Where were you hiding when the storm broke?
Anyone get the reference? Anyway, we found this on A Small Victory and want to play too.
1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
fedora: at my sister's house watching the races leading up to the Belmont Stakes.
hat: driving a friend to BWI. i had heard the announcement that his health was failing earlier in the day; in fact, i believe that i posted about it. having grown tired of hearing the same 3 soundclips repeated again and again on the radio, i turned the radio off and spent the drive back to washington in silence, contemplating Ronald Reagan and all that he did for America. it's hard to explain, but i remember being overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude, sadness, and awe at all that he had accomplished. also, i felt and still do feel somewhat lost knowing that he's gone.
2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
fedora: getting ready for work. i didn't have my contacts in so at first all i could see was a building with smoke coming out. my first thought was that maybe the pope died and they had elected a new one (yes, i realize that's a strange thought, i can't explain it). then, i saw the second plane hit. my drive to work was about 45 minutes so in that time the pentagon was hit and at least one tower fell.
hat: getting up, getting ready to go to work. the radio dj first reported that a "small plane" had hit the WTC. like a cessna or something. that was the
report as it came over the wire. eventually, he said: look at that smoke. that can't be from a small plane. seriously, all of you at out there, if you're near a tv, turn it on. i stayed home from work that day.
3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
fedora: at my parent's house for Labor Day weekend.
hat: no idea.
4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
fedora: no idea. all i remember about is courtney love reading his suicide note to crowds.
hat: no idea?
5. Take one for The Gipper: What's your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
fedora: no idea.
hat: no idea.
7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
fedora: don't remember, i was still pretty young.
hat: i was 4.
8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
fedora: at school. the nuns told us about it but at first they wouldn't let us see it. i remember being stunned to actually see it explode. i had thought it'd
be way up in space.
hat: at school. they called us all into the library and we watched. they made a big school function out of it. i think that was an appropriate way to handle it.
9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?
fedora: at work. everything stopped. i was shocked and then angered. Angry at O.J. and angry at the people who were cheering for him.
hat: no idea.
10. What, no Rodney King? Okay, we're going to add it.
fedora: in the lounge in my dorm writing a political philosophy paper.
hat: no idea
Posted by at June 21, 2004 08:53 AM
The trackback entry for this page is : http://www.inthehat.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/158
|# March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM Converted_Comment|
To state the obvious....this study proves that most of the time, hat has no idea where he is.