Where were you?

Where were you?
Just saw this quiz over on Max’s site and thought I’d have a go.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
Sitting at my desk in our office at home. I’d just gotten up and I was going to check my e-mail. I saw the headline on My Yahoo immediately and yelled the news to Snookums.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
I was at my job in London, messing around and blogging about mundane things like “the carrot sack”. I went to lunch at a pub with the Snook and returned to find an e-mail from a co-worker with a picture of the plane crashing into the tower. I thought it was a joke. Within a few minutes everybody seemed to realize it wasn’t. We all ended up in the kitchen clustered around the only TV.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
I was sitting in my friend Andrew’s off-campus apartment watching a movie or something. As soon as we hit STOP on the VCR we immediately saw that every channel was blaring the news. We both hopped in his car and rushed to our friend Mark’s dorm room. He’d studied in London the year before and he’d developed a major crush on her. As expected, he was sitting in his room in the dark watching the news reports with horror. We sat with him there for a while and cursed the paparazzi.4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
Sitting in my basement watching MTV with my alterna-teen boyfriend, if I recall correctly. As soon as Kurt Loder made the announcement I wondered if he (the boyfriend) would freak out or anything. I was actually sorta disappointed that he didn’t. Very little imagination, that one.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
I don’t have a favorite flavor, but I sure as heck have a most hated flavor: buttered popcorn Jelly Belly beans. Eww, ewww, ewwww! Candy isn’t supposed to taste like other things.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Nope. I was never a huge Magic fan.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
No idea. Probably in elementary school.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
I have a vague memory of being in school when this happened, but I was pretty young. Much more vivid is my recollection of the ensuing episode of Punky Brewster, where Punky’s dream of becoming an astronaut is tested by the tragedy. Now that was traumatic…

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?
This one I remember! I was in the social lounge on the ground floor of our dorm, Pasquerilla West. I’d rushed back from freshmen P.E. with some friends to watch the verdict live. We all couldn’t believe he’d gotten away with it.

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  1. There should be a question about Mr. Rogers. That moment was one that totally shook me up.

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