When I heard Sarah nudge open the bedroom door yesterday morning, I froze and willed myself not to move. If I budged she would know I was awake and she would lick my feet, and will me to do what she wanted. I had to giggle, blowing my cover, when Sarah let out an exasperated sigh and plopped her 100 lb body down ever so loudly on the floor. Sometimes she acts just like an angsty teenage girl. You should have seen her pout when I wrestled a rotting, stinky, gross, carnival sized pickle she found on a recent walk away from her.
But I did finally get up, and we went on our morning walk. And on this walk there just happened to be an earthquake. That I DID NOT notice. I was blasting my IPOD and wrangling the dog, and never felt the quake that stretched from Vegas to Mexico. I only took a moment to ponder why the school I was passing by was evacuating. I found it odd that I had so many missed calls when I got back to the house. I was confused as to why I was suddenly not getting any cell service. But none of these things were even a blip on my radar.
But Adam had felt the earthquake; he works in a skyscraper that shook for several seconds. And God bless him when he didn't get a hold of me he was understandably worried. He rushed home on his lunch break, fully expecting to see me trapped under a bookcase reenacting a scene from one of those "Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!" commercials.
I think he was slightly disappointed to find me safe on the couch zoning out in front of reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 (Why did Tori Spelling ever thing red hair was a good idea?) He wasn't disappointed because he wanted me to be hurt (at least I hope he didn't want me to be hurt), more like he was disappointed that he didn't have a white knight type story to take back to his coworkers. But I told him he could tell his friends whatever he wanted to, because that’s just what kind of girl I am.
So, of course, I've gotten many phone calls from my friends and family back home who ask me what it was like. And I have nothing to say, no stories tell, except for quips about my obvious lack of perception.