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Sept 11 thread

So where was everyone on Sept 11?  And how did you first hear of the events?

I woke up in my crappy apartment north of Dean Keaton in Austin.  I went to my computer and turned it on.  My homepage was cnn.com.  For whatever reason, it wouldn't load that morning (obviously I soon found out it was because everyone on earth was trying to get on CNN.com.).  

The next site I went to was the ESPN Texas Rangers board.  There I was greated to a page full of posts about "PENTAGON COLLAPSED" and so forth.  

This was at a time when the Rangers board was frequently trashed by Mariners fans, or by Shark, or by any number of 10 year olds, so I wasn't sure at first what was up, but within moments, I saw several "regulars" there posting (I think Texassportsfan was one of them).  

I turned on my TV, which wasn't actually plugged in.  So I had to do the stupid thing where it scans all the channels and programs the ones that work.  As it went through the possible lineup it paused for a split second at each channel, where I was greeted with one disaster after another, including a few of what appeared to be downtown NY with only one remaining WTC tower.

As soon as the channel programming stopped, I went to CBS news for whatever reason, and within 3 minutes, the second WTC building had collapsed.

I hung around my apt for a while before heading to campus, not sure what was going to go on that day.  

My first class was a construction engineering class.  That class was cancelled by my professor.  One girl asked why, but class was leaving by then.  I asked her if she had seen the news this morning.  She had, but didn't know why we should cancel class.

I walked to the UT student union and had a very, very surreal lunch of Chick-Fil-A.  

My only other class that day was a water engineering class.  It went on, for whatever reason.  I am not sure I learned much.

Anyway that's my boring story.

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