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So There I Was...

I've done enough of the outrage thing for one day. So I swiped this from Joe (who is also having a Tiger Woods caption contest) 1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died? Home in front of the computer. 2. Where were you on September 11, 2001? At work. A court officer came running into my office, telling me to bring up CNN on the computer. It wouldn't load, so we ran into my boss's office and listened to his radio. I can remember every single minute detail about those moments. 3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died? Suprise, on the computer. I was doing work for my father at the time and I was at his house, not really working, but chatting in the AOL Movie Quote Trivia room. I found out when someone in the chat room announced it. 4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died? In my car in the parking lot of Rockbottom drug store on Merrick Avenue. 5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean? I hate jelly beans. Sorry, Ron. 6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS? I have no clue. 7. Where were you when Reagan was shot? Home, wallowing in misery over the idiot I was dating at the time. 8.Where were you when the exploded? Uhh...on the computer. It was a C64. We had a C64 league using MicroLeague Baseball. My mother was in the living room watching tv. My boyfriend and his friend were waiting for me to put my catcher's stats into the computer. I heard my mother gasp. Spent the next few hours staring in disbelief at the television. 9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced? Home, sitting on the couch, waiting for the announcement. DJ, who was about two at the time, had an ear infection. He cried when the verdict was announced. I'll just assume it was from the ear pain. What, no Rodney King? I remember that too. Ah, but nothing I remember so vivid as that Bucky Dent home run. So, that's my exciting blog post for this evening. We still haven't hooked the tv up in the living room yet and all our books are still in boxes. I'm bored out of my mind. I may be forced to unpack the Game Boy. You know, I think the above answers say more about my memory capacity than the actual events. I still remember every detail of my sixth birthday party. I remember the phone number of my best friend in 7th grade. I bet if you picked any day from the last 30 years or so I could tell you where I was if I thought hard enough about it. But I still don't remember where I was when I found out about Magic Johnson. Just not one of those things that stuck with me. Yet, I remember where I was when Brett Butler got traded from the Braves to the Indians. Go figure.

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1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
Driving somewhere.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
At work. Someone in a forum I visit made a post that a plane had crashed into a major building in NY. I then checked major news sources and watched it unfold.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
No idea.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
At work. I was working for a record chain at the time in their offices and we kept getting calls about it.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
None, don't like 'em.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
No idea.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
No idea.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
No idea.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict
Working (I either work a lot or don't know where I am). It was broadcast on the radio.

1. Finishing up the scoreboard for the dead pool since I assumed he was the next to go. Of course, I botched the point totals.
2. At home, just woke up, was still in a haze, watched the second plane hit on TV.
3. At a party. It was late, and I got a breaking news text page. The joke of it was that Marvin Zindler was in Paris, someone actually said he should report live on the scene. They were quickly slapped and subdued.
4. Not sure, don't care. I still think courtney Love is an idiot for saying she had no idea he was depressed. Just listen to a track from any of his albums, you heroin-soaked whore!
5. Root beer.
6. Not sure, don't care.
7. Soccer practice.
8. School. A bunch of the little kids in the lunchroom were watching it live. Older kids were making jokes about it.
9. Not sure, don't care.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

In front of a computer. I can't remember if it was here at home or at work though.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Asleep after working a night shift. I think I got off at 0100 because the babyface Navy Lieutenant "forgot" that he had to work that night. Boyo was 5 and had afternoon kindergarten so he was watching Cartoon Network so my wife didn't know until our neighbor came over crying, crying. I heard my wife ask what the matter was. I heard and still hear her voice sometimes, "Oh my God...you don't know!" Sounds of Boyo compaining because CN was being changed to news. Sounds of my wife saying, "Oh my God." over and over and the sounds of her crying. Me putting sweats on and coming out into the living room just in time to see the second aircraft hit the second tower (must have been taped). I can't tell you how I knew it was OBL...I just knew.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

Germany. We woke up and put the TV on Star News. We were very sad...I don't know why.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

Nope...but I still remember when Elvis died. My parents and I were cruising I 55 somewhere between St Louis and Springfield MO on the way to my Gramma's house for a week's visit.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Black licorice. You can all send me yours.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

Don't know.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

In the Green Room of Loyola Chicago's Theater Department. Only ONE of the teachers seemed upset.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

Nellis AFB NV. I worked in an Orderly Room. We heard it on the radio. They said there might be survivors. I held onto that hope until I got to a TV and saw the footage.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

Yawn. Does anyone really care?

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

Home in front of the computer.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Getting ready for the family to play hooky from law firm and homeschool...it was such a fine day we'd decided to make a day trip to DC. One thing though, we needed cat food, so we didn't just jump in the car and go, DH went to run the quick errand. DH called from his car and told me about the second plane, to turn on the television...

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

ON the sofa, Watching MSNBC. Brian what's his name with the curvy told me the news, he looked shocked as I was.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

NO.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Chocolate pudding

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

I also have no clue.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

On a college campus near the cafeteria.
I overheard two Campus policemen talking to each other, one was on a motorcycle. One said it had just come over the radio that Reagan was shot. I darted into the adjacent student lounge to hear news, but the campus radio station was playing and the kids were all chatting away...
I ran. I ran to the college radio station a block away, in a three-story beau-arts brownstone. I ran up three flights two steps at a time. I new the program director and breathlessly asked for him... he was DJing at the time.

He was surprised to see me there, I told him Reagan had been shot and he burst out laughing, he didn't believe me. I had to convince him I was serious, til he finally turned on his ABC feed, and turned rather pale. He broke into his program and switched over to the feed.
What I remember most is going back to the student lounge, and seeing the formerly lively crowd stone faced and silent listening to the news on the campus radio.
We'd all been raised on the curse of ought-year elections (lincoln, Kennedy, etc) and joked about how Reagan was a goner, of course...everyone was sure he was a goner.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

At the local Medical College, at work. A clerk told me the shuttle just blew up. She had to say it three times, I didn't comprehend. Stayed up all night watching it explode over and over again.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

Home watching it.
I watched most of the trial, I had a three year old I stayed home with. I thought it was the worst prosecution ever, but I couldn't believe he got away with it.

I remember where I was on 9/11 and I vividly remember Bucky Dent. Most of the rest is a blur.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
At my parents' home in the swimming pool, celebrating my 50th birthday (damn, on my 13th b-day it was the Israeli 6 day war, on my 14th b-day it was the assassination of Robert Kennedy, now RWR)

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
Just waking up to the clockradio. Husband was in shower and I sat straight up saying "they just said a plane crashed into the WTC!" We then turned on the TV and watched in horror. Security at my work was very nervous (courthouse) but we were not allowed to go home.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

Don't know.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

Haven't a clue.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

I only like Jelly Belly ..and that would be the pina colada ones

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
ewwww..basketball... again, no clue.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
At home, six months preggers with a 2 year old .. heard it on the radio and burst into tears (but then again, I cried over burnt toast at this time)...then I got really mad.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
Folding laundry in the bedroom (this time 4 months preggers) with the TV on..the hairs stood up on my neck because I had watched every broadcast shuttle takeoff and the vapor trails were just wrong

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict
At my sister's home, watched it on the TV and the two of us couldn't believe it. But my dad and I had entertained the possibility considering (1) the change of venue and (2)the total circus "Judge" Ito had let it turn into. Perfect example of jury nullification.

Is it wrong that I can answer "At home watching it on TV" for every one of those?

1) Checking my favorite blogs and e-mail, before going to work at my second job.
2) Jury pool room at court. We watched the second plane crash just after I walked in to the room. CNN was on for the whole time except for the 30 minutes of Jury duty instructional video that we had to watch.
3) On the couch flipping through the news channels.
4) Was never a fan so never registered.
5) Liqourice
6) In my office in Baltimore doing personnel evaluation preps, when the branch manager barged in to inform me that one of our bigger clients had AIDS.
7) At the enlistment station signing the papers to enlist in the Navy.
8) Pulling in to port in San Diego, We had just surfaced when the Captain came on the mc2 and said it had exploded.
9) Playing cards at my in-laws house.

As for that bucky freaking dent home run, college dorm room in OK

When the Challenger exploded, I was on my way home from an errand. While crossing the bridge I looked east and saw the split vapor trail and turned on the radio. I got home 2 minutes later and wept uncontrollably while my son asked what was wrong. I'll never forget it. In Florida, you bond with the Space Program. It's a part of who you are.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

at scruffy duffy's in hell's kitchen watching the belmont stakes

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

sitting in the living room at mom's unemployed and taking care of her after her surgery - was watching foxnews where they just had teresa witherspoon and the planter's peanut guy shooting hoops

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

was walking in from a wedding it was late saturday around 12:30am and i thought that it was a spoof on saturday night live for a second

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

driving in my car on the way to work

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

red. i don't know exactly the flavour, cherry? strawberry? no, it's just that red flavour.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

magic johnson has AIDS???? (i kid! i really have no idea)

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

5th grade at old mill school - they let us go home early

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

sophomore year high school biology class with mr. prino... he cried because he had applied for the teacher position on the shuttle

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict

was working at fisher and barr on 21st and broadway - heard it on the new BOSE stereo...

1. In the bathroom; commercial had come on during the ArenaBall game, and before I came out, I heard NBC break in.

I had heard that he was sick in the car a couple of hours earlier as I came home from the mall with the kids.

2. At home in front of the computer. I had just poured my second cup of coffee; my very pregnant wife had just left for work when Good Day Atlanta host Lisa Rayam broke into a commercial to "...join CNN in New York, where it appears that some kind of aircraft has struck the World Trade Center..."

I'll never forget every single detail of that morning.

3. I was working at CNNSI.com in CNN Center; I had BBC World up on my television set (we all had tv's on our desktops) from time we got wind over the wires of the crash.

Our access to the site for simple updates was gone within three minutes of the official announcement. We were completely down for about four hours - our bandwidth had been sucked dry by the sheer volume.

4. Nope. Sorry.

5. Lemon & Lime.

6. We were living with my in-laws in Gary, IN at the time; I was watching the tube there.

7. In the dorm at Purdue; it was my freshman year.

8. In the car in Northeast DC. It had snowed the night before; I was off work that day. I had just dropped my wife off at work.

9. Working for ILC here in Atlanta; I was on the computer when it was actually announced.

Lime, maybe grape, no definately lime...Russell Stovers are better that jelly-belly.

1: In my room watching TV
2: On a machine gun range at Fort Benning
3:Playing Pool at our student union with my girlfriend, my roommate and his girlfreind.
4: No clear memory
5: Jelly Belly or regular?
Jelly Belly Buttered Popcorn
regular Green
6: no clue
7: no clear memory
8: In elementry school they had televisions in the halls showing the news this was a big deal mainly because the alternate teacher was from from my home state and we were all folowing teh stroy closly
9: In the weight room in highschool and every one there was shocked that the verdict was not guilty.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
Home - I read it on the political forum I hang out at.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
Home - I was drinking coffee and watching news before waking the kids for school. Immediately checked the forum because one of our members (Lesley) worked at the WTC - then had to leave for a dr's app't....finally was able to check the forum when I got home and discovered she was ok.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
Home - I saw the news flash about the accident on TV and watched until it was announced that she had died. (I also watched the royal wedding; I was up during the night nursing my first baby and saw it broadcast live at 2 in the morning).

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
No.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
Hmmm...it's a tossup between pear or cotton candy. And I have toured the Jelly Belly Factory and have seen the mosaic portrait of Reagan made entirely from Jelly Bellys.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Dunno.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
Home - I saw it announced on TV.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
On my way to work - I heard the news on the radio and told my coworkers since they hadn't heard about it yet.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict
Work, I think....not sure about that. I know I spent many lunch hours listening to trial coverage.

1. At work.
2. At work.
3. In the car, on my way to work.
4. I'm going to guess...at work? In truth, Kurt Cobain was never really on my radar.
5. Tangerine Jelly Bellies. Or licorice jelly beans, any brand.
6. Probably at work.
7. In my high school art class.
8. At -- surprise! -- work.
9. At work. But at which of the four (yes, four) jobs I held at that time, I couldn't tell you.

And I, too, remember where I was when the Rodney King verdict came down: in my car, heading into Los Angeles, to drop off a stack of scripts with the producer for whom I worked. I didn't immediately connect the crowds downtown with any riots going on, because I wasn't listening to the news in my car...I was listening to a tape, instead. Oops. And I ended up getting stuck in Los Angeles for the night. Eek.

THE BUCKY DENT HOMERUN!!!! OH. MY. GOD. Totally orgasmic. I had THE biggest crush on him. Went to a Texas Rangers game and he came up to sign autographs. I got halfway down the aisle and began to faint. Not kidding. Had to sit down because I was too dizzy. Never got the autograph. Still think he's pretty hot.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

Driving back from a pool party with my two sons, and spent the rest of the drive explaining what a great man he was. An aside, my eldest son and I were watching the Stanly Cup Final that night, and he and I stood in front of the TV during the moment of silence for Reagan. Very touching...

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Driving to a trade show right next to the CNN building in Atlanta. I was so angry that I did not care if they attacked the CNN center, I was not going to let the bastards stop me. Was next to a man talking to a friend as he left the World Trade Center. The phone went dead, and then on the TV monitor the building came down. That haunted me for weeks. Still does. Always will.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

Coming home from a date with my wife.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

He died?

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Red

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

Watching TV at whatever apartment I was living in.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

Watching soaps with my friends younger sister. Don't ask, never a good idea.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

At a video store at the South Shore Mall on Long Island. Very bizarre watching it with absolute strangers, not letting the emotions out, but being very freaked out.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

Managing a Fast Food restaurant, watching the staff high five each other. I quit a month later, realizing that my beliefs and the rest of the staffs were absolutely incompatible, amongst other things.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died? Sitting on my couch, watching TV and waiting for Smarty Jones to suck it up.
2. Where were you on September 11, 2001? At work in NJ. My co-worker Jess came back from a meeting and announced to our cube-pod that "some little plane hit the World Trade Center, I heard." The days following are burned into my brain.
3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died? At an Irish pub, drinking Guinness.
4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died? At the computer lab at college, typing a pysch paper.
5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
Anything but lemon.
6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Home, watching the news with my mom.
7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
No idea.
8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded? Algebra class.
9. Where were you when the 0J verdict
At work at Newsweek.

1. Sitting on the porch with the dog.

2. In my dorm room, sophmore year at UCONN. My friend in Boston called about a plane hitting the WTC, and I turned the TV on to see the second plane hit the second tower. I had an appointment to see my advisor, and as I left reports came out about "a fire" at the Pentagon. When I came back from my advisor, both WTC towers were gone.

3. In an IRC chat room.

4. Don't really remember that one.

5. No real jellybean preference.

6. Don't remember this one either.

7. I wasn't born yet.

8. Don't remember it; I was three-and-a-half years old.

9. Seventh-grade english. The teacher wheeled in a TV so we wouldn't miss it.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

driving, filling up water bottles for my mom. As soon as I pulled in I lowered my flag to half-mast.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

My alarm clock woke me up with NPR telling me that a plane had hit the trade tower. I thought it was an accident until they said another one hit. I thought, "They finally got it".

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

Hell if I know.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

Nope.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Some jelly-bellies are very good, but I haven't had one in at least 10 years.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

Beats me. I don't watch sports.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

In class, 5th grade

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

I was in a seminar for gifted students which was led by a coworker of Christa McAuliffe by strange coincidence.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

Probably on the USS Cape Cod, welding something, but I'm not exactly sure. I don't remember what year that was.

1.Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

I missed it when it happened. I had heard the early warning, but later wasn't listening to news/radio. I was on the road and passed a Whataburger around midnight and noticed the flag was at half-staff. Then, I knew.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

At home getting ready for work, then at work with a very itchy co-reservist. Forgot work and stared at the TV and the phone All Day Long. People were coming in off the street to stare at the TV, businesses were closing down for the day, terror warnings coming in... Damn, I remember every minute...

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

Picked up the Sunday paper and saw it. I knew about the wreck- but I went to bed judging all was okay based on the initial report. Stupid French Medical Protocols.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

No, but remember writing a poem about it the next day.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What?s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Everything but licorice. (Timmer, Wayne & Jen, ther're all yours...)

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

No Clue.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

History Class. My teacher was a Vietnam SF Vet. I remember a couple people cheered when they made the announcement, and our teacher proceeded to "tear them a new one". He said no matter what your politics, you never wish for harm to come to the President. I would bet money that he hadn't voted for Reagan... so his words meant even more to me.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

I don't remember where, just that I saw it live on TV. Kept hoping it wasn't true...

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

At work, a driver came in and told me.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died? Mowing the lawn.
2. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Getting ready to go to work.
3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died? Don't remember.
4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died? Don't remember.
5. Take one for The Gipper: What?s your favorite flavor of jelly bean? Take a handful, eat one-by-one.
6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS? Evening TV news.
7. Where were you when Reagan was shot? Don't remember.
8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded? Home sick, channel flipping the idiot box.
9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced? Don't remember.

Curse you Michele, always finding these things to take our time:

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

Flipping channels before leaving the house to go shopping, but I'd seen the CNN.com report that he was in bad shape and blogged it that morning, so I knew as soon as I saw "NBC News Special Report" that he was gone.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Well, I've been over this one - a few blocks away on my way to my office in the WTC.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

I actually saw that one on MSNBC that night - we'd just come home from somewhere and I flipped the TV on.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

No.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Lime green, like my favorite Life Saver before they abolished them a few weeks ago.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

College - forget where.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

At school, waiting for the bus, which was late (I was in the fourth grade). We watched it on the TV and were glued to the set as soon as we got home. I think they announced Brady's death before I left school and retracted it by the time I got home.

We were lining up for the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning a few months later when they told us the Pope had been shot.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

High school English class. The biggest dork in our class (surprise: not me) came back from the nurse's office and said the space shuttle blew up. Naturally, nobody believed him.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

Stuck in my Accounting for Lawyers law school class. The professor wouldn't let us out 10 minutes early even though we knew the verdict was coming and there were TV trucks at the campus center to catch the reaction from Harvard Law students to the verdict.

Man, that really covers a lot of years.

Sorry if this has been asked, but no Mother Theresa? I remember where I was when I heard she died, but not Princess Diana (who I believe died first that week).

1. I was at home going through the blogs and news.
2. At work, taking help desk calls. Couldn't get much information at first. Call volume dropped within about two hours and I was able to get more information, which didn't improve things.
3. Don't recall
4. No.
5. Black licorice, strawberry, a few others. (Don't really have a favorite, in other words.)
6. Don't recall
7. In fifth grade.
8. In sophmore english class at high school.
9. Don't recall.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?
In front of the TV, which I had just turned on to catch a spot of CNN.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
In a hotel room in Redmond, WA. I'd worked until 3AM that morning trying to finish a demo for one Bill Gates, and we weren't quite done. At 7AM my partner called me from his room and told me to turn on the TV and that the WTC wasn't there anymore. And we still had to go back to Microsoft and finish the hardware for the demo, which my partner demonstrated sucessfully to Gates that afternoon.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?
At a conference -- I saw it on a hotel bar TV during a break.

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?
No. Nor the year.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
Sour green, no, blue jelly belly.

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?
Los Angeles?

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?
At home. I'd left work feeling ill and gone home to bed. I found out about 6 hours after everyone else.

8. Where were you when the Challenger exploded?
In my car in the driveway. I heard the radio reports as I was leaving for work.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?
Watching the State of the Union. I don't know which was more disgusting.

Extra credit for old farts:
10.Where were you when JFK was shot?
Mr. Katnick's 4th grade class at Balboa Elementary. A teacher came in and whispered something, and our teacher wordlessley turned the classroom TV on to CBS. Radio report over the CBS "eye" graphic. I think I was in the third row.

1. Where were you when you heard that Ronald Reagan died?

In my bedroom. I flipped on the TV.

2. Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Stuck on the subway underneath Times Square with absolutely no knowledge of what was happening. WHen they let us up at 11:00 I was surely one of the last people to know.

3. Where were you when you heard that Princess Diana died?

In a hotel room in Boca Ratan Fla. (We were there for a wedding)

4. Do you remember where you were when you heard Kurt Cobain had died?

I think on a bus commuting to work.

5. Take one for The Gipper: What’s your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

root beer

6. Where were you when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from the NBA due to AIDS?

somewhere listening to WFAN.

7. Where were you when Reagan was shot?

At school in ninth grade. The principal made an announcement.

8.Where were you when the Challenger exploded?

At my college bookstore. I heard it over the piped in radio music they had.

9. Where were you when the 0J verdict was announced?

In City Hall Park. NYC. Listening on my walkman. When they announced the verdict I actually heard a whoop of joy from the black people in the area. And soon scores of otherwise normal blacks were having a public celebration. Until 9/11 and its aftermath, I have never been more outraged or horrified in my life.