11 Jan 2003 @ 9:17 AM 

I don’t know where Ernunnos got the list, but it seemed entertaining…

Where were you when?

  1. When John F. Kennedy was shot (11/22/1963)
    I was born 7 years after that.
  2. When Mt. St. Helens blew (5/18/1980)
    Not a clue. I was living in MN at the time, but c’mon, I was 9!
  3. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded (1/28/1986)
    In school, 10th grade.
  4. When the 7.1 earthquake hit San Francisco (10/7/1989)
    I was in Salinas, CA – about 45 miles from the epicenter in Los Gatos. Went back to the base and hung out in the electricity-free barracks for a few days, eating cold sandwiches and having class on the lawn.
  5. When the Gulf War began (1/16/1991)
    I was in Korea, listening for reactions from the DPRK.
  6. When OJ Simpson was chased in his White Bronco (6/17/1994)
    I was in class in Southern Arizona (strangely where I work now), and we sat around the dayroom laughing our asses off, knowing this moron was so guilty that he HAD to get convicted.
  7. When the building in Oklahoma City was bombed (4/19/1995)
    I was outprocessing from Fort Lewis, getting ready to go to class in West Texas.
  8. When Princess Di was killed (8/31/1997)
    Monterey, DLI, refresher course. Actually, the weekend before the class started, and I was lying in a barren barracks room, listening to a walkman.
  9. When Bush was first announced President (11/7/2000)
    Must have been at work in Texas. Didn’t make much of an impression, after the big election night debacle.
  10. When the 6.8 earthquake hit Nisqually, WA (2/28/2001)
    Didn’t know one had hit there.
  11. When terrorists flew into the World Trade Center (9/11/2001)
    Reading LJ at home, noticed all the posts about strange doings in NYC. Turned on CNN and sat on the bed trying to make sense of a completely surreal event. For some reason I thought going to work would actually be possible that day. Of course, the base was closed.
Posted By: Gary
Last Edit: 28 Oct 2005 @ 01:45 PM

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