night? my whole bed was shaking!"

another time, andrea was marvelling at our old housemate nabil's ability to have so much sex it shook her bed, yet didn't make a sound otherwise.

turns out, our washer's spin cycle is quite the doozy!

glad you're not crazy, nuala. i never doubted you! ok, maybe a little, but just for a second.

Posted by: erica on May 9, 2004 05:50 PM

Here's more info on the quake. Thanks US Geological Survey.

Posted by: gene on May 10, 2004 12:11 AM

yah i had the emergency phone at work that night and i woke up at 2 am when the earthquake struck. i was so sure i'd be getting all these calls from panicked guests, but you gotta love californians. not a whisper of a phone call. the next morning at breakfast they were all just chatting amicably about the little quake.

Posted by: jade on May 11, 2004 08:03 AM