12 Sep 2001 lgerbarg   » (Master)

Today was just so strange. I should have realized it when my phone woke me at 7:30 at the caller ID said it was my mother. She told me about the World Trade Center. My response was "Your joking, right?" She would never joke about something like that, I just couldn't immediately process that it had happened.

Everyone I was worried might be there turned out to be somewhere else. Apparently one of my cousins was in one of the buildings when it happened. He was on the first floor, and is okay. It is just a little disconcerting. I keep wondering if there are friends who were in there that I am not thinking about, I certainly did not expect my cousin to be there.

My family and I were going to get together with my one of best friend's family in LA. My parents aren't anticipating being able to make it now (their flight was supposed to be on thursday), nor is my best friend, though his mother and sister are already there. I may still go, but if I do anticipate that it will be faster to drive than it will be to go through the heightened security

Someone setup an internal rebroadcast of CNN via quicktime at work. One of my testing machines just played it all day. I felt physically ill watching some of it.

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