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September 10, 2006

Obligatory 9/11

I still remember 11Sep2001 like it was yesterday. There are only so many days in my life that I can say that about, my wedding, college graduation...you get the idea. I was going to class [rit.edu] in upstate NY when one of the secretaries put a TV outside my department's office. At first no one knew what was going on...then we all sort of tuned into the TV at the same time. My first thought was they were showing clips from some new movie. Weird I thought that, I guess it was just hard to fathom that these images were real.

Then my fiance (now wife) called me to let me know what was going on. I guess she was at home watching the news while I was driving to class. Five years...

This being upstate NY almost everyone had relatives/friends in Manhattan and other places within the city. Needless to say it was quite emotional because no one knew if their relatives were caught up in everything or if they escaped. I had one friend who's uncle worked on one of the higher floors of the first building (I can't remember which building). Coincedence as it was he just decided he didn't want to work that day and took the day off. I don't think luck like that happens very often...

The entire week after that was quite surreal to say the least. I would blog more, but it's late here on the east cost.

Posted by Guy at September 10, 2006 11:19 PM