December 23, 2003 at 7:24 am in Uncategorized
That earthquake freaked me out. I was on the 29th floor of a downtown building and the thing was totally swaying for over five minutes. It was totally creaking too which is what actually freaked me out, so I ran to the elevator to escape, but the cables were all banging together which did not sound very safe, but then I heard this louder creaking like in Titanic when the ship is going down to a watery hell, so I took the elevator down with this other dude. The elevator stopped on floor 2 and a half, which it turns out is a concrete wall, then went back up to 29. Awesome. I risk the unsafe elevator just to avoid the stairs, and I end up hanging out in there during the earthquake. I waited it out near the elevator, then tried again with success…the lobby. There were a TON of people hanging around outside. I heard someone say they were outside the whole time and didn’t feel a thing. That building was totally swaying because of an earthquake that was 150 miles away that you couldn’t feel on the ground.