Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Where Were You When...? 

Brought to you by Let It Bleed. Note that I was pretty young with little knowledge of mainstream North American culture for quite a few of these.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

I was about to leave the apartment to go to Downtown when I heard the initial report that President Reagan's health had deteriorated. I said a prayer and left, and learned of his passing when I returned late that night.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

It was early in my first year in UBC, and I lived in Totem Park residence. Usually I go online for the news in the morning, but I had an early lab on Tuesdays so I went to breakfast. Me and some buds from high school were eating breakfast and we listened to it on the radio on the PA system. It was impossible to tell at first whether they were serious; they usually set the radio to a music station and it was all news that day. The day went on relatively normally, although class-ending bells did freak me out a bit. I didn't see any footage until after my classes, where I saw it at a nearby sandwich bar with a TV.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

I think I was downstairs at home. Nothing particularly memorable about that one.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

No clue.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Never a major jellybean fan... ...anything not weird is okay. I think green apple, probably.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

Once again, no clue.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

I wasn't even conceived back then.

8. Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

Well, I was less than three, so I have no idea.

9. Where were you when the OJ verdict was announced?

I was in an elementary school music class. The teacher stopped the class and turned on the radio for everyone to hear the verdict. I was too young and didn't know enough English to really follow the case, other than the fact that the case was going on.
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