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2020-02-26 10:38:52 AM  
F*cked if I know.
 
2020-02-26 10:42:58 AM  
weird....I have a vivid-ish memory of this.  I was in the Navy, shore base near Eureka, CA, and we had a 24 hour watch.  We were up all night working on a downed system, and when the new watch rotation came in and relieved us, I'd been up for about, pffft, 16-20 hours.  went back to the barracks for breakfast and a shower and in my room, turned on the news and they were covering it.  I had no idea of the scope of it;  "huh, that looks pretty bad.  welp.  off to bed."

woke up hours later, turned on the TV, and they were still covering it.  It was much bigger, i guess, than I imagined.  I remember every network I went to they had live coverage, people broadcasting from as close as they could to the scene.
 
2020-02-26 10:43:36 AM  
I was busy mopping up all the eagle tears.
 
2020-02-26 10:45:35 AM  
I dunno, it was like 3rd grade.

All I remember is that my 3rd grade teacher Ms L that was she pretty cool, blond, and was probably banging the PE teacher
 
2020-02-26 10:46:59 AM  
I was stationed at MCAS Tustin. The whole thing was a big meh to me.
 
2020-02-26 10:51:13 AM  
Holy shiat, I was 10 and I faked being sick to stay home from school and remember being bummed that this was on all the TV channels.
 
2020-02-26 10:53:39 AM  
School, I assume. I was 8.
 
2020-02-26 10:59:58 AM  
I was 9 years old, perhaps?

I dunno. I remember the Gulf War and Gorbachev's visit to the US but I dont remember the first WTC terrorist attack
 
2020-02-26 11:00:33 AM  

no1curr: I dunno, it was like 3rd grade.

All I remember is that my 3rd grade teacher Ms L that was she pretty cool, blond, and was probably banging the PE teacher


Cool and blonde does not automatically equal hot. Was she?
 
2020-02-26 11:01:37 AM  
About five blocks away from there.  I heard the sirens, shrugged, did my business, and went back to the 'burbs.
 
2020-02-26 11:01:43 AM  
Skipped some college class because it was cold out and snow sucks.  Saw it from home after the fact.

It was a big meh for me at the time.
 
2020-02-26 11:02:00 AM  
I remember thinking, "Those rambunctious little scamps. I wonder whats got their goat this time?"
 
2020-02-26 11:03:09 AM  
At the time I was living in Waco, TX, renting space in some big white house with a kooky landlord.

Then one day it farking burned down.  farkin A, man
 
2020-02-26 11:03:26 AM  
In the OC as it is called nowadays.  Nobody ever called Orange County the OC back then.
 
2020-02-26 11:04:38 AM  
That was my freshman year in college but I don't have a specific memory of that day.
 
2020-02-26 11:05:42 AM  

cman: no1curr: I dunno, it was like 3rd grade.

All I remember is that my 3rd grade teacher Ms L that was she pretty cool, blond, and was probably banging the PE teacher

Cool and blonde does not automatically equal hot. Was she?


I guess? The PE teacher was certainly not shy in showing his interest
 
2020-02-26 11:06:02 AM  
shiatting my diapers
 
2020-02-26 11:08:03 AM  
I was probably studying in the college library since I lived off campus and had no car. Wait that was the previous semester. This particular semester was lots of beer+ and me skipping classes because I had no car.
 
2020-02-26 11:08:13 AM  
There's an old saying in New York - I know it's in Oklahoma, probably in New York - that says, bomb me once, shame on - shame on you. bomb me- you can't get bombed again.
 
2020-02-26 11:08:15 AM  
I was old enough to remember this, so when my college roommate woke me up on 9/11 and told me someone flew a plane into the WTC all I could say was "Why can't they just leave the World Trade Center alone??"

And she said "Well, they have to now. It's gone."

/not-cool story sis
 
2020-02-26 11:09:03 AM  
i got home from school and saw it on tv before heading off to hang out at the baseball card store.  i was 14
 
2020-02-26 11:09:05 AM  
I  remember being glad I wasn't in the parking garage that day. I used to park there when I had to appear in the SDNY courthouse.
 
2020-02-26 11:09:08 AM  
I don't remember where I was when it happened, but I do remember talking about it often during my summer (1999) working on the 39th floor of the South Tower of the WTC. Apparently the smoke came up the fire escapes, and the evacuation was totally FUBAR.  Lots of the people who had smoke injuries got them trying to evacuate down through a chimney.  Net result, when the first plane hit the north tower in 2001, they made announcements over the PA in the south tower that the emergency was confined to the north tower and people in the south tower were safest if they remained at their desks. The officer manager of the firm I worked for, a veteran of the 1993 escape, said to hell with that nonsense and told everyone their to GTFO immediately using the elevators, which were still running, rather than hike down 39 flights. They ended up with nobody dead or even injured.
 
2020-02-26 11:10:14 AM  
27 years.  OMG, that is a LLOOOONNNNGGG time ago.  I had to research my old bar applications to confirm where I was.
27 years was two wives and three lives ago.  I was in Submarine School at Groton, CT.  It was cold AF, and I played a lot of video games and basketball, because after the nuclear training, sub school was a farking cake walk.

/being on the boat not so much
 
2020-02-26 11:10:34 AM  
Probably playing with myself.
 
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2020-02-26 11:12:06 AM  
50-50 Somerville or Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wikipedia says 12:17 PM and I may not have been out of bed so early. A few years later I was regularly rising before dawn.

Not an important incident in my life.
 
2020-02-26 11:12:44 AM  
Finishing up a class in a computer lab for virtual reality. After it happened I went to my philosophy professor and turned in my homework while telling her I'm going home for the rest of the day to be with family and stay away from big targets like the university I was going to.
 
2020-02-26 11:13:07 AM  
Answer for most of the country: "Watching the OJ trial!".  That sure turned out to be a great investment of our collective time.
 
2020-02-26 11:13:30 AM  
I was in third grade, it was probably lunch but it could have been whatever class was in the early afternoon.  My aunt was my teacher, and I don't remember if she told us anything about the bombing or not.  Being a Friday and my birthday, I probably brought cupcakes from home.

That evening was my ninth birthday party at the indoor miniature golf course at our local mall. All the parents were talking about was the bombing, so we got more unsupervised golf time.
 
2020-02-26 11:14:18 AM  
Stupidly thinking Clinton was a good President.  That's where I was.
 
2020-02-26 11:14:35 AM  
As much as this may be an interesting thread to read, I really don't feel like reliving this again for the 100th time since it happened.

I was 31 and at work btw. All I care about is my cousin who lives in NY survived.
 
2020-02-26 11:14:47 AM  
Walked in to Schnucks Grocery Store.  Post Dispatch had the story on the from page.  Picture of smoke pouring out of the parking garage.  No crying eagles.  Just another day in the neighborhood.
 
2020-02-26 11:15:41 AM  

gonzoduke: As much as this may be an interesting thread to read, I really don't feel like reliving this again for the 100th time since it happened.

I was 31 and at work btw. All I care about is my cousin who lives in NY survived.


Annnnd I messed up by not reading the word prequel. Or looking at my calendar and reminding myself it is February.

I'll just go back to my room.
 
2020-02-26 11:16:24 AM  
In the Mediterranean, it was my last month of service.
I was on a Med Cruise with the Kennedy and Sr Chief was pushing for a re-up.  
"Can I extend my time to finish the cruise."
"No.. If you don't re-enlist then you leave in 2 weeks."
 
2020-02-26 11:16:27 AM  

Nimbull: Finishing up a class in a computer lab for virtual reality. After it happened I went to my philosophy professor and turned in my homework while telling her I'm going home for the rest of the day to be with family and stay away from big targets like the university I was going to.


VR in '93 huh. We called it Advanced Algebra back then.
 
2020-02-26 11:17:54 AM  
I was in Cleveland. Conference wrestling tournament at Case Western.
 
2020-02-26 11:18:49 AM  

archnem: Answer for most of the country: "Watching the OJ trial!".  That sure turned out to be a great investment of our collective time.


Wrong year
 
2020-02-26 11:21:27 AM  
Not sure, but I heartily enjoyed Comedy Central's comic rendition of "Mohammed Salami" set to the tune of "Genius of Love" by The Tom Tom Club, which followed shortly thereafter.

What went wrong? What what was it?
Was it when I went back for the deposit?
 
2020-02-26 11:22:29 AM  
I was selling bread in a suburban ghetto called Roosevelt where Eddie Murphy lived. I used to see his stepfather from time to time. He wore a kanga hat which was stylish then. Later on I worked at the airports so I missed the La Guardia bombing too. Glad I wasn't working when MLK was shot.
 
2020-02-26 11:25:07 AM  
Where was I?

1st grade, neither aware nor caring of such events.
 
2020-02-26 11:25:35 AM  
Bob Chinn's Crab House in Wheeling, Illinois with some engineers from UL.
 
2020-02-26 11:27:12 AM  
Was home sick that day from school. I am old.
 
2020-02-26 11:29:08 AM  
Playing counterstrike at a now defunct tech school
(Brick Computer Science Institute)
 
2020-02-26 11:32:52 AM  
My brother lived in Manhattan at the time.  But like a typical college student he slept in sort of late that day.  The minute he walked outside his dorm building (well after the towers fell) for some late morning classes he noticed something was amiss.
 
2020-02-26 11:32:56 AM  

Super Chronic: archnem: Answer for most of the country: "Watching the OJ trial!".  That sure turned out to be a great investment of our collective time.

Wrong year


Yah, now that I look the trial of the WTC bombers was around the same time as the OJ thing, not the actual bombing.  Give me a break, it's been a while.
 
2020-02-26 11:33:03 AM  
Have a cousin who was working in the building at that time. We all told him to relocate afterwards, but he stuck around and missed 9/11 only because he was working from home that morning with a sick kid. After 9/11 he sold his place in NYC and moved the family to a nice town in CT where the tallest building is the Colonial-era church.
 
2020-02-26 11:34:53 AM  

Subtonic: Probably playing with myself.


Glad you took some time to type .... Oh you meant back then too.
 
2020-02-26 11:35:16 AM  
I was driving in to work, listening to the local morning show. Right when I turned on the radio they were yelling about it not being an accident, that a second plane had hit. I had a short commute that I drove in a daze trying to figure out what was going on. Somebody brought in a TV and we watched the coverage all day.
 
2020-02-26 11:36:47 AM  
Stoned and working a double shift as a barback.  Was cleaning the keg and beer case cooler when the bartender came back and told me.  He had a bunch of valium so we popped a couple and got drunk the rest of the shift.  Thank god it was a slow day.  At least I think it was slow.  I know we weren't moving too quickly.
 
2020-02-26 11:38:08 AM  

TheSteelCricket: I was driving in to work, listening to the local morning show. Right when I turned on the radio they were yelling about it not being an accident, that a second plane had hit. I had a short commute that I drove in a daze trying to figure out what was going on. Somebody brought in a TV and we watched the coverage all day.


Scratch that, today obviously isn't September 11th. I have no idea where I was or what I was doing, probably Tracey during my last year of college.
 
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