Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Where were you when...

The Questions
1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
At home, I think? It was Saturday afternoon, and I found out on yahoo news.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
I was in Seattle; I'd moved back just a few weeks before, had just moved into my new house on September 8th. My housemates were out of town traveling for work, and my new big old house was full of my boxes and scattered furniture. I heard about the news in the car as I was parking in front of Starbucks for coffee in route to work. I think that I still bought the coffee, but never really drank it.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
I don't remember this one.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
I don't remember this one, either, but I was in my senior year of college.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
Ick, not a jelly bean fan. But try sometime to close your eyes and plug your nose and have someone give you a jelly bean to eat and guess the flavor. It's amazingly difficult if you really keep that nose plugged.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Sophomore year of college; I very rarely watched tv in college (that's how I missed all of Gulf War I), especially sophomore year, but somehow saw the news conference in the Bassett dorm commons room. I think it was a Saturday morning and I was going to a DARE meeting (Date and Aquaintance Rape Education).

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
I don't remember where I was when he was shot, but I remember watching a bit about it on the evening news (with Walter Cronkite, of course) in my living room. I was in third grade, living in Fairfax VA.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
Eigth grade, German class (?) and remember going home and just watching the coverage on TV all afternoon.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?
Serving aboard the USS Nimitz, off the coast San Diego; we got the tv signal as we were pulling into port. I was in the CIC (combat information center).

Link from Max; I agree with his comments about this one.


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