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headsnap
09-11-2006, 09:26 AM
I was right here, reading the planet. I saw a thread about it, then a friend called and I went to the TV


where were you?

Woodrow Call
09-11-2006, 09:31 AM
I was in my apartment in Springfield when my mom called and told me to turn on the TV. I turned it on and ran to wake up my buddy. We spent the rest of the day and night staring at the TV.

StcChief
09-11-2006, 09:32 AM
Sitting in traffic on the way to work when 1st tower hit.
At work when 2nd tower hit.

Aries Walker
09-11-2006, 09:32 AM
I was at work. I left early so I could find my mother, who on that very day was booked on a plane to London, leaving out of Dulles. Needless to say, when I heard that a Dulles plane crashed into the Pentagon, I was concerned. It turns out she never even got near the plane, but we didn't know for a while because of the chaos.

A really close friend of mine was one of the people running down the street, covered in white dust, that you see on the news. I'm super glad she made it out okay.

kepp
09-11-2006, 09:33 AM
I was on the couch in my apartment in Malibu, CA watching it unfold live...speechless. I wouldn't let my wife go into work that day because she worked at Cedars-Sinai hospital at the time. Its a totally Jewish-run place and I was convinced L.A. would be a target too.

Dartgod
09-11-2006, 09:34 AM
Quite a few of us were right here:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19782

What's interesting re-reading that thread is some of the misinformation that came out early. Someone *coughphobiacough* even reported that Mall of America had been hit by a hijacked plane.

jspchief
09-11-2006, 09:35 AM
You know, it's funny. When I was younger I'd hear people talk about remembering where they were/what they were doing during things like the Kennedy assasination. I always thought it was odd that peopl had such vivid recollections.

But I remember every detail of that morning. I remember them interrupting the morning sports radio program to talk about it and i remember what stretch of road I was on at the time, within a mile or so. I remember the jobsite i went to and what I did that morning. And I remember that when they said the first building collapsed, I packed up me gear and went home and watched it on TV the rest of the day.

I also remember my wife coming home from work that day and having a lack of interest that I found appalling.

jidar
09-11-2006, 09:36 AM
I was the Network Administrator for a small ISP/Radio Shack in Parsons KS. I was in the basement dicking around on a messageboard when the first plane hit.

When it happened for some reason I couldn't get my mind around the fact that someone would do that on purpose, and I posted to the board that some air traffic controller somewhere must have really ****ed up.

I went upstairs into the store and tuned the TV display into the news report. People coming by the store would stop in to watch, sometimes we would have a small crowd. They mostly just stood and watched in stunned silence. I watched the people. I wish I could remember what I was thinking.

HemiEd
09-11-2006, 09:39 AM
Setting right here, in my office. Wife called and told me a plane hit the WTC. Then she called back and said another one hit it. My first thoughts were, the Air Traffic Controllers need new equipment, they work with antique stuff. I know, I am and idiot.
Anybody else watching that 2 part thing on ABC? Pretty good, seems odd to have no commercials on Network TV.

DaFace
09-11-2006, 09:42 AM
It is really weird how you remember those things. I was on the way back from class, driving on 15th street here in Emporia, near Rural street. I heard it on the radio. I went home, told the roommates, and watched the whole thing on TV for the next couple hours. I remember just about every detail.

TrickyNicky
09-11-2006, 09:42 AM
I was in my Senior year, sitting in Civics class trying to catch a nap. A teacher comes in and whispers something to the Civics teacher and then he announces that the U.S. is under attack. The WTC buildings, and the Pentagon have been hit and the White House is next. Then he told us to stay there while he figured out what the f*** was happening. Spent the rest of the day watching TV in every class.

AZORChiefFan
09-11-2006, 09:46 AM
I took the day off to get DirecTV installed - for Sunday Ticket. Then the installer had the nerve to show up late because of the 9/11 attacks.

Man I was pissed! /end sarcasm

So it has been 5 years since I made the switch to DirecTV!!

Aries Walker
09-11-2006, 09:48 AM
Quite a few of us were right here:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19782

What's interesting re-reading that thread is some of the misinformation that came out early. Someone *coughphobiacough* even reported that Mall of America had been hit by a hijacked plane.
I remember all the misinformation. At first, they said it was a little plane, like a Piper Cub, that hit the Towers, and that a helicopter hit the Pentagon. Then, there were reports of a car bomb at the State Department, and that the Gannett Building in (just over the river) Rosslyn, Virginia, was on fire; neither were true.

That thread is gripping, but very unnerving. It's bringing me back, which might not be such a good thing, but I can't stop reading.

2bikemike
09-11-2006, 09:50 AM
I remember I was laying in bed waiting for the knock on my bedroom door from my daughter telling me it was time to take her to school. Only she knocked and told us to turn on the tv a plane hit the WTC, We watched the 2nd hit. She didn't go to school that day we sat and watched the tv in complete shock.

DMAC
09-11-2006, 09:52 AM
I remember the lines for gasoline. It was very strange and "end of days" ish.

siberian khatru
09-11-2006, 09:54 AM
I had just dropped the kids off at school and turned on the radio, to the Lex and Terry syndicated show. They were talking about a plane having hit the WTC and the first thing that entered my mind was it was an accident similar to when the B-25 hit the Empire State Building back in 1945 or whenever it was.

Then about 5 minutes later they said another plane hit the 2nd tower, and they -- and I -- instantly knew these weren't accidents, but attacks. And they got deadly serious, and one of them said "I think it's time the U.S. left its calling card somewhere, to remind the world who we are."

I got to work and ran into a co-worker at the top of our parking garage. I mentioned the attacks to him, something like "we're gonna have a busy day today" (he was a news editor at the paper, I was an editorial writer) and he was completely unaware of the situation. So I filled him in and he calmly said "OK."

The rest of the day I kept running back and forth between the TV in the newsroom and the computer in my office, following it on the Internet. I remember expecting more and more attacks across the country, particularly on the West Coast.

Here's what I wrote that morning, on the fly:

http://old.savannahnow.com/stories/091201/OPEDwar.shtml

Saulbadguy
09-11-2006, 09:54 AM
You know, it's funny. When I was younger I'd hear people talk about remembering where they were/what they were doing during things like the Kennedy assasination. I always thought it was odd that peopl had such vivid recollections.

It's called "flashbulb memory".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashbulb_memory

Simplex3
09-11-2006, 09:59 AM
It was my first day at a new company. There were 11 of us, about half of them former military. A former tank commander came in and said one of the towers had been hit by a plane and I remember first thought was that some tool had hit the towers in a Cessna while sight seeing. Man, I wish that had been the case.

Halfcan
09-11-2006, 10:01 AM
I was at home-I think Price is Right was on or something like that-they cut in the broadcaste just after the first plane hit.

Nobody seemed to know what was goinng on, then right there on the air the 2nd hit. I was pretty much in shock that terroist could pull this off. Then the Towers came down and I just had this numb, sick feeling. I took the day off.

morphius
09-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Pulling into the parking lot at work listening to Dare when they interupted the station to announce that one of the towers had been hit.

Aries Walker
09-11-2006, 10:17 AM
I remember how eerie it was for days with no airplanes in the sky anywhere, and every radio station played a lot of REM's "Everybody Hurts".

My class reunion was the next weekend, and I also remember seeing President Bush come on the TV in the bar where we got together afterwards, calling for Osama bin Laden, "dead or alive".

It was a tough time. Some people starting experiencing Post Traumatic Stress just from watching all the endless coverage.

ChiTown
09-11-2006, 10:18 AM
Getting into my rental car after flying to Chicago, and listening to Sports Radio 820. I heard that a small comuter plane had hit the WTC. By the time I got to our office, I couldn't believe my eyes. I ended up driving from Chicago back to Wichita a day later.

I couldn't wait to get home and be with my family.

the Talking Can
09-11-2006, 10:21 AM
I was watching the towers burn from across the east river in New York.

Iowanian
09-11-2006, 10:24 AM
I was sitting in this same chair, logged on to see what was happening on Chiefsplanet....when I learned what those motherless c@cksuckers did.

I pulled a tv into the lobby so we could keep up the rest of the day.

I woke up pretty angry about it today.

Nzoner
09-11-2006, 10:39 AM
I live above my offices and rarely have a tv or radio on when getting ready for work and that paticular day was no different.I walked downstairs to go to my office and my secretary asked if I'd heard the news.

rageeumr
09-11-2006, 10:48 AM
I woke up (late) for class. Decided to skip the first class when I saw the TV.

That was followed by a bunch of semi-frantic phone calls. My dad is in the military and was scheduled to be at the Pentagon that day. The meeting he was going for had been cancelled, however.

PastorMikH
09-11-2006, 11:05 AM
I had been building a utility trailer out in the garage. Having nothing at the office pressing, I went out to the garage that morning and started to work on the trailer. I turned on the radio and heard the news. I didn't believe it but I rushed inside and turned on the TV. Sure enough, every channel was talking about it. I sat there and watched to 5-10 minutes and then saw the second plane hit.

What I was doing is seared into my mind just like people who were alive when Kenedy was shot had said about that event.

burt
09-11-2006, 11:05 AM
I was in North Carolin, doing Finance training. I was "up" next to do my presentation, in front of the class, and have it video taped....very nerve racking.

I was having a quick smoke to calm my nerves...when another student came out and told me the WTC was "bombed"...I thought he was f'ing with me. We watched the second plane hit, on TV, in the conference room. They canceled class for the rest of the day.

Thankfully, since 9/11 is my birthday, my Mrs. had sent me some Crown. I drank the bottle the rest of the day and watched the depressing coverage.

Three days later I was to fly back to KC...that was a bizarre experience...talk about surreal!!!....

Otter
09-11-2006, 11:10 AM
Fell asleep on my couch after flying back from KC to watch the opening day loss against the ra1ders. Had the day off to recover, turned on the TV and was clobbered just like the rest of America.

kcfan88
09-11-2006, 11:27 AM
I was archery elk hunting back in the mountains here in Idaho, i'm active duty USAF, Co-workers were sent to find us as they instated a re-call. They fired three shots (distress signal) so we headed down the mountain and back to camp where we were given the news. quickly wadded up the tent and threw all of our stuff in the truck bed. Listened to the radio all the way down the mountain, got home, showered and got to work ASAP. everyone was in the breakroom watching the events unfold. 11 days later (Sept 22nd) was in diego garcia loading bombs that were being dropped in Afghanistan.

InChiefsHell
09-11-2006, 11:50 AM
I was on my way to work. The radio mentioned that a plane had hit one of the WTC towers. I remember laughing, thinking it was some dumbass in a piper cub who was probably drunk. I went into the office (its a probation office, nobody listens to the radio) and asked one of the guys if they had heard a plane hit the towers. He said no, and we went into the conference room and turned on the TV. I quit taking it so lightly when I saw all the smoke. More people came in to see what was going on...and plane number 2 hit.

It took my brain a good 30 seconds. Seems embarassing to have been so slow, but I just don't think I could comprehend it. I saw the 2nd plane, and I instantly thought, wow, they have video of this thing? Then, Peter Jennings (I think that's who it was, it was ABC news) said "It appears that another plane has hit the other tower of the WTC..." I felt sick to my stomach...and knew that shit would never be the same again.

The rest of the day was spent on the phone with my father to get filled in on the cable news coverage...then the Pentagon got hit. I have a friend stationed there, and that sucked ass. Turns out he was OK, but I didn't hear from him for 2 days.

I remember being extremely sad, then angry, then hatefull and bigoted. That last part seems to have faded for the most part, but it took a loooong time.

That thread was interesting to read. Brought back alot of memories.

God Bless America.

Fried Meat Ball!
09-11-2006, 11:57 AM
At the newspaper I worked at... damn busy morning after that, too.

luv
09-11-2006, 12:05 PM
Driving through a McD's to grab breakfast on my way to my grandpa's memorial service. It came on the radio. After the service, family went to my uncles house and watched it on tv.

Bearcat
09-11-2006, 12:30 PM
In Maryville... about to leave for a 9:30 class when I saw it on TV. The second one hit a minute or so after I turned it on, and obviously all the talk went from being an accident... went to class and everyone spent the hour on news sites. The teacher ran the class as normal, so I'm not even sure if he knew what was going on.

Over-Head
09-11-2006, 12:44 PM
I had been running al night from GA to NYC and was on my way to Charlotte.I didnít know what happened until I called Landstar dispatch and found out.
I had a new CD changer installed in the Freightliner and had NOT heard anything but my CD collection for 18hours or so.
Heck I even had my CB radio turned off.

12 miles north of Charlotte NC is where I heard the news, and the Petro Truck stop is where I stayed for 2 days.

Not a real good feeling when they close the border and you live on the OTHER SIDE.
You think that Tom Hanks movie "Terminal" was a joke?
I lived the fu@king reality.

BigOlChiefsfan
09-11-2006, 01:19 PM
I was right here, taking it all REAL personal. Still do.

Confusion to our enemies.

Postal_clone
09-11-2006, 01:33 PM
I was home just watching tv when It all started. Stayed in front of tv all day and most of night. September 11th is also My wedding anniversary.

ImAWalkingCorpse
09-11-2006, 01:35 PM
I was on a plane from Orlando back to Kansas City, we had to land in memphis. It was the scariest damn thing I have ever dealt with. I guess they didn't announce flight humbers right away, because I was flying United and had about 15 messages from my mom and my girlfriend on my cell phone worried and hoping it wasn't my plane that hit the tower.

InChiefsHell
09-11-2006, 01:45 PM
I made the mistake of watching Flight 93 on A&E on Saturday night...I just wanted to get into a fight...I don't want to forget, but I'm amazed at how complacent I've become, and that even a freak like me needs to be reminded what that day was really like...

Hoover
09-11-2006, 01:49 PM
Phobia said this "Mall of America got hit, too. I don't have any details, though." Talk about fore shadowing of Phobia's current position with the office of mis information....

just giving you a hard time Phobia

RP_McMurphy
09-11-2006, 01:49 PM
Had just started writing all the E-5 mid term evaluations for my division (18 evals at the time). I was the senior E-6 and it was my responsibility to write these evaluations and I took that responsibilty very seriously as it was my job to ensure that my juniors received quality input on their growth and I prepared them to move up in their Navy careers (a side bar here....two of those 18 people just made E-7 so I did something right). As I litteraly shut the door to the office so I could have quiet thought and concentrate on the evaulations. In popped one of the E-5's (one of the one's that made E-7 this year) and I immediately shot him a not now look and told him please the door. Well he then said "You might want to know about this". He told me about the twin towers and I stopped typing on the evaluations and immediately went to the office next door and was angry, shocked and saddened all at the same time. I watched both Towers fall and saw the Pentagon crash. Sadly I lost two shipmates in the Pentagon who I had served with onboard the Gettysburg and Elmer Montgomery. Later that afternoon I called my mother to see how she was and I found out that my younger brother had been at the Marriot next to the World Trade Center that morning and had been awaken by the blast. Here is his story.....

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/us/archives/2001/09/13/102880


The same E-5 I talked about earlier provided me with the most sobering point in my Navy career 5 months later in February of 2002. He re-enlisted at Ground Zero at the family viewing stand. It was there for the first time reading a young childs lament to her father about missing Christmas. That I understood the pain and anguish that the families felt on that day. To this day that firefighters name is scared into my memory and will remain with me until the day I die. Wearing our Navy uniforms that day we were lucky enough to run into a New York State enviromental unit. It was lead by a former Marine who knew about Amphibious ships and he lead us into the pit right down as far as you could go at that time (a few weeks later where we walked they recovered more bodies of fireman). It was sobering to see floors with mere inches between and there was still the smell. Walking out of the pit I went past the fireman raking the ruble and I passed no more than 2 feet from them and I saw one of the young firefighters with the most far away looks I have ever seen in a human being.

To this day I am angry to my core that those SOB's would do this to us. If I were the President I would give every last terroist a trial and then shot them. I would grind their bodies into a pulp and mix them in with pig's feed and let them be feed to the pigs. They deserve no human respect or dignity nor will they get any from me.

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-11-2006, 01:50 PM
I was home, I usually got up when my wife left for work at 7:30 and turned the news on, but that day she was running late and by the time she woke me up both planes had already hit.

I ended up going to work later that morning, I was working on a exterior of a house in southwest Omaha and I'm fairly certain I saw Air Force One on it's descent to Offutt AFB.

InChiefsHell
09-11-2006, 01:55 PM
I was home, I usually got up when my wife left for work at 7:30 and turned the news on, but that day she was running late and by the time she woke me up both planes had already hit.

I ended up going to work later that morning, I was working on a exterior of a house in southwest Omaha and I'm fairly certain I saw Air Force One on it's descent to Offutt AFB.

I'm here in Omaha as well, but I work over in Council Bluffs. My sister lives right on the flight path that AF One flew in on. Oddly enough, the plane could be heard for like miles because it was soooo quiet. She said it was the strangest sound, given all the circumstances.

Hoover
09-11-2006, 02:03 PM
I don't usually get to the office till 9 am. I got up late that day and turned on the TV then jumped in the shower. The Today Show was on, and they were reporting that a small plane had hit the World Trade Center, after my shower I just stood there watching the TV and then the 2nd plane hit. I've never, ever felt fear like that in my life.

I went to the office and didn't do much the rest of that morning. I had a major meeting with a client that afternoon that wasn't called off. I remember how I just wanted to go home, but instead I was in a meeting on the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Des Moines. It was wierd. I couldn't focus in the meeting, I didn't really give a shit about what type of negative campaign ads we should run in a Republican primary. When the meeting was over my the car we were traveling in was on E. The lines for gas went on for blocks. We finally got gas, I think it was a $1.63 or something.

On the ride home I just sat there staring out the window. The one thing I wall always remember on the ride home is 2 little kids, out in a field along I-80 waving the American flag.

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-11-2006, 02:06 PM
I'm here in Omaha as well, but I work over in Council Bluffs. My sister lives right on the flight path that AF One flew in on. Oddly enough, the plane could be heard for like miles because it was soooo quiet. She said it was the strangest sound, given all the circumstances.
Yeah, it was strange. It's not like I really ever notice aircraft noise, but it did seem unusually quiet that morning. The sound got my attention right away.

big nasty kcnut
09-11-2006, 02:41 PM
I felt sick to my stomachwatching today it's raining here. I sad to see the towers fall and people falling. I hope the lord blessed those who died that day. Then give the killers the worst punishment for their crimes.

Dartgod
09-11-2006, 02:45 PM
...I was in a meeting on the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Des Moines.
What was that, three, maybe four stories?

ChiefFan31
09-11-2006, 05:44 PM
Good thread, and good responses.

I was sleeping (still brooding over the Chiefs -Raiders game I was at) It was about three weeks before I moved to San Diego, I was in KC...

Anyways...got the call around 9 am from my girl to get up. Both of the towers had been hit, and I think the first tower had just collapsed. I remember watching the second one collapse on TV. I was just in shock, unbelievable...

I went into work later that day, for a couple of hours but my manager let me go home. I spent the whole day watching it on TV.

and I do remember seeing the gas station across the street from my work. It was surreal, and bullshit..Price Gouging at its worst...

ChiefsCountry
09-11-2006, 05:57 PM
I remember sitting in computers class and we actually turned the tv on for no reason and it was on. Strangest thing ever but I still remember all the details.

QuikSsurfer
09-11-2006, 06:00 PM
i was a freshman in college.. in english composition

chiefsfan987
09-11-2006, 06:16 PM
Like most people on the left coast I was sound asleep. I don't wake up until 7am.

Bill Parcells
09-11-2006, 06:20 PM
in a meeting at work..all cell phones would not work for a while..and several TV stations were out of commision..

I could not believe it, until I actually saw it..

NJ Chief Fan
09-11-2006, 07:06 PM
i was in walkin into study hall, and my teacher said that a plane hit one of the twin towers, a few minutes later another teacher came in and said the second tower was hit, few minutes later the principal was on the PA telling the school our country was under attack, i then got up and left school with a couple of friend and we went to a mountain overviewing NYC were all we saw was a big cloud of smoke were the towers once were

chefsos
09-11-2006, 07:24 PM
I was working, stocking our snack cake display at a grocery store. The deli clerk right behind us was on the phone with the store manager, who was at home watching TV and giving her updates. Both planes had hit the WTC already, but overhearing the clerk relaying the info to co-workers was the first I'd heard about the whole thing. We didn't have the radio on in the truck that morning.

Everything- the planes hitting the WTC and Pentagon, the towers falling, the PA crash- happened while we were at that store. Didn't know what else to do after we left there, so we just kept working the rest of the day (with the radio, obviously, on now). I didn't see a bit of footage 'til I got to my other job at my friend's gym in the evening, and there is where I just stood in front of the TV watching replay after replay, the stuff many people had been seeing all day long.

Weird thing is, we'd just left the Dover AFB Commissary when everything started. Still don't know if they would've immediately kicked us out when they locked it down, or kept us there all day.

Rain Man
09-11-2006, 07:39 PM
I got a call from my father as I was getting ready for work, and thought he was exaggerating. Then I turned on the TV.

My first view was from a helicopter camera that was circling the area. It must've been upwind, because I had a clear view of the North Tower burning, and I remember saying out loud a couple of times, "Where's the other tower?" More so than the big fire, that was what was disturbing about it - it was obvious that one was gone, but I couldn't fathom that concept.

I was annoyed at my wife, because she was upstairs getting ready, and I kept saying, "You have to get down here. You have to see this." and she wouldn't come down. I was relaying the information to her as I was hearing it, and she asked how they attacked. I remember barely being able to say the words, "They hijacked planes and flew them into the buildings." I was just sick for the poor people on those planes.

I'd been watching for probably less than five minutes when the last tower went down. I was again yelling for my wife to come in, and I think I finally got her attention when I said "The whole World Trade Center is collapsing RIGHT NOW!"

That was a horrific sight and a horrific day.

Like others have said, I think one of the more enduring memories for me is not just the day itself, but the utter silence in the skies over the next weeks. I wouldn't have thought that planes made that much everyday noise, but their absence was noticeable. It was a week or more before I heard my first plane after that, and it was a military jet, most likely an F-16 from the local Guard base. Hearing that one plane really struck home to me how much of an impact that day had.

To this day, hearing a low-flying plane gives me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.

eChief
09-11-2006, 08:21 PM
I was working onsite in West Virginia. The plant had no radios allowed on the working floor. I finished the programming and called home to let my wife know I was heading home that evening.

She told me what was happening and I almost threw up. I began making arrangements to steal the rental car to drive back to KC. The company I worked for didn't much like the idea, I had a desperate need to get back to my family.

leviw
09-11-2006, 09:39 PM
I was in art class and one kid, who was always late, walked into class and we were all gathered around looking at a painting my teacher had done, and the kid said he had been at home watching TV and plane hit the World Trade Center and another one flew in and hit the other tower just minutes after that.

My first thought was that it was a foggy day in NYC or something and the planes got off track and couldn't see where they were going. Word of mouth spread and details started to come together. I remember walking by my favorite teacher --a history teacher-- and still not quite understanding the magnitude of everything but saying: "Sounds like our country is in a bit of trouble."

I always liked him because he was always level-headed and rarely stretched his emotions or the truth, so when he looked me in the eye and said, "It's not good. It's not good at all." I knew it was something major.

I had computer class the next hour, and I spent 30 of the 45 minutes trying to log onto CNN.com. Once I got there the headline read something to the effect of "World Trade Center Collapses" with a picture next to it. I looked over to a kid sitting next to me and said, "Wait. The towers are gone?" He just nodded.

Being September and not being out for a fall sport, I always liked to go home and lay on our big trampoline in the back yard, just cooling down from the day and looking at the sky. I liked to watch the planes fly over thousands of feet in the air and not hearing the noise from their engines until they were already almost out of site over the trees. I remember it being so bizaare laying out there the next few days, including the afternoon of 9/11 and not seeing or hearing a single plane.

I remember my younger sister sitting on my stepmom's lap that evening as my stepmom explained what happened. They both cried. I remember the gas station across the street jacking gas prices up to over $2.00 and the line still being two blocks long (though if they got it to $2.00 today, they'd probbaly line up that way again).

What a day. So many emotions.

JBucc
09-11-2006, 09:42 PM
Eating breakfast. A bowl of honeycombs cereal.

Raiderhader
09-11-2006, 09:47 PM
It's kind of weird, the day before the Chiefs had just opened the season at home with a new HC and a loss......


I was at home in KC. I'd slept in because I was off that day and starting to come down sick. I was in the shower when my grandma entered the bathroom to tell me about the terrorist attacks. I was initially more concerned about the Pentagon being hit, and then I saw the difference in devistation on tv when I got downstairs. I spent most of the rest of the day listening to the tv and reading the Planet.

Adept Havelock
09-11-2006, 09:47 PM
I got a call from my father as I was getting ready for work, and thought he was exaggerating. Then I turned on the TV.

My first view was from a helicopter camera that was circling the area. It must've been upwind, because I had a clear view of the North Tower burning, and I remember saying out loud a couple of times, "Where's the other tower?" More so than the big fire, that was what was disturbing about it - it was obvious that one was gone, but I couldn't fathom that concept.


Except for the fact it was a friend who called me and told me to turn on the TV, I had the same experience.

siberian khatru
09-11-2006, 09:51 PM
I was in the shower when my grandma entered the bathroom to tell me about the terrorist attacks. I was initially more concerned about the Pentagon being hit


I would've initially been concerned that my grandma was about to see me naked.

Calcountry
09-11-2006, 09:59 PM
I was sound asleep, and was awakened to the "single" tower, that is on fire.

Raiderhader
09-11-2006, 10:01 PM
I would've initially been concerned that my grandma was about to see me naked.



That was my overall initial concern. My initial concern in regards to the specific subject of the attacks was the Pentagon. ;)

Rausch
09-11-2006, 10:03 PM
Same place I am now watching the same $#it I was then...