Friday, January 26, 2007

where were you?

It's been a good long while since I've done a meme, plus I told Mickelino I'd do it, and I wouldn't want to go back on my word. If you like the looks of it, please do it and let me know in the comments section so I can link you back!

1) Where were you when Armstrong first walked on the Moon?

My parents didn't even know each other yet. I was a wee sparkle in mah dear Daddy's eye.

2) Where were you when you heard Princess Di had died?

In bed; I had just woken up and the first thing I used to do was switch on the tv. The tv was still on CNN from the night before. I guess they had reported that she'd been in an accident before I went to sleep. I don't think I burst into tears, but I was definitely sad because I was only eight or nine years old when she was married and it really was like a fairy tale, so I was always a little sentimental about her.

3) Where were you on New Year’s Eve of 1999/2000?

Ugh. At my ex's house, where he lived with his mother. He wouldn't go out because his mother was terrified of the Y2K bug. I should have left him to celebrate with his mommy and gone downtown alone. But then, there's a lot of things I should have done where that ex is concerned. Next!

4) Where were you on Sept.11, 2001?

I could do a whole blog post about that day because I remember so many little details. I was at work in my little office when a guy from the bay (part of our business was installing sirens and radars into government vehicles) and said that a plane had flown into the WTC. I immediately pictured a dinky Cessna bouncing off a skyscraper; I scoffed and said, "Well, that was stupid." Of course it went downhill from there. My mother, a native New Yorker, was supposed to go to New York that Friday for a memorial for her uncle. At one point I told her I didn't think she'd be going, and she said, "Oh, they'll have it cleaned up by the end of the week." I think she meant it more as a testament to the fortitude of New Yorkers but maybe we didn't know the extent of the disaster yet. I didn't actually see any footage until I got home that evening - we had plenty of radios but no televisions and I couldn't get anything online to work. I cried every night for a week until I finally just stopped watching television.

5) Where were you when you first heard about the big 2004 Tsunami?

Our old apartment was really only two rooms, so our bedroom was also where we put the tv, the computers and where we usually ate. I remember seeing the footage on tv sitting in bed. Thailand is a very popular vacation destination for Europeans but happily we didn't know anyone that was there. I just had the feeling that this was another example of the world going to hell in a handbasket.

6) Where were you when you first heard that Madonna would go on tour last year?

I was just wondering where I could find a current example of the phrase "jumping the shark." Since I'm reading the Dark Tower series, I can just hear Susannah say, "Honey, the world has moved on."

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