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where were you on 9/11, yo?

....
I just like to hear people's answers to it.

I'll tell my story first: JANET NOWAK DIDN'T LET ME KNOW UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY WHAT HAPPENED AND FOR THAT I CAN NEVER FORGIVE HER. but it was a terrible day and I remember thinking, as my pubescent self ran home from James S. Wilson Middle School (holla) KATIE COURIC BETTER STILL BE ALIVE.


I loved my Katie then. DON'T HATE.

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  1. senior year. gym class. it was still hot outside. they made us play tennis. someone said, 'hey...something is going on in New York...' and we were like, 'huh, wonder what it is.' we went inside after gym (an hour later, we had block scheduling) and we were getting dressed and all dramatic-like someone screams, 'THEY FLEW A PLANE INTO ONE OF THE TOWERS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER!' and everyone was like HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT! and uh, I was a band geek and I had band next period, so I went to the band room, which is full of multimedia, and they had all the tv's on and I remember standing there, in that crowd with my peers, everyone's mouths gaping, as we watched the second plane hit and the tower crumble. it was a truly awful moment. there was no reality to it - someone went, 'cool...' as the tower fell, forgetting themselves, and obviously forgetting THAT IT WASN'T A FUCKING VIDEO GAME OR AN ACTION MOVIE THEY WERE WATCHING, IT WAS REALLY HAPPENING AND SOMEONE'S MOTHER AND FATHER AND AUNT AND UNCLE AND BEST FRIEND WAS DYING. but like, at the same time, I can't fault them (whoever that bugger was). it was totally surreal.

    then this chick who eventually stole my boyfriend at the time started bawling so everyone would pay attention to her. she received a few half-hearted hugs but mostly everyone ignored her. then our band director made us go outside and clean up drill.

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  3. I didn't find out about it until 9am CST (about an hour after it happened, I think?). I was in second period Biology, freshman year, just a week or so after the school year had started. I didn't know where the WTC was (I thought it was in Chicago), so I remained confused for the rest of the day. The day went on like normal, except for the gossip. We also had a bomb threat or two, I believe, and there were police hanging around the building when school let out. But that wasn't exactly unusual.

    I would have been in the cafeteria waiting for school to start when it happened.

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  4. I was at school of course, and everyone was pissed because our football game was canceled. And the creepy kid, Scott, who always talked about killing and nazis said "You know why the game is off: TERRORISTS!" Everyone thought he was joking, but then, it turned out to be true. I just remember lots of confusion on my part, while everyone else was frantic and in shock.

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  5. i was on the couch watching andy mcbeal with my sister and her not yet husband. i quit watching andy mcbeal.

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