I was in bed, all cozy and warm. My bed started shaking and moving around the floor. My immediate thought was, 'that damn dog is stuck under the bed!' I got up to look and he wasn't there. So my next thought was a scene from The Exorcist and I was pretty sure I had a demon (djinni) in my room. That's when I noticed my chandeliers swinging back and forth. Cool.
My dog was still sleeping in the hallway. He's a drama queen and if there is anything even slightly wrong (ESPECIALLY when I'm sleeping which is when he is in guard mode/high alert), everyone in the neighborhood will know about it. So, I figured all was good and went back to sleep.
My dear friend and colleague called a minute later to ask if I was ok. What a dear person. I really love this guy. He's just one of the kindest people I know, wrapped up in a tough guy persona (because he has to be in his job). That was so nice.
A friend's daughter just had an operation yesterday at a hospital and they asked her to walk down 15 flights of stairs. There have also been numerous pictures of half-neked people on the streets, staring up at buildings. Yeah, that's not me. I wouldn't have walked down 15 flights either. They can KMA. I would have locked myself in the bathroom. Don't care. Not gonna happen.
I did that when they had a fire DRILL at KIPCO tower (a DRILL that they notified us of like 3 weeks in advance). We worked on the 30th floor and they wanted us to walk downstairs. I thought it would be a short drill so I hid in the ladies room .... for 2 hours.. I had my phone. I called people. I chatted. It took them about an hour to get everyone upstairs in the elevators. Dumbest drill I've ever seen. Forget that. And I saw zero cute firemen. What's the point?
Anyways, I live on the 2nd floor now so I just threw my passport in my handbag, put it next to my bed and had a dog leash and collar handy. Went back to sleep.
This is the 3rd earthquake I've experienced in Kuwait (yawn). The first one was in 1998 I think. I saw things shaking and swaying in my apartment. That was cool. The second one was no big deal; kind of like a big truck driving by. This one last night was the biggest yet.