Saturday, January 27, 2007

Where were you?

I haven't done a meme in a while, so this one was inspired by Vivi, over at Dispatches From France. I've made some slight alterations to it; think of it like the game of telephone...

1) Where were you when the Challenger exploded? (The original question had been "Where were you when Armstrong first walked on the Moon?" Obviously, I was nowhere.) I was in 4th grade, watching the launch on TV.


2) Where were you when you heard Princess Di had died? My senior year of college had just gotten underway. After returning home from a night out at a downtown bar, I turned on Headline News to unwind.

3) Where were you on New Year’s Eve of 1999/2000? Alone in bed, listening to the partying going on around me throughout my apartment complex, and feeling very sorry for myself. Have I mentioned how much I hate New Year's Eve? That year certainly did nothing to change my opinion.

4) Where were you on Sept.11, 2001? I first heard when I got in the car to drive to work. My first thought at hearing the atypical news coverage had been that the president had been killed. I worked all day, even though I thought that they ought to have closed and sent the staff home.

5) Where were you when you first heard about the big 2004 Tsunami? I have absolutely no idea.

6) Where were you when you first heard John Denver had died? (The original question was "Where were you when you first heard that Madonna would go on tour last year?" Um, am I actually supposed to care about this? Not bloody likely.) I was in organic chem my senior year of college. My friend, Forrest, delivered the news of the plane crash.

5 comments:

Not so little sister said...

Nice meme. I think I'll have to do that one sometime.

Nicole said...

Let's see. I think I can only remember where I was for 2 of the 6 questions. My answer may explain the short term memory loss issue...
1) Challenger: I was in the 6th grade, also watching the launch on TV.
3) NYE '99/'00 I was in Florida, at the Phish showlistening to them play the end of "After midnight" and counting down. I was also enjoying many other forms of, uh, fun...
Good times.
:)

Sara said...

Hmm, I like how you changed this to suit yourself and your memories. I would have to mix it up a little more, because like Nicole, I can't remember most of these events either. I would change the Madonna one that you changed to John Denver to Jerry Garcia, because that I do remember.

The oddest thing about the Challenger crash one is that I have created a false memory about it. I remember very clearly being in 7th grade French watching on TV. I remember the teacher and the classroom itself: the desks all faced north. The reason I say the memory is false is I would actaully have been in 6th grade at the time of the crash (not 7th). I did not take French in sixth grade, and had no classes in that part of the building. Stupid unreliable brain.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

When the Challenger Exploded, I was at The MOST (Well, the old DC), doing animal care. We had a special NASA TV following the lift-off etc and we sat on the bench on front of the TV much of the rest of the day watching (I could hear it from the snake room so was one of the first to know).

Where was I when John Kennedy got shot? In my high school classroom where we then watched that on TV ALL day.

I was home alone and listening to NPR when 9/11 happened and turned on the TV for the first time in about 11 years to see all those images that are now scarred into my eyes and brain. The coverage at first was all messed up and confused and a lot of wrong things were said.

I remember being upset about John Denver, but where was I? Dunno. I was even more upset about Jerry Garcia, I must admit, though I liked John Denver for sure. (And Madonna, huh? Duh? Like I care?)

Erin said...

Sara, that's hilarious about the false memory. Especially since after I posted this meme, I started doubting my memory and actually googled the event to make sure I hadn't been in 5th grade.

I remember where I was when I found out Jerry had died too, but I thought John Denver might be more fun (unique?).