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Old 09-11-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Where were you at 9/11?

We all remember where we were 5 years ago today so I thought I'd get the ball rolling.

Sitting in class at 2:00pm (GMT), hot afternoon just watching the clock tick by because I was bored out of my mind in primary school. Word didn't get out until when I got home from school and my mum switched BBC news on for us to watch. At the age of 10 I had some understanding but I knew what I was witnessing was unique.
Next day in school was buzzing with excitment (sounds terrible, but we were 10) talking about events because this was so bizarre for us. What about you guys and gals?
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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Sleeping. Because I was out partying the night before because I had 1 week left of summer before I started college.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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I believe on that day, I was home sick for a few days. Playing videogames in my room. The day after, my mommy told me (I was still at home sick)

Then, I continued to play videogames.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Class was just about to start at my first year in college. This might make me sound like a jerkface, but I was pumped cause I got to go home for the day and I handnt gotten my homework done.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #5
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I first heard it when I was walking home with one of my friends from school, his sister just came out and told us, obviously it was quite unbelievable but when I got home it was on like every channel.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:55 PM   #6
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I was at school, it was religion class and one of my classmates went to the bathroom and he came back screaming that 2 missiles hit the twin towers
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:56 PM   #7
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Me, being even more of a paranoid conspiracy theorist prior to how much I am now, went batshit nuts.

I was actually asleep, I had spent the previous night doing a months worth of science work in one night. My dad called and woke my mom up, she flicked on the news and woke me up.

I just sort've gathered what bits and pieces on the screen I could and then calling everyone I knew and shouting "HOLY **** THEY BLEW UP THE PENTAGON!", I think I even embelished further on how Palestine took over America and we would all be forced to live lives of slavery in camps.

Some joker also kept calling my circle of friends' houses playing the "Terrorists Win" .wav file from Counter-Strike and then hanging up. This was before everyone and their brother had Caller ID, so I never found out who it was. This was also when I played CS and Red Faction.

Those were bad times.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:06 PM   #9
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I was at home puking my guts out, when my mom called. Told me that the towers had been attacked, and that they thought it was the chinese, because of the whole spy plane incident. I watched the news for awhile and then went to bed.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:17 PM   #10
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had my old TV/VCR at the foot of my bed with a wake up timer on for 9 AM for PRICE IS RIGHT


TV turned on, I awoke

and it wasnt THE PRICE IS RIGHT.....

I then was glued to the tv for a good while
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:21 PM   #11
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TV turned on, I awoke

and it wasnt THE PRICE IS RIGHT.....

I'm sorry
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:22 PM   #12
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Was working at a call center (Cingular) someone had mentioned a plane had hit the building and we thought it was an accident, then they said another one hit the same building. We all tuned in to a radio wondering wtf was going on.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:29 PM   #13
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I was at home, running late for school. As i was leaving my mom called out to me and told me what happened. I watched the TV screen for about an hour.

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Originally Posted by Vegetto
had my old TV/VCR at the foot of my bed with a wake up timer on for 9 AM for PRICE IS RIGHT


TV turned on, I awoke

and it wasnt THE PRICE IS RIGHT.....

I then was glued to the tv for a good while
Price is right is 10:00am
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:50 PM   #14
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I was sleeping when the planes hit. I had a job interview for some office position that day. I wandered in to my computer and logged on to the mighty AOL. The WELCOME screen had a teeny picture of the twin towers with smoke pouring out of them. I flicked on the TV and it was on every channel, even PBS was feeding in news from other channels. I watched and watched. I canceled my interview and went the next day instead (I didn't get the job thank god.... it was an office job and it probably would have killed me).

Later on my ex-girlfriend e-mailed me that her building that she worked in received a bomb threat after all of the commotion started. I bet a lot of places got bomb threats. People are stupid. I always ignored bomb threats when they were called in to me when I worked at a movie theater. Nobody ever died.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:51 PM   #15
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Sleeping. Because I was out partying the night before because I had 1 week left of summer before I started college.
similar to me, except it was between freshman and sophomore years.

I woke up to people on my balcony talking about it.

The mall was closed, so we decided to drive to Canada, only to not be able to cross the border, so we drove to Detroit and back.
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