Alexis and I were sitting in our apartment on the 10th floor last night. I started feeling like my chair was vibrating or something. It took us both a second to realize what was happening, but the tremors got worse for a second, and then all of a sudden, there was one big shake, and our entire building kind of groaned as the shockwave passed through it.

It freaked me out, but I also find it pretty fascinating. To think that thousands of square miles of land are essentially jostling and bumping into each other is incredible. It’s also pretty amazing to think that a city with millions of people and hundreds of thousands of buildings could just disintegrate into dust if we got a big earthquake. It’s like building a sandcastle on a cookie sheet and then shaking the cookie sheet back and forth violently and watching the sandcastle turn into a pile of sand.

We found out later that it was a 4.2 magnitude that occurred about 20 miles from us. We still love it here.