For those of you who don’t live on the east coast of the United States, and were no where near a TV, radio, or the Internet, here’s the big news of the day here in northern Virginia:

No damage at Chez Fischler save a couple of cracks to the driveway, though there has been some minor damage to a good number of buildings in the DC metro area, including the National Cathedral. This is the first earthquake I’ve been through, and all things considered, I rather hope it’s the last.