I felt an earthquake today and didn’t even realize it!

I was heading out for a late lunch, and went down to the parking garage while I was messing with my phone (getting a new version of PointUI installed and running). I got in my car—the new one, which I will elaborate on later—and started it. Then I sat there about 2 minutes finishing up with the phone before driving off. I remember the engine, which has been really smooth since I drove it off the lot yesterday, seemed to be idling pretty roughly in the garage and I thought that was weird. Nothing serious, but the car just seemed to be shaking a bit. It’s a new car though, so I don’t know all its little idiosyncrasies yet. It cleared up soon enough, and I didn’t worry too much about it.

Turns out the car wasn’t idling roughly, the whole darn building was shaking! I work about 5 miles from Annandale, and this was right around 1:30, so everything adds up now. Pretty cool, huh?

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.