How Does Anybody Sleep Thru Albany’s Earthquake? Got a minute?
This was pretty darn funny in a way. I’ve been beating myself up lately for not sleeping at nite. I keep waking up every 2 hours, like I’m taking a series of mini-naps or something. I keep thinking that I’m morphing into an insomniac. Well, I’m not worried anymore!
So Dorrie calls me from work. “Did you feel the earthquake?” “Huh?”, I answered gruffly. I had no idea what she was talking about! I was sprawled on the couch in Niskayuna. She was at work up in the Glens Falls area. She then exclaimed “there was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake! It hit all up the east coast. They emptied out buildings in Washington DC. And you didn’t feel it, stupid? (Stupid is a term of endearment in our family, believe it or not!)
Here are the particulars according to All Over Albany.com. I guess it hit at about 1:55pm, which is exactly when I was snoring!
I was doin’ my hour hibernation ritual with our little dog, Spencer . He was in the usual location- crawled up in his favorite spot nearby in the kitchen We had the fan cranking too, by the way (noise maker – gotta have it!)
So to make a long story short, we missed the excitement. Don’t ask me how or why, but I guess I sleep alot more soundly than I thought. Same with the little Pekingnese (maybe he’s accustomed, being from China and all. Since I think insomnia is largely a mental state ,perhaps this little earth shaker was beneficial in an eerie, odd way! I have renewed confidence! (But please- NO MORE!)
Did YOU sleep thru it? Tell me about it. Would love to know that our dog and I are not the only freaks of nature! But boy – do I feel STUPID!