June 17, 2004

Where Were You

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

I had been in Mexico that weekend for my step-sister's wedding. As we drove back on Sunday a.m. we saw all the flags up in Ajo, and at half-mast. There was much conjecture about what may have happened but none of us thought of Reagan dying. Apparently, those of you with access to TV and other media had some warning. We stopped at a Circle K and checked the newspaper - and were shocked.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

In bed when it happened. I got up and got online, and one of my friends IM'd me with "it is a sad sick world". I asked what he meant and he said "someone just flew planes into the world trade center". I didn't believe him, turned on the tv, didn't believe it. Couldn't believe it. Spent the rest of the day crying and glued to the set.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

censored to my then boyfriend. We had the radio on to some rock station and they announced it. I stopped for a second to ask "what did they just say?" then went back to censored - didn't think it was real since it was one of those stupid morning shows where they are always doing idiotic stunts. When we finished I called a girlfriend to verify it - which she did.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

No idea, no interest.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

All the Jelly Belly flavors are excellent, but I would probably choose watermelon.

Or strawberry, or root beer, or......oh, I don't know.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

not a clue

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

Don't remember. I remember feeling very sad and frightened, as I would have if someone took a shot at any President. A direct attack on our leader (whether I like him or not) is earth shattering.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

I actually don't remember. I don't think I was watching it live, but I know I watched it over and over again.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

At work, I'm sure. Probably heard it second hand.

Snagged this from Lisa over at Just A Girl In The World

Posted by Vox at June 17, 2004 12:50 PM | general