Right now, I'm up in Maryland, near DC visiting family. Specifically, my masi and masa (aunt and uncle), my ba (grandmother), and my cousin Amisha. After an 11-hour drive from the ATL yesterday, we were exhausted and all fell asleep around midnight.
Suddenly at 5am I woke up. For no good reason. My eyes shot open and I didn't know why. It sounded like a train was going by, and the house shook slightly. I'm fairly used to this, because my sister's house is near a track and the upper level shakes every time a train goes by.
Around noon, someone finally got around to reading the newspaper--
There was an earthquake in Maryland this morning at 5am.
3.6 and the epicenter was about 10 miles away from my Suchi Masi's house.
I just lived through my first earthquake! And I didn't even sleep through it!
I know, I get excited by the wrong things sometimes...