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9/11 Memories
I was not employed at the time. It all happened as I slept. Julie had the clock radio set for 9:30am.

When the radio clicked on, there was no newsflash or bulletin. It was just the usual morning DJs on KWOD being almost as goofy as any other day. But they said all state offices were closed for non-essential employees and that the airport had been shut down. I was half asleep and confused.

For a moment I had visions of a snow-covered landscape, the kind I used to wake up to as a kid when the guy on the radio talked about things being closed and shut down. Obviously we don't get a lot of snow in Sacramento in September.

Julie was awake. She looked as confused as I was. I shut off the radio and turned the TV to channel 3. Their camera was trained on an unfamiliar cityscape covered in a cloud of smoke. They mentioned the Pennsylvania, the Pentagon, and attacks. I couldn't grasp the big picture of what was happening. A moment later, they showed footage of WTC tower two with a gaping wound. "That doesn't look good," I thought. Then it fell. I was utterly shocked.

I spent most of the day watching the news. I met up for lunch with the SacWeb folks who had been let out of work. I remember that the city seemed eerily quiet.

I can't believe it's been a whole year already.
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macklinr From: macklinr Date: September 11th, 2002 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember waking up late that day. Was able to call in sick again so I wouldn't have ot show up, but Anna called me first and told me to not come in and to turn on the news.

And I woke up late today. I didn't think of that connection until I read your post.

Of course, I woke up late often then. But this is the first day I was late to work (by just 10 minutes) for CalWeb.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: September 11th, 2002 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cosmic. That must mean something.
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