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 building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.