Where Were You When
My good friend Andrew over at American Idle, listed a number of high profile current events that happened over the last two decades and documented where he was when he learnt about each. I’m amazed that while I can be so forgetful at times, I remembered where I was for most of these events.
Capture of Saddam – my apartment, Chicago, IL
Death of Princess Di – my apartment, Chicago, IL
OJ Verdict – restaurant downtown with a client, Chicago, IL
OJ in Trouble (car chase) – at some awful play about JFK with best guy friend, Chicago, IL
Start of the Gulf War I – dorm room, on phone with my friend James, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Start of the Gulf War II – my apartment, Chicago, IL
Death of King Hussein – can’t remember
WTC Attack – LexisNexis office, LaSalle Bank Building, Chicago, IL
Kirk Gibson Home Run – huh?
Loma Prieta Earthquake (SF Quake ’89) – can’t remember, probably dorm room at Michigan
Challenger Disaster – J E Burke High School, walking from gym to accounting class, Boston, MA
So my friends, where were you?