sometimes japan has earthquakes... and by sometimes i mean a few times A DAY.
i know, at first it scared me too.
but then it seemed like everyone felt them but me.
prior to japan i had only heard tales of quakes... never experienced one for myself... and i kinda wanted to... just a little one though.
no big, scary ones. those aren't welcome here.
and then... i started feeling random teeny, tiny rumbles.
they happen so frequently that i often wonder if the rumble originated from the ground or my stomach?
one can never be certain where the rumbles come from-- ground hunger or stomach hunger.
sometimes they happen right as you get up from sitting down.
and well, that's not fare because sometimes i get lightheaded when i stand up or slightly dizzy for a split second so it's hard to tell if it was dizziness or a quake.(i'm an 80 year old trapped inside a 20 something body [yes, i said 20 something... it may be my last year in my 20's but it's still my 20's.])
i'm 28% sure most quakes happen when i lay in bed at night.
conversations often go a little something like this:
e: DID YOU FEEL THAT EARTHQUAKE??? THAT WAS A BIG ONE, HUH?!
a: "No, but I just scratched my foot."
a few nights later.
e: DID YOU FEEL THAT EARTHQUAKE JUST NOW?!?
e: (thoughts) i can't believe you're sleeping through this quake right now!
e: EARTHQUAKE! TELL ME YOU FELT THAT ONE!
a: nope. not an earthquake.
the next night.
e. YES! EARTHQUAKE!!
a. i think you're getting confused... our bed is so sensitive to any movement. i just scratched my face.
e. that's weird that you scratched your face right as the quake happened and didn't feel it.
a. not a quake.
e. hmmm.. i don't know. i definitely felt something.
a. yeah, me scratching my face.
you know that feeling when your phone is in your back pocket and you think you felt it ring but it didn't?!
well, i'm pretty sure that's what happens to me with quakes. i think i feel one but nobody else around me agrees.
brace yourself... they happen ALL THE TIME!